20 posts categorized "Slimline Card"

by Candice Crawford


Hey there crafters, Candice here on the blog today sharing a slimline Halloween card using a few new products from Poppystamps. Slimline cards are a lot of fun to make and they are pretty easy too. 


Today's card is using the new Ghost die from the new Halloween Assemblage die set along with the Boo sentiment from the new Boo Poe Script die. I die cut the ghost three times from white cardstock and the sentiment was die cut six times in two. Three times from white cardstock and three times from black cardstock. I then layered the black cardstock on top of the white cardstock with liquid glue slightly off center to create a shadow for the sentiment. 


For the background of my card, I used my Distress Oxide Ink in Black shoot along with a blending brush to create a spooky cloudy night sky. I then used a black Sharpie marker and drew freehand a few bats to my background scene. 


Next I adhered the die cut ghosts to the card with some 3m foam tape. Lastly I added the layered Boo sentiments to the card with some liquid adhesive. I really liked how my card came together. I tend to gravitate more towards cutesy Halloween cards, more so than spooky and scary halloween cards. I categorized this card as "cutesy" Halloween.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you enjoyed this card share and found inspiration. Unit next time crafters, happy crafting. 

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If The Shoe Fits Part Deux
by Nancy Penir


Fall Greetings, Poppy friends, and welcome to my second post using the fabulously vampy Witch's Shoe. This. time perched as a cake topper. Still plenty of bling of course, and using every bit of a slimline length.


The card is 3 1/2 x 8" and I added strips of background color just a wee bit smaller so I'd have a white frame.


My pumpkin  is first backed by yellow, then again in dark green. I then gave it a coat of Glossy Accents.


If you're looking for glitter paper cardstock, head on over to Memory Box and check out all the paper pads they have for you.

I suggest you get as many as you can, the holidays are right around the corner! (No pressure, LOL)


The flowers got a spray of shimmer for added sparkle.

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Couldn't resist creating a matching envelope for my slimline Halloween card.

Hope you enjoyed this post today, and are inspired to play with some of fun new die sets in the Poppystamps store!

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Twisted Houses Slimline
by Janet Katz

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I love autumn and Halloween and almost everything that goes with them (with the possible exception of gory slasher movies). So when I received the 2022 Poppystamps Halloween release in the mail, I was thrilled to see so many autumn and Halloween dies. What caught my eye first was the Twisted Houses die set. One die cuts out four houses. I immediately had the idea for this haunted neighborhood spread out over a slimline card.
I started with the flatter side of a piece of watercolor paper. I put four drops of gray reinker into a tiny mister along with some water. I spritzed the paper several times and dried with a heat tool. I punched a 2” circle from masking paper. I adhered it down to serve as my moon and then, using foam blenders (1 per color), I blended Distress Oxides in Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot to create the night sky.
I removed the mask and gently inked the edge of the moon with a dab of Scattered Straw Distress Oxide. I replaced the mask and spritzed and splattered the page with water, dabbing up the water and drying it to make it look spotty. Finally, I cut the piece to 8.25” x 3.25” and mounted it to a deep purple cardbase. My background was done.
Next, I took a piece of black card stock and penciled on a curvy line to serve as hills. I cut along the line and used both halves of the paper and attached them to the card front. The top one I popped up using foam adhesive. Next, using the following dies, I cut out all the elements for my spooky scene:
I backed all the houses with a small piece of bright yellow card stock to serve as light in the windows. The largest house I popped up with foam adhesive. I threw in some glittery pumpkins using Memory Box Glitzy Glitter Pad because what is Halloween without pumpkins? Finally, I glued everything in place, including the BOO which I cut from the same  glittered card stock.
Stay tuned for more Halloween and autumn makes. I just love this time of year!! If you'd like to see a 1-minute process video of how I made this, check out my reel at @tinypaperblossom on Instagram. 

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Stained Glass Butterflies
by Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends. Candice here on the blog with a colorful and creative card share. Today's card features the new Stained Glass Butterfly collage die from the latest Poppystamps release.


I created the card by first die cutting the butteflies from a slimline piece of black cardstock. The die cuts one cluster of butterflies. So once I die cut the first cluster from the top of the card front, I die cut the butterflies again at the bottom of the card front panel. 


Next, I took the same size slimline panel in white cardstock and blended some distress inks onto the panel in rainbow order. I did not bother to blend the colors completely for a smooth look.


Then I adhered the black die cut panel of butterflied onto the rainbow blended cardstock with liquid glue. The rainbow butterflies immediately come to life once the black cardstock is adhered. 


Next I foiled the sentiment Thinking of you with some silver foil paper and my Go Press and Foil machine. The sentiment comes from the new You Are Amazing Poe Script Grettings Foil and Cut die set. I also die cut a few butterflies from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set from Gold Mirror cardstock and adhered the butterflies to the card with some liquid adhesive. The sentiment was popped up on 3M foam tape.  

Lastly,  I used my white craft paint  and a pain brust to add splatters to the card panel for added interest. I think today's card came out absolutely stunning. I hope you have enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. Until next time happy crafting! 

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A Sweet Ice Cream Slimline
by Janet Katz

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One of my favorite treats in the summer (and the rest of the year) is ice cream. The Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone die is full of great etched detail as well as a cute stitched look on the edges. It cries out for a slimline card to stack up the scoops.
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I knew I wanted to incorporate watercolor, so I used watercolor paper and colored five pieces using watercolor brush markers in 5 different turquoise and teal shades. I did some blending of a darker shade on the bottom of each piece. Lastly, I colored a piece the shade of a delicious sugar cone. I used the die set and cut my five scoops and one cone. To finish the look of the ice cream, I used a white gel pen to add a highlight to each scoop. Next, I took a 3" x 8" piece of white cardstock and lightly flicked on some of the same turquoise watercolor from two of the pens (I added water to the pen color first). Then I adhered my cone and all five scoops with foam adhesive onto the splattered card panel. I mounted this to a 3.25" x 8.25" piece of teal cardstock and then adhered this to a 3.5" x 8.5" card base. 
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I stamped the Cone-gratulations sentiment from the Life is Sweet stamp set in black onto a slip of white cardstock and cut each end at an angle. I adhered that to the cone. For the final flourish, I adhered some iridescent and turquoise sequins. I think a sweet, great nephew of mine will like this for his birthday.
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Three Window Unicorn Card
by Janet Katz

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The Poppystamps Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit is amazingly flexible. It has 2 unicorns with 3 different manes, horns, wings, a heart, stars, a rainbow, clouds. It's like if Lucky Charms cereal was a die kit (and a set of stamps)! I love slimline cards. I use the 3.5 x 8.5" card as my slimline measurements.  I started by cutting out one rainbow in toned-down shades of cardstock. The rainbow die simply cuts 6 rainbow-shaped stripes, so there is still a need to glue the stripes down side by side to either your main card, or to another piece of small cardstock. This last one is what I did. I promptly cut my rainbow in half to use in 2 different windows.
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Next, I used a circle punch to punch three 2" holes in a piece of heavy white cardstock. Then I chose 3 pieces of blue cardstock for the sky backgrounds and punched out one 2.5" circle from each of them. Next, I used almost all the dies in the kit to cut 3 unicorns, 4 clouds, a moon and 3 stars.
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I played around with the different scenes I could create inside and outside the windows. When I'd made my decisions, I glued the three blue 2.5" circles I punched out onto the card front. I used the panel with the three circle windows to guide me in what I put where. I glued the background "scenes" directly onto the blue circles. Next, I glued the foreground pieces, like the unicorns, the moon and 1 cloud onto the front of the white panel. My unicorns had glittery white wings and horns, and manes I colored with a pale purple marker. Finally, I used foam adhesive to pop up the front panel onto the decorated card. My last move was to heat emboss the sentiment onto black cardstock with white embossing powder and glue it to the card front.
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Have you made a slimline card lately? If you haven't tried the format yet, I highly recommend it. And so do my unicorns.

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