Monday, January 18, 2021

Happy Belated Birthday

Double Trouble Challenge #75 is partnering with Try Stampin' on Tuesday #490. Both challenges are biweekly. DTC75 begins on Monday, January 18, ending on Sunday evening, January 31, 2021. TSOT490 begins on Tuesday, January 19, also ending on Sunday evening, January 31, 2021. 

Here is what you need to know for the challenges. TSOT490 has a sketch and DTC75 has three "Things" plus a prize!

Thing 1: Trouble Maker learned that January 28 is Kazoo Day so our required Thing is to include a music theme in your project. (I used fun sheet music for my background.)

Thing 2: Double Dare is providing an option whereby you use the TSOT490 sketch when designing your project and link it to their challenge. (I followed the sketch and linked.)

Thing 3: Twisted Sister was a little confused as to a Kazoo and would like to see you use a zoo animal in your design! (I used a sloth image because I am slow in getting this birthday card to the recipient.)

A panel of black cardstock and another of colorful sheet music was adhered to a green card base. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the image, adding the Googly Eyes and texturizing the coloring on the sloth's body. Using foam tape I adhered the image to a green rectangle matted with a zig-zag edged rectangle. I drew the sentiment, matted it, and added it with foam tape. I added a few black gems for interest. The inside of the card was lined with vanilla cardstock, decorated with music paper, and another hand-written sentiment, "Sorry I missed your party."

We hope you'll double your challenge fun by joining both biweekly challenges! For information, visit the DTC75 Blog and the TSOT490 Blog.

Stamp: Inky Antics "Silly Sloths"; sentiments are hand-printed
Inks: Copic Alcohol Markers & Micron Pen
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Basic Black & Just Jade
Paper: Echo Park "Party Time"
Dies: Lawn Fawn "Zigzag Rectangles"
Misc.: Googly Eyes, "gems", foam tape from stash


  1. Your pp make those eye so fun and interesting. Just the right balance of pattern and solid.

  2. That sloth is just so cute... the music paper is fabulous as well. Great card, Melanie :)

  3. Love your sloth, Melanie! So perfect for a belated birthday card! The googly eyes are perfect!!! -Donna

  4. I love sloths, and this one is adorable and love the googly eyes... great image for a belated birthday.

  5. Love that colored music note paper, great background for that sloth!

  6. Those little googly eyes on your adorable sloth are perfect! Very cute card tor this challenge :)

  7. So sweet! Love the little sloth, great background paper too! :)