Hello Friends and welcome back to my blog!
SO happy you've stopped by today!
I'm telling you . . . I'm having so much fun with these slimline styled cards!
Over the weekend I was playing with some new & old stencils, creating background panels for this style of card and I will finish the fronts/insides as I go along.
What do you think??
Aren't they awesome?
The stencils I have used are all Tim Holtz stencils. And, my mind is running wild with ideas for each & every one of them. Now keep in mind, these particular stencils are NOT QUITE long enough to cover the entire panel but if you're careful, after you do the entire stencil once, you can adjust the stencil on your working panel and finish it to the end. Just takes a little extra time & effort but the results are well worth it!
OR if you notice on the Birch Tree stenciled card, I simply sponged green oxide ink on the extra space to create a grassy area under the trees. Use your imagination ... it's fun!!
Most of my Tim Holtz Stencils were purchased through the Dies R Us store. They have a ton of stencils by various companies ... be sure to pop over and check them out for yourself.
Here's one I completed using just a portion of a Clear Scraps 6x6 'Party' stencil for the bottom portion of my slimline card. Leaving room at the top for my birthday sentiment.
I've used various TH oxide distress inks & sponge daubers for my coloring.
The BIRTHDAY panel comes from the Poppystamps 'Jumbled Happy Birthday' die and since the word Happy was too large, I grabbed a smaller 'happy' word from an older Impression Obsession word set I had in my stash.
I die cut the sentiment from a colorful panel I had in my stash from a previous project that was created using various oxide distress inks. There was just enough left for the word and it ties in perfectly!
As time goes by I will share the finished cards using these fun stenciled backgrounds!
If you haven't yet tried these slimline cards, give it a whirl.
Here are the easiest dimensions I've found:
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 7" (scored at 3 1/2") creating a card base 8 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Matting Panel - 8 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Background Panel - 8" x 3"
These slimline cards fit in your everyday Legal sized envelope ... no need to look for special envelopes!
Well there you have it!
That's it for me today ... short & sweet!
Hope you enjoyed it!
As always . . .