Friday, August 28, 2020

Rainbow Diamond Slimlines

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have two Slimline cards to share with you.

I don't know about you, but with all the card making I do I have acquired a ton of scrap cardstock. It's too good to throw out, but it is starting to get a little over flowing. So when I saw the new Honey Bee Stamps Thin Frames dies I decided to invest in a few. These are great for using up a few scraps.

For my cards today I used the Diamond Thin Frames die and die cut it from 11 different rainbow colors ... all scrap cardstock. I then assembled all the diamonds onto pieces of photocopy paper, I know it sounds a little time consuming die cutting and assembling that many diamonds, but really it took no longer than if I were coloring and cutting out stamped images, in truth maybe a little quicker.

As I am still enjoying making Slimline cards I decided to use these diamonds to create two cards. 

For my first card I decided to place the diamonds so the longest part of the diamond is horizontal. I adhered the first diamond in the centre of the card and then adhered the diamonds around it.

I die cut the "Birthday" from Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die set from white and black cardstock and layer together, offsetting slightly. I then white embossed the two sentiments onto black cardstock. These are from The Greetery's Sentiment Suite Birthday Stamp set.

I used two Trinity Stamps Slimline die set to create the white panel and the black layering panel of the card.

To decorate the inside I used two of the diamond panels that I trimmed off when making the front of the card to the bottom edge of the card.

I added another sentiment from The Greetery's Sentiment Suite - Birthday stamp set.

As I still had some diamonds left over after making up the first card, I decided to make another. This time around I changed the orientation of the diamonds. This way probably uses less diamonds to create the pattern.

I added the same sentiments I used on the first card on this one.

I created a border using the leftover scraps to add to the bottom of the inside of the card. I also added the same sentiment on the inside that I used on my first card.

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Karen Aicken said...

OMGosh - how fun! Great cards and bonus for getting to use up scraps!

Bernadet said...

OMG, I see a lot of awesome cards here!
I become a follower and come back soon to see what great card you have made!!!