Hello friends! I’m back again today to share some “experimenting” I’ve been doing with different products and style of card design! Won’t you share the ride with me?….
It seems that these “Slimline” cards have become very popular lately and there have been many products from companies that have come out with some really cool things to help with your designs! I remember several years back making some cards that were called “tall and skinny”, but they didn’t fit into a standard sized business envelope like this particular size does…so this is actually a “new to me” design to try out. These measure 8.5″ x 7″ folded in half on the 7″ side at 3.5″.
RIGHT CARD: I had purchased some Slimline dies from Trinity Stamps and wanted to try them out with my cards. I was looking at this Boardwalk Dreams stencil and thought it would be cool to divide up the sections like a film strip to place on my cards. I used some Kraft cardstock and blended some different Oxide Inks over it for the colors. I used the slimline dies for layering and took a thin strip of black cardstock to separate each square. I added some Spring Acrylic Bubbles along with a black sequin for the middle of the ferris wheel and dotted areas with some Silver glitter drops. I stamped the sentiment with black Ink over Kraft cardstock and cut it out with a banner die to attach at the bottom of the panel.
LEFT CARD: I tried the same style of design with the stencil, but realized that the ink didn’t show up very well over the black cardstock, so I then took some of the Velveteen Glazes and went over each section with a different color with a palette knife. The Bananna Split on the top square still had some of the ink left on it and it mixed with the glaze! I heat embossed some of the images from the Boardwalk stamp set with black EP over vellum and fussy cut them out and ran it through my Xyron machine to attach over top. I added a gold glitter brad in the center of the ferris wheel and then added some gold glitter drops in areas. The panel was layered over another die cut piece using some Gold Glitterstock.
I wasn’t sure about the black design, but then it got me thinking what a cool eerie design it was and how fun it would be to add like a spooky/scary clown to it! I know some may not be into that, but I happen to really like those scary horror type movies. Halloween has always been my favorite holiday…just ask my kids! LOL!
Have you tried those Slimline cards? What do you think of them?
Thanks so much for dropping in today! I’ll be seeing you again soon!