Wowzers – isn’t this card made with the new Nested Scallop slimline die set gorgeous? When we started designing and bringing you slimline die sets, we made sure to keep some of the more popular motifs from our standard dies and scallops are ALWAYS a hit. This card takes full advantage of how fantastic layers look on a slimline card and Allie used one of our super cool slimline insert dies, too, for a look that is so rich and so detailed…..let’s check it out in more detail!
First, we LOVE that Allie used summer colors! As she said “I’m still hanging on to summer so I had to create one more card using some gorgeous summer colours.” We hear you!
See that pale green background as the base of the card? Allison stenciled clouds over that panel with some apple green ink. We love that even though you can only see peeks of color, it adds SO much visual interest to the whole project.
Then this is where that magic afforded by the slimline die set she used comes in to play. You can see how using the two scalloped layers adds depth and texture. And talk about texture! She used the slimline insert die to cut that pattern into her top layer. See those little orange and turquoise details? Believe it or not those are the little cutouts from some swatches Allison inked up with coordinating Color Fuse inks! She referred to it as a “puzzle for people who are crazy for details”! And you know what? We say it was worth it because that background is spectacular!
She added her bucket and flowers, a little patch of grass and her beautiful bright sun using a variety of flat and dimensional adhesives for even more depth. PRO TIP: Using sponged ink on the edges of your detail elements adds consistency to your details and pulls everything together, no matter where they are placed on a card.
Allison added heat embossed sentiment for some shine and used that same inking technique to shade it with the same green as the grass and clouds.
Here are all the goodies Allison used today:
Which slimline die set is your go-to? Do you love using them? We’d love to see YOUR creations so be sure to share on our Facebook page and in the meantime, keep making those beautiful cards!