Cardmaking, Die Cutting, EBE by Brandi Kincaid, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen, Uncategorized

How to use A2 Stamps & Dies to make a trendy Slimline Card

Love the look of trendy slimline cards but don’t have any specialized supplies? Design Ambassador Ardyth Percy-Robb has you covered with ideas for using what you already have!

Seems like Slimline cards are all the rage right now! And why not? They’re new and modern looking, give you a ton of design space and fit into a No 10 envelope.

A slimline card is 8.5″ x 3.5″ which means you need to start with a piece of cardstock that is 8.5″ x7″ and then score and fold at 3.5″. If your scoring board is too small (like my Scor Buddy), then you can score down the 3.5″ line as far as possible, then turn the cardstock around and score from the other edge.

To stamp a background on my cardbase, I used my original-sized MISTI. If you only have a mini-MISTI, you can use it, but one end of your card will have to overhang the door. Just don’t push down too hard on the door there, or you may get a crease.

I lined up the Essentials by Ellen Striped Background at the top of my MISTI and stamped it onto the cardbase with Versafine Onyx ink.

To stamp the other end, I turned the cardbase around, and let the bottom hang over the bottom edge of the MISTI before stamping it again to complete the pattern.

I don’t have any slimline-specific dies, so I grabbed the stitched rectangle dies from the EBE Two-In-One Box set. The larger ones are 3.25″ on one side, so they are the perfect size for layering on my cardbase.

I blended ink onto the 3 smallest stitched rectangles for a pop of colour; the rest of the card will be black and white.

I played with different arrangements of the stitched rectangles until I was happy. I love how the 3 smallest rectangles fit ‘sideways’ to fill some space and add visual interest.

I finished the card with some new and older EBE products – Lucky stamp and die, Classic Block Alphabet, Mini Voices in my Head, Voices in my Head Vol. 3 and Confetti Hugs and Kisses.

What supplies do you have that can work on a different card format?


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  • Reply julieP August 21, 2020 at 7:07 am

    Ardyth this is fabulous!!!

  • Reply Lagene August 22, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Great tips to use other dies to create slimline cards!

    • Reply Ardyth Percy-Robb August 22, 2020 at 9:31 am

      Thanks so much! I love getting more from supplies I already have!

  • Reply Maria August 27, 2020 at 3:32 am

    Really like the slim line cards , just ordered a Misti and looking forward to using it!

    • Reply Ardyth Percy-Robb August 27, 2020 at 6:54 am

      Oh wow! You will love it! It is a game-changing card-saver!

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