As always, I’m very excited that today is Friday and that another weekend of crafting is upon us. Today I wanted to share a couple of mini slimline cards that I made recently with a few new-to-my-stash goodies, including a gorgeous hot foil plate. (It truly has my clean and simple design-loving heart!) If you’re in the mood for some die cutting, these berry branch mini slimline cards are for you.
To start things off, I created 2 white panels trimmed a little smaller than my mini slimline card bases. I used the Pinkfresh Studio Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle for this, which I love because it comes with an assortment of frames including the plain and diagonal-line edged one you see in the photo above. I used The Stamp Market Simple Stripes hot foil plate on the plain-edged piece, along with some gold foil to add some subtle background shine. For the card with the three vertical circles, I cut those with a simple circle die.
With the background panels good to go, it was time for some mega die cutting with The Stamp Market Berry Branches die – specifically, the smaller one in the set of two. I used an assortment of teal/turquoise, yellow and pink cardstock to create about a bajillion berry branches (ok not really, but it was a lot – I had heaps of extras leftover!) then began to arrange them on my cards – climbing upward on one, and popping through the circle windows on the other.
Moving on to the sentiments, I embossed ‘for you’ and ‘thanks’ from the Gorgeous Greetings stamp set in gold embossing powder, then heat set them and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. This is truly one of the sentiment sets that I reach for most, and I’m sure I’ve got it down to pennies per use now!
To ensure that the sentiments stood out against the botanical background elements, I used skinny adhesive foam strips to pop them forward. I covered the background panels with foam tape, mounted them on my card bases, and that was that!
I love how easy these berry branches are to incorporate on both regular A2 and mini slimline cards, and the great dimension they create while still being envelope-safe! (I still haven’t figured out a great way to mail my cards with a lot of 3D elements, but if anyone has genius solutions, I’d love to hear ’em!)
Thank you so much as always for stopping by, and I hope you have a lovely weekend!