Hi my fellow crafters! Happy Friday! Today I am sharing how to make a traditional, or "popular" slimline card. I've made a mini slimline card before, but felt inspired with all the snow around (and some cute snowman coasters in my kitchen) to create a snowman card, and the slimline was the perfect size for this! Check out my full process video below, showing all the steps I took to bring this card to life.
First, the technical stuff. For this size I created, (Popular Slimline) I started with an 8.5 x 11.25 sized paper. This made it simple because all I had to do was trim down the longer side to 7 inches. Then, you have a base (8.5 x7) which you will score at 3.5 inches. I decided on this size, instead of the "traditional slimline" because the measuring was just a little bit easier. Below is a description of each of the different types of slimline sizes, including what size envelope you need, you can pick what works best for your project!
I knew I wanted to create a shaker element for this card, and I used the bottom circle of the snowman to do this. I used my Circle Dies from Catherine Pooler and cut out a frame and then cut another circle with some acetate. If you'd like a full tutorial on how to create a shaker card, I have that in a full blog post here. I used some fun WOW sparkling sugar for the inside of his "belly". I felt this best represented snow.
I used some unsuspecting materials in this card, for example, the snowman's buttons are in fact some black sequins I have from a Halloween sequin mix from Picket Fence Studio! I also used my 1/16 inch hole punch to punch out some black cardstock to create that perfect smile, and a larger sized hole punch for his eyes.
I decided to do his face and body in watercolor paper, I used some Mandarin Spice for his carrot nose and watercolored that on, and then lined my middle circle with some glue & then dipped it in some more of those sequins to add more of a snowy effect. I used one of my FREE printable holiday sheets with our Card Sentiment Dies to add this lovely sentiment onto the front of my card.
For the background I cut out some Snowflake Die cuts to adhere to my background, which is a fun technique I've been using more and more on my cards. I also used some Over Coffee Ink on some scrap white paper to create the sticks for some arms for my snowman. The finishing touch was some adorable plaid washi tape on the hat and as a scarf accessory, which I feel pulled it all together!
As for the inside, I had some snowflake patterned paper and used that to cover the entire inside of my card as a base. I then cut out a small base for the right side of my card in white cardstock and did a big strip of the washi tape to coordinate with the front of my card. I used a "Merry Christmas" stamp from my stash and used the Card Sentiment Dies (same I used on the front of my card) to cut out this sentiment. I then added these adorable snowman 'sequins!' I received these as a gift, and was also inspired by them as well, and although they didn't go with the front of my card, I knew that little pop of red was perfect for the inside of my card.
What do you think of this slimline snowman card?? Have you ever been inspired by home decor to create a card or scrapbook design? I hope you loved this! Have a happy, snowy weekend.
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