Tuesday 6 November 2018

Hare in the Meadow Curved Aperture Card

I couldn't resist the new Hare Fresh Cut dies from Claritystamp when I saw them a couple of weeks ago.  I decided to play with one of them and create a scene to go behind the aperture.  By curving the aperture panel, the scene behind can be seen more clearly.
The Hare in the Meadow die from Claritystamp measures 10cm x 10cm, so to start with I cut a piece of 300gsm black card to 21cm x 12cm and used the die to cut an aperture from the centre.
For the background scene I worked on a piece of Clarity stencil card cut down to 12cm x 12cm.  I added the Pine Forest mask along the bottom and the medium sized Moon mask (both from Claritystamp) and used a stencil brush to blend Midnight Blue Artistry ink over the sky.  I then added some Moon Crater ink around the edges and using an upward motion from the trees.
I blended some Earth Song Artistry ink along the bottom of the panel once the masks had been removed.  I also added some clear sparkle pen over the moon and trees, but this does not show up very well in the photos.
In order to get the curve on the aperture panel correct,  I lined up  each side of the aperture onto the A4 gate line of my scoring board and scored along the A5 gate line.
The flaps were glued behind each side of my background panel to create a panel with a curved front.
I decided to continue the scene on the main card (6" x 6").  When laying the Pine Forest mask on the main card, I remembered to leave 1cm at the bottom so that the trees would line up once the panel was added.  I added colour using the same process as before.  I didn't bother adding the moon mask as it would be covered up anyway.
All that remained was to glue the aperture scene panel to the main card ensuring that it was straight and that the trees lined up.
The whole process didn't take more than 45 minutes.  The die cut the 300gsm card cleanly in two passes through my Grand Calibre, turning the die in between and the pieces fell out of the die, thanks to the coating on it.

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