Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Sweet Summer Glamping Card... a Sneak Peek!

Good morning frirends

This is my first post today and I have to tell you I had a blast making this card. I'm happy that I can share it with you because we are now showing SNEAK PEEKS of Karen Burniston's newest release which will be shipping the first week of June! I used a bunch of the new dies on this card because you know that Karen Burniston's dies all work together.

First up is the Camping Charms, which are going to be so much fun. On my card front I used the largest Lantern (there are two) from the set and layered it on the new Cross Hatch Squares and Crosshatch Circles.

SO excited that KB has nesting shapes now ... and not just any nesting shape. There are Rectangles, Squares, Circles and Ovals ... and each set has a nesting combination of both straight edges with a nice embossed edge and straight edge with a decorative cross hatch. They are so well thought out, and different than the other nesting shapes that are out there. Be ready to see these used a LOT!

I also added the 'enjoy' from the new Word Set 6 - Summer. I added the crown because this is a GLAMPING card. Ha!

Look at all the fun going on inside. Yes, there is a new Tent Pop-Up. Of course I had to make it a little differently, so instead of using twine to tie the tent flaps closed I added flower brads. I liked how they matched the flowers on the patterned paper. I also added a flower to the top from the new Upsy Daisy Pop-Up, and strung two small lanterns from the Camping Charms on the tent strings.

Just wanted to show you that the tent collapses perfectly when the card is closed.

The Tent Pop-Up comes with the little tab to animate the included stump, so I added another one on the other side of the tent and just reversed the folds as Karen advised us would work. And I added a Princess who is roasting a marshmallow. What's a flowery tent and a Glamping card without a marshmallow roasting princess?

The campfire also pops up, which is a fun addition to the die set. I added some quick doodles on the rocks then die cut the letters from the NEW ALPHABET! Yes, there is now an alphabet that matches the previously released Numbers die set. Woot! You can see that I added a border inside each letter with a pink metallic gel pen.

Two more words from the Word Set 6 - Summer were added on the left.  This new word set has a combination of larger words and also ones in the same sweet font as the other sets. This allows perfect mixing across all the sets.

The Crosshatch Rectangles were used again as a place to sign our names.

Tips & Tricks
I ended up using a single piece of bakers twine for my threading, starting at the top left and going all the way through then back to the bottom left. You can also do it in two pieces. Karen Burniston will have an assembly video right on the product page when the dies are available for purchase (early June 2018).

The Princess's head does stick out a little from the top of the card. If you plan on duplicating this card, I'd suggest you move the right platform a little further to the front of the card.

I cut a second stump, then cut it into pieces to resemble the logs in the fire. The stump has a cool woodgrain embossing feature that worked well for the logs. I put them mostly at the back of the fire to fill it in.

I hope you enjoyed my card today, and that I've been able to show you how easy it is to customize a die set - not all camping cards need to be masculine or woodsy! Although I can't wait to make both.

**NOTE - this is my first card today. Karen Burniston's Design Team is doing a Blog Hop with the folks at Brutus Monroe, so my card for that will be posted tonight at 10pm MST. Be sure to check back as there will be a chance to win PRIZES!!!!

Green, pink yellow, orange and white card stocks
1048 Tent Pop-Up - Karen Burniston (shipping early June 2018)
Floral patterned paper - Echo Park
1049 Camping Charms - Karen Burniston (shipping early June 2018)
1047 Upsy Daisy Pop-Up (flower) - Karen Burniston (shipping early June 2018)
1006 Nature Edges - Karen Burniston
1053 Alphabet - Karen Burniston (shipping early June 2018)
1052 Word Set 6 - Karen Burniston (shipping early June 2018)
1036 Princess and Mermaid - Karen Burniston
Gold pearl card stock
Brads - stash
Metallic gel pens - Sakura
Bakers Twine
Washi Tape - Doodlebug
Brown fine point marker
Copic markers
1054 Rectangles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston (shipping early June 2018)
1056 Squares Crosshatch - Karen Burniston (shipping early June 2018)
1057 Circles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston (shipping early June 2018)
Signo white gel pen

Card size - 5 x 6"

Thanks for stopping by, and remember to come back this evening for my second post and a chance to win a prize.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for designing great things for us crafters.

Linda Knox said...

I just love your card. So creative. Thanks for all the inspiration you give.

Angie said...

Just saw it on our group! So cute! Tent camping isn't just for guys!

I've already got my base with the lake, fishing pole and bear just waiting! Of course, it will be waiting over two weeks but I'm ready!

Liz H. said...

Great Glamping Card. I am so jealous that you already have the set. I know I am going to LOVE this die set. Can't Wait.

Marlene L said...

I Love your version of camping! So glamorous! The princess holding the marshmallow is priceless.

StampOwl said...

This is awesome

Lynne Wagner said...

Oh my gosh- that is just TOO cute. I LOVE the princess camping!

Con crs said...

Who knew camping could be glamorous!
Carol b

Betty B said...

A princess Glamping! Who'd of thought about giving her marshmallows!
I like the dashed border around your words that echos the cut out.