Today we have an absolutely adorable slimline winter card made for us by Carol. We are just loving that this Christmas INCHIES set is being used on the supersized slimline card craze! You can see another Christmas slimline card using these tiny stamps here. Carol says “The images in this set remind me of the cute little Weeble toys from long ago!” Now that you mention it, Carol…….
Let’s get into the details on how to make this card! First Carol created her wavy frame giving each character their own little scene. Using the Slimline OPC Wavy Die, she cut THREE frames from white card stock and one from red and adhered all the layers together. PRO TIP: layering die cuts like this gives you another way to add that fabulous dimensional thickness to your elements, creating the depth and shadow that make your projects really pop.
Then Carol worked some additional magic in her little scenes! She set her frame on top of her card base and very lightly traced the openings with a pencil. She then traced her openings onto some post-it notes, trimmed with scissors and created masks for each window. She placed these masks slightly below the corresponding lines on the card base and then blended some Arctic Color Fuse ink above each mask, creating just a hint of blue sky in each window.
After making sure the ink was dry (very little time is needed), Carol removed her masks and erased her pencil lines. PRO TIP: Invest in a good artist’s eraser or white eraser for this kind of thing. They are not expensive and how many times have you erased something with those pink nubs and had a total lead smear? WAHHHHH!!!! Use the right tool and you will never have an icky smudge!
Now we can get into the details! Carol stamped all her elements with Copic safe ink, colored everything in with her Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies. She used white gel and clear sparkle pens to add some details and shine – it’s these little details that really add so much character, light and movement to your projects.
Carol stamped her sentiment with black onto white card stock, trimmed it down and added it to a very thin mat of red glitter card stock. She then added her die cut pieces to her card with liquid glue and foam tape to create all that delightful dimension.
Seriously, is that not just so adorable? Here are the goodies Carol used today”:
If you are looking for a project you can make and send to someone who perhaps doesn’t celebrate Christmas but you still want to recognize the season for them this winter slimline card is just about perfect! Plus it leaves you plenty of space inside for your message!