Who doesn’t want to come pop in to this little cottage on this mini slimline card?
I had a blast making this mini slimline scene card, cottage and white picket fence included! I am trying to decide if I would set this in the forest, on a lake or overlooking the ocean. What do you think?
I am really LOVING the way I am able to create these adorable scenes on these mini slimline cards! The size and shape of these cards gives me lots of creative opportunities that I either had trouble “squishing” onto a traditional A2 card or were too small in scale to span a regular sized slimline card. If you haven’t tried out this fun size – the card is 6″ X 3.5″ – you should!
To make this fun mini slimline scene card I used the Mini Slimline Tabbed Scallop Stitch, Mini Slimline Nested with Stitch, Slimline Grass, Knob Top Fence, Spring Tree, Cabin #1, Small Birds and Tiny Leaves #2.
Mini Slimline Scene Card Base and Frames
- Use white cardstock to cut a 6.00″ x 7.00″ layer and score down the center to create a 6.00″ x 3.50″ card base.
- Cut a 5.50″ x 3.00″ piece of light blue cardstock and attach it to the card base.
- Cut the largest Mini Slimline Tabbed Scallop Stitch using white cardstock and place it back on the cutting platform.
- Line up the second largest die from the Mini Slimline Nested with Stitch, secure the die in place with mounting tape and run through the machine to cut the frame.
- Place the stitched layer back on the cutting platform, line up the third die from the set on the layer, secure in place with mounting tape and run through the machine to cut the frame opening.
- Turn both frames face down, insert the smaller frame inside the scalloped frame and attach them together using double stick tape.
Grass, Fence and Trees
- Use green cardstock to cut two sections of Slimline Grass and three Spring Tree tops.
- Cut the tree trunks using brown cardstock and attach them to the back of the tree tops using glossy accents.
- Use white cardstock to cut the three Knob Top Fence sections and attach them together using glossy accents
- Attach one section of grass sections to the double stick tape on the back of the frames.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach the fence sections to the double stick tape on the back of the frame.
- Apply a strip of double stick tape to the back of the lower fence and attach the second grass section.
- Attach the frame, grass and fence to the card base.
- Tuck the trees in behind the back grass section and attach them using mounting tape.
Cabin, Flowers and Bird
- Cut the Cabin #1 sections using red and blue cardstock.
- Attach the roof section to the house using thin strips of rolled up double stick tape.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the cabin, tuck it in behind the grass and attach to the card base.
- Cut the Tiny Leaves #2 using white cardstock.
- Create the tiny flowers by coloring the bottom of the leaf sections using a green marker and the top leaf sections using pink, yellow and red markers.
- Place the tiny flowers face down on the molding pad and gently form them using a small round stylus.
- Tuck the tiny flowers in behind the grass and attach them using glossy accents. Pro Tip: Reverse Tweezers are my tool of choice to work with tiny die cuts like the flowers.
I am definitely going to be making more versions of this kind of mini slimline scene card – cottage, beach, landscape, garden – whatever else I can think of because they are just so perfectly sized for these adorable little vignettes. What would you like to see? Maybe I will make one of these mini slimline scene cards to fit your ideas!