Saturday, July 3, 2021

Stamping With Friends Card Challenge July Blog Hop Slimline Card

 Welcome to the Stamping With Friends Card Challenge July Blog Hop and this month we have been challenged to create a Slimline card design. You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as they share their ideas and projects to help inspire you.
For my Slimline card, I chose to create a fun birthday card with some of the new stamp sets from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. I wanted it to be a clean and simple stamping design with a bit of a twist and I love how it turned out. The colors I chose are Pale Papaya, Coastal Cabana and Misty Moonlight and I add Silver embossing for the sentiment to step it up. The stamp sets I chose to use are Watercolor Shapes for the background design, Biggest Wish for the sentiments and Count On Me for the cute little penguin. It is so much fun to play with different stamp sets and create fun new designs. The wonderful thing about a Slimline card is that you have a larger area to create your design without it feeling overcrowded. 
Products Used:
Biggest Wish stamp set (item #155052) New
Count On Me stamp set (item #155647) New 
Watercolor Shapes stamp set (item #156968) New
Basic White Thick Cardstock (item #159229)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Misty Moonlight Cardstock (item #153081)
Coastal Cabana Classic Ink Pad (item #147097)
Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad (item #153118)
Pale Papaya Classic Ink Pad (item #155670) New
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555) New
Basic Black Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154843)
Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #155519) New
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154897)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)

Basic White Thick Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 7" (Scored at 3 1/2" along the 7" side)
Basic White Cardstock
Focal Layer - 8" x 3"
Stamped and fussy cut penguins from the Count On Me stamp set
Misty Moonlight Cardstock
Layer 1 - 8 1/4" x 3 1/4"

This card design is a great SIP card - stamps, inks and paper. The layers of cardstock help create dimension with the Misty Moonlight adding a frame around the focal layer that helps the stamped images pop. For the background design, I stamped the large circles with Coastal Cabana and the small circles with Pale Papaya Classic inks using the Watercolor Shapes stamp set. I love the texture that these images create. The small crosses image is from the Biggest Wish stamp set and I stamped them randomly on the background with Misty Moonlight Classic ink to complete the background design. The sentiment has been heat embossed with Silver embossing powder using the cursive "happy" sentiment and the more bold block style "Birthday" towards the center of the card design. I love how the embossing steps up the design with a bit of shimmer that works well with this color combination. The cute little penguins from the Count On Me stamp set, were creating by stamping the image twice onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I colored them with the Stampin' Blends Markers. Using Paper Snips, I fussy cut out the penguins and balloons and added Mini Stampin' Dimensionals onto the back of each piece. For placement, I stamped the penguin image twice onto the card design with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then lined up the fussy cut images and adhered them on top of each of the penguins and the balloons to add some dimension to the design. This card design works well for people of all ages and is a wonderful way to celebrate a special day. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to try creating your own Slimline cards. There are so many wonderful possibilities to explore using stamps, ink and paper to create your designs.Now it's time to visit Michelle's blog and see what wonderful projects she has to share with us. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. I hope you will enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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