Use this idea for a mini slimline window card over and over!
The simple design of this mini slimline window card can be used as the base for so many other styles and designs of mini slimline cards. You can swap out the focal elements for virtually any other motif, change up the color story to any of your favorite combinations, swap out the stenciling on the windows and swap out sentiments to have an endless choice of ideas for cards for pretty much any occasion.
Julie is sharing her steps for the making AND a couple of great tips so scroll on down to get them all!
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Back to Julie’s spectacular card! She started with her flowers and here’s her first PRO TIP. Julie used her stamp positioner to stamp the outline of one of the flowers from our Adorning Hearts stamp set in black. She then left the outline in place and moved her card stock to a different corner, stamping the base of the flowers first with various shades of blues from Color Fuse Sets #7 and #9. After she stamped all the layers using the included layering guide to help her choose her colors, she then moved the image back under the outline stamp, re-stamped with Versaclair ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.
Julie says normally she stamps and embosses the outlines first and then does the inside layers but has learned that sometimes the raised lines from the heat embossing can interfere with the ability of the stamps to get every little nook and notch and finds this way works much better to yield perfect looking flowers. Thanks, Julie!
She repeated this process with the smaller flower and the leaves and then die cut all her pretty elements out with our coordinating die.
Now she took a mini slimline card sized panel of white card stock and die cut it first with one of the dies from our Mini Slimline Nested With Stitch set and then again with our Rectangle Stitch Mini Slimline Insert die.
Then, on a light blue piece of card stock, Julie used our Repeating Bricks stencil to apply Beachside Color Fuse ink over the surface using her blender brush. Here’s a second PRO TIP: When she was done, she cut that panel, too with the Rectangle Stitch Mini Slimline insert die to get the cute stitching around each piece. She stamped her greeting in black ink on one of the little inserts.
Now Julie added her white window panel to a mini slimline card base with dimensional adhesive and then adhered her brick pieces inside the windows with tape runner. This lets you get those die cut details – in this case, the stitching – and still get the depth of the window concept.
Julie then arranged her flowers and adhered them with varying thicknesses of dimensional adhesive to enhance the depth and dimension on the card. A few little gems and this card was ready to delight a lucky recipient!
You can see how this simple layout for a mini slimline window card gives you lots of creative opportunity and can be changed up endlessly. How would you use this design idea? Share on our Facebook page so we can celebrate YOUR ideas!