I’ve stepped outside of the box and jumped into Slimline cards featuring this image,
Polka Dot Pals Kezia. Meaning, instead of using my normal size card of 4.25×5.5″ and a standard C6 size greeting envelope, I’m trying out the slimline size of 3.5×8.5″ and a No 9 size return envelope. Sound confusing? Maybe not but learning to adapt to the new size was still a learning curve for me.
Polka Dot Pals Kezia Slimline Card Builder JAM PAPER #9 Business Colored Envelopes
What’s a Slimline die? These are cards that are narrower and longer that fits into a business envelope instead of a greeting card envelope. So how does it work? Denise from Whimsy Stamps put it simply and said: “use and 8.5 x 11 paper cut to 8.5 x 7 and fold in half. Then you can use the left over piece for die cutting or coloring.” That wasn’t so bad and it worked out perfectly. You can see how the diecut was used to cut out the paper that was layered on top of the folded card. You’ll find other styles of Slimline dies at Whimsy Stamps.
Since the card was longer than I normally work, I wanted to emphasize that with a tall scoop of ice cream. I have a tin with strawberry scented ice cream stickers and thought that would be perfect to use and they were about the same size. So the top scoop on this cone is the actual sticker. I fussy cut around the scoop then I drew and colored in the other scoops to match. The hardest part for me was trying to match the style of the sticker.
The ice cream was not the only thing I changed on this stamp. Here’s a work in progress photo which shows Polka Dot Pals Kezia up close. She is stamped in a light colored ink so I could use creative color placement to change her hairstyle. The top part I kept as cornrows but I replaced the bun with a bow and the lower locks with thick curly hair.
Common Supplies JAM PAPER #9 Business Colored Envelopes (3 7/8 x 8 7/8″) Whimsy Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Kezia Polka Dot Pals Mason Polka Dot Pals Syeda Polka Dot Pals Khadija Slimline Card Builder Copic Markers: YR30, 31, Y11, 21, 28, E30, 13 R32, 81, 83, 85, R37 BG11, 13, 18 E41, 42, 43, 44 G40, 43, 24, 82, 46 T0, 1, 3, 4, 6 Y21, YR16, RV17 BV23, 25 E0000, 00, 30, 21, 11, 23, 25 BG90, 93 YG21, 23, 25, 17, 67 BG10, 11