These are such cute Christmas slimline cards and they are SO fun to make!
We are in love with these cute Christmas slimline cards and we can’t get over how much impact Annie’s use of one of our new stencils added to the whole look. Annie says “stencils are one of the most versatile crafting tools out there and I love finding unique ways to use certain designs that make them even more useful.” She definitely shows that off here! Let’s take a closer look at how to make this fun project.
First, Annie stamped the animals from our Wintery Friends stamp set along with the evergreen tree from our Woodland Animals #1 set. Since she used her Copics to color them in, she made sure to use Copic-friendly ink. After coloring them all in, Annie cut them out with our coordinating dies and fussy cut the tree. PRO TIP: use the side of a brush tip black marker and run it all around a fussy cut image to give it a finished look.
Now Annie die cut two more pieces of white card stock with the largest die from our Slimline Nested Scallop With Stitch set, setting one piece aside. Since our Wavy Stencil isn’t quite large enough to cover a whole slimline panel, Annie made a clever design choice to hide her “seam”. She knew that she would be centering her tree so she lightly marked the center of the panel with a soft pencil mark. She then used this to line up our stencil on either side. SMART! She applied Sky Color Fuse ink all over, adding a few touches of Lavender Color Fuse here and there to add some realistic depth to this beautiful winter sky. She took this moment to add her sentiment to the top right corner in black ink.
Next, Annie created her snow bank by taking her extra die cut panel and cut it at an angle with the “flattest” die from our Slimline Waves set. PRO TIP: These make awesome hills, too! Annie added this to the stenciled panel with some dimensional adhesive and then matted the whole assembly onto some dark blue card stock and then a white card base using tape runner.
Annie added her tree to the center with more adhesive tape onto the “snow” and then added a little touch of foam tape behind the top to support it over the sky. She added her animals around the scene with varying thicknesses of dimensional adhesive and all that was left were a few little pearls to decorate the tree!
If you are using our planning guide to pick and plan your cards, this card is a perfect batch card because each step can easily be done independently of another and the coloring of the tree and the animals can easily be made portable.
This and any of the other cute Christmas slimline cards we’ve been sharing would be fabulous surprises for any or all of your card recipients this year. Pick your faves and add them to your list!