Large Lavender Aperture & Decoupage Card

Click below for the A4 Printable Worksheet

Lavender Aperture & Decoupage Card – part 1 &

Lavender Aperture & Decoupage Card part 2


Shopping List

Unmounted Lavender A5 Stamp Plate : UMLAVEN

U-Mount Repositional Mounting Cushion  : UMREPOST

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads:

 Red Brick :DPFIREDRED  Weathered Wood : DPWETHWOOD , Brushed Corduroy : DPBRSHDCORD, Dusty Concord : DPDUSTYCONC,  Peeled Paint : DPPEELEDPAINT,  Walnut Stain : DPWALNUT,  Milled Lavender :DPMILLDLAVENDER  , Aged Mahogany : DPAGEDMAHOG,  Broken China : DPBRKNCHINA

 Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

 Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)

 White Thick Card 220gsm:P/N 40001

 Nestibilities Dies: Large Labels : WIZs4 – 168 

 Mega Nestibilites Curved Rectangle Die : WIZS5 – 006

 Magnetic Mat : Pk 3 A4 Magnetic Sheets : P/N MAGNET

Acrylic Block: 6″ x 4″ : BLOCK3

 Double Sided Tape : Tape2s


Foam Pads : FP400×5

 Paint Brush : BRUSHFINE – Flat Paint Brush : BRUSHFLAT


Low Tack Masking Tape , Bone Folder,  Embossing Tool,  Ribbon &  2 Sheets of Lilac Coloured Card.       


Step by Step Instructions

1 Using the brushed corduroy distress ink, stamp 5 lavender images onto thick card and a single image onto another larger sheet of card.       


2 Place the smallest die cut side down in the centre of the image. Then secure with low tack tape.


Turn the image & die over and place onto the magnetic sheet. Cut & emboss through an embossing machine.   


Take the image that has just been cut and match it over another whole image.


Place the next size up die over the smaller image and with equal spaces around each side and secure the die with low tack tape.


Remove the smallest cut image away before repeating the cutting & embossing process like in step 3.


Continue to repeat this same process working up a die size each time until you have completed all dies.


Take an A4 sheet of coloured card and lay the largest label die in a portrait position and then lay the 3rd largest curved rectangle die in a landscape position. Turn the card and then place on a scoring board. Score the card at the half A4 fold mark. 


Secure the curved rectangle die cut side down onto the card using low tack tape. Take away the label die as this is just a guide to help space out the dies.


10 Place the card and die onto the magnetic sheet and wrap the excess card around the back. Now cut and emboss this piece through a die cutting machine.


11 The excess of the card will mark with the shape of the die so trim this edge off leaving a 3cm tab.


12 Place double sided tape along the tab and attach to another sheet of A4 card. The tab will lie neatly on the back of the card and give you a large card base.


13 Place the lavender image back onto the card as a guide and trim the card to size on the side edge and base edge.   


14 Stamp the lavender field image using the brushed corduroy ink. Cut and emboss using the 2nd largest curved rectangle die. The image will be placed under the aperture after it has been painted.


15 Take the largest die cut image and trim the remaining image 6mm larger. Place the corner of the die cut image into the corner of the rectangle image and mark the curved shape with a pencil. Do this on all 4 corners and trim off the corners.


16 Take a white tile or ceramic dish and press the distress ink pad to release some ink. Never paint direct from the ink pad with a brush and water.


17  Add a little water to the ink and start building the colour on each of the lavender pieces & also the large lavender field. Use the stamp sheet index to refer to when colouring.  Mix the inks with brown or black for darker tones building the design till all the die shapes are complete. Heat set or allow them to dry.


18 Distress all the edges using the cut`n`dry foam with the milled lavender ink. Then on the base image use brushed corduroy to deepen the colour. 


19 Starting with the largest piece apply edge layer using foam pads for depth to the design.


20 Put the base card onto a craft mat and place a scrap piece of paper inside the card to cover the aperture. Ink up the lavender stems with peeled paint and the lavender with dusty concord and stamp at random over the card.


21 Continue this process until the card is complete. Then heat set the ink.


22 Attach the decoupage stack onto the card using foam pads.


23 Then using double sided tape attach the lavender field panel inside the card so it can be seen through the aperture. Attach a bow to finish the design.


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6 Responses to Large Lavender Aperture & Decoupage Card

  1. Great workshop Suzanne, thank you.

    Pam x

  2. Eunice says:

    Beautiful Suzanne, I can almost smell the lavender.

  3. Edna says:

    Lovely card and very detailed tut. Thank you Suzanne.
    Edna x

  4. AliceH says:

    A wonderful tutorial, Suzanne and such beautiful colouring.

    Hugs Alice

  5. Sandra says:

    Thank you for the tutorial.
    Your card is wonderful
    Sandra x

  6. catwithoneear says:

    That’s 2 lovely cards you have made with the lavender fields stamp set. I am enjoying your tutorials very much.
    Thank you Suzanne

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