Saturday, October 23, 2021

Two Slimline Christmas Cards

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

IT'S NEW RELEASE TIME! The new Christmas dies are in the online store with 40 new designs and they are on a limited time sale at 30% off. And, Christmas Part 2 has just been released. For a limited time you can save 55% off the bundle or 30% off individual dies. 

It's not too soon to get started on your Christmas cards. And, I am usually looking for a way to get a few cards done quickly. Using two of the new designs I am presenting a way to make two easy slimline cards by using designer paper and also with ink blending.   

In the Christmas release there are 4 new slimline designs. For your viewing pleasure, I am featuring the Night Before Christmas Slimline and the Winter Scene Slimline.  So let's get started with some details of how I created my cards. 

Design Steps:

For this card, I decided to create an ink blended background. It's another way to add the "wow" effect to a card.  I used a blending brush an ink daubers along with chipped sapphire, navy,  seedless preserves, grape, wild honey and spiced marmalade inks for the blending. I used Bristol smooth cardstock for this layer. I really like the way it takes ink. 
Then I used some white acrylic paint mixed with a bit of water and splashed the background for a starry look. I added a few stars cut from white cardstock for a bit more interest. 
Next, I cut the Winter Scene Slimline die in white cardstock. I added some pale yellow cardstock behind the windows to project a warm glow. I also sponged the moon with a bit of wild honey ink. For the sentiment on this card, I decided to stamp directly on the snow bank in navy ink. 
Now I am ready for card assembly.  I attached the winter scene image with double sided tape. I decided to add some layers to this card. I used navy cardstock and then the card base is a sugarplum shade. I thought it coordinated with the purple inks I used.
Sugarplum card base: 9 1/4" x 3 3/4"
Navy blue layer: 9 1/8" x 3 5/8"
Image panel: 9" x 3 1/2"

To finish off my card I added some wink of stella to all the stars and trees. This one would be easy to create multiples of and each ink blended background would look just a bit different. 

Now onto card #2.

Since I had the dies in mind I was going to use, I looked through my designer paper for something with a nighttime sky. I found this one that I thought would work perfectly with the Night Before Christmas die. 
white card base: 9" x 3 1/2"
designer paper layer: 9" x 3 1/2"
Next, I cut the image from white cardstock. 
I decided I wanted a moon in this night sky so I used a 1" punch and cut one from designer paper. The paper was a lighter blue and I sponged navy ink around the edge to bring out the lighter shade. Then I stamped my ho-ho-ho sentiment. 
After I assembled the card I didn't like this moon so I cut one from white cardstock and sponged 2 shades of yellow ink. 
Now that my card elements are prepared, I am ready to start card assembly. I attached the designer paper to the card base with double sided tape.  
My image is next and I used a combo of double sided tape and dimensional adhesive for Santa and reindeer. I changed the moon and sponged a couple of shades of yellow ink and then stamped the sentiment. I used the 2nd largest stitched circle die for the moon.  

I also placed some of the white pieces back into the die using the inlay technique. To get the yellow light in the windows, I cut small pieces of yellow cardstock and glued them to the back of the panel. This method was a bit easier than laying in all the individual pieces. 
Well, that's it for me for this post. I hope I have given you a couple of ideas for ways to use the new Slimline images. This is another card that I think would be quite easy to create multiples of. See you next Saturday.  

dies I used to create cards:


Pam MacKay said...

Beautiful pair of cards Mary

Joanne said...

Beautiful cards Mary! I love the background.