Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Turkey Shot Spinner Square Pop Up Card

Hello my crafty friends

Welcome to Karen Burniston's October 2019 Designer Challenge! KB asked us to use either the Autumn Elements or the Word Set 7 Autumn for our project today so I made a humorous Thanksgiving card.

For my card front I used the Crosshatch Rectangles to die cut a pretty gold foil mat. Since the entire centre was going to be covered up with the rust panel though, I die cut a smaller Crosshatch Rectangle out of the centre to reserve for another project. No point in wasting specialty paper that nobody is going to see anyhow!

I have a short YouTube video so you can see what the card looks like as it opens and closes, with more pictures and a full supply list below the video.

I die cut the HAPPY from Word Set 7 Autumn eight times from an ink smooshed background, and adhered them - slightly staggered - onto a rust panel. The Thanksgiving word was die cut from a strip of the same gold foil card stock as the matt and layered onto a kraft strip. I LOVE the little acorn die (acorn and top) in the Autumn Elements set so I had to add a trio of them to the card front.

Can we just talk about these ink smooshed panels for a minute? I was SO happy with how they turned out. They just make my heart happy! I used regular white card stock from Office Depot - the same stuff I use for just about everything - and swiped one colour of Distress Oxide ink onto my glass mat. A quick spritz with a spray bottle of water then I smooshed my card stock panel into the ink puddle. I repeated the steps with 3 more panels since I rarely plan ahead I wasn't sure how many I might need for the card.

By the time I was finished with the 4th panel the first one was dry so then I repeated with a second colour etc. I used four colours in total and of course the panels were pretty warped when they were dry from all the water, smooshing, dipping and dragging. I splattered each of the panels with gold shimmer paint then put them under a heavy stack of paper overnight. The next morning I die cut the two for the inside with the Crosshatch Rectangles.

I coloured Hunting Riley with Chameleon Color Tone markers, so he was actually stamped on Neenah card stock as I'm finally remembering that alcohol markers bleed on the Office Depot stuff.

I have a scrap of card stock that was cut with the grass die from the Nature Edges set and I keep that with my stencils. I pulled it out and brushed some brown ink over a section of the card to create a ground for Riley. I cut the fence from the new Farm Edges and used a portion of that behind him as well.

This Funny Bones sentiment just cracks me up. I might have laughed and spit out my coffee the first time I read it online and of course had to add it to my shopping cart. Ha. To the spinner arm I added a pumpkin from the Autumn Elements and a plated turkey embellishment from my stash. Another little acorn was added to the corner of the stamped rectangle.

I didn't want to cover up any more of the pretty background, so didn't add a signing block. This is a card I'll be sending out so we can just sign our name with a black marker and it will show up just fine.

I hope you will check out what the rest of the Design Team came up with for the challenge - their blogs are linked on the right. Karen Burniston will have her project & video on her BLOG tomorrow (Wednesday) and you will find that HERE.

1060 Word Set 7 Autumn - Karen Burniston
1054 Rectangles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
1059 Autumn Elements - Karen Burniston
1042 Spinner Square Pop Up - Karen Burniston
1097 Farm Edges - Karen Burniston
1006 Nature Edges (to use as a grass stencil) - Karen Burniston

White, rust, kraft and brown card stocks
Distress Oxide inks
Gold shimmer paint - Stampin' Up
Gold foil card stock - Stampin' Up
Shot my first turkey - Funny Bones, Riley & Company
Hunting Riley - Riley & Company
Neenah card stock for stamping Riley
Chameleon Color Tone Markers
Chameleon Color Pencils
Sakura black glaze and gold gel pens
Turkey printed embellishment - my stash

Card size  Wide A2 (5.5 x 4.25")

Thanks for stopping by today


eunice said...

Love the colors and blending on your "ink smooshed panels". I only recently began playing with different techniques for distress oxide inks; would be delighted if you could share the colors you used on your card?

StampOwl said...

another fun thanksgiving card, love all the happy's on the front

Karen Aicken said...

Hi Eunice ... the reply button has disappeared from my blog so I have to answer your question with a separate comment. I am not entirely sure of what colours of Distress Oxide inks I used because I rarely pay attention. I just grab an ink and go with it. But I THINK it was Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Vintage Photo. Really, just play and have fun! Hope that helps.