Today we’ve got a SUPER CUTE slimline summer card to share but first we want to say – Just WOW! It is our first week venturing into the beautiful world of possibilities that came with our new Slimline Die release and we are loving what we are seeing! You guys are blowing us away with your creativity! We are so gratified that you are all loving these dies (the first batch sold out in three days!) and are SO excited to see all your creations – be sure to tag us in your creations on Instagram and Facebook so we can ooh and aah along with everyone else!
Let’s get to today’s project which uses our new Slimline with square frames – it is gorgeous!
Whether you’re new to the slimline game, or have been designing these type of cards for years, we invite you to follow along and be inspired to create one of your own. Let’s see what Lisa has in store for us today…
First, we love that when you cut the frame out you also get these pretty squares you can use on another card if you’d like. Our designer decided to use a stencil and some Color Fuse Ink to add some clouds to them and use them in the same project for some added dimension! Is that not the BEST tip?
First, she cut a white base at 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and layered the yellow plaid cut 3 3/8″ x 8 3/8″ over the top of that. She added some thin popup tape to the back of the slimline frame at the outside edge so she had room to tuck the bits and pieces inside the frame and laid it over the top of the yellow plaid. She added adhesive to the back of the cloud covered squares and laid them inside the windows. Love the dimension this adds!
Next, she stamped, colored and die cut those adorable foxes and their fine feathered friends (she colored up extras so you’ll be seeing these cuties again soon so stay tuned for future posts). We just love these adorable stamps and their coordinating dies; perfect addition to any crafting table!
The suns were cut from yellow cardstock and the grass and hills from white cardstock. For the grass and hills, Lisa blended some Color Fuse Inks with a brush in “Grass” and “Fern”. She trimmed them a tiny bit longer than the windows so that their edges would be tucked behind the front of the frame. She used glue tape for the hills in the background and some very thin foam tape for the grass for dimension and did the same with the suns… she cut three total and placed them in different areas in each window. She used double sided adhesive for the rays so they’d lay flat on the background and then popped up the center. Such good tips!
She added those foxy foxes using foam tape and tucked their little feet in and out of the grass. Then she popped up their winged friends in strategic places so it looked like the foxes were looking at them. Next she die cut the flowers and stems from Copic friendly paper and colored them up and glued them into position in each frame. Lisa used the same colors on her die cuts that she used in the bouquet this fox was holding to give the feel that he just picked them! Smart little detail, Lisa, we love it!
Finally our Designer added that beautiful Te Extrano (I Miss You) sentiment from Frases En Espanol #2 that she stamped and cut out with her Scan N Cut and a few sequins to finish it off.
Isn’t this simply beautiful!? We love how these frames on this slimline allow a story to be told. It allows so much extra space to just let your creativity flow. Love this slimline summer card and waiting for your order? Pin it for later. Better yet, follow us on Pinterest
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