There's a hole in the...card front!

Every so often, I go off on little tangents with my card making, and try out a technique in a variety of different ways.

I had one such stint last month and also demonstrated it at a couple of workshop - the technique being to create aperture cards.

ap·er·ture [ap-er-cher] 
noun 

1. an opening, as a hole, slit, crack, gap, etc.

2. Also called aperture stop. Optics. an opening, usually circular, that limits the 
quantity of light that can enter an optical instrument.

For this series of cards, I wanted to show how the same idea, swapping out shapes, stamps, colours etc, could provide quite a different outcome without having to reinvent the wheel each time.

Circles and birthdays first...

Stamps: Perfect Pennants, Itty Bitty Banners Ink: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Birthday Basics DSP Accessories: Circle Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamps: Perfect Pennants, Itty Bitty Banners Ink: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Birthday Basics DSP Accessories: Circle Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

This one used a different stamp from the same Perfect Pennants set and swaps out a circle for a square and party hats for a scrap of ribbon...

Stamps: Perfect Pennants Ink: Bermuda Bay, Versamark Paper: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder DSP Accessories: Square Framelits, Small Heart Punch, Daffodil Delight Stitched Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamps: Perfect Pennants Ink: Bermuda Bay, Versamark Paper: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder DSP Accessories: Square Framelits, Small Heart Punch, Daffodil Delight Stitched Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals

The final one is a bit more pretty and girly, bringing in an oval shaped aperture this time, along with a different ribbon and some butterflies.

Stamps: Perfect Pennants Ink: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Crisp Canteloupe DSP Accessories: Oval Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Basic Pearls, Very Vanillla Seam Binding, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamps: Perfect Pennants Ink: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Crisp Canteloupe DSP Accessories: Oval Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Basic Pearls, Very Vanillla Seam Binding, Stampin' Dimensionals

What's your favourite way to change things change things up whilst keeping them the same...?