Monday, February 17, 2020

Tall & Skinny Birthday

It's time for another fun challenge at the Double Trouble blog. Challenge #50, "It's a Tall Order", begins on Monday, February 17, and ends on Sunday, March 1, 2020. There are three basic elements to the Double Trouble challenge:

Thing 1 (required): Trouble Maker is looking for tall and skinny projects.
Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare is asking you to partner with Try Stampin' on Tuesday #445 by using their sketch and submitting your card to their challenge. (This biweekly challenge begins on Tuesday, February 18, through Sunday, March 1, 2020.)
Thing 3 (optional): The Twisted Sisters hope you will include a tall stack of items on your tall and skinny card.

Onto the card base, I adhered a panel of cardstock, a panel of wood grain paper and a smaller panel of patterned paper. I used potted plants for the Thing 3 option. The flower pots came from a digital image that I downloaded, resized and printed five times on Copic cardstock. After coloring the images with Copic markers, I fussy cut them and added Wink of Stella for some shimmer. Four of the flower pots were adhered to the banner with foam tape. In place of the large circle on the sketch, I used a die cut bow embellished with Wink of Stella. The inside of the card was lined with a mat of colored cardstock and a panel of white, decorated with a few paper scraps, the fifth flower pot and a vertically-oriented birthday sentiment, also with Wink of Stella. 

My card has also been entered into the Heart to Heart Challenge, "Say It with Flowers", which begins on Monday, February 17, 2020. 

Be sure to check out these challenge blogs: DTC #50, TSOT #445, H2H, We hope you'll join us by playing along with both challenges.

Finished size: 4" x 8.25"

Stamp: Bugaboo Digital Stamps "Flower Pots"
Ink: Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Lost Lagoon & Pale Plum; Copic cardstock
Paper: CTMH (wood grain); Stampin' Up! (purple brushed paper & dotted paper)
Dies: Reasonable Craft Dies "Fancy Bow" & "Vertical Happy Birthday"
Other: ZIG Wink of Stella (clear), WRMK Corner Chomper, foam tape, gel pen (white ink)


  1. What a cute design! Love the row of flower pots and the little bow. Great vertical sentiment inside too! :)

  2. Melanie, I love this card. like how you layered your pots and banner, and great idea for the bow. Beautiful card.

  3. I love those flower pots!! What a fantastic card! Thank you for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

  4. That's such a pretty stacker with the flower pots, Melanie. I like how you "stacked" the inner sentiment too!

  5. This is simply adorable! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at the Heart2Heart challenge blog. We would love for you to come back this month and join our new challenges.

    I can't wait to see what you create!
    ☕💙 Miss. Carrie's Creations