How to make an aperture with 'teeth'
Posted by Claire Brennan on July 30, 2011.
Next up is a little How-To, a sort of picture tutorial for folks wanting to make the toothed aperture from this card.
First I selected two dies, a classic circle and a pinked circle - both Spellbinder dies from sets of that name. I picked a plain circle which fit inside the pinked circle. I die cut a plain circle - you can see it here in the pic below, I have set it inside the pinking circle die so that you can see that it is smaller than the pinked circle die - it's the green circle.
I use the green circle as a template and draw around a portion of it onto a pre-cut rectangle which is exactly the right size for the front of my card. I do this 5 times making sure the arcs for a star shape. You can just see the pencil lines on the orange card.
Next, I trim out the star shape with a scalpel. Then I cut two pinked circles with my pinked die.
Then I sponge the front of the piece of card.
Next, I cut up the pinked circles roughly into sections, just larger than the arcs in the star shape.
See? simple! If it's difficult, I don't do it!! lol