Hello and welcome to another weekly boost of creative ideas for your cardmaking skills! My routine hasn't changed much for the last four months. My daily routine, after I stumble out of bed, is to get a cup of coffee. Then I carry that cup to my computer and check my email. By then, it's been an hour. I look at that cup of coffee, and it's gone! I must have finished it, but I am not sure! Then, I go for my daily walk. So I decided to change it up. I went for that walk first and enjoyed the scenery and the quiet and the cool morning, and planned my day. Then I had my coffee outside on the patio. I sure enjoyed that cup. Still, plenty of time to get to those emails! It was a good change for me.
You may want to make a change in your routine like I did or why not try something new in your crafting space? Knowing how rare these kinds of cards are, here's my challenge for this week!
HOW TO PLAY: I challenge you to do a slimline card. I know that you have seen them out there, so let's do one here. This style is long and skinny and can fit in a business-sized envelope. So, get creating and once you are done, don't forget to link it up using the linky below. Every entry is one shot at winning a $25 code to the Power Poppy Shop!
On to my creation!
On to my creation!
My card measures 3-3/4" by 7". This isn't the standard size, you can make yours larger if you wish. Just make sure the finished card appears long and skinny. I used Power Poppy's stamp set Glistening Paperwhites -- both the clear stamp set and the digi (called Paperwhites & Juniper) are on sale! My image is colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils and I did a pointillism design around the image to bring it forward. The card base is Gina K Designs in Wild Wisteria and a panel of silver and then the image panel. I added some Glossy Accents to the berries as well.
This card fits easily into a regular business envelope after cutting off one inch on both sides. Then I used 1/4 score tape to seal it off the sides that I cut. I kind of like the blue inside of the envelope.
Don't forget to complete the inside! Here, I just repeated the layering panels and stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set. Added the flower, masked it off, and stamped the branches with berries.
You don't have to finish off the inside to qualify in the challenge. It's just a fun idea!
So, let's see you take it "slim" and make a slimline card this week. They are fun and just like those money cards you can find at Hallmark, a creation like this might come in handy for gift giving. Speaking of gift-giving, if you are the lucky name drawn at the end of the month like I said, you could win a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! What a fun way to win a shopping trip.
Until next time!