Sunday, May 31, 2020

Lovely Lotus Slimline Card

I had this idea when I first saw the Lovely Lotus stamp set. I wanted to create a card that gave the illusion of the flowers floating on water. I wasn't sure how I was going to execute my idea until I decided to create my very first slimline card. I don't think it turned out exactly as I envisioned, but I am pleased with the results.

My card base is 9 1/4" x 4" (9 1/4" x 8", scored at 4"). I cut the layering piece at 8 3/4" x 3 1/2" from Canson XL watercolor paper and stamped the flowers and butterfly on the same type of paper with Ranger Archival black ink. I used Altenew's Spring Garden Watercolor Brush Markers to color the background (dusk, sea breeze), flowers (moss, rubellite) and butterfly (sea breeze) from Made New. I tried a tip from a fellow design team member. After I die cut out the butterfly, I colored the white edges the same color as the background so it blends in more. I really like this tip!

I fussy cut out out the flowers and used the coordinating die for the butterfly. I stamped the sentiment and dragonflies with black ink. I assembled the card as seen and popped up the butterfly with foam tape. Slimline cards are lots of fun, but they do require some extra thinking because of all the space to fill.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!


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