Hello! Today I am sharing my very first slimline card. I have not really wanted to jump on this trend, not because I don’t like slimline cards, but because I personally prefer working on a standard A2 card. I’ve seen a lot of people make fantastic slimlines, but I thought it was time for me to try making one, since Stampendous recently came out with several stamps in this long, skinny format.
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I made a bunch of Gel Press monoprints on a recent FB Live (you can catch the replay HERE), and this was one that I made with alcohol inks. I really loved the subtle design in the background of this one, so I decided to use it with Stampendous’ Slim Cling Vintage Border stamp.
I stamped the Vintage Border with VersaMark ink and embossed it with Clear Bark embossing Powder. I like how open this stamp is, so it allows a lot of my background to really show through. I wanted more texture, so I sprinkled on some Aged Spice Frantage Embossing Enamel in a few spots. o stamps or VersaMark ink used…just the powder. I carefully heated it from below to create some puddles and trails of texture. Because the Frantage collection has an assortment of powders within each jar, you get a varying range of color and texture each time you use it.
I was really happy with how this looked, so I decided to use the Aged Marine on the border of my brown card base. I also applied quite a bit of it to just a piece of white cardstock, just slightly bigger than the “hello” die I chose to use. Once the puddle cooled, I die cut it. I needed to run it through my machine a few times because the powder is so thick, but when it was done, it looked like a metal embellishment. To keep it from getting lost in the background I die cut the word out of the same brown as my card base, and adhered it slightly offset from the embossed layer.
There is so much fabulous texture and shine on this card. I love the different colors that are peeking through the monoprint, and the Frantage embossing powders really step this card up. It’s grungy and fabulous. Please visit the Stampendous Blog to see more wonderful projects from the Design Team. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!