Tuesday, December 04, 2018

{Spotlight Project} Monika Makes A Skinny Card

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! Today I'm taking you through the process of how I made a one-layer skinny card with matching envelope. I don't know about you, but I like skinny cards yet don't make them often enough.

I like their elegant look, and the new Positive Vibes stamp club set is perfect for this particular card format.

One of the bloom stamps from the set reminded me of a sun and it became the inspiration for my card. I started off by cutting a piece of card 15 cm x 20.5 cm (approx 6" x 8"}, scored it in half to make my 7.5 cm x 20.5 cm (3" x 8") folded base card.

I arranged my stamps, stamped them using Versamark ink and gold embossed them.

TIP!: Immediately after the heat embossing, I placed the card back in my stamping tool and weighed the card down with the magnets to help it stretch and keep flat.

I then coloured my 'sun' with brush markers.

For my envelope, I cut a piece of sketch paper to measure 23 cm x 17 cm (approx 9 1/2" x 7") and scored 1 cm (1/2") in down each of the short ends and down the length at 6.5 cm and 14 cm (approx 2 1/2" and 5 1/2")

I trimmed back the corners as shown below using my craft knife and steel ruler.

I then rounded the visible corners and decorated the front of my envelope.

I assembled the envelope as shown.

The envelope is a nice snug fit for my one-layer card. I am planning on using a thin line of glue when I come to seal it. Double sided tape, of course, would work too.

Here is a last look at my finished combo.

That's it from me for today. If you feel like making a skinny card or a project using any of the techniques or ideas shared by my teamies in their Spotlight Posts, make sure to link up your makes with our spotlight project gallery here.

Have a lovely day!
Monika xxx

Here is what I used from the STAMPlorations store:

Positive VibesWanderlust Hipster Icons
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  1. I have not made any cards like this but now I want to!

  2. What a lovely shaped card - thanks for the inspiration

  3. It has been a long time since I made a Long card, thanks for the instructions for both the card and the envelope. your card is fabulous.


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