How to Create a 3D Oval Aperture Card

Learn how to create this beautiful 3D Oval Aperture Card with Maxine as she takes you step by step through this make.  

This card features a large oval aperture with a fun, interactive suspension element running through the centre of it. Using the wonderful Nature’s Grace collection, this card is easier to make than it may appear, and the stunning papers will really make this design something that any recipient will want to treasure!



Follow our tutorial below to create your own!


You will Need:

Two 5” x 7” Oval Aperture Card Blanks

Dovecraft Nature’s Grace 12” x 12” Papers, Bows, Puffy Stickers, Glitter Stickers

Dovecraft A4 Cardstock


First Edition Scalloped Circle Nesting Die Set (DCDIE071), Swan Die Set (FEDIE244)


1. Cut the back from the two oval aperture card blanks.


2. Cover over the front sections of the card with the beautiful Nature’s Grace papers and cut the aperture. Repeat this on the back of the card and again cut out the aperture.


3. Add twine to one of the card fronts before adhering the last piece of backing paper, as shown below.


Tip: Be careful not to cut the twine whilst cutting the paper.


4. Mark the centrepoint of each card at the top and bottom of the oval aperture. Score the card 5mm either side of this centre point.


5. Adhere both pieces of card together by this thin section.


6. Die cut two scalloped circles from your choice of cardstock and adhere these to the front and back of the twine.


7. Use the back of the cards that you cut from the back of the oval aperture to die cut two swans. Adhere to the front and back of the circles and finish with a glitter heart sticker. Add a mini bow from the Nature’s Grace collection to the top of the card, along with a puffy sticker to finish.oval_aperture_card_11.jpg

8. Fold open out the card so that it can stand.


You now have your finished oval aperture card. This is such a pretty design, we really can’t wait to show it off!oval_aperture_card_12.jpg

Will you be creating your own oval aperture card? We’d love to see if you do, so don’t forget to #Trimcraft when uploading to social media and to share your projects in the Inspiration area.


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This is such a beautiful card, and yet it seem sooo simple and easy to make and stiull look like a million.



Step 5 days adhere these 2 sections together! If they are adhered together how can they stay up like you show in Step 8! I don't understand it lol.