Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Karen Burniston October 2022 Designer Challenge!

 Hello and welcome! I am excited to share with you my Karen Burniston October 2022 Designer Challenge card. Our theme this month was Halloween/Fall. 

For this card I used the following dies from Karen Burniston: Fancy Label Accordion, Holiday House, Halloween Scene, Halloween Elements, Happy Halloween, Skeleton and Bat, Tiny Accessories 1 and Haunted Tiny House Add-Ons

This was my first time using the Fancy Label Accordion die set and I really like how versatile it is! Christmas, birthday, doesn't matter because you can make a card for any occasion using this die. 

To start, I die cut all four panels from smooth black heavy weight cardstock. I then die cut five pieces using the skull and bones patterned paper. I cut what I didn't need so it left a frame for each panel. I then cut four inside pieces from smooth white heavy weight cardstock. 

For the front panel, I used Distress Oxide ink in Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness to create the green background. I die cut the two bats from the Haunted Tiny House Add-Ons using a shiny black cardstock. I die cut the pumpkin from the Halloween Elements and added some detail using Copic markers. I die cut the witches hat using the same shiny black cardstock and added a purple band. I then die cut the sentiment "Happy Halloween" from black and purple cardstock, putting the purple on top and added glitter gel to add some sparkle!

For the second panel, I added the same background using Distress Oxide Ink. I die cut the skeleton from the Skeleton and Bat and added the costume using the Tiny Accessories 1. I die cut the graveyard background from Halloween Scene using gray cardstock and added some detail using a dark gray ink. I die cut the cat also from Skeleton and Bat from black cardstock and added the eyes using a white Gelly Pen. I added another bat cut from the same shiny black cardstock. I die cut the pumpkin basket for the Skeleton to carry his Halloween treats in and used the bowtie die to make candies for this trick or treater!

For the third panel, I made a pumpkin patch, using various pumpkins from different sets. I added the little ghosts from the Haunted Tiny House Add-Ons and colored the eyes and mouth in with a black pen. I added the fence and another skeleton, this time dressed at a pirate!

For the last panel, I made the house that is giving out the candy. I used the Holiday House and made it into a haunted Halloween house! I used the same green Distress Ink to make the green ooze that is coming out of the roof. I die cut a second set of roofs using black cardstock and cut what is used as snow off. Then I added it to the green roof, so it looked like green slime was coming out of the roof. I added glossy accents to the green slime to make it look really slimy! I added the Halloween lights in orange, green and purple. I made an orange wreath for the front door and added the pumpkin bucket by the door. I added the treats in different colors. 

I absolutely love how this card came out! There are so many fun elements and a great way to use all your different die sets! As always, thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


  1. Love the green slime. So cool

  2. This die is on my wish list! I love the skeletons and lime green!

  3. So many awesome details! Love the card.

  4. Ooooh! Boo! 🎃

  5. What a fabulous card! nice work~

  6. Love the use of the Accordion Label die for this halloween card. Great details!

  7. Love your dressed-up skeletons and the decorated house! Fabulous card!

  8. What a great card! It's so colorful and shows so well in this die set!

  9. This is a great idea. I'll have to try it.

  10. Super card with so many amazing details! The Fancy Label Accordion is a favorite of mine and I predict it will become a favorite of yours.


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