Friday, June 19, 2020

Gardening Mice Slimline Card

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne sharing today.  I've been seeing slimline cards everywhere and I've been wanting to make one.  So I thought I'd combine some of the mice in this release and create a fun gardening scene.
I did some research into sizes of slimlines and there are slight variances.  I went with a card that is 8 1/2  x 3 1/2 inches.  It is easily made by using an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of card stock, cutting it at 7 inches and then scoring it at the 3 1/2 inch point.  I cut 1/2 inch off the remaining 4 inches of cardstock, giving me a panel 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches that I could use to stencil and assemble my dies on.  When finished it gets adhered to the card base.  One sheet of card stock gives you one card with little waste.
I cut my pieces from the Gardening Mouse, the Mouse w/ Garden Wagon and the Gardening Cat w/ Wagon dies in white cardstock and then colored them with the inks shown below.
I used Distress Oxide ink for the animals, dirt and wagon.....

...and Stampin' Up! dye ink for the flowers and stenciling.

The stencil I have for grass is double edged, so that after you have colored the grass, the opposite side can be used to mask off what you have just colored.  It works quite well and I was even able to align it to repeat since it is not as long as the slimline panel.
I used a cloud stencil for the sky.  This one was a bit trickier to get to line up to the extended length, but much of the sky is covered by the mice and sentiment.
I worked from left to right to lay out the elements.
The flowers are tucked into the holes in the garden bed.
The hedgie looked like he needed something, so he got his own flower to hold.  The wagon in this die can be made to go either left or right!

I love the bright colors of this card and used sequins in matching colors for sparkle and whimsy.  My daughter said they look like seeds so I'm going with that!


 Thanks for joining me today!  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

This is so cute Jeanne- love slimline cards and the scene you created is perfect

Sukie said...

Adorable card and scene! Your sky background turned out great and is a perfect background! I haven't created a slimline card in awhile, thanks for the inspiration!

Pam MacKay said...

Love your slimline card it is perfect for showcasing the sweet little mice!

Joanne said...

Adorable Jeanne. Such a fun card. I love all the pretty colors.

Janja said...

Very cute card!