Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Sail to the Shore With a Summer Slimline {An Impression Obsession Favorite}

Today's card is a summer slimline card that comes together simply with Impression Obsession's slimline scene stamps. This beautiful lighthouse silhouette is a starting point for so many beautiful backgrounds - plus, it isn't just for slimline cards! This stamp looks equally gorgeous on cards of all shapes and sizes.

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Today's card is a summer slimline card that comes together simply with Impression Obsession's slimline scene stamps. This beautiful lighthouse silhouette is a starting point for so many beautiful backgrounds - plus, it isn't just for slimline cards! This stamp looks equally gorgeous on cards of all shapes and sizes. Stop by my blog to see all the details on this card and the stamps I used.

What's a Slimline Card? 

If you haven't taken the plunge on slimline cards, now might be the time to give it a shot. Slimline cards can be in a variety of dimensions - the main goal is to create a long, skinny card.  My favorite slimline dimensions are 8.5x3.5 - just trim a sheet of cardstock at the 7-inch mark and then fold in half. Easy peasy, and it fits in a regular business sized envelope. 

Today's card is a summer slimline card that comes together simply with Impression Obsession's slimline scene stamps. This beautiful lighthouse silhouette is a starting point for so many beautiful backgrounds - plus, it isn't just for slimline cards! This stamp looks equally gorgeous on cards of all shapes and sizes. Stop by my blog to see all the details on this card and the stamps I used. Slimline cards are so trendy and fun to make!

Stamps for Slimline Cards

IO's slimline stamps are the perfect dimension for this size card, because they measure 3.5x8.5. But remember, you can always trim your stamped image to be all kinds of sizes. (Check out the IO website for so many cute cards in different sizes with this stamp!) You'll probably want to use a MISTI or similar stamping platform, because it's hard to find an acrylic block large enough for these stamps. 

For today's card, I began by creating a blue background using liquid ink, a brayer, and my Gel Press. After rolling out the color and pulling a print, I stamped the lighthouse scene right on top. Then I added a strip of torn cardstock. A simple and stunning sentiment finished off the card.
IO's slimline stamps are the perfect dimension for this size card, because they measure 3.5x8.5. But remember, you can always trim your stamped image to be all kinds of sizes. (Check out the IO website for so many cute cards in different sizes with this stamp!) You'll probably want to use a MISTI or similar stamping platform, because it's hard to find an acrylic block large enough for these stamps.

Today the designers at Impression Obsession are taking one more day to celebrate the new stamps and dies released this month and we don't want you to miss a thing!

Here are the important details on this week's blog hop:
  • We're giving away THREE Impression Obsession Grab Bags - the more you comment, the more chances to win!
  • Comments will be open until July 27th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on July 28th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
  • Find all the new release stamps HERE

Supplies on Today's Card:


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16 comments:

Susan Y said...

Beautiful card design, love the sentiment!

Brebda said...

I love IO's sentiments. This one is so apt with the card you made.

Talitha said...
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Talitha said...

Love your card! This sentiment is one of my favorites.

SherylH said...

Beautiful image and sentiment, and the smooth background made from the gel press.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous scene and sky!

Liz Williams said...

A beautiful use of this awesome background stamp. Love the torn paper!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful slimline card! I love the lighthouse image!

NWFlamingo said...

Beautiful! Love the background, image and sentiment. Great work.

Dee Earnshaw said...

wonderful use of these products - thanks for the ideas

Talitha said...

So pretty! The "sand" in the foreground is a great addition.

Bonnie Lynn said...

Beautiful! Love how you made the "sand" for the foreground.

Sue D said...

Beautiful slimline card. Love this lighthouse.

Helen said...

Stunning!! I lvoe the torn kraft card for the sand!! A great way to use this beautiful silhouette stamp! Wonderful inspiration!! Stay safe! :)

v hayes said...

I love light houses. this one is especially gorgeous.
great card

Janis said...

Love your card so much!! The gorgeous blue and the torn cardstock are just awesome!!
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