Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Slimline Birthday

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Karren and here’s what I did with it! 

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I do enjoy making slimlines.  It's a different thought process but its such a unique look when it's done. I settled pretty quickly on the sentiment die with a bright pattern behind it. The sentiment die is cut twice and the deep blue is offset slightly under the white to give it a shadow.

The rest of the card took me a bit longer. I tried for quite a while to add a second patterned paper for the bottom stripe. I gave up on that briefly while I figured out what to do to fill in the top part of the card.  I saw the balloons and the light bulb came on - they worked at the top and the bottom!

The kraft panel is cut with Trinity Stamps Slimline Modern Embossed Frame Panels.  That might be my most used slimline die and it's just a giant rectangle.  I love the finished edges.  I'm not sure a recipient would even notice but to me it's a clean and elegant finished look.  For some reason, I don't have the  same type of regular card-sized dies in my stash.  I'm going to have to go shopping!

I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches. 


Dies: Concord & 9th Perfect Pairings Birthday Dies, Tiny Type Tagalong dies (the balloon), Trinity Stamps Slimline Modern Embossed Frame Panels

Paper: Stampin' Up Artistry in Bloom, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana

Other: Miscellaneous Enamel dots


  1. I love how you shadowed the letters of the die (one of my favorites recently acquired!). Awesome card, Kim!

  2. What a fun card! I love those edges too -- very polished and clean!

  3. Terrific masculine card! Looks like it would be perfect for one of your guys!

  4. The happy birthday diecut sentiment is wonderful! And those sweet outline balloons are terrific with it!

  5. The sentiment die is perfect for this sketch, Kim! Love the outline balloons.

  6. Oh this card is fantastic Kim! I love the big, bold letters and the fun balloons! So perfect for the slimline!

  7. This is such an awesome take on the sketch, Kim! I love how cheerful and moderne it is. Gorgeous happy colors too!

  8. Two responses: So.Much.Fun and fabulous! Love this!

  9. That vertical die is fabulous! Gorgeous colours and such a wonderful card!


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