Slimline Dies that Inspire

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Today we are sharing another fun project using our slimline dies that inspire creativity, according to what we are seeing from you all!

As you may have seen, we have released several new “accessory” dies to go with the slimline layers called Slimline Insert Dies. By providing both outside cuts and separate inside cuts, you get so many different varieties with so many less items. Very thrifty! And today we are showing a card used with the combination of the Slimline Deckle die and the just released Wonky Square slimline insert. We love how our designer, Carol, created this amazing scene that utilizes all the extra space a slimline provides.  Let’s see how she made this one, shall we: 
Created the card base. 
  • To get started, she centered the Wonky Square Slimline Insert die in the center of the Slimline Deckle die and used blue painter’s tape to attach them together on the flat side because she then cut four of these from white cardstock and adhered them together. Do you not LOVE that dimensional look?

    Then she set the frame on her card front – NOT adhering it yet – and used temporary adhesive to attach the little squares back in their spaces and removed the frame and set it aside.

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Then she used a cloud stencil and the inks from Color Fuse Set #7 and using a blending brush, created a lovely ombre sky background. (The ink pads are out of order in the photo – lol!) This is EXACTLY the kind of idea we pictured when we chose our hues for our ink color families!

She removed the wonky squares, adhered the frame to the card base and then adhered the little squares back inside their gaps. This ensures that the edges of the squares don’t get covered up by the frame.

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Here’s a great closeup of those gorgeous clouds!

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Card elements:

Carol cut the Kite Die, Small Butterflies Die, Garden Stems Die, and the Small Flowers #1 die from white card stock.  While you can certainly cut them out of colored card stock, Carol used her Copic markers because, in her words, it’s easier to find the right color marker than it is to sift through all her card stock! We are sure you can relate!

She echoed the dimension from the frame on the kits bows – can you see that they are doubled up? Be sure to cut extra if you want to copy this great idea! She also bent the edges of the bows up a little when they were completely dry to make them look like they really are fluttering in the breeze.

Carol shared a PRO TIP: Add some temporary adhesive on the back of your bitty die cuts and set them back into the space from where they were cut. This makes it SO much easier to color without them moving all over the place or tinting your manicure!

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After she colored everything, Carol added shape to her flowers and her bitty butterflies using a stylus and started to build her card. She made a little bouquet in the bottom window, added the kite in the top and let the string trail through the center by using dimensional adhesive and liquid adhesive to get her placement just so.
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Next, she stamped the sentiment from Brush butterflies, trimmed it down and matched her coloring using a copic marker on the little mat and popped it on there.

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Last, she added some incredible detail with some teeny white dots on the kite with a gel pen and some sparkle gems to the kite string. She even added teeny bit of sparkle to those bitty butterflies with a clear sparkle pen. ‘Cause, we love sparkle! 
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We sure hope you love these slimline dies that inspire creativity – we think you must because you are snapping them up!  Which ones are your favorites?  Be sure to tag us in your creations on social media and pin this post for later on Pinterest. Better yet, be sure to follow us on Pinterest for tons of ideas!

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