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!


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

  2. Love the garden theme!
    Sue S.

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

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

  5. you have been pinned! LOVE this card!

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

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

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

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

    1. I’m Darlene Renshaw from Covington, Kentucky

  10. Such a cheerful card!

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

  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!

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

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

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


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