Monday, August 1, 2022

August 2022 Karen Burniston Designer Challenge

 Hello and Welcome to a very special post! Todays card showcases my very first Karen Burniston Designer Challenge: Labels! For this card I used Karen Burniston's Landscape Rectangle Accordion Die. As soon as I seen this die set, I knew I wanted to make a gnome garden! This card incorporates quite a few of Karen's die sets. 



For this card, I die cut the Landscape Rectangle Accordion 3 times out of 110lb white cardstock. I used the KB Short Rectangles - Crosshatch dies and created the yellow frame for each panel. I die cut out the Landscape Rectangle Accordion panel three more times out of white cardstock and cut the center piece out so I could use it for the background in each panel. 

When I make a card like this one, where there are a lot of little pieces, I like to die cut out several of each thing just in case I need them and I have everything ready when I go to put the card together. For this card I used the following dies from Karen Burniston:
    - Flutter Charms for the butterfly
    - Word Set 14 - Hugs - for the word Hugs and xoxo
    - Garden Charms 
    - Tiny Gnomes
    - Tiny Trees Pop-Up - for the birds and flowers
    - Nature Edges


For the majority of these cute little die cuts, I used my Copic markers to give them depth and add little details, such as the gnomes beard and the center of the white and purple flowers. I personally feel that this just gives your card that little extra "wow" factor. It does take a lot of time but I think it's totally worth it. I used double sided adhesive tape and Lineco Neutral PH glue to put everything together. 

For the Flutter Charms and Garden Charms I cut the little portion that turns the die cut into a charm off.  I added some shine lines of the plants and white spots on the gnomes hat with a white Gelly Pen. I also added some glossy accents to the butterfly body. For the gardening gloves, I cut them out of patterned paper as well a solid colored cardstock and used the solid color to make the cuff on the gloves. 

For the background clouds, I used the Mini Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things and Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers. 


I am so pleased with how this card came out. The accordion mechanism was easy to create. Karen Burniston also has a how to video on YouTube that you can see here, which makes creating with any of her Pop-Up dies super easy. 

As always, thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!



20 comments:

  1. Love your colorful card and welcome to the team!

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  2. Love the garden theme!
    Sue S. esbjstutz@aol.com

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  3. I love your garden theme card. Very pretty.

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  4. Love the way you enhanced the features with Copics. What a spectacular card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. you have been pinned! LOVE this card!

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  6. What a nice garden card. And there is also so much, fun.

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  7. Welcome to the design team!! You did not disappoint! Love the garden theme.

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  8. Forgot to put my name - welcome to the design team. As I said - you did NOT disappoint! Love the garden theme.

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  9. This card would surely make anyones day! Birds, bees, flowers, butterflies, and a gnome. So cheerful.

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    1. I’m Darlene Renshaw from Covington, Kentucky

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  10. Such a cheerful card!

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  11. So many great charms on this card, just love it!

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  12. DJ djwankel@gmail.comAugust 5, 2022 at 3:49 PM

    Love your card and welcome to the team glad to see some new ideas!

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  13. Very fun card! I love the scene you created!

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  14. This is such a bright and cheery card! Love your design.

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  15. Fabulous card! So many wonderful details. I look forward to seeing more of your design team creations.

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