Valentine Slimline Cards with Clear Scraps
January 19, 2021
Hello everyone! It's Jennifer on the blog today sharing some fun, easy slimline cards I created using Clear Scraps products! Valentines Day is less than a month away so its not too early to get started on some of your own DIY cards! The slimline size is all the rage right now so I decided to incorporate them in to my project. Each card is approximately 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. I'm also going to show you the techniques I used!
For my first card, the base is white cardstock that I cut 7 x 8 1/2 inches. I used my Scor-Pal to create a fold at 3 1/2 inches. I adhered a light pink dot background as well as a scalloped border from a die.
For my focal point, I used the Banner Heart Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I painted the top piece using red chalk paint ensuring I covered all edges. For the bottom heart base, I applied Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to adhere patterned paper. I cut the excess with scissors followed by sanding the edges with my sanding tool.
Next, taking the top portion of my chipboard embellishment, I applied embossing ink to the top surface. I then added red glitter embossing powder and set with heat. I was now ready to assemble my chipboard pieces together using the Beacon 3-in-1.
Before adhering the Banner Heart Chipboard Embellishment, I stamped a sentiment onto the front of the card as well as added die cuts from the collection I used.
I also added a couple tags to the top left corner securing them with a small staple.
For my next card, I trimmed a sheet of the 12x12 Acrylic to 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 to act as the front cover of my card. I then cut a piece of white cardstock to 3 3/4 x 8 1/2, scoring at 1/2 inch to create a flap.
At the top portion of the acrylic, I secured the 4x6 Hearts Stencil using washi tape. I then applied a thin layer of modeling paste using a spatula. I did not worry about my paste being uniform as I wanted to have a bit of distressed look. Once my paste was dry, I added pink, blue, and red Distress Oxide Inks to the surface blending with a foam brush.
Here you can see the end result of the modeling paste + Distress Oxide. I love how the colors compliment each other!
I was then ready to finish assembling my card as well as add coordinating die cuts and stickers.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all Clear Scraps products I used in the shop! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock, embossing powder: American Crafts; paint: FolkArt; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; embossing ink, distress oxide inks, pigment ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; stamps: Concord & 9th; scalloped slimline die: Pinkfresh Studios; stapler, metal clip: Tim Holtz; rainbow dots: Taylored Expressions; border punch: EK Success; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread
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