ScrapnStamp January Slimsational Cards Hop

Friday, 1 January 2021


Welcome to our January Slimsational Cards Hop hosted by Scrap'n Stamp.


Today we are all about the Slim Line Die cutting System from Picket Fence Studios. Join in on the fun as we hop through and gaze upon what the design team has made for you.

You will want to be sure to comment on each of the team's blog for your chance to win, as we are giving away a Picket Fence Slim Line Due Cutting System set.

And. here is a code to receive 21% off your order to celebrate the New Year using code "finally2021". 

Moving on to my card.


I first die cut the background piece of Arches Cold Press watercolour paper using one of the dies from the rectangle dies in the slimline set.

Using my Nuvo Aqua Flow pen in Azure Blue I painted the background by squeezing the pen letting the colour fall running it across the watercolour paper, then painting it in with a large flat paint brush. I then set it aside to dry.


Again using the Arches cold press watercolour paper I used two of the square dies from the set. The tree square for the centre of my card and the mountain square for either side of my card, flipping the shape upside down on one end using the positive and the negative. 

I wanted a pale pink so I used a Daniel Smith watercolour called Quinacridone Pink to paint the pieces, keeping them fairly light in colour. Once they were dry, with my finger I added a layer of Stickles Glitter Gel in Nebula, which I just love, to the mountain pieces and Stickles Glitter Gel in Moon Dust to the trees square, and again set everything aside to dry.


 Moving back to my blue watercolour piece, I wanted shimmer but not like what Stickles would add. I decided instead to paint over the entire piece with Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Blush Rosette from the Precious Metals set. In real life it is so very pretty and adds just the right amount of shimmer.

For my card base I used Gina K. Design Ivory cardstock, making a 3 5/8 x 8 5/8 size, which fits the envelopes I have being 4 x 9.25. I could make my card larger if I cut the layer piece, but I did not need the extra space for this design.


I attached the blue piece using foam tape, then attached the centre square first using foam dots, then adding the two outer pieces, again on foam squares.

I lightly water coloured a spare piece of watercolour paper using the Quinacridone Pink watercolour, dried it with my heat gun and stamped using a sentiment from another Picket Fence stamp set called A Gnome Winter. I liked the carefree sentiment with the structure of the squares. I used Nuvo Adhesive and a foam square in the middle to attach.


This is my first slim line card using dies. I have made tall cards before, but not with dies made for this tall size. Of course these dies can also be used on smaller cards of any size.

Following is our Hop List with corresponding links directly to the hop. If you landed here from Deborah at Thistle Design, you are in the right place. If not, you can find the start of the hop with Tara on the SNS Blog.

Hop List


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25 comments

  1. I love the watercolour look Kia! So pretty!

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  2. Love how you used the negative and the positive parts of the die cut!

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  3. Great idea Kia! I love it!

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  4. Beautiful! Love how you used the reverse cut on your card too! It shows how versatile this new die cut set is. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love how you used both the positive and negative of the trees die cut! Of course, I love watercolour, and this look is gorgeous :)

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  6. Love the colours you chose and the fun sentiment

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  7. Love the colours you chose and the fun sentiment.

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  8. Nice card Kia. Great way to use the negative and the positive of those dies.

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  9. Such a gorgeous design! I love how you used the negative of the dies too!!!

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  10. So, so pretty Kia! Love the softness of the watercolor! Beautifully done!

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  11. Such a pretty card! I love how you used the positive and negative parts of the die.

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  12. Beautiful slimline card! I love the way you used the die with the trees! Very pretty effect! Awesome set of dies with so many possibilities!

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  13. What a beautiful look you created on this card with water colouring and using both the positive and negative die cuts.

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  14. Gorgeous, Kia! I love the 'scenes' you've created; a perfect way to showcase some of the design possibilities with this slimline!
    ~carol

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  15. I love how you chose to use the negative pieces from the die windows rather than to cut them out of a front pane. Great thinking outside the box!

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  16. I love how you just used the die cut frames to make your scene! I love how simple yet beautiful your card is! These dies are awesome!

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  17. Your color choices are perfect. I really like how the background turned out, so pretty.

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  18. This card is so pretty! I love how different each card in this blog hop is! It says a lot about the die set that allows for so much creativity!

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  19. Beautiful card! Love your idea of using both the positive and negative dies to create your scene!
    newcomerblt96@yahoo.com

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  20. Marisela Delgado said: You always make beautiful cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  21. How clever to use both positive and negative! Looks very nice against that cool blended background!

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  22. Great card! Really creative use of the negative from the die!

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  23. The watercolors give a soft feeling, I like that. Happy New Year!

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