The latest trend in cardmaking seems to be making slimline cards. I’m not sure I like the idea but unless I give it a try I’m not going to be in a position to say one way or another! I checked out two American videos – I didn’t see any UK videos for slimline cards – for sizing and they both quoted the size of the card base was 8½” x 7” scored at 3½”.
For the UK (A4) the equivalent would be 8¼” x 7” scored at 3½”. Going forward these are the measurements I’ll be using for slimline cards: UK: the middle layer 8” x 3¼” and the top layer 7 7/8” x 3 1/8”; US: the middle layer 8¼” x 3¼” and the top layer 8 1/8” x 3 1/8”. If I change the measurements for any reason I will let you know!
For my first slimline card, I started with a Pretty Peacock Cardstock (CS) card base, a middle layer of Very Vanilla CS with a top layer of Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper (DSP). This pack of DSP contains several designs with copper foiling and although I chose a design without any I decided to use Copper Embossing Powder for the three baubles and the sentiment.
After I had heat embossed four baubles – one was for the inside of the card – I punched them out with the matching punch. The sentiment is from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and I like it because it’s the surround rather than the words that are heat embossed and it’s so easy to cut out by hand just using scissors! I wanted an edging of Very Vanilla CS which saved me from creating a layer for the sentiment.
I used some of the retired Copper Trim to make a small bow for each of the three baubles on the front of the card. Next, I adhered them in place using Tombow! I popped all three baubles up on Dimensionals in a diagonal line; top left down to bottom right! As I was positioning the second and third baubles I made sure I left enough room for the sentiment.
Once the baubles were in place it was easy to decide if I wanted the sentiment to the left, to the right, or in the centre! My final touch on the front of the card was adhering some Pretty Peacock Rhinestones in clusters of three to cover some clusters of three berries on the DSP. The coloured rhinestones are some leftovers from the retired Noble Peacock Rhinestones.
All that was left for me to do was adhering a middle layer of Very Vanilla CS inside the card for the greeting. As I said earlier I heat embossed four baubles using Copper Emboss Powder, so I adhered the fourth bauble in the bottom right-hand corner. If I was making a regular-sized card I would have used the smaller bauble that’s in the stamp set because this one is too big but it’s a great size for a slimline card!
What do you think about slimline cards – do you like them or not? For me, as the saying goes, the jury is still out! That’s about it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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