Hi, Joy Clair Friends!  Cathy on the blog with a fun mini-slimline sized card today.  I love making mini-slimline cards. For this one, I created a cluster of three small butterflies from the You Fill My Day Digital Stamp set.

Mini Slimline Card Design Recipe

  1. Using the png version of the digital stamp, I reduced the size of the butterfly, duplicated it three times, and then arranged them in a line.
  2. I printed the line of three butterflies and sentiment using my inkjet printer.
  3. Next, I colored them with Prismacolor Premier Pencils.  I was going for rainbow order in the coloring.
  4. The colored image was die cut using the second largest of Gina Marie’s Wonky Stitched Rectangle Mini Slimline Dies.
  5. I die cut the sentiment.
  6. Next came the card construction. I mounted the butterfly panel on white paper. I then adhered it to the 3.5″ x 6″ mini-slimline sized card base of colored card stock.
  7. I mounted the sentiment on foam and finally adhered a variety of embellishments on the card.
    3.5″ x 6″ Mini-slimline size card

    When coloring the butterflies, I left white in key spots on each of them.  The small spaces made this a good card to color with with pencils.  I generally color from light to dark and use a light touch until I finish off with shading when using pencils.  The butterflies are finished off with a coat of Wink of Stella for some shimmer.

    Thanks for stopping by the Joy Clair blog today.  Hope you are inspired to try making a mini-slim sized card yourself. ~Cathy

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