If you’ve been around the card making world lately, you might have noticed a new style of card, called the Slimline Card. This card is unique in it’s shape, which is 3.5″ x 8.5″. It’s a long, slim card.
This shape of card raises some interesting design challenges. Everything needs to be under a certain height, if you’re making a horizontal card. Or it needs to be under a certain width, if you’re making a vertical card. It can be a challenge to get everything you want on the card within the size limitations, specially if you’re not used to this size card. I wanted all my trees grouped tightly together, but their shape doesn’t really lend to that. So I used two layers of pop dots on the outside two trees so they would layer nicely over the top the center tree.
For today’s card, I wanted to keep it relatively clean and simple since this was one of my first attempts at this style. This card uses the stamp set Tree Angle which coordinates with our stitched triangle dies. I love all the white space around the grouping of trees. It really helps you focus on the “Joy”.
And here’s a tip when you want to glue down really thin die cuts like Joy, use our adhesive sheets! Cut enough card stock for whatever you’re die-cutting and apply it to the adhesive sheet. Then run it through your die cut machine and now your “Joy” is essentially a sticker.
I do have to confess that this is actually my second Slimline card. I made my first one a few weeks ago while I was playing in my studio. I’ll be sharing that card on Wednesday, in another round of the New at SU Blog Hop. Our Hop goes live at 1:00 pm PST, be sure to check back on Wednesday to see all the fabulous projects we have for you.