May 18, 2022

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Slim Sayings Masculine Slimline Card

We have a great blog hop for you this month. Our April Paper Crafting Blog Hop theme is masculine (often the most neglected type of product). However, you will see there are so many fun projects and design styles from this group of talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the globe. Be sure to stop at each of our blogs to see each one! You may have arrived from Annette's blog. Did you love her project?

Slim Card Chevrons With a Masculine Twist

This month's blog theme gave me the perfect opportunity to create a card for my sweet and helpful husband. With our anniversary coming up, I decided to create a card that would show him how much I appreciate him. I decided to use the SLIM SAYINGS bundle with the chevron die in the SLIM CARD dies included in this bundle. And since he is a big nature lover, I brought in my PEACEFUL DEER stamp set which has some great pine trees. (You can use those Christmas themed stamp sets for more than just Christmas)! 

For my focal image: 

  • I created a ink blended background. First I taped off a masked border (be sure to use low tack tape or masking paper) on the Basic White cardstock and then used Pool Party ink and Blending Brush---concentrating more ink around the edges than the middle. 
  • I stamped my sentiment onto the blended background with Tuxedo Black Momento ink. 
  • For the pine trees I took 2 of the pine tree stamps and placed them next to each other on the clear block to stamp them together (one of the great benefits of photopolymer stamps). TIP: Stamp solid images using the Stampin' Pierce Mat to get the best stamped image results. 
  • Then I fussy cut the Evening Evergreen stamped pine trees using my Paper Snips Scissors. 
  • Lastly, I added some of the Classic Matte Dots in the Basic White color for a little extra embellishment. 

I am really enjoying the fun background that the SLIM CARD dies creates. I will be very sad when it retires with the Jan-June 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. So if you like this look too, be sure to order it right away!

Here's some more samples using these great SLIM CARD dies. And they are so easy to put together when you use the Adhesive Sheets! I always cut the die in at least 2 different cardstock colors and then make 2 different cards with the pieces. (Look closely and you will notice that my sample for this Paper Crafting Blog Hop uses pieces left over from my "Hello" card shown below. I just changed the card base color from Basic White to Evening Evergreen for a very different look).

Want to see how to easy it is to piece together the elements from the SLIM CARD die cuts? Watch my YouTube video that was done "live" for the latest Global SU Share Fair Facebook group!

I really hope you have enjoyed my project. Post comments, or questions, in the comments section below. I love seeing your posts!

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Thanks for hopping with us this month. Now click on the "Next Blog" image to zoom to Tracy's blog to see another fantastic project!

Joy 🌷

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Here's the list of hoppers just in case you get off the trail... 🐇

Shirley Merker

Julia Mazur

Annette McMillan

Joy Nelson  YOU ARE HERE

Tracy Held

Terri Stewart

Julia Quinn

Krissi Hannahs

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    1. Replies
      1. Thanks! I'm a big fan of monochromatic as you can see. 😀

    2. Love what you've done with these fun dies and adapted the Deer stamp set to the occasion. Fantastic card Joy.

      1. It's great when you can do mash ups with stamp sets!

    3. totally amazing. Love the geometric with the sponging and trees - lovely colours too.

      1. I thought the geometric worked out well for this card too. I'm in love with the Slim Card dies at the moment.

    4. I love everything about your card. Great job

    5. Love your card! I especially love your blended background piece...can't wait to try that on on one of my next cards!

      1. The blended background with the masked edges is much easier to do than I thought it was going to be.

    6. Wonderful card! I am sure your husband will love it, too. Happy anniversary! Thanks for sharing!

      1. I hope he likes it as much as we do. I think he will! Lol.

    7. I love your slimline card! Great idea for a masculine card.

    8. Very nice - I really love this!

      1. Thanks, Maureen. It translated well from my head to paper!

    9. So beautiful. Can you tell what the dimensions are for the black and white paper with the sentiment that is stamped on the pool party ink?

      1. So sorry I missed your comment until now. The color is hard to see in the picture, but the dark layer for the focal sentiment is actually Evening Evergreen cardstock and measures 2-1/2" x 4" 6.2 cm x 10 cm). The Basic White piece is 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" (5.7 cm x 9.5 cm) with 1/4" (0.6 cm) masked off on all sides.


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