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Northern Lights Slimline Card

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

Hello everyone, thank you so much for stopping by !! This week I thought I would try my hand at these slimline cards that are all the craze right now. Let's jump right in!!

To start I cut down my cardstock I took a standard size sheet of 110lb card stock in white for my card base and cut it down to 7 inches by 8.5 inches and scored it at 3.5 inches. I then cut down a piece of 110lb black cardstock to 8.25 inches by 3.25 inches to matte my panel, my panel was cut to 8 1/16 by 3 1/16 to be slightly smaller than my black matte. I really like how a panel looks matted on a black piece of cardstock but by no means would you need to do this step.

After all my cardstock was cut down, I placed my panel into my stamping platform treated it with my anti-static powder bag, and stamped out my first tree line stamp with Versamark Onyx Black Ink and coated it in Brutus Monroe Icicle Embossing Powder. I then heat set that until it was smooth and melted. I stamped out the same tree line image on some Inkadinkado masking paper and fussy cut out just the tops of the trees to be able to stamp an extra line of trees behind the first row of trees. I followed all the past steps and embossed that line of trees as well.

I then took my stamped panel and blended on Seedless Preserves and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink, I layered my colours until I was happy with the blend. I then took some Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink to add shadowing to the outside edges, when all the blending was done I took my microfiber cloth and buffed off the ink sitting on top of my embossed images. Now we get to do the fun part, the part that takes this odd-looking sky to the next level which makes it actually look like a night sky, let's add the stars!!

I really wanted some shimmer in my sky so to start I took Inkon3's Liquid Pixie Dust added it on top of an acrylic block and flicked it onto the panel with a paintbrush. After rinsing my acrylic block and paintbrush I added some Winsor & Newton White Gouache added some water and flicked them on my panel.

After the panel was completely dry I used some Nuvo Deluxe Glue and added it to the black panel I cut down in the beginning and added them both down to my Slimline card base. Then I had to ponder over what sentiment to add to my card. In the end, I decided on a sentiment from Stampers Anonymous Life Quotes, I decided to white heat emboss my sentiment on a scrap of black cardstock and cut it out with Simon Says Stamps Sentiment Label Dies and my Gemini Go. I then trimmed down the sentiment strip to fit onto the card and created an angled end on the end of the sentiment strip and added three white dots. I used Gina K Black Foam Squares to prop up my sentiment and added it where the two tree lines meet on the lower half of the card, allowing the Northern lights to shine.

I hope you enjoyed this Northern Lights Slimline Card! I have a full video tutorial below if you want to watch me create it step by step. There is also a full supplies list below the video. I look forward to seeing you again next Monday!!


Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Life Quotes stamps

Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Tree Line stamps

Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock (50 pack)

Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock (25 pack)

100lb black cardstock

100lb white cardstock (base)

Gemini Go

Tim Holtz Craft Pick

Tim Holtz paper trimmer

Gina K Black Foam Squares

Mini Misti

Tim Holtz mini snips

Tim Holtz glass media mat

Reversible tweezers

Wagner heat tool:

Versamark Ink

Brutus Monroe Alabaster White Embossing Powder

Brutus Monroe Icicle Embossing Powder

Winsor & Newton Simply White Gouache

Royal Langnickel Zen Watercolour Brush Size 2 Round

Sakura White Jelly roll pen

Ranger Ink Anti Static Powder bag

Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink

Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink

Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink

Blending Tool & Foam

Inkadinkado Stamping Masking paper


Small Acrylic Block

Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

T-Square Ruler

Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder

Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Dies

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