Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Karen Burniston's July Designer Challenge Card

Good morning friends

Welcome to the July Designer Challenge - this month Karen Burniston's theme for us is "Sweet Summer". 

This card took on a life of it's own as I was making it. I started with some new 12 x 12" papers that I picked up - there were two sheets of Cut-Aparts. I had to buy two of them as there were really cute 4x4" designs on both sides of the paper and I couldn't decide which side I liked best. So I bought two sheets and used both sides! The first thing I did was cut each 4 x 4" panel from the sheets. The one for the front of my card had the words 'Just add H2O', so I carefully cut each word into a rectangle.

I nested one of the Crosshatch Squares inside a Crosshatch Rectangle, to cut a sort of 'Polaroid' frame, as my first thought was to make the front a shaker card. Instead I layered the cut out words with a couple of the Beach Charms cut from coordinating colours and patterns.

Even though it's a Pop-Up card, it folds completely flat for mailing!

Inside I used the Katherine Label Pop-Up to animate the Happy Birthday Rectangle, and adhered fussy cut sunglasses to the bottom edge. A second pair of sunglasses was cut from another one of the 4 x 4" Cut-aparts and adhered with the camera Cut Apart on the left side.

The 'Sunshine' word was cut from the label strip on the patterned paper I liked the font. Nothing went to waste from these sheets!  The sun is from the Tropical Scene die set, and I added some glossy accents to it and the camera lens.

You get so much dimension from the Katherine Label Pop-Up and you can add all kinds of things onto the pop-up arm.

I hope you will check out the rest of the Design Team - their blogs are linked on the right. Tomorrow (Wednesday) Karen Burniston will have her project on HER BLOG and you will want to check that out as well.

White card stock
1056 Squares, Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
1054 Rectangles, Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
1051 Beach Charms - Karen Burniston
Cut-apart - Simple Stories
Yellow patterned paper - Simple Stories and scraps from my bin
1037 Tropical Scene (sun) - Karen Burniston
1011 Katherine Label Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
1030 Happy Birthday - Karen Burniston
Metallic circle peel-off's - Stampendous
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Glossy Accents
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
White Gel Pen - Sakura
Wink of Stella
Copic Marker

Thanks for stopping by today


1 comment:

StampOwl said...

such a fun summery card, love those sunnies!