Cardmaking, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen

How I Made My First Slimline Card

Have you made a slimline card yet? EH Design Ambassador Carly Minner just made her first one and is sharing it today!

I finally made a slimline card! What can I say, I’m a little slow with cardmaking trends, LOL!

I actually didn’t plan to make a slimline card, I started out creating a standard A2 card with my favorite, go-to card design…basically a colored circle serving as the background for my stamped images.

Here’s how my first card turned out…

I was really happy with the card but I could only fit a few of the stamped images inside the circle. And I had stamped & die cut A BUNCH because the Essentials by Ellen Merry Little Christmas and Over The River sets are so cute (and easy to color)!

So I decided a slimline card might be a fab way to use more of the stamped images! I kept the same basic design, but just increased the number of circle windows. I like to die cut a card panel to create windows and foam mount it to the card front to add extra dimension. I also often add acetate to create shakers.

To create the glittery blue backgrounds, I ink blended on the card front with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass.

Then I added a little Nuvo Glitter Drops, spread it into a thin layer with a squeegee and sprinkled on a little chunky glitter for fun đŸ˜‰

I love how it turned out! The blue background is very sparkly in real life and makes the perfect background for the sweet little holiday images.


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  • Reply conil October 23, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Looks as though you’ve been doing this size of card your whole life. What a treat for the eyes it is. Wish I could see ALL the sparkle is must have in real life. I sure this won’t be your last slimline now that you’ve mastered them

  • Reply Maureen Reiss October 23, 2020 at 9:31 am

    And it’s Gorgeous!!! Super Fun design!!!!

  • Reply mary October 23, 2020 at 9:41 am

    That’s really clever. I have both these sets so I can give it a try. Nice use of all these elements and I liked how you added some sparkle.

  • Reply donna mikasa October 26, 2020 at 2:52 am

    Well done, Carly! Love the “peek-a-boo” design and I’m looking forward to trying it out myself. And seeing more slimline cards from YOU!

  • Reply barbara lassiter November 1, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Cute idea! I am working on a scene type slimline card and was having some difficulty trying to get the design right. Now I see what to do. Clever you and thank you!

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