Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Shopping Our Stash #430 - On Trend: Create A Slimline Card

 Hello, Crafty Makers!

Two weeks passed quickly!  We have a new challenge for you at

Shopping Our Stash - Create A Slimline Card!

I was never a fan of tall cards!  Their reintroduction as slimline cards has not really changed my opinion.  In my mind, there is too much real estate and they are difficult to photograph.  When I start the creation of one of these cards, all I see is a vast wasteland and all I feel is the need to remind myself that I don't have to "over embellish."  

I spent almost two hours trying to decide the best way to deal with the empty space at the top of this card.  I was happy with the placement of my image and my sentiment but very unhappy with the "vacant" space above them.  The first thing I did was to add the black linen cord in the center.  I knew this would give the eye some relief.  I must have spent twenty minutes just playing around with the placement of the banner.  This card took 2 and 1/2 days to complete and most of that time was spent in decision making around the components.  I really do envy those makers who can whip out four and five cards in a day!
I kept the inside simple!

Maybe I will do one more of these but with the landscape orientation!  At least the photography will be easier!
Thanks for Stopping by!
Chana Malkah


  1. Oh my goodness this is cute! Great colouring too. Hugs, Teresa

  2. This came out amazing, love the brick background and adorable diecuts, very pretty, hugs, Lori m

  3. Eeeeeeeee this is just the cutest!
    Love the colours in the background and that wee elephant!

  4. One would never know this wasn't your absolute favorite card size! Your card is amazing! I love the colors, the overall design - splitting that front panel into the solid and brickwork is pure genius, and the elephant is darling! Great idea adding the banner too! LOVE it!

  5. Well! I LOVE your card and all the placements. The elephant is a joy. The bunting is so pretty and so is your background and then the insert, so pretty. I prefer side opening cards, as I find the top hung? always open when displayed and the fall flat! so annoying. Although like you I wish I could make more than one card a day, I've tried, but it's not often I can do it, if I do happen to be able to, their usually all the same, maybe a slight difference. LOL.
    Keep safe
    Faith x

  6. I love the background you have created and that little elephant is super cute. Great job. María, xx

  7. Well Chana, this card is over the top cute and sweet.
    Little Dumbo popped into my mind as soon as I saw it, you know? the moment that his big ears unfold?
    And you filled the empty space perfectly, love the brick wall and the banner.
    Awesome card, teammie.


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