Modern Winter Scene Slimline Card

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hello friends!

Svitlana is here. Today I want to share a modern winter scene holiday slimline card featuring one of my favorite technique – embossing resist masking. I think it's needless to say that nowadays slimline cards are very trendy. And I'm probably the last person on the slimline wagon. I resistant to following trend for the sake of trend. At first I couldn't get what all the fuss is about. Also the slimline size was a bit intimidating for me. I felt like it's too much space lol.

Until I tried one and it was an eye-opening moment. How many opportunities this extra length opens. Especially I think it's useful when you build a scene. Like I did on the card below.

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Enough talking, let's get down to business. I started making the card by cutting a 3.5″x8.5″ panel out of the Solar White Cardstock.

Next I stamped the pink tree from the Plentiful Pine Stamp Set in the bottom middle part of it using the Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry and Ruby Red Dye Inks. After that I stamped over the tree with the Clear Embossing Ink using the most solid very bottom layer and heat embossed it using the Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder.

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Next I blended the Ultramarine Dye Ink along the panel edges using the Large Ink Blending Tool. I left a narrow area in the middle and in the bottom of the panel white.

Because I heat embossed over the tree with clean embossing powder it created a protecting layer that resisted blue ink blending.

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After that I stamped pine branches from the Peace On Earth Stamp Set along the panel sides using the Ultramarine and Azurite Dye Inks. For each branch after stamping with color ink I stamped right on top with Embossing Ink and heat embossed with the Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder. Then I trimmed the panel to 3.25″x8.25″ and blended the Azurite Dye Ink along the sides.

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Then I stamped a sentiment from the Peace On Earth Stamp Set (which reads Merry Christmas in Ukrainian) in the bottom of the panel using the Azurite Dye Ink and also heat embossed the Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder on top.

Lastly I added some Pure White Ink Spray splatters and mounted the panel onto a white card base.

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I really like how this card turned out. It was quite simple to make and I really appreciate the slimline size that allowed me to build this scene.

Below you can find the process video where you can see how this card was made. You can watch it here or in HD on Altenew’s YouTube channel:


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Cindy C. November 21, 2020 - 10:08 AM

Clever design!!

Michele F November 21, 2020 - 10:34 AM

Svitlana, blue is not my favorite color – until today! GORGEOUS shades of blue for your Winter wonderland! and a gorgeous first-time slimline design!

jintyoo7 November 21, 2020 - 11:02 AM

Beautiful, it’s so dreamy – I love the boldness of the red tree! :-)

Patricia Wilson November 22, 2020 - 1:48 PM

Very pretty and a great idea for a slimline card. Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

Inkin' Chickie November 23, 2020 - 5:50 AM

Beautiful scene created. Will check out the video.

Maria Alder November 24, 2020 - 8:09 AM

Beautiful card. Was not sure about a red tree but looking at it a few times it groves on me :) x


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