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Scalloped Slimline Joy

 Happy Friday, Everyone! Allison here, and I have a fun slimline card to share with you today. I just cannot stop creating slimline cards, especially because it allows me to use some old favorites in new ways. These Bitty Bears from MFT were one of the first stamp sets I ever bought, and I still love them. Combining them with new products is just one way to keep them fresh. All of the products used for this card today can be found in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink online shop.

I came up with the idea for this card when I realized that one of my favorite patterned papers from Waffle Flower was large enough to use with the slimline scallop die from Mama Elephant's Slim Card Basics set. I wanted the entire card to be scallop shaped, so I cut the front out of the rainbow paper and the back out of white heavyweight card stock. It's easy to create a shaped card out of two separate pieces - all you have to do is score a line at the top of the back piece in order to create a "hinge." My hinge happens to be about 3/4" from the top - I purposely lined it up where two scallop shapes met. I then connected the front and back using Scor-Tape along the top of the hinge.
The rest of the card was pretty straight-forward. I cut a panel out of white card stock, again using a die from the Slim Card Basics set. I use this set all of the time for my slimline cards. I stamped and colored all of the bears with Copic markers and then cut them with the matching dies
The letters come from the Concord & 9th Simple Serif Alphabet die set. I found colored card stock in my stash of scraps that matched the rainbow paper. Do you keep scraps? I keep ALL of mine - colored, patterned, white, watercolor - you name it. It comes in so handy, and of course it's less wasteful. 
Although this was a clean and simple design, the one tricky part was lining everything up with equal spacing. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I don't always include a sentiment on the inside of my cards, but Mama Elephant's new Mixed Holiday Greetings set has some fantastic sentiments that work really well on vertical slimline cards. Clear confetti sequins added the final touch to the card.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope this card brings you some joy. Keep checking in to the blog - the BRI Design Team has been creating some amazing cards! 

Wishing you all a crafty day,


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