Today we are sharing a beautiful floral slimline card plus a bonus A2 card featuring the same beautiful new Just Because stamp set and coordinating dies! We know that so many of you are loving the slimline card making trend – we can tell by how you are snapping up all the new slimline dies and our brand new slimline background stamps! And we also know that many of you are still loving your A2 card making sessions so we figured we’d serve up something for all of you today!
Today’s designer, Carol, shared an AMAZING PRO TIP with us today to show how she created that stunning ombre background on the Slimline OPC (One Piece) Diagonal Die cut. She swiped three shades of Color Fuse Posey, Nectar and Crimson from Color Fuse Set # 4 onto a craft mat and then misted all over with some water. She says “The more water you add, the more diluted the colors will be.” Here she used just enough water to get the inks to bead up so she could keep those shades vibrant.
Then she just placed the die cut over the wet ink and repeated this process until she had the colors just the way she wanted them. PRO TIP (in a pro tip!): use your heat tool to dry each application of ink for that gorgeous look of texture on the die cut. When you have it how you want it, set it aside so it can dry thoroughly.
Using the same colors, she stamped four flowers from the Just Because set and additional stems and leaves with Moss, Clover and Basil from Color Fuse Set # 10.
Everything was then cut out with the coordinating dies. And Thank You to all of you who have thanked US for including dies in our product line up for our new stamps – we are so glad you love them and yes, we will continue to provide them whenever we can!
Then she stamped her sentiments with Versamark on black and embossed with white embossing powder, layered them up and die cut and layered her ovals from black (Nested Oval Scallop) and white cardstock (Nested Oval Small Stitch).
Then, with the fourth rose and her sentiment panel, she whipped up that A2 card! She said that making the extra card took very little additional time since most of the work was already done. This is something to think about – what extras can you make when you are in slimline mode that you can add later to an A2 card and get two projects out of one glorious cardmaking session?
She cut two panels of card stock using the Nested Rectangle Small Stitch die set, one from Neenah #80 and one white. Carol added splatters in various colors that coordinated with her color scheme. You can do this as she did by diluting ink and paints with some water on a draft mat (here she used Color Fuse Nectar, black acrylic paint and Gansi Tambi Nights Champagne Gold), pick it up with a paint brush and lightly tap to get those fun splatters. Let them dry, adhere the layers together and attach to the card base.
She then layered the greeting panel and the rose using dimensional adhesive to the front of the card and added a few Champagne Gold dots around the stem.
Here are all the goodies that were used for this floral slimline card and her bonus buddy!
We’ve seen lots of truly beautiful floral slimline cards out there in the stamping world and we are just so thrilled that THIS one was created by one of our designers using our products. It’s so FUN to see what people come up with so be sure to share your creations on our Facebook page so we can be inspired to keep inspiring YOU!