Hi there crafty friends, It’s Tracey back here today with a mini slimline card using some of the newest products Birch Press Design. We are seeing slimline and mini slimline cards all the time these days and what is the correct size? Well that varies when you start to do a bit of research. If you look at it as more of a range, which is what I am doing, mini slimline card bases seem to be anything between 3 – 3 1/2″ x 6 – 6 1/2″. Really a card base can be whatever you want it to be! Today my card base is 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ which I made by cutting a 7″ x 6 1/2″ piece of cardstock and scoring it on the 7″ side at 3 1/2″. Okay done…and set aside.

I started with a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock and I ink blended an 8 colour rainbow on an angle with Distress Oxide Inks. I used Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Salvaged Patina, Chipped Saphire and Wilted Violet. Once I was done my quick blending I cut a solid butterfly from the panel using the newly released Butterfly Basics die set. I also cut a butterfly body from black cardstock. Then using the Eloquent Butterfly die set I cut Layer A only from black cardstock. I glued the black layer over the ink blended butterfly, added the butterfly body. I set this aside for now.

I cut all three layers of the Dazzle Mini Frame die set from white cardstock. The layers were glued together and how beautiful is that? It is going to be the frame to set my colourful butterfly over.

The last element I needed was my sentiment. I used the Handwritten Thanks and Outline die. I cut the shadow from black and the script sentiment two times from white. All the pieces were glued together to form a dimensional sentiment. It would have been ever more dramatic if I had cut a third white sentiment but two seemed just enough to give my card a lift without being too in your face.

Once all the pieces were glued together and dry I assembled the card. White cardbase, Dazzle Mini Frame glued to the top of the card base, the colourful butterfly adhered to the Dazzle frame with foam tape and the Thanks adhered to the bottom of the card.

To finish up I added a few rainbow bright fairy jewels to the butterfly body and wow, I was so pleased with the results!

One last look, such a fun card to create!

Thank you so much for stopping in today to craft with me. I hope I inspired you to get your dies out and create!