Saturday, 13 April 2019

Lynda Kanase Design Team Challenge "Spring Things"

Hello my crafty friends. 

This is my second post of the day, I am so excited to share that Lynda Kanase is going to have a Design Team, and I'm lucky enough to be joining these talented ladies on the team. Today is our first joint post and the Design Team blogs are linked on the right.

We are going to use Lynda's new die set 'Spring Things' for our project. This set is going to get a lot of use, with all the fun bits that are included. Some of my die sets stay in a plastic bin right on my stamping table because I reach for them often and this will be one of them.

I chose to make a shaker card and I took lots of 'in progress' photos for you. But first - my finished card ...

I took a black and white polka dot patterned A2 card and cut it in half at the score line. This gave me two A2 sized panels to work with. I liked the pattern on the card, and I didn't have any patterned paper that was similar.  I used the Lawn Fawn stitched frames to die cut the large frame. Then I cut a scant 1/8" off the top and side edge of the centre fall-away panel and that is what I cut the window for the shaker from. Trimming that little bit off allows the painted colour to show through the edge of the popped up centre shaker panel.  The stitched frame was adhered to a white card front.

I scribbled zig clean colour markers onto an acrylic stamping block and picked up the colour with a water brush and painted it around the inner edge of the frame. I was happy with how that looked, so I went ahead and added some more colour to the centre where it would show through the window.

The label die is a great size and shape and lots of different sentiments etc will fit on it. It also comes with a matting layer which I always appreciate. For my card today I used the smallest label to cut the window out of the inner black polka dot panel. Then I used washi tape to adhere the two label dies together evenly and ran them through again with white card stock. That gave me the narrow white frame to outline the window.

Once acetate was adhered to the back side of the window panel, I added a double layer of foam tape to the back. I like good coverage so the panel doesn't 'cave in' when the card goes through the mail. Then I CAREFULLY added sequins to the area that would be covered by the window, and CAREFULLY adhered the foam taped window panel inside the frame trapping the sequins so they would shake in the window area.

I die cut the flowers and centres from white card stock, and added some more colour with scribbled Zig markers and a water brush. I loved the random look to the colours.

 The leaves, vines and sprigs were cut from coral and pink foil papers so there is lots of shine. Of course that shine rarely shows up in photos. The bird was die cut from black glossy recycled packaging for additional shine.

 I couldn't help myself, and added a few sequins as well. Then a die cut 'thinking of you' cut from adhesive backed white card stock per the window acetate.

The inside was also decorated, with one of the leftover painted flowers and a foil sprig.

A little detailing with a fine point black marker and my card was done.

There is lots of shimmer and shine to this card, with the foil and glossy card stocks, the acetate and the sequins too. I hope you will check out what the rest of the Design Team game up with with the Spring Things die set ... and see the fun Group Post on Lynda's blog as well.

Spring Things - Lynda Kanase
Patterned A2 card (cut apart) - Recollections
White card stock
Acetate - Hero arts
Stitched frame die - Lawn Fawn
Zig clean colour markers
Water brush
Pink and coral foil card stocks - Stampin' Up
Black marker
Black glossy card stock (recycled packaging material)
1002 Word Set 1 Greetings - Karen Burniston
Nuvo glitter dots

Thanks for stopping by today


Amanda Stevens said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous card Karen! I really love the contrast of the bright colors and the black. And the shaker is a fun touch!

Pammejo said...

Gorgeous Card Karen with a wonderful, easy to follow tutorial! Love shaker cards and this one is beautiful!

StampOwl said...

Congratulations! Gorgeous card

Betty B said...

Congrats on adding another DT to your resume! The universe is recognizing your talent (I always knew it). Pretty spring card.