Hi! I’m so excited to be part of the Altenew Summer Adventure Stand-alone dies release blog hop! If you are following along the hop, you have just come from the wonderfully talented Joy De Souza. If you happen by chance, I hope you can join us on this wonderful adventure!
There are $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/23/2021 for a chance to win.
Whenever I make an investment into a new craft item like a stamp or die, I always try to find ways to stretch its uses. This release gave me that opportunity! Lately I have been creating mini slim line cards and I thought why not use this dies and try to use them on a mini slim line card.
This wonderful Peeking Leaves cover die was so perfect for this size and so easy to work it into a mini slim line. I used the die and die cut it on some matte gold specialty cardstock. And for the background, I chose one of the lovely papers from the Dreamy Sunset paper pack and cut it down to a 3.5″X6″ mini slimline size. I then adhered the die cut on top and trimmed off the sides. Using my paper trimmer, I trimmed off a fourth of an inch at the bottom and the sides and matted onto the coordinating gold cardstock which gave it an 1/8″ matting on all sides.
For the sentiment, I used the All About You Word die set, a set full of sentiment dies and their coordinating shadow die. I die cut the “hello” from jet black cardstock three times and adhered them together to create a little dimension. I cut out the shadow from the matte gold cardstock. I then adhered it to them lower bottom of the card. I finished it off with some sequins.
My second card is also a mini slim line, but this time I used the Rippling Rings Border Die. This die has a kind of retro vibe to it.
I placed the die onto a maroon pearlized specialty cardstock from my stash and did some partial die-cutting. I placed the top of the die-cutting machine plate only at the upper part of the die. I ran it thru my die-cutting machine and doing so only die cut the lower part of the die, leaving the upper part still attached to the cardstock.
I did this same technique on another piece to make two sets. I just use a craft knife to trim out some areas that were still attached to the die.
I used another paper from the Sunset Dreams paper pack, a beautiful green ombre watercolor wash. I trimmed it down to a mini slime line size, matted it with the same cardstock I used for border die. Then I added it to both sides of the panel, this time on a horizontal orientation.
I added the “hello” sentiment with matching maroon shadow. To finish it off, I added some black sequins which I think added to the mid-century feel.
I hope that these cards have inspired you! Next on the hop, is the lovely Keren Baker who has lots more inspiration for you!
‘Til next time!