A Mini Slimline Background Die Sets The Scene!

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Look what a single mini slimline background die can add to a sweet card!

When we design our dies, we try to create them so they can serve many purposes on your cards – this mini slimline background die has been a HUGE favorite so far and today Annie is letting it play a major role. And we LOVE it!

Annie has made this adorable card, perfect for a friend, spring themed by using these precious little lambs and using her artist’s eye to add color. Let’s take a look at how she put it together so we can try it, too!

Annie stamped her little fuzzy friends – and the blooms – from our Lambs and Flowers set onto white card stock with alcohol-friendly black ink. She then colored them all in with her Tombow ABT Pro markers and then cut them out with our coordinating die set. PRO TIP: When you are coloring images that will remain white, Annie says “use your warm grey shades in the darkest shadow areas to make these fluffy white lambs pop.” Thanks, Annie – they DO look SO FLUFFY!

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To make her beautiful “sky” Annie used our Mini Slimline Quilted Cover die to cut a piece of aqua card stock and then blended Serene Color Fuse ink from Set #8 all around the edges to create a sense of depth. As we said, this mini slimline background die from our new collection of a whole bunch of mini slimline dies has turned out to be an “LBD” – little black dress – die. Our designers all loved it and as soon as it hit the shelves, it flew right back out again! Never fear, they’ve been reordered!

Then, for her grassy ground, Annie first cut green card stock with that same Mini Slimline Quilted Cover die and then positioned one of the dies from our Tabbed Grass die set along the very bottom edge of the die cut to create a strip of grass with a perfectly matching bottom edge. Annie used some Basil Color Fuse from Set #10 to add a little shading at the very bottom of the die cut, adding to that lovely perspective that helps set the scene.

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For her sentiment, Annie chose on from our Kittie Says Phrases #1 set and stamped it onto a scrap of white card stock with Versafine ink, trimming it down into a close strip with her paper snips.

To put her card together, Annie added her mini slimline background die to her card base with some dimensional adhesive and then added her grass to that with more dimensional adhesive for some extra depth. She added her little lambs and flowers to the card with liquid glue to tuck them into the grass AND more dimensional adhesive OVER the grass to really build the scene up. The last step was to pop her sentiment on there with more dimensional adhesive and this card was done and so cute and all you want to do is pat those little lambies!

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Is that not one of the sweetest cards? Annie just has such a special touch! Here are the things she used today:
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We’ve seen this mini slimline background die used several times – it truly is a favorite of our design team – and we LOVE seeing all the different ways it is being used including as the beautiful soft sky on Annie’s card. How are YOU using this indispensable die?

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