Hello crafty friends! We are excited to be sharing some new release goodness today. Our new slimline die cuts have opened up so many possibilities for our design team, and we are thrilled to see what new ideas they come up with each and every day!
Today our designer is sharing this cute Anteater that she used with one of our new slimline dies. We agree that having all that extra card space to play with really is fun for crafting! If you would like to follow along, and create something similar, check out the steps below!
Using any stencil, blend your color and pattern on a sheet of white card stock measured at 3.25″ x 8.25″. This is the panel that you will glue to your card base. Our designer used pre cut and scored card bases from The Paper Cut which save us all the hassle of measuring wrong or cutting crooked.
From another sheet of white card stock, die cut your slimline frame. The negative cuts were glued back into the frame. This is personal preference, as you could always pop the inside cuts out and save them for future projects, leaving the backdrop popping through. This also leaves space to tuck and layer different scenes for your card!
In the middle cut Allison stamped a happy birthday sentiment and glued vines to the backside of it before attaching back in place with foam tape. We love the dimension and how the foliage is growing out of the card; super cute! Allison has an eye for working with our small florals and leaves and really makes stunning scenes with them! If you love this look, check out these other posts here and here where she WOW’s us with similar techniques.
She added the branch and some vines to the top portion of the card with the bee hive hanging off the branch. This hive was part of our June Summer release and comes with bees and flowers; a great addition to your crafting table.
The bottom portion of the card was a great opportunity to add some details and tell a story. She added a fence and lots of greenery and flowers surrounding the anteater. We love this because he looks like he’s out of ants and could really go for some honey coated bees haha. We are loving how she colored him up too, her shading is nicely done.
This card came together beautifully and we adore how clean and simple it is. As you practice more and more with the small die cut greenery, you will notice that its a technique that adds so much detail to your cards. You can add a little or a lot depending on how much time you have. We hope the you had fun following along today. Be sure to follow us on social media and share your projects.
Copic colors Used:
- Branch – E37,35,31
- Greens – YG23,01,00
- Anteater – W5,3,1
- Yellow flowers – Y35,32,04
- Bee hive – YR24, Y26, Y04