Thursday 15 April 2021

TrY It Thursday #1 Why the buzz about slimline cards?

 Today’s card inspiration is the first episode in our new Thursday series. Every Thursday, I will post a tip on something to try if you haven’t yet tried a technique, card size, type of embellishment, etc.

Have you wondered why the overseas fuss and buzz about slimline cards?

1. They allow more space on which to be creative than an A6 card. Often, I feel very “cramped” when trying to do something on an A6 size.

2. The length just spells “elegant”.

3. They give you the opportunity to use or combine many of your slightly larger dies or stamps.

3. Standard postage applies - they go into the envelopes in which we used to receive our electricity bills and bank accounts. You find them at stationery stores such as Forum, or you can buy bulk from Merrypak.

Why not try this today? 

I cut out a Tutti Designs trellis background from form smooth white cardstock. Then I cut out a frame using the second and third largest dies from the stitched rectangular slimline dies and adhered it to the trellis background.

I trimmed the trellis background and adhered  it to a piece of purple cardstock slighlyvlarger than the trimmed and framed background. This was then adhered to the slimline card base. A slimline card base cos made by placing an A4+piece of cardstock on your scoreboard in landscape orientation. Score at 10,5cm and trim off the excess.

Embellish the card with fragrant hyacinths made using Heartfelt Creations fragrant hyacinth stamp, die and mould set. Or use any other flowers or embellishments.

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Happy crafting, until next time.

Marie Smith