Want to make slimline cards to die for? Then you’re going to want to pick up the new Slim Card Dies from Stampin’ Up! These dies make it so easy to have your slimline cards stand out from a regular card!
Bold and intricate designs are a breeze when you can run them through your die cutting machine! You can get them here.
Let’s take a closer peek at today’s amazing card.
I was playing a lot with vellum lately for our Stamping Staycation retreat and wanted to try out my brand new Slim Card Dies. This was the very first card I came up with.
You all know how much I love the black and white cards, especially with a pop of bright pink! So I paired some of the In Color Shimmer Vellum with the Pattern Party DSP and some ribbon for a knock out card!
Here’s what the dies look like.
Take a look at the other card I made with my In Color Shimmer vellum.
I’ve used the new Slimline Envelopes from page 53 of the JJ Mini Catalogue. With the lovely decorate insert, they were quick and easy to address and get into the mail!
Which one is your favourite?
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I’ll tell you a few hints for using the dies with vellum, and my designs in particular.
Slimline Cards to Die For
A Few Hints for the Slim Card Dies and Vellum
- Vellum is plastic-y: Run the die through your die cutting machine forward and back, then carefully turn it over and run through again. Vellum is a bit sturdier than cardstock so needs this extra step to cut out the vellum completely.
- Applying adhesive: Use a new sponge with liquid glue and dab it all over the back of the vellum to adhere.
- Add embellishments: If you get a bit too heavy handed with your glue and it shows through the vellum, use embellishments to hide it!
- Making it pop: Choose a colour in behind the vellum so it stands out, especially with the “white’ vellum.
Here are a few hints to make the black and white one:
- I found this die was more susceptible to tearing as the lines are so narrow. You have to be patient.
- Very carefully dab your glue on as the entire piece is quite delicate.
- If any of the vellum isn’t adhered, use the pointy end of your Take Your Pick Tool and pick up a very little bit of liquid glue to dab on the underside of the vellum then hold in place until adhered.
- Only cut a couple of the coloured inserts (unless you want an entire coloured vellum layer like the second card I made) so you don’t waste vellum.
I love how the Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink inserts really stand out against the black!
I have a couple tips for this one too:
- This die was a little easier to work with as the lines are thicker, so it’s the first one I would start with if I were to do it again!
- I ran this die through partially as well on plain vellum cardstock so I could get the inserts. Then I sponged on Smoky Slate ink and ran them through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder so they would stand out.
- It was easier to dab the glue on with my sponge here and if I missed anywhere, I could easier put a dot as glue doesn’t show through the coloured vellum as easily as the plain.
I played with a few ideas from my greeting and settled on the new hexagons in the Beautiful Shapes Dies. Such a clean and geometric look!
The greetings come from the Special Moments stamp set, available free until February 28th as a Sale-a-Bration item!
I sent off both these cards to close friends and I hope they love them as much I do!
Make Your Slimline Cards Stand Out!
To see all the supplies I used for both these cards, a simple click here allows you to pin, print or order what I used.
Make sure you finish off the inside of your cards too! Little pieces that you might think should go into the garbage make a great final touch!
I hope you enjoyed these slimline cards to die for and you’ll make up a few that are full of shimmer and polish for the special people in your life!