We know spring is coming – we just have to be patient – but I am already looking forward to it so today I made one of the slimline Happy Spring cards I have been thinking about. I just loved making these three tiny scenes, each in its own little window, with all these adorable little critters.  To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Slimline OPC Scallop, Slimline Grass, Bunnies, Ducks, Small Butterflies, Flower Buds, Leaf Stems and Grass #2.

Come over to see one of my favorite ideas for making slimline happy spring cards.

Slimline Frame and Card Base

  • Use white cardstock to cut the 8.50″ x 7.00″ card base and a 7.75″ x 2.75″ scene base.
  • Place the card base on the Scor-Pal and score down the center at 3.50″ and fold.
  • Cut the slimline frame using white cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the slimline grass section and attach it to the back of the slimline frames using double stick tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back outer edges of the slimline frame and the two center frame sections.
  • Apply blue ink to the scene layer using a large blender brush and blue ink.
  • Attach the blue scene layer to the back of the slimline frame.
  • Apply strips of double stick tape to the back of the frame and scene layer and attach it to the card base.

Color The Animals

  • Cut the bunnies using white cardstock.
  • Apply a light layer of light brown ink to the bunny using a mini applicator.
  • Apply darker shading to the bunny using dark brown ink and a mini applicator.
  • Cut the ducks using white and yellow cardstock.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the bunnies and attach them to the card base and frame.

The Ducks and Butterflies

  • Cut the mother duck using white cardstock and the baby ducks using yellow cardstock.
  • Use yellow cardstock to cut the small butterflies.
  • Apply orange ink to color the duck bills and leg and lightly shade the baby ducks and butterflies using a mini applicator.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the bunnies and ducks and attach them in the scene and on the frame.

The Flowers, Stems and Grass Sprigs

  • Cut the flower buds using pink, purple and yellow cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock the stems and grass sprigs.
  • Attach the flowers to the stems using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the stems and grass sprigs in behind the grass and attach using glossy accent.

Come over and check out one of my favorite ideas for making slimline happy spring cards.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing one of my favorite slimline happy spring cards.  I have lots of other spring card ideas to share in the future. How about you?  Do you love making spring cards?  Check out this Spring Pop Up Box and Die Cut Duck Scene to other ideas using the ducks and bunnies for spring.

 
5322-01D Slimline OPC Scallop Die
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5328-02D Slimline Grass Die
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Bunnies Die 5142-01D
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Ducks Die Cut 5142-02D
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Small Butterflies Die 5147-08D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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5210-03D Leaf Stems Die Cut
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Spiced Marmalade, Ranger Distress Ink…
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Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Life Changing Blender Brush – 4 Piece…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scor-Tape 1/4′ (5mm), Scor-Pal Tape
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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I have so many fun ideas for making slimline happy spring cards.