Tuesday, August 11, 2020

A Slimline Card and Envelope with Peaceful Boughs

 Slimline cards are all the rage right now so today I thought I'd try my hand at it.  I love this style of card!  It's such a pleasant change from A2 cards.

This card will fit into a business envelope, but if you're anything like me you'll want to make your own - and it doesn't need the envelope punch board.

Card Base:  Soft Suede card stock 7 by 9" scored on the 7" side at 3 1/2".  Fold on score line and burnish with a bone folder
  • Very Vanilla 8 3/4 by 3 1/4" (2  pieces - one for outside; one for inside
  • Poinsettia Place DSP 8 3/4 by 3 1/4" cut into 2 triangles.  Adhere one triangle onto the Very Vanilla layer.  Cut a 1/8" piece of Soft Suede card stock and adhere to edge of DSP.  Add to Very Vanilla layer  then adhere to card base.
  • Old Olive - die cut pine branch - large one for outside; small one for inside
  • Soft Suede scraps - die cut 3 pine cone bases
  • Crumb Cake - die 3 intricate pine cones and adhere to cone bases then adhere to pine branches..
  • Very Vanilla 3 1/2 by 2 1/2" for sentiment
  • Soft Suede 3 3/4 by 2 3/4" to mat sentiment.  Add to card front

  • Stamp sentiment first with Versa Mark ink and then Soft Suede ink on 3 1/2 by 2 1/2" of Very Vanilla card stock.  Add clear embossing powder and heat with embossing tool.
  • Beautiful Boughs die
  • Dazzling Diamonds - add to pine cones
  • 3/8" Old Olive ribbon
  • Clear Embossing powder
There are several tutorials on how to make the envelope for this slim line card.  The one I used is here

I used some retired envelope paper from Stampin Up but coordinating DSP could be used.  The envelope paper was cut to 8 1/2 by 11".

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