Birthday Animals - Slimline Card


I'm here with the first slimline card I made, also for DT inspiration for A Place to Create Challenges. The theme this month is to create your own background, and no patterned paper. I made this card for my friend's son, who turned 4 recently. He loves all animals and I felt this was the perfect design for him!

I started by stamping the animals from Little Birdie's Jumbo Wishes and Jungle Birthday stamp sets, onto watercolor cardstock, using Altenew Obsidian black ink. I then colored them using Arteza real brush pens with water. I also stamped and colored the rainbow with clouds from Mudra's Stay Magical stamp set.

Then I've die-cut the tiny balloons from The Cat's Pajamas Balloon Frame die set. I blended different distress inks onto the balloons, applied Wink of Stella clear glitter, and then coated with glossy accents.

While they were all set to dry, I prepared the background. I die-cut the slimline rectangle from white cardstock using Pink Fresh Studio's Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangles set. I love their dies!! Using the Create A Scene - Clouds and Grass stencil from Craftyscrappers, I blended distress inks using Taylored Expressions blender brushes. I used Salty Ocean for the sky and Mowed Lawn for the grass.

Now that the background is ready, I went back to all the stamped and colored images and fussy cut them out. I added them to the scene, along with the balloons, and adhered using strong glue. The sentiment is from the Jungle Birthday stamp set, stamped in black ink and clear heat embossed. For the base, I've used a folding black cardstock a little bigger than the slimline rectangle.

On the inside, I've used 2 white die-cut rectangles for the mat, and a bear image from Craftyscrappers Birthday Goofers set. This set is one of my favorites! I colored the bear and the number 4, fussy cut and adhered to the top portion. The bottom is left blank for adding a personal message.

Look at the gorgeous shimmer on the balloons! I totally loved them, especially the red heart one! Reminds me of lollipops :)

I also made a custom envelope using a patterned paper, and stamped the Happy Birthday from the Craftyscrappers set and heat embossed.

Linking to,
1. Penny Black - May - Boys and Men
2. CCC Digi Creations #114 - For the Men/Boys
3. Angie's Digi Stamps #42
4. Color It Create It Show It Off - May
5. Craft Stamper Take It Make It - May
6. LeAnn's World 101 #26
7. LTSCB #133
8. QKR Stampede #396
9. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #38
10. A Bit More Time to Craft #115
11. A Perfect Time to Craft #5
12. Colour Crazy Week #17
13. Craft-Dee Bowz - May
14. Crafter's Castle - May
15. Cards Galore Encore #75
16. Crafty Catz #504
17. Creative Fingers #185
18. Get Creative #91
19. HLS May Watercolor Challenge

20. Krafty Chicks #505
21. Craftangles - May
craft monthly challenge

22. LPOCF #131
23. LTCCB #46
24. Morgan's Artworld #5
25. Papercraft Business Challenge - May
26. Polkadoodles Week #18
27. SSS Wed - Anything Goes
28. Sisterhood of Crafters - Happy Birthday
29. TTCRD Week of 28 Apr
30. Word Art Wed Weeks #436-#437
31. World Wide DT #04
32. Stamplorations - May Stencil Challenge

Thank you for stopping by, hope you like my card! Do let me know your feedback! Have a nice day :)


  1. Wonderful card, love the cute animals .

  2. Outstanding! Thank you so much making this beautiful card for Veer. He loved it. We appreciate all your efforts. I have kept this card safe as a memory for him to cherish to cherish. I will hand it to Veer when he grows up. Thanks again :)

    1. Thank you so much for trusting my work 😊 I lovvved making this one!! A special one to remem too!

  3. What an adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! --Gail

  4. This is so adorable!!! Love all those little critters and the slimline card is perfect for showcasing all of them! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  5. A real fun card for a little one, sure he will love it.

    Thank you so much for sharing your pretty creation and joining in our 'Men and Boys' theme at Penny Black and More May challenge.

    B x

  6. OMG this is such a FUN card ... sure to be a hit!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  7. Love the slimline card and all the cute critters -love the sparkly glossy balloons.Thank you for joining us at Get Creative
    Carol DT x

  8. OH my goodness how adorable is this?! Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week xoxoxo

  9. Oh how cute is this. Very nice. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  10. Back again, and again, love this cutie. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  11. This is so adorable. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  12. such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  13. such a cute card.

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers


  14. Cute sweet card. Awesome critters and I like the sparkle and shine. So glad you shared over at Colour crazy challenge (and Crafty Catz)

  15. What a fun card for a birthday boy! Loving all these cute critters and great colors!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black and More "masculine" challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  16. This is such a cute card! Love the adorable images and the great details you added. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you can join us again soon.

  17. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  18. What an amazing animal themed card and matching envelope you have made. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member). PS Keep safe and well

  19. What a super fun birthday card! I love all the little details you put into your projects.

    We're so glad you could join us & we hope to see you again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.
    Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business
    Visit my blog - Crafty Anna Studio.
    You can also find me on Instagram - CraftyAnna Studio
    Thank you!

  20. Love this Karthikha. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT Member for

  21. Cute card, funny images.
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
    TwΓ³rcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  22. What a cute and sweet birthday card! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Gale DT

  23. What an absolutely adorable card, I love all of the details you added, especially the rainbow and those fun balloons. Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again.
    Sladjana (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  24. Such sweet images on this adorable card. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Nancy DT

  25. Simply gorgeous and so sweet. Fabulous little scene. Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations for our Stencil Challenge.

  26. So much fun!!! A great card , love the coloring of all of the animals!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Tantalaya “craftwithte”
    Crafter's Castle

  27. Lovely cute card. Thank you for joining the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Colour Crazy and Creative Fingsers. Hope to see you again next time.

  28. Super cute, great attention to detail. I need to get on this slimline bandwagon! Thanks for playing along with Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Jill – Design Team member
    Visit my blog - Killeen House Studio

  29. This is such a sweet card, I’m sure it was well received! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.

  30. This is beautifully crafted and perfect for our May challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck and please stay safe and healthy.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  31. Wow! The birthday boy must be over the moon with this beautiful scene of cute animals he love. Thanks again Karthika for playing along with us at STAMPLorations May Stencil Challenge. Also thank you for dropping by my blog recently, truly appreciate your time! Hope you will play along this month and have a nice day :)
    Hugs and smiles,
    ...STAMPlorations {Stencil Design Team}...
    ...Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}...
    ...My Instagram...


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