Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Creative Confetti - Change it up!

Hello and Welcome to another week of Creative ideas for your cardmaking skills.  My routine has not changed much for the last four months.   My daily routine, after I stumble out of bed, is to get a cup of coffee.  Then I carry that cup to my computer and check out my emails.  By then it has been an hour, and I look at that cup of coffee, and it's gone! I must have finished it, but I am not sure!  Then I go for my daily walk.   So I decided to change it up.  I went for that walk first and enjoyed the scenery and the quiet and the cool morning, and planned my day. Then I had my coffee outside on the patio. I sure enjoyed that cup. Still, plenty of time to get to those emails! It was a good change for me.  
You may want to make a change in your routine like I did or..... 
Change up your card making! 

HOW TO PLAY:  I challenge you to do a slimline card.  I know that you have seen them out there, so let's do one here. Here is the card that I did for the challenge,  I chose a Christmas card, but you can do any type that you like.  Just make sure it is a slimline card. 

Once you are done with your creation, don't forget to link it up using the linky below. Every entry is one shot at winning a $25 code to the Power Poppy Shop!
On to my creation!
My card measures 3 3/4 X 7 inches.  There are other sizes too you can decide. The stamp set is Glistening Paperwhites. 
Both the stamp and the Digi are on sale. 
This is colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. I did a pointillism design 
around the image to bring it forward. 
The card base is Gina K Designs in Wild Wisteria and a panel of silver and then the image panel. 
The berries have Glossy accents on them. 

This card fits easily into a regular business envelope after cutting off one inch on both sides. Then I used 1/4 score tape to seal it off the sides that I cut. I kind of like the blue inside of the envelope. 

Don't forget to complete the inside.  Here I just repeated the layering panels and stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set. Added the flower, masked it off, and stamped the branches with berries. 
You don't have to finish off the inside to qualify in the challenge.  Just a good idea. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 


  1. Beautiful card Barbara! Fun challenge, I can't wait to play along!

  2. So beautiful and elegant looking. I love the colors. So glad the internet is allowing me to comment on this one too.

  3. Love, love, LOVE this. I am so enamored of the new slimline cards. Well, actually it's not new......back in the day lotsa cards were this size. So fun to do something other than A2 all the time. Your coloring, as always, is impeccable. Doing white flowers is tricky, but you pulled it off. Well done, just beautiful!!!

  4. Fantastic! These are all the rage and boy oh boy is yours beyond beautiful! Love this set and pretty images, they are fun to color, even just to get that white in there lol This is a great Challenge! On a side note....I hate when I have had that very last sip of coffee and didn't know it was my last sigh :) Be well!

  5. You always make the most amazing Christmas cards! I still admire your believe one that you made me a few years ago. It sits proudly in my studio year round. You have a beauty here!