Friday, November 11, 2022


I thought I would try a slim line card today.  I don't do many of these because frankly, I feel very challenged to come up with a layout for a slimline card.  However, I found some great inspiration in the July - Dec 2022 Mini Catalog.  I totally CASEd (Copy and Share Everything) the card on page 33 of the Mini Catalog.

I think my proportions are a bit different than the CASEd card (longer and narrower), but I wanted to use the Slimline Envelopes that I bought quite some time ago but have never got around to using.  

My card base is made from Basic Black cardstock.  I then added a White Glimmer Paper layer, and the top layer is also Basic Black cardstock.  The top layer of Basic Black cardstock was die cut several times with the scattered dots circular die from Labels Aglow Dies.  When the die cut Basic Black is adhered over the White Glimmer paper, all the little dot cutouts shimmer like tiny little white lights.  Oh, so pretty!

My dots on the card front are cut from White Glimmer Paper and the Black/White/Silver choice from Metallic & Shimmer Specialty Paper, both from the current Mini.  If you haven't noticed this Metallic & Shimmer Paper, you should check it out.  It is really pretty paper, but I have a feeling that many have overlooked it as I have not seen it showing up very often.

I used the circle die from Labels Aglow Dies to die cut all of my dots.  I didn't know exactly how many I was going to need so I just started die cutting.  (Keep reading to see what I did with all my leftovers.)

It was a lot of fun to start layering the dots on the card front, and I love how it turned out.  This card is going to someone that I know loves abstract and graphic design, as it is definitely not a traditional Christmas card.  In fact, I think it would be perfect for many occasions.

Even the let your heart be light sentiment could be used for someone that needs a little encouragement.  To highlight the sentiment, I put a loop of Silver Mesh Ribbon behind the circles.  It adds a little more shimmer, but is so light and transparent, that it takes nothing away from all the glittery dots.  However, it adds just a little something to draw your eye to the sentiment.  Before I added the Mesh Ribbon, my sentiment felt lost within the other dots.

Because I had die cut so many dots, I had plenty of leftovers to decorate the inside of the card and the envelope.

The inside sentiment, stamped with Black Memento Ink, is also from the Brightest Glow sentiment stamp set.  

What do you think of my attempt at a slim line card?  It was definitely a journey out of my comfort zone, but the final design definitely speaks to a style that I love -- black, white and with graphic shapes!

If you would like a tutorial with more details on how I made this card, you can download a copy at this link.

For more information on the products I used, please refer to the product list below.

Product List

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