Thursday, 23 July 2020

Explosion Card for Karen Burniston's Birthday Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends ...
Yes, Karen Burniston's Design Team is back with ANOTHER Blog Hop! This one has been in the works for a long time, so when Karen & Tanya decided to have a New Release Blog Hop we were so relieved that they didn't choose this date as we really wanted to surprise Karen!

I have a YouTube video that goes over some of the details of my card:

Because I like to work ahead, this was actually the first Slimline card I made with the Explosion Pop Up. Then, since I knew I wouldn't be posting it until today I did make another that I could share immediately. I was so excited at how well the Explosion Pop UP works in a Slimline card I wanted other's to know too so they can make some as well.

I used the Alpha dies for the word CELEBRATE, and again I was pleased with how well they worked on a Slimline. What a fun way to personalize a card, if you were to add someone's name! 

Here is  a peek at the inside, with the Explosion Pop Up. I also used the Border Blends, Cupcakes from the Cupcake Pop Up, and the swinging banner is from the Paper Frames Pop Up.

The words are from Word Set 2 - Birthday and I cut them from black card stock that had double sided adhesive on the back to make them easy to adhere to the card.

I didn't want the red card base to show through the opening behind the pop up piece, so I adhered a folded piece of the same patterned paper inside as shown below. 

I hope you will hop along and see the fun inspiration we have for you as we celebrate Karen Burniston's Birthday from around the globe.

Karen A  (You are here)
 next stop on the hop is Fran

1069 Explosion Pop Up - Karen Burniston
Polka dot patterned paper - Happy Trails Hot Dots, K & Company
Coral, white, yellow and teal card stocks
1091 Border Blends Party- Karen Burniston
1008 Cupcake Pop Up- Karen Burniston
White pearl card stock
Copic markers
1057 Circles Crosshatch- Karen Burniston
1053 Alphabet- Karen Burniston
Blending Brushes - i-crafter
Sakura White gel pen
1054 Rectangles Crosshatch- Karen Burniston
No Hole Sequins - Cat's Pajamas
Bakers Twine
1122 Paper Frames Pop Up (Banner pieces)- Karen Burniston
Charcoal Stardream card stock
1003 Word Set 2 Birthday- Karen Burniston

Card size - 8.5 x 3.5", fits in a standard #10 Business Envelope

Thanks for stopping by today


StampOwl said...

love the explosion inside the slimline card

Karen B said...

You beautiful friends, you! Thank you for this surprise. I'm blown away and so honored. And I have this original card right here on my desk today. It's so cool how you adapted the Explosion to fit in a Slimline and your white highlights on the letters are perfection!

S@ndy Diller said...

What an adorable card, Karen. Love those cupcake charms.

Lois said...

Such a happy card, Karen! I love the explosion element on the inside of your slimline!

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow! This is really cool card! I have never seen one like it! So creative!

Brebda said...

So cute and fun! It was smart to use the paper to cover the red.

eunice said...

What a wonderful birthday surprise for Karen and a great surprise for all us fans of Karen's design team! First time seeing the explosion card panels installed into a slim line card... it looks fabulous! Love the bright happy colors and the addition of the fun tiered cupcakes and sweet banner.

Gail said...

Fabulous card and Happy Birthday to Karen!!

Dotsy said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Karen! 🎉🍷🎈 Your design team is so creative and thoughtful. Love this card!

Crystal Middleton said...

Love the Explosion Birthday card! Never thought to use a Slimline card for that, but, it looks great. Thank you for the idea!!