Hello crafty friends and welcome back! Today I was up on the Three Room Studio blog for our weekly Saturday Challenge, this week’s theme is slimline or square cards!
I love slimline cards because there’s so much room to make a scene! I know it’s a little weird to say this, but I honestly miss my hospital-based research office (which I haven’t been to in over a year because of the pandemic), so I thought I’d create a scene to look like our office for my card this week.
I started by roughly stamping out my scene on a scrap sheet of paper without masking or anything fancy — I just wanted to get an idea of where things were going to go so I could determine what needed to go “in front” which would be stamped first and then masked off on the real card. Once I had an idea where things were headed, I cut out a slimline card front (3.5″ x 8.5″) and got started. First, I stamped the chairs from the Cubicle Zirconia stamp set and created masks for them using Post-It Notes. Believe it or not, that was the only masking needed for this card! Then I stamped the desks, filing cabinet, water cooler, computers, and desk accessories using the Cubiculture stamp set.
I tried to make the scene look exactly like our office, down to the double monitors (if you’re a researcher/statistician, you know the deal), and even drew out the Windows lock screen on the left-hand computer. All my stamping was done with Gina K Designs obsidian black amalgam ink because this involved a lot of Copic coloring! I colored the whole scene with Copics (colors listed below) except the floor, which I opted to color using a gray colored pencil (Prismacolor 1054) and then blend out with Gamsol. Lastly, I white heat embossed the sentiment from Cubicle Zirconia (this set has tons of great sentiments you can team up together to create different messages!) on a black cardstock banner made with HoneyBee Stamps Sentiment Banners die. I adhered the banner down to the card front and adhered the card front to a top folding 3.5″ x 8.5″ card base.
Copic colors used:
- Desk–(frame) W9, W7, W5 | (top) N8, N6, N4
- Chairs–N8, N6, N4 | R89, R39, R56
- Filing cabinet–N4, N2, N0 | N6, N4
- Water cooler–B95, B93, B32, BG0000 | W9, W7, W5, W3
- Computers–N4, N2, N0 | (black screen) N8, N6 | (screen saver) B06, B05, B04, B02, B01, B00, B0000, YR04, E25
- Desk lamp–C5, C3, C1, C0
- Stationary cup–BG75, BG72 | (pencil) N4, R21, Y21 | (scissors) RV95, RV93
- File folders–B97, B95, B93 | E44, E43
- Cubicle wall–(top) G20 glazed with C0, C00 | (bottom) YG61, G20 glazed with C00
I hope you enjoyed today’s slimline scene card, and that you’ll join in on our challenge! Head to the Three Room Studio blog for all the details!
Have a lovely Easter long weekend!