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Hey There Slim!

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Slim line cards are all the rage lately so I thought I’d share one with you today.  Hi Everyone! This is Susan and I wanted to share with you how I made this slime line card.

Companies are coming out with all kinds of products for making slim line cards. There are dies, stencils and papers all geared to make it easier but what do you do if you don’t have those products?

I looked through my stash and decided that the Square Peek-a-Boo Window Die from My Favorite Things would be perfect to make some openings in the panel. Next I chose the Polar Bear Pals Stamps & Dies also from My Favorite Things to use mainly because I wanted to use the two stamps that look like they’re peeking in.

I used an 8 1/2 x 11″ piece of card stock for the base and the panel. Cut the card stock at 7″ along the 11″ side and score it at 3 1/2″ – this gives you the card base. With the leftover piece cut the 3 1/2″ side to 3 1 /4″ and cut the 8 1/2″ side to 8 1/4″ – this will be the panel.

I cut two squares in the panel using the Peek-a-B00 Die then using Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress inks and a blending tool I covered the panel not worrying about having perfect coverage. Next I used the Cloud Stencil and the same inks and blending tool to add some clouds over the whole panel.

I stamped the two bears you see in the window on the card base. Position the panel over the base and with a pencil mark the edges of the inside of the squares so you know where to stamp the image. I stamped a few extra images and colored them all in with Prismacolor pencils. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the extra images. I stamped the sentiments and then positioned those extra images around the card. I added the panel to the base using craft foam and called it done!

If you’ve never made a slim line card before because you thought you didn’t have the right products I want to challenge you to look through your stash with a fresh eye and choose some products that you think would work and give it a try. And please share it with us over on the Scrap’n Stamp Facebook Page – I can’t wait to see what you make.

Happy Stampin’

and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Susan
Shopping list:
Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product.
If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much.


THANK YOU

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Hi Everyone!  Happy Thanksgiving to all that are celebrating this weekend. We did our dinner on Saturday and even with a power failure during part of the evening it was fantastic. Our daughters and their boyfriends were all here, we ate turkey, drank wine, played games and laughed a LOT.

The word prompt for today is Thanks and seeing as we’re celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada I thought it was appropriate.

My card is really easy to do. For those of you that say watercoloring is too hard you need to check out the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – they make it so easy. I started by stamping one of the flowers from MFT’s Painted Poppies stamp set with Versafine Nocturne ink twice. Next I chose two red markers and added the darker one to the base of each petal – about 1/4 of the way up. I grabbed the lighter red and overlapping where the darker color ended I added the lighter color and pulled it out further – about 1/2 of the way up the petal. I finished off the petal with a small wet paintbrush pulling the color the rest of the way leaving a little bit of white at the tips. I did this to both of the flowers. On one of them I added a yellow center.

Next I stamped out the leaves, colored them in with two shades of green marker and drew in some fine lines in the center. I fussy cut everything out. The flower with the yellow center I cut around the top two petals and layered it on top of the other flower with some craft foam. I adhered the  it all to a panel that I had die cut with MFT’s Square Peek-a-Boo Window Die. The sentiment is from Penny Blacks Sentiment Collection and is stamped with Versafine Nocturne ink – this is one of my favorite black inks. I added craft foam behind the panel and the flower and added it to a white card base.

The layers on the flower don’t show that well in the pic but it sure adds some detail in real life.

Where ever you are today and if you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or not I hope you’ll join us in today’s challenge and share it with us over on the Facebook Challenge Page.

Happy Stampin’

and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Susan
Shopping list:
Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product.
If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much


Cozy Companions for Fall

Friday, October 9th, 2020

Hello there! It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. Today’s prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge is ‘cozy’. That of course led me directly to my My Favorite Things Cozy Companions set for this fall themed card. These critters are doing what I love – curling up by the fireplace, with a book & favourite beverage.

COZY COMPANIONS

I know that this set is from last year, but it’s still one of my favourites! And with the new slimline card craze, you can create this cozy scene with room to spare.

Cozy Companions for Fall

CARD DETAILS

I knew that I wanted to watercolour the images, so I start with a piece of watercolour paper. Next, stamp the images in Nocturne ink. Make sure the ink is dry, before you start colouring. Use the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush for colouring. Apply the marker directly to the watercolour paper, and then use the water brush to ‘pull’ the colour into the image.  It’s a nice, meditative process to colour these images – just enjoy and choose your favourite colours.

Once the colouring is done, use the coordinating Cozy Companion dies with a Big Shot to die cut each image.  Now, prepare your card base. Take an 8 1/2″ x 7″ piece of cardstock, score & fold it in  half at 3 1/2″. Next, glue on a lighter green piece of cardstock. Now, to create the wallpaper look, add a strip from the Lavinia Dream-Scape Colour burst Collection to the top. Now you can add your die cut images, to create the scene. Finally, stamp the sentiment in Nocturne on a strip of white paper, and attach it over the fireplace, using foam tape or squares.

Cozy Companions for Fall

Do you have a friend or favourite person that you like to sit with, in front of a fire? Sometimes companionable silence is the best.

SUPPLIES

I hope that you’ll join the Daily Challenge, and share your projects. You can play along with as many days as you like, throughout the month. Just add your project photo to the challenge page HERE, and use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE there, and when you post it to other social media sites. At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen as the WINNER of a $50 Gift Card to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

For supplies to make your own card like mine, I’ve attached links below. While shopping at Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my exclusive Designer Code 10DEB to get 10% Off regular priced items!

Cozy Companions

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