Hello, hello! Today I have a slimline card to share.
To start, I cut a white card panel to 3.25 x 8.5 inches. I then used the Medium Polka Dot Stencil to create a background. I wanted to make a mixed media background, which is not my usual style. However, the new Brave Stamp Set inspired me to be brave and try something new. With a sponge, I used distress oxides in Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, and Iced Spruce. For an effortless look, I intentionally did not line up the stencil perfectly and then splattered with black and gold acrylic paint.
I chose to feature the adorable hippo and the leaves from Jungle Additions Stamp Set for this card. The stitched square that I used to stamp the sentiment onto is from Storybook 5 Dies. Dots and lines go together in design, so I added black strips using the new Simple Strips Dies. The strips are not long enough for a slimline, so I hid the edges behind the white square and other elements.
Next, I arranged the stamped images and adhered onto the card. Some are foam mounted for dimension. I wanted to create a scene to show a little hippo hiding behind the bushes, afraid to come out because of a powerful wind gust, blowing the leaves in different directions. I just love the sentiments from the Brave stamp set. They are great to use for encouragement cards.
For added texture, I stitched around the card with linen quilt thread. I realized that my panel was a quarter inch shorter than it’s supposed to be, so I adhered it onto a black cardstock before gluing it onto the card base.
I hope you enjoyed today's card share. Happy crafting!