Thursday, October 15, 2020

NEW! Slim Scenes Stamps for Holiday Slimline Cards

Okay all you slimline card making cuties! I have BIG news for you! Impression Obsession has a brand new collection of slimline stamps, called Slim Scenes, and they're just in time for holiday card making. For the next two days, the IO designers will be sharing inspiration with these new stamps and we've got LOTS of slimline sweetness to share!

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Make a slimline holiday card for winter or Christmas using the new Slim Scenes stamps from Impression Obsession. Slimline cards are so trendy and these stamps plus a stamping platform (like a MISTI) will make your holiday crafting fun and easy! Click to see two ideas using new Impression Obsession stamps!
Are you new to the slimline trend? Here's the basics: 

  • A slimline card is simply a long skinny card. 
  • There doesn't seem to be one OFFICIAL size, but the point is to fit the card in a standard business sized envelope. 
  • I make my slimline cards 8.5x3.5 because the width of my cardstock is the length of the card so trimming is simple, with just one cut across the cardstock at 7 inches. 
  • You don't need special supplies to make a slimline card, but many companies are creating special products to fit this fun new size. 
  • You can still use these stamps on regular sized cards too, and there are lots of creative possibilities. 
Alright, let's get to it. On today's first card, I used the Snowy Night stamp paired with the Sketched Trees stamp. I absolutely love all these funky little trees, and it was the first stamp I knew I HAD to have from this collection!

To create this card, stamp the background first. It's important to note: You will probably need a stamping tool like a MISTI for these stamps. So far, I haven't seen a clear block large enough for these 8.25-inch long stamps. Using a stamping platform makes it so much easier to use large stamps anyway because you can stamp, re-ink and stamp again to get a really rich and complete stamped image. 
Two slimline card ideas for Christmas and winter, featuring the Slim Scenes stamps from Impression Obsession
Here's the coolest thing about the Snowy Night stamp: since there's no bottom edge of this stamp, it means you can make that snowy ground as thin or as deep as you want, as you'll see on the next card.  For this card, I decided to make a tall skinny card. I used the same two stamps for this card even though it has a totally different look. And here you can see, I made a BIG snowy hill which almost looks more like a mountain instead of on the last card that looked like a snowy field. 
Click to see two different ideas for holiday slimline cards using the Slim Scenes stamps from Impression Obsession. Make a snowy background with whimsical Christmas trees for winter cards and paper crafts, eps
The IO designers are celebrating the Slim Scenes release with a two-day blog hop. Each day you'll find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession blog, and right here:
 

There will be THREE $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificates given away, chosen randomly from comments during the hop - so the more you comment through our Slim Scenes Hop the more chances to win! (Comments open until Monday November 2nd, midnight CT. Winners announced on November 3.) Find my Day 2 post here. 

Find all of the Slim Scenes stamps on the Impression Obsession website, and stop back tomorrow for two more card ideas!

Supplies Used on Today's Cards:

Snowy Night Stamp


Winter Greetings Stamp Set from Impression Obsession Stamps
MISTI Stamping Tool from Scrapbook.com

Looking for more information about slimline cards? Check out THIS post with a great introduction to this fun card-making size. 


29 comments:

SmilynStef said...

those stamps are must haves ... fantastic cards

JE said...

The 'Sketched Trees' stamp is awesome. You showcased the versatility of slimline quite well!

BenteS said...

Gorgeous cards, love your design :))

Bonnie Lynn said...

Fabulous cards! I already have the trees on my wishlist. I see so many ideas with this one.

stampingbowd said...

Wow! I love the trees! So fun how it works beautifully for both the vertical and horizontal.

SiskiyouSue said...

Such a cute card! I love all those little trees.

Janine said...

Loving the new stamps and the pretty colourscheme you used

Becca Yahrling said...

Super cute! So many Christmas trees to choose from. lol
Love the pretty colors.

JKD said...

Love all the little details, those sequins made just the right accent.

TLady said...

Those are SUCH HAPPY LITTLE TREES, the Sketched Trees Stamp, on your cards! LOVE THEM & WHAT you've done with them, Laura! I like how you showed us the DIFFERENT WAYS you can use this stamp too! I AM LOVING EVERYTHING I've been seeing for Slim Line Cards from I.O.!!! A SUPER JOB, Laura!!! ;)<3

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these whimsical trees! Great job on doing it vertical and horizontal

Eve N said...

Adorable! Love the sketched trees scenes you created.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your slimline cards with these fun trees!

Judy Rozema said...

Oh my gosh, what fun trendy looking greetings! Those trees are fabulous!

Laura said...

Such fun cards! I love I you used the stamp to make a vertical card!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful forest of fabulous trees! Love your non traditional colors!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the fields of trees.
Work wonderful in any
shape card. thanks for
sharing.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Great slim line cards!

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the layout of the trees on the tall card. Great way to layer for the scene.

Joan V said...

Cute card!!!! I love those little trees all over!

Wanda said...

What fun cards. TFS

SiskiyouSue said...

Beautiful, and interesting that you found a way to use them differently.

Sue D said...

How fun and whimsical with these trees.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

What fun cards! I love the bright colors!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Your cards are so cute! :)

ionabunny said...

Both your cards are lovely. The trees are so cute and quirky. Hugz

Greta said...

Beautiful cards--love the trees!

Dana Ernspiker said...

Wow! Never thought about creating a whole grove of trees...

Christine Alexander said...

those little trees are so cute, great slimline cards :)