Check out this easy and fun way to use your mini slimline stamps and dies on full sized cards!
Did you know that you can instantly get tons more bang for your creative stash bucks by using mini slimline elements on standard cards? Not only do these fabulous reduced-sized products make the most spectacular mini slimline cards, they can all serve as beautifully proportioned panels and unexpected decorative details on your full sized cards.
Today Allison has used one of our new background strips – that we sized for use on all your projects – and a set of mini slimline dies to create a focal element on a spring card that really shows off this versatility perfectly. Let’s see how she did it so we can try it, too!
Allie started with a standard sized card base made from white card stock and added a panel of soft peach card stock cut to offer a slime white border on all four sides. She then cut more white card stock with the largest die from our Mini Slimline Tabbed Scallop Stitch set and adhered it in the center of the peach card stock with dimensional adhesive.
Now Allie stamped one of the images in our new Circle Background Strips set with Fern Color Fuse Ink from Set #11. She then used the same ink to softly blend over the whole panel to create a custom tone on tone look. She then die cut that out with another of the dies in that same mini slimline scalloped set. She adhered this to her white die cut on the card.
About those four new sets of background strips – thank you all so much for the feedback! Yes, we love them too and hope to add more designs because it’s clear they are popular!
Back to the card! Allie die cut scraps of white card stock with our Gentian and Stems, 2 Part Butterfly #3 and You Script With Shadow dies. She colored her flowers with Copics and then used the same Fern Color Fuse Ink to shade the butterfly base and the shadow portion of the word die.
Allie adhered the white butterfly detail and script portion of the word die over their backgrounds with liquid glue and assembled flowers. She then attached the butterfly and the word over her circle panel with dimensional adhesive.
Using liquid glue, Allie tucked her flowers into the design and as a last step, added a closely trimmed stamped sentiment over the word die cut with a dab of liquid glue. SO pretty!
We hope you are inspired by this pretty spring project to start experimenting with using your mini slimline elements on standard cards. We are all about creating designs AND elements that can all work together to make your own card making and papercrafting sessions the most fun they can be!