Slimline Starters – Merry Christmas

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Today I have a simple embossed panel slimline card for you featuring the new Slimline Starters stamp set illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K. Designs brand new release. Unfortunately this stamp set sold out very quickly, however, Gina already has more sets on order! If you are interested in this set, be sure to click on the “Notify Me” button under the product on Gina’s website. This set is filled with elements to decorate a slimline card and coordinates with the Master Layouts 7 die set! Today I will be using the frame from this stamp set and will use the snowflake corner from the Peace Love Joy mini stamp set to decorate the sides of my panel. I also use a greeting from the Peace On Earth stamp set to complete my card. All of the stamps, dies, inks and cardstock I use on today’s card is from Gina K. Designs. Let’s get started!!

I will be doing all of my work today on my Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat.

To start I place a piece of Whisper Cardstock into my Misti Stamp Positioner and prep it with my Anti Static Powder Bag. I then choose the frame image from the Slimline Starters Stamp Set and stamp it onto the cardstock using Versamark Ink. I add Silver Embossing Powder and heat set with my Heat Tool. *This is a large image with a lot of empty space in the middle, to avoid getting ink on the center of the stamp I use the edge of my ink pad to ink up around the frame image.

Taking the large stitched die from the Master Layouts 7 Die Set, I line it up around my embossed image and hold it into place using Easy See Tape and run them through my Big Shot Die Cut Machine. I now have a die cut panel with an even embossed frame that fits just inside the stitched edges.

Next, I place my embossed panel into my MISTI and prep it with my Anti Static Powder Bag. I then choose an image from the Peace On Earth Stamp Set and center it onto my panel. I stamp this image with Versamark Ink and add Silver Embossing Powder then heat set it with my Heat Tool.

Now it’s time to stamp the sides of my panel. I add a small amount of Adhesive Dot Runner to the back of the panel then place it into the center of my MISTI, pressing down to temporarily adhere it onto the mat. I then prep the top and bottom of the panel with my Anti Static Powder Bag. I also tap the bag of powder around both ends onto the black mat a bit as this will help to create a powder frame for me to line the panel back up when I stamp the other end.

To mask off the area where I will be stamping I add post it notes around all three sides right at the edge of my previously embossed lines. I then choose an image from the Peace Love Joy Mini Stamp Set and stamp it onto the panel using Versamark Ink. I remove the post it notes then add Silver Embossing Powder over the image and heat set with my Heat Tool.

You can see in the first photo the outline of where my panel was previously placed. Now, I turn the panel around to the other end and place it over the outline. I again place the post it notes around the three sides just covering the embossed lines then ink up my stamp with Versamark Ink and stamp it onto the panel. I remove the post it notes and add Silver Embossing Powder then heat set with my Heat Tool.

To add a little shading to my panel, I use my Mini Blending Brush and blend Soft Stone Ink over the snowflakes and fade out towards the greeting. I also blend just above and below the greeting giving the center a bit of a highlighted look. To avoid getting ink outside of the embossed framed area I lay a post it note to cover the areas I am blending. Taking the largest layering die from the Master Layouts 7 Die Set I cut out of Red Velvet Cardstock, running them through my Big Shot. Using Terrific Tape I adhere the two panels together.

Next, I place a 6 1/4″ x 6 1/2″ piece of Whisper Cardstock into my Scor Buddy and score it at 3 1/4″ creating my card base. To give some dimension I add Foam Squares to the back of the panel then mount it onto my card base.

Using my Jewel Picker I add Dazzling Diamond Rhinestones to the larger snowflakes using Liquid Glue and this completes my card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card! I really love the look of the red cardstock paired with Whisper cardstock, it is a great color combination. The colors along with the hand-lettered greeting reminds me a bit of old time Christmas. Whisper really is a beautiful cardstock color that I don’t use nearly enough!! This slimline design is a great size that holds dollar bills perfectly for gift giving. I hope you find some time to create this weekend, I plan on spending some time in my craft room to move things around and get some organizing done as I FINALLY purchased some storage pieces! Happy Crafting!!

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Happy Stamping and God Bless!!
Jeannie

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