Friday, June 23, 2023

Thinking of You - Double Trouble Challenge #141 - "SomeThing AnyThing EveryThing" Mini Slimline

This is my Design Team project for Double Trouble "SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing" challenge using Twisted Sister's optional twist to create a Slimline card to celebrate the longest day of the year.  I chose CTMH "Cherry Blossoms" because it was a good fit for a mini slimline and perfect for a Thinking of You card for a special friend. Stamped, fussy-cut and colored the Cherry Blossoms and set aside.  

Since I made quite a few Gel Press backgrounds at my daughter's cabin retreat that's the first place visited to seek out a background... it's nice to pull out backgrounds already completed and not have to get messy.  This background was chosen for the pretty pattern and color to show off my cherry blossoms.  

We had lunch the other day with a friend in Mesa and decided on our way home we would visit our local scrapbooking store "Scraps of Love" and found some great windows for a mini card... and windows are great for a shaker card. So the hexagon cuts were made on the gel press background when I realized I was lacking a 1/2" to cover the length of the mini; but had just enough cut off on the width to extend the bottom which adhered tightly to the bottom.  

Added my acrylic panel, placed foam tape around windows and edges, added the sequins, cut a patterned paper in pale pink (doily-like affect), adhered patterened paper to the back of the windows and then to the card base.  

Added the sentiment to the right corner of the card, and since I saw the line of the add on of background paper decided to cut one of the other cherry blossom stamps and place over the line. I love dimension and layers so I stamped another branch of the cherry blossoms and cut out three of the flowers, fussy-cut and adhered with 3d thin foam tape.  

The inside of the card was bordered with a piece left over from my personalized gel print background and another one of the florals in the bottom corner.  Also cut a piece of that same flowers and adhered with 3d thin foam tape for dimension.  

Please hop on over and join us at Double Trouble Challenge #141 "SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing" and check out the Design Teams inspiration using Twisted Sister's Optional twist to create a Slimline card. And don't forget to combine with any of our previous partners and get an additional chance for our random draw prize for each partner you shared your project.  

Also entered at the Following Challenges
Passion For Markers #695 "Dies/Punch" must include a hand colored image 
Use Your Stuff #486 "Flowers" (old stamp 2021 or sooner)

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Background:  Gel Print using acrylic paint and stencil 
     Hexagon Background:  Mintay Papers "Backgrounds Lace" 
     Daisy White 
     C1889 "Cherry Blossoms" (retired stamp, 2021) 
     Waffle Flower "Window Trio 3" Stitched Hexagons
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol base) 
        E42, E43, R20, R81, 
     Kat Scrappiness "Hollow Circle Mix" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Alyson Mayo said...

This is so pretty - love the open hexagons behind the flowers!

Melanie Hungerford said...

The flowers look beautiful on your slimline card, so soft and perfect with the gel press background!

Kellianne said...

I love that cherry blossom branch! It's so pretty and fits across the whole slimline! That's neat that you premade some backgrounds like that. Great idea! :)

The Crafty Den said...

What a pretty slimline card Suzanne. The image is gorgeous and your colouring is perfect. Love your fantastic gel press background and shaker detail. Thanks for joining us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

Donna Walls said...

Beautiful florals and lovely card design. Thanks for joining us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and we hope you will share again soon.
Donna xx
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
Paper Funday Challenge
Inspiration Station Challenge

Linda Mc Enery said...

A beautifully unique background and such a pretty image. Fantastic card design! Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Markers!

Babsy said...

I love shaker cards! Great Idee. Thank you for playing along with the challenge up your life Blog. yours Babsy

Maikreations said...

Such a lovely and elegant card! And I think the colour combination is stunning! Thank you for taking part in our “Slim Line Card” challenge over at Challenge Up Your Life! Have a fabulous day and happy crafting! Maike ;o)

Aimeslee Winans said...

So pretty! Thanks for linking this up at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge! XXO, Aimeslee DT