Thursday, April 15, 2021

My Favorite Things - April Slimline Card Challenge - Spring Has Sprung!

Hi everyone!   My Favorite Things have their new theme up for the monthly Slimline Card Challenge and this month it is 'Spring Has Sprung'.   Let your creative juices flow and create a card in this theme like I have done below.

To create this card I first used both the Slimline Grassy Edges and Slimline Cloud Edges Stencils together with Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron and Rustic Wilderness to create the background.  I then used the Slimline Starter Die-namics to die cut the panel I'd created but I kept the skinny outer cut, adhered it to another slimline panel and then with the main panel I backed it with foam tape, carefully aligned it and adhered it down.

I stamped the images I needed for my design from Tweet Memories and Spring Songbird and coloured them with Copic Markers.  I used:-

Florals:  G07, B41, V12
Birds:  E0000, YR000, Y21, YR31, YR07, R00, R20 with W1 and W3

I used gel pens to add interest and definition to the florals and I highlighted points with a white gel pen.  All images were die cut using the coordinating die-namics.

I added these images to the card either directly with glue or with a single or double layer of foam to build some lovely dimension so they really pop off the front of the card.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Spring Songbird to a sentiment strip from Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics, applied with foam tape and then just a few sparkling clear sequins made the perfect finishing touch to a 'tweet' Spring birthday card.

I encourage you to go and make your own Spring themed slimline card, enter the challenge for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher!!   The best of luck to you and as always - happy crafting!


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