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My First Mini Slimline

Hello again!! It’s time for a brand new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Slimline Cards

We are showcasing Whimsy Stamps Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

I know, I know. I’m waaaaay behind the slimline trend. Well, I have made slimline cards before, but I’ve never made a “mini” slimline card before. But I know I’m way behind that trend just the same… I’ve always been that way. I don’t want to be like everyone else when something is in style so I wait until it’s not anymore and then I give it a try. I know that’s probably weird but it’s how I’ve always been. Always a day late and a dollar short, as my Mom used to say.

I stamped the Adopt Don’t Shop Cats stamp set by Whimsy Stamps on a piece of Neenah 110 lb. card stock. I used a couple other stamp sets that I had in my stash for the mice and ball of yarn. Then I used the largest of the Whimsy Stamps Mini Slim Notched Stitched dies and cut out my slimline shape. I copic colored my image and I used my own kitties as the inspiration for this card. From left to right the first one is Bruno, Ollie, Trigger (in front), Loki (the darker orange tabby) and then Mia is the only female. She’s our blind kitty but you would never know it. She gets around so well and she’s such a cuddler. And then we have our dogs, Kieta (our only other female in the house) and Bentley. Yes, we have quite the little farmhouse going on over here!

I popped my card front up with some craft foam and then set it aside. I cut a piece of Fog card stock down to 3.5″ x 6″ and then I stamped one of the paw prints from the stamp set all over the background to create my own patterned paper.

For the sentiment I used the Happy Birthday Border die and I die cut it three times. The top layer I ink blended Poppin Pink, Orange Glow and Hello Yellow inks by Rina K Designs (I just love how vibrant these inks are) and then I glued all three layers together. I went over the top layer with my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen to give it a little sparkle. I attached my card front to a top folding card base and then added a couple orange gems to top it off.

So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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4 thoughts on “My First Mini Slimline

  1. Super cute card Misty 🙂 the image is adorable and, as a volunteer at a local animal rescue centre, I love that Whimsy Stamps donate $1 from every stamp set sold, to an animal charity. ❤️
    I love that you used your own pets for inspiration too 🙂

    hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

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