Hey everybody! Are you working on those Father’s Day cards yet? It’ll be here in just a few short weeks and I can’t believe how fast the time is flying by! Leslie here, sharing a mini slimline Father’s Day card with you today – one that took less than 30 minutes to make and features more of our Basis cardstock that’s on sale this month. I used Basis 110# White cardstock, Basis Blue cardstock, Basis Medium Blue cardstock, Basis 80# White cardstock and Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock which I paired with some cool seascape patterned paper, clear stamps and a punch in my stash. Let’s get started!
Cut Card Base and Layering Panels
I cut a 3-1/2″ x 6″ mini slimline card base from Basis 110# White cardstock. This is a great mini slim size because it’s ‘legal’ to mail. Next, I cut front and inside layering panels and a narrow embellishing strip for the inside from Basis Blue cardstock. Similarly, I cut a front layering panel and inside embellishing strip from the seascape patterned paper in my stash along with an inside layering panel from Basis 80# White cardstock.
Create Whale Embellishment
I stamped the whale on Basis 80# White cardstock in gray ink and punched it with the coordinating punch. I had several scraps of Basis White and Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock out on my desk, so I punched three more whale shapes. This was a great way to use up those scraps!
Assemble Whale and Card Panels
I adhered the extra whale shapes to the back of the stamped whale for a little dimension. Next, I adhered the layers together for the front and inside card panels.
Adhere Panels to Card Base & Add Sentiments
I adhered the front panel to the card base, stamped the sentiment in black ink, and added the whale and a small enamel heart. Similarly, I adhered the inside panel to the card base and then added a stamped sentiment with two narrow strips of Basis Medium Blue cardstock which I thought added a little interest. This completed the card.
Other products used:
Paper: Hot Off The Press Seascapes & Sand 6×6 double-sided cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Whale Done stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Twilight ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Whale Punch
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Eyelet Outlet Enamel Heart
I hope you’ve enjoyed this card! Be sure to visit the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more DT inspiration!
This is amazing! LOVE the whale!
Thanks so much, Misty! That whale is kinda cute, isn’t he?!