Hey there friends! If yesterday’s post got you excited to make some mini slimline cards, you’re in for a treat because I’ve got three more! There’s also a Pinkfresh Instagram hop happening today, but more about that in a moment. First, the cards!
My color palette was inspired by a piece of striped patterned paper from the Pinkfresh Studio Keeping it Real collection. You guys know I love a good stripe, and I was feeling very into the color combo in this collection – so much, in fact, that I used it to create mini slimline envelopes, as well as a few elements in my cards. I can assure you that very, very little went to waste!
For the first design, I used the Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle to cut a frame that would soon become a shaker window. After backing it with foam strips, I blended a background panel lightly with ink in Lemon Whip, filled the window with clear sequins, and adhered the blended panel to the back to seal them in.
Next up came the sentiment, where I used the Pinkfresh Studio Celebrate hot foil plate and some silver foil. Once I finished the foiling process, I used the coordinating Celebrate die to cut it out, along with two additional pieces in pale blue and pink to coordinate with my patterned paper. I used a glue pen to stack and adhere these on top of each other, leaving each layer a little offset so that all three colors were still visible. Finally, I used one of the dies in the Curvy Leaves die set to cut out some botanicals, which I placed underneath before adhering the sentiment to the card.
Ooh – and see that envelope behind the card? That’s actually the same piece of paper that I cut the frame from! I lined up the new Mini Slimline Envelope Die around the area I cut for the frame, ran it through my die cutting machine, and voila – had a piece of my envelope all ready to assemble! I chose to fill the gap in the middle with white so that the address information would be very clear, but you could absolutely use acetate to give the envelope a clear window.
For the second card, I used the inner rectangle that was leftover from the shaker card as the focal panel. Again using the Curvy Leaves die set, I cut a bunch of white leaves, as well as two in coral/orange cardstock. While I was at it, I also created a simple ‘hi’ with my go-to alphas, Heather’s Lower Case die set. With most of the white leaves adhered directly onto my white mini slimline card base, I saved two to layer with the colored ones, placing them on the left half of the focal panel. After adhering my sentiment, I popped the panel on some foam tape, mounted it in the middle of my card, and finished with a few clear crystals.
Last up, the rainbow card – and I think this might just be my fave of them all! I used the Color Block Rainbow die to cut a rainbow out of cardstock matching the color palette of the other cards. Before adhering the rainbow stripes, I ran the panel through my die cutting machine with two of the circles from the Mini Slimline Essentials bundle to create a window for where the sentiment would appear.
With the die cutting complete, I aligned and adhered each piece of the rainbow to the upper left corner of my trimmed white card panel with foam strips. Underneath, I layered a panel where I’d blended some Lemon Whip ink and stamped the sentiment ‘miss you so much’ from the Seamless Starburst Circles stamp set. For dimension, I backed the top white panel with foam tape before placing it over the yellow layer, then finished the card with a few clear crystals around the sentiment.
And there you have it – three coordinated mini slimline cards, mixing some older Pinkfresh faves with some of the new goodies too! If you haven’t yet entered the blog hop giveaways, you’ll find all the details in yesterday’s post. There’s also more ways to get your hands on the items in the latest release, and that’s over on Instagram!
Instagram Hop + Giveaways
There are TEN $25 gift cards up for grabs in the Instagram hop today, and all the details you’ll need to enter to win are over in my feed. Just look for the Instagram hop graphic, then hop along and get more entries by commenting on posts of the other designers. Good luck!