• Jenni

A Very Merry Unbirthday!


I've got another exciting announcement today...I have been invited to be part of the My Inkie Fingers design team, starting in April.

I will be creating cards following biweekly card sketches that can be found on the MIF blog and Facebook Group.

Just for fun, I created an Alice in Wonderland themed slimline card for the current challenge using sketch #8. You can click the photo below to visit the MIF blog to read more about the challenge and how you can enter.


Looking at the sketch, I knew I wanted three characters to take the place of the green circles. So I started this card by stamping a few images from The Sassy Club's Little Alice and Sassy Queen, onto a piece of 80 lb. Neenah card stock with Gina K. black amalgam ink.

I used Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color the images and then fussy cut them out. Then I went along the edges of each image with a Memento tuxedo black marker.

I definitely wanted to incorporate the sentiment "Have a very merry unbirthday!" with UNBIRTHDAY taking the place of the pink rectangle from the sketch. I used Hello Bluebird's Oliver Alpha dies to cut out the letters from black card stock. However, I didn't realize how large the word would be until I laid it out; that's when my card became a slimline card.

I based my color scheme on the Tess-A-Penpal paper collection from Thoughtful Studio. It included the perfect teapot patterned paper to fit the theme of my card. I cut down a piece to 8" x 3" so that it would leave a 1/4" border around the edges. Going off of the rest of the papers from the collection, I knew blue would be the perfect compliment to orange! Easy-peasy color theory! 😂

For the first part of the sentiment, I used Lawn Fawn's Pick of the Patch stamp set for the "Have a very" and Lawn Fawn's Oh What Fun set for the "merry." I heat embossed them with white detail embossing powder onto light and navy blue card stock. Then I cut down the card stock a little wonky around the words so that they looked like slightly uneven rectangles.

I took the rest of the blue card stocks and trimmed an 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece from each color. I stacked the two panels together and I used my paper trimmer to cut across the panels diagonally, from the top, all the way to the bottom.

I made a slimline card base from 110 lb. white card stock and glued down the strips, alternating between the two blue colors.

Once the strips were complete, I added the 8" x 3" teapot paper onto the card front. I added the colored images next and then centered the sentiment in the middle of the panel.

For a final bit of embellishment, I added three enamel dots in different shades of blue.

If you are interested in seeing more inspiration using Card Sketch #8, be sure to follow the hashtag #MIF008 on social media and check out the My Inkie Fingers blog to see how you can participate.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

-Jenni :)


Card Stock



Little Alice:

Sassy Queen:

Pick of the Patch:

Oh What Fun:

Alpha Dies

Oliver Alpha:

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