Slimline Waves Say Cheese by Whimsy Stamps
Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! Please join me in a warm welcome to first time special guest Deb Davis of Whimsy stamps on our blog today!
Hey there fabulous fellow card makers, are you lovin’ the slimline card trend that’s all the rage right now? I sure am, and I’m excited to be on the Simon Says Stamp blog today sharing a card using the NEW Slimline Waves Die from the innovators of slimline dies…Whimsy Stamps.
We debuted these fresh new dies a few months ago and since then I can’t seem to stop making anything but slimline cards (lol), fair warning, they are addictive!And now that you’ve been duly warned of their addictiveness ;) let’s make one…
If you’re not familiar with the size of slimline cards (also known as tall & skinny cards) they’re super easy to make, here’s how:
Start with an 8.5 x 11 piece of card stock and cut it to 8.5 x 7 then put the 7″ side at the top of your score board and score it at 3.5″, fold it on the score line and voila you’ve just made your first slimline card base!
And what’s extra cool is the left over 8.5 x 4 piece is the perfect sized piece to cut out your slimline die shape.
For my card today, I decided to use white card stock for the Slimline Waves frame instead of using the leftover black piece.
Once I had the slimline card base and frame cut out, I also used the Slimline Waves Die to cut out a few pieces of the black & white striped paper that’s from the NEW Starring Hearts Paper Pack (one of my fav paper packs ever).
For the other elements on the card I stamped several of the mischievous little rats, and their various cheeses from the NEW Say Cheese clear stamp set then water colored them using Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Hickory Smoke, Fossilized Amber, Tattered Rose, and Rusty Hinge).
Once they were dry I cut them out using the matching NEW Say Cheese Die Set.
Aren’t these little guys just the cutest?! I’m not sure if they are helping each other to get the cheese or if they are trying to steal the cheese from each other…what do you think?
To assemble everything I first glued the white Slimline Waves frame flat onto the front of the black card base. Then I glued the black & white striped paper into three of the openings. And to add a little more dimension, I popped up all the rats with Gina K Foam Tape.
To complete my card I heat embossed a few of the the Say Cheese sentiments with white embossing powder on black card stock and just cut them out with scissors and popped them up with foam tape as well.
The Whimsy Stamps slimline dies make tall & skinny cards so quick and easy, you can check out all of them HERE. -I hope you enjoyed today’s post and I hope to see you sharing lots of creative slimline cards with us soon…have FUN!
Thanks so much! —Deb
Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Deb for being our guest!
What a fun card, Deb. It’s kind of creepy cute! Slimline dies are really increasing in popularity and I’m so glad that companies are creating new ones regularly to help stay on trend!
Lots of thanks to Simon for having Deb and Whimsy as a special guest today. What a fun card with so many cute details. Hope others enjoy Deb’s awesome work and give making Slimline cards a try.
This is a fabulous card! The slimline dies are a genius idea! Deb’s card looks perfect, I love the black with pops of yellow from the cheese and grey from those gorgeous mice! Super and informative tutorial too! Thank you!
Such a great card Deb. Those little mice sure do look good on the slimline card. Yay for Whimsy Stamps being featured today
What a fun card! And I love making cards this size, but I have never seen any background dies that fit that size of card before. So excited to see some come out.
What a fun card! Love this!
So fun and cute! The long, tall cards are perfect for adding lots of characters to a card.
I love the Slimline Die! Cool card!
I love the look of this die and while I’m not a mouse fan (real or otherwise), these are really cute! Lol!
This is such a fun and creative card!! So cute!!
Fun card and I like the slimline shape.
Such an awesome card! Love it.
Thanks for sharing.
Now THOSE are some rats! I like their pink noses. I know that a lot of people don’t like rats, but I do. Happy Chinese New Year :)
Awesome card!! I love that these rats aren’t cutesie!!
Awesome card. Love this x
Such a great card!
The card is very cute!
Such a cute card Deb!
what a fun design – perfect stamps for Chinese New Year cards :)
Cute mice. Glad companies have started with these dies to suit this popular card size. Hugz
What a fun card. This mouse stamp set is so cute. I am going to have to look into these slimline designs. Always learning something new on SSS blog.
Love this card and the different size. So much fun!!!
Such a fun design!
What a cute card–love the adorable mouse and tall card design.
So happy to see Deb here! Love The entire Whimsy team but especially love Debs humor and sense of whimsy. (No pun intended) Love the card too btw!
Deb, this is so cute! I love that yellow popping off the black and white and I’m a huge fan of the slimline dies.
What a fun card … I’ve never tried a slimline card!
Super fun card Deb, I just love the mice who (I think) are helping each other to steel all the chees LOL.
Thank you so much for this gorgeous inspiration and the tutorial. Have a great day.
This is just simply darling!
Sweet! So much fun! I love the little mice and slimline card! Thank you for sharing!
Such an adorable card! Love the mice.
Thanks so much for sharing.
THANKS SO MUCH for all the nice comments, they really mean a lot to me! I’m glad you all enjoyed my post and THANK YOU to Simon Says Stamp for featuring me and Whimsy Stamps :)! HAPPY STAMPING
I LOVE Whimsy’s slimline dies. I have all bar one and that’s on my wishlist! Gorgeous creation Deb! LOVE your fabulous card design. Hugs, Wends xoxo
Oh, so very cute!
oh this is so clever!! I love slimline cards – thanks for the inspiration!
This die is perfect. I´m not making this size of Cards often, because the regular background dies don´t fit.
This is such an adorable card Deb!!!
Fantastic card design Deb, I can totally understand the addiction to this type of card when you can use products that cute x
What a fun and darling card!!
I love the fun mice card….. even if it is “cheesy”. :-)
Such a fun and fabulous card ♥
Love the card! So pretty
What a fun card! so creatively designed. tfs