These cute slimline Christmas cards are going to make you want to drop everything and STAMP!
When you mix our adorable little Christmas Inchies with our innovative slimline dies you get SUPER cute slimline Christmas cards!!! Natasha flipped for these fun little fellas and spotted that their small size and scale allowed them to be the perfect elements to use in multiples over the larger field of a slimline card. Let’s make learn her secrets!!
First, Natasha stamped the images from our Christmas Inchies set onto some white card stock with Versafine Clair in Nocturne. To ensure there would be NO bleeding, Natasha also heat embossed her images with clear powder. This is a GREAT tip for anytime you want to use markers and want to be sure everything stays crisp. PRO TIP: Save time by popping all the images you want onto the hinge plate of your stamp positioner and stamp them all at once. Leave space for the dies!
Next she colored the images with Tombow markers, using two layers of color for that vibrancy, and making sure each section was dry before adding the second layer to prevent any lines and allow for shading.
When she was all done coloring, Natasha places the coordinating dies over each image, holding in place with a little bit of washi tape, and cut them all out in one spin!
Now she started her card pieces. She used our Slimline OPC Circle Dash Die to cut a piece of white card stock. She took the circles she cut out and used our Diagonal Stripes background stamp and Crimson Color Fuse Ink to add those delightful “pepperminty” details.
Natasha then added her due cut panel to a slimline card base with adhesive tape and inserted the stripey circles into each space with more tape, making sure they were perfectly horizontal. Then she arranged her little inchie elements over the card front, adhering them with liquid glue when she had them placed just so.
Natasha added some tiny touches of glitter for a bit of sparkle and detail. And last, she stamped her sentiment from our Winter Bouquet set onto a scrap of white card stock, trimmed it closely into a rectangle and added it overlapping the center circle by a tiny bit with some dimensional adhesive.
These cute slimline Christmas cards are definitely great batch making cards if you are following our planning guide and are looking for ideas that can be broken into steps. They are the perfect cards to send to or from kids, though we are 1000% positive anyone who gets this in the mail will be delighted!