Slimline Cards|Sara Scraps

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today with a fun twist on a current crafting trend- slimline cards. I love to make cards and while I don’t often share them online, I felt like Cut To You cut files would fit so well on these size cards I had to try a few! And by a few..well..I ended up making four so let’s start sharing them!

Slimline Cards are 31/2 X 81/2 so I made sure to cut the files to a size that would comfortably fit in those dimensions. I used some nice heavyweight bright white cardstock so I could add layers of embossing powder and ink on top of the files without them ripping. I wanted to the cut files on my cards to have a glossy, metallic, copper shimmer.

To achieve that gorgeous,smooth copper, I added layers and layers of embossing powder, heat setting between each layer till I atcheived the desired look, depth, and smoothness I wanted. Most of the cut files got 3 layers…some got four. You can’t even tell they are paper anymore!
Once the main elements were heat embossed, creating the rest of the card was easy. I pulled out my favorite fall collection from last year and used the scraps and leftover embellishments to create the cards. I still really love these patterns and images. Creating the cards to set off the embossed cut files was fun and easy!
I used two cut files from the shop, the Thank You Cut File ( This set comes with 3 files and I made three of my cards from this one set) and the Book Stack Backgrond ( I sized this one down and it still cut and worked perfectly! ) There are soo many cut files that would work for cardmaking in the SHOP. i think the tag files would be amazing on cards and sized correctly, the TN files would be awesome for more slimlines.

I have a video for you showing my embossing process for the cards too!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara