Monday, June 17, 2024

Summer Slimline Birthday Card (DTC #169)

Here it is - time for another biweekly challenge at Double Trouble! This is Challenge #169 ending on Sunday evening, June 30, 2024. The general theme is "Long and Skinny" to remind us that the longest day in the northern hemisphere falls on Thursday, June 20. As is customary, we have three "Things" to our challenge. Specific information and guidelines are available on the DTC Blog.

Thing 1 (required): Trouble Maker is looking for Slimline or mini-Slimline cards because the longest day - the Summer Solstice - is June 20. Hmmm... sounds easy enough.

Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare dares us to join Ellibelle's Corner 'Something Bloomin' Lovely Challenge'.

Thing 3 (optional): Twisted Sister has challenged us to include flowers in our designs.

My slimline card was created using a floral paper collection from which flowers were fussy-cut. A panel of pink cardstock was adhered to a white card base. A panel of patterned paper was adhered to the pink surface, followed by the fussy-cut flowers, using foam tape. A sentiment was stamped, die-cut, and adhered to its die-cut pink shadow, then adhered with foam tape. A few gems were added. The inside was decorated with coordinating paper scraps and another stamped sentiment.

I also submitted my card to Beautiful Blossoms Challenge #18. This challenge runs through Friday, July 12.

A close-up view of my card:

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Stamp & coordinating die: SBC "Happy Birthday" Collection
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic White & Blushing Bride
Paper: Altenew "Enjoy the Ride" Collection
Misc.: Honey Bee gem stickers, CTMH thin foam tape


  1. What a lovely layout of your fussy-cut flowers and goes so nicely with the background paper. Beautiful card.

  2. Cutting images from patterned paper is a great way to make your own design! This is super pretty!

  3. Nice way to use the patterned paper, and love how you added the pink shadow to the sentiment!

  4. I love those giant blooms!! So cute! Fabulous way to fill the space of a slimline card :)

  5. A beautifully done floral card and what a great idea to use flowers from patterned paper.

  6. A gorgeous floral card, very eye catching!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Beautiful Blossoms!
    Diane BB DT
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Beautiful Blossoms}

  7. Gorgeous floral creation. Thanks so much for joining in with this month’s I Spy challenge and my theme of “Something Blooming Lovely”.
    Pauline xx