Hi Crafty Friends,
Welcome to our June Karen Burniston Designer Challenge.
Check out Karen Burniston's blog on Wednesday (US Time) when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus Karen will have an amazing video tutorial to share with us all.
Our challenge theme this month is ... "MINI SLIMLINE" - create a card in a mini-slimline size of 3.5" x 6".
Being a lover of Slimline and Mini Slimline cards, this challenge was right up my alley! Of course being a Karen Burniston challenge, I wanted to include some form of pop-up inside of the card. Many of Karen's dies will work inside of a Mini Slimline. Until recently one thing that wouldn't work was the ball dies, specifically the Surprise and Bitty Ball dies. However with the release of the Mini Ball last month we can now include those in slimline cards if you wish.
I turned the mini ball into a birthday cake, at 3 1/2 inches wide you need to be careful what "extra" pieces you add to then mini ball for it to fit inside the card. I was able to do a monkey last month inside a 4 inch slimline card.
For the layers of my card, both on the inside and front I used the new Short Rectangles - Crosshatch die set, using the largest rectangle included in the set to die cut my panels.
I also used the Long Flap and Closure die set to create the flap to my card which helps to keep the card closed.
To decorate my "cake" I added a ribbon trim using one of the border dies included in the Border Blends Trims die set. The candle and presents are all from the Big Birthday Charms die set.
On the back panel I added the birthday sentiment using the Happy Birthday & Happy Birthday Shadow die sets. The Happy Birthday was die cut using pink glitter paper.
To decorate the front of the card, I added four presents using dies from the Big Birthday Charms die set.
I also used the Mini Alphabet die set to create the HB2U on the flap.