Project - Girl with Wreath card

These holly background papers look great when they're used together on this hand-cut aperture card.

For this one print:-

The Girl with Wreath motifs onto quality white card
Both holly backing papers from the Victorian paper pad onto quality white paper

To make the card, mount one of the small motifs onto a larger piece of gold metallic card with double-sided tape and trim to leave a very narrow border.

Cover the front of a cream A6 card blank with the cream-background holly paper and the inside of the card with the green-background holly paper (both with double-sided tape).

Using the motif-piece as a template, position it on the front of the card and draw round it with a pencil where you would like to cut the aperture. Use a craft knife and ruler to cut an aperture 6-7mm wider all round than the motif.

Cut a piece of gold metallic card to make the frame for the aperture - cut it so that it's 7mm bigger all round than the aperture is. Add 6mm double-sided tape all round the edges and carefully stick it into place behind the aperture window. Carefully trim the metallic card to create a narrow gold edge to the aperture. Close the card and carefully stick the motif into place on the back of the card, placing it centrally in the aperture window.

Stick 3 strips of ribbon in gold and green to the front of the card blank with double-sided tape, overlapping the ends around the back of the card by a good few centimetres so that it doesn't ping off easily.

Add a greeting that's been mounted onto gold metallic card at an angle to the front of the card, then add a ribbon bow that's been made with both the green and gold ribbon with a strong tacky glue such as Aleene's.

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