Maymay's Pictorial Design Team Off Limits Challenge Project
Hey crafty peeps, Robin here with a quick slimline card and envelope. Maymay posed her off limits challenge to the Design Team members, and so I could not resist! Click on the link to see a full video tutorial on my Youtube channel at Crafts- I-heart

Gray cardstock for envelope:  cut 10 1/2 square scored with ruler at 4",8", rotate 90 degrees score 1/2", rotate 180 degrees score at 1/2"

Cream cardstock for card base: cut 8 1/2 x 7", folded and burnished with ruler in half

 White cardstock:  cut 3 1/4' x 8 1/4" for matting layer and a piece for stamping


 Kraft Colored Cardstock

Blending tool

Distress oxide inks in cracked pistachio and faded jeans

Memento Dew Drop ink in elderberry

Embossing Powder in gold, silver and black

VersaMark Ink

Embossing Heat Tool




Art Glitter Glue

Darice Snowflake Embossing Folder

1. After scoring your measurements and burnishing the score lines with the ruler, trim off the smallest rectangle on these two ends as shown, this will make the flap for your envelope. Glue on the 1/2 tabs to form the envelope.

2. Next, take the white cardstock layer and slide into embossing folder, it will not cover the entire peace but this will work to your advantage. Run through machine to emboss.

3. Take the blending tool of your choice and cover the top 2 fourths of the embossed layer with Distress oxide faded jeans, then follow and blend in the third of the four areas with Distress oxide cracked pistachio ink. Blend to your liking. Leave the bottom white, the part that didn't fit in the embossing folder as is, this will mimic fresh fallen snow. Glue this layer to the card base.

4. Now something was needed to give images dimension. Since foam tape was "off limits", I made an alternative. Cut several pieces of scrap cardstock into rectangles as shown, and adhere them one on top of each other to make a stack, perfect for height.

5. Take the sentiment of choice and stamp unto the Kraft cardstock with the Memento ink in elderberry. This will give a pop of color and still allow for the rules of the "off limit challenge".

6. Stamp images shown with Versa Mark ink, sprinkle with the embossing powder and use a heating tool to set the powder. Repeat for the other deer and the antlers which will be used to decorate the envelope.

5. After cutting out the deer and framing the sentiment, add the "dimensional" rectangles with glue to the back of the images. Then adhere these images to the card.

6. Finish card by adding a few doodlebug designs jewels.
Here it is! The deer slimline card with decorated envelope. Hope you like it and give it a try. Post your pictures on Maymay's website in the customer gallery. We would love to see what you create!

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