Halloween Slimline Cards
Slimline Cards are super trendy these days. Today I'm here to share some slimline cards for Halloween using a combination of spooky Halloween papers, creepy embellishments, chilling stamps and graceful dies turned frighteningly scary....all in a fun way that will make someone smile with Halloween delight.
Here's a preview of the amazing products used today:
Papers: from Authentique's Masquerade paper collection
Embellishments and finishing touches (3D Buttons andgems): from Buttons Galore
Dies: from Spellbinders
Stamps: from Fun Stampers Journey/Spellbinders.
Let's start with the papers
As I mentioned in the intro, the papers are a combination of
Authentique's - Masquerade Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Pad and Masquerade- 6 x 6 Paper Pad.
As a card maker, I tend to gravitate to the 6"x6" paper pads.
Slimline cards typically measure 3.5" x 8.5" so it's a wonderful opportunity for me to pull out the 12x12 papers for card making and to use the 6"x6" pad for accents and embellishments only.
Spellbinders AmazingPaper Grace Dies for Slimline Cards
Now it's probably true that most of the dies in your stash at home are not specifically for slimline cards. No problem! You simply need to take some creative liberties and modify the dies to fit your design needs.
Perfect example: I used Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die for the Month of September called "Lattice Quadrante" designed by Becca Feeken. The beautiful detailed die is displayed below to fit more of a square shaped card, however we are versatile card makers and are used to thinking of crafty alternatives to meet our needs. Am I right or am I right? Haaaa yes, I am right.
Now it simply becomes a matter of arranging the dies on the slimline card.
This is the first card. I've used two Spellbinders dies for this card; Picot Petite Ovals from - Amazing Paper Grace by Spellbinders / Becca Feeken and Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Membership for September 2020 -"Lattice Quadrante".
Both Spellbinders APG dies will provide yearlong versatility. And now you know how to use them for slimline cards too!
The ephemera piece is from the Masquerade - 6 x 6 Paper Pad. It's been embellished using a 3D button from Buttons Galore 3D Buttons- Witchy and their new Buttons Galore Doo Dadz- HalloweenParty shaker mix and embellishments.
Spooky (Adorable) CardEmbellishments
The finishing embellishments are like frosting the cupcake -almost done, but adding that little "something extra" to bedazzle the card. That's exactly what the Buttons Galore embellishments do for these cards, form 3D buttons, to shaker mixes, sequins and gems.
I've added 3D decorative buttons to both cards. One card uses the Buttons Galore Witchy 3D button set and the second card uses Buttons Galore 3D Buttons - TheWitching Hour. The buttons are super easy to use on cards. You can cut off the plastic shank in the back of the button or create a button "pick".
To create a button "pick", I thread wire through the shank, then glue to wire piece to the card by tucking it under ribbon or other elements. The extra wire helps secure the button in place.
For example, the card shown above has a button "pick". The wire is tucked under the bow and ephemera oval piece.
Additionally both cards are dotted with gem accents from Buttons Galore's new Doo Dadz collection.
Doo Dadz are sparkly iridescent diamond gems that have flat backs making them super easy to use on cards and projects. They also come in a festive variety of colors. I'm using Halloween Party Doo Dadz on today's cards.
Adorable Costumed Animal Stamps and Die Set
Of course, I must point out the adorable costumed cuties on the card.
Introducing the Costumed Cuties Stamp Set and the coordinating Costumed Cuties Die Set
from the Spellbinders/ FSJ Halloween & Fall 2020 Collection.
Total cat and dog cuteness - I mean oh so frightening.
Thanks and Happy crafting.