Monday, May 20, 2024

Cheers - Sixth Anniversary Challenge (DTC #167 & AHSC #578)

When this challenge was born, I worried if we could keep it going. After six years, we're here to stay - at least for a few more years! We appreciate the support we have received from our partners and participants so we are hosting a special challenge "Raffle" to celebrate our Sixth Anniversary. For details, visit the Double Trouble Blog

I selected a blue raffle ticket to create a masculine card. I always enjoy making them. For the card base, Kraft cardstock was selected, then brown plaid paper, plus a "tweed" print. I needed something bright because I thought the brown-toned paper was dull. I found some printed floral paper in my stash so I fussy-cut a pale yellow flower and colored it with bright-toned alcohol markers. I don't usually add flowers to a masculine card but I like the addition of this flower to complete the card.

The dark-green-almost-black leaves that coordinated with the flower were also fussy-cut and the elements were assembled onto a panel of white cardstock, and then onto the Kraft card base. The sentiment was ephemera from the birthday paper. Both the flower and the sentiment were added with foam tape. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of white cardstock and decorated with coordinating paper.

I am partnering with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges, using Sketch #578, which runs from Monday, May 20, 2024, through Sunday, May 26, 2024. 

Be sure to check out the Double Trouble Sixth Anniversary Challenge. You could win one of several prizes being given away!

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic White & Baked Brown Sugar (sub for Kraft)
Paper: Altenew "Enjoy the Ride" (flower) & Photoplay "Birthday Bash"
Inks: Copic Alcohol Markers
Misc.: CTMH thin foam tape


  1. So pretty - love the brown and yellow! I can’t believe it has been 6 years… how time flies!

  2. Very pretty card, great job using the contrasting colors together to make that flower really pop!

  3. Wow, using neutrals and the patterned papers are perfect for the big bold flower... beautiful masculine card and great interpretation of the sketch.

  4. This is an awesome card! Perfect for the sketch you partnered with. I'm so happy Double Trouble was born. Such a fun card challenge! :)

  5. WOW!! What a beautiful bloom!! and a gorgeous card! Great use of the sketch--thanks so much for playing along!!

  6. LOVE that big flower! Such a bold and beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Atlantic Hearts.

  7. Your flower is stunning and a show stopper, so great and works with the background colours, fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  8. Such a lovely card... thanks for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  10. The floral really pops on this fun masculine card.