Through it Together – You are Capable

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#291) is to create a Slim Line card.

Wow!  That is a wide-open category…Anything Goes. I prefer to make Mini Slim-Line cards (6” x 3½”) so, I chose the layout from the Sketch Saturday Challenge (#695) and the Colors from the Facebook SU! Color Challenge for March.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (7” x 6” scored at 3½”) Early Espresso cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (5⅞” x 3⅜”) Soft Sea Foam cardstock (chosen as a neutral color) dry-embossed with the retired Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
    • I added the Textural Design elements in the upper left and lower right by using the dies from the Tropical Layers Dies set.
  • Shapes – Circles Design: (5½” x 4¼”) Soft Sea Foam cardstock.
    • Several Textures were stamped.
    • From the Tasteful Touches stamp set: Little Square Boxes – Evening Evergreen ink and Floral Filigree – Coastal Cabana ink.
    • From the Natural Textures stamp set: Heavy Weave – Soft Succulent ink and Light Knit – Soft Succulent ink stamped-off once.
    • The various patterned circles were punched out with (¾”), (1”) and (1¼”) Circle Punches.
  • Sentiment Banner: (3½” x ⅝”) Early Espresso cardstock.
    • The sentiment, You are capable of great things, from the Through it Together stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.
    • The Banner was trimmed diagonally.

The different sized stamped Circles were arranged and adhered to the background panel to match the sketch and the over-hang was trimmed away.  The sentiment banner was set in place and the card was completed.

A great encouragement card that would work well for many occasions – Graduation, perhaps? It is always amazing what can be accomplished when we make up our minds to try…

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

2 thoughts on “Through it Together – You are Capable

  1. Fantastic!! All the texture, patterns, and masculine color combo is just fantastic!! Love your slimline example for our new challenge that starts today. What great inspiration to those who decide to play along with us over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!


  2. Fantastic way to use this sketch! I love all the prints and textures you have used. Those impression dies just make this card! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Sketch Saturday. -Dena J, Design Team


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