Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Karen Burniston December Designer Challenge - Fireplace Die Through the Year

 Hello and welcome once again to the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. For December we were each asked to pick a theme and use the Fireplace Pop-Up Die. I chose Beach/Summer for my theme and came up with a tiki beach hut using the Fireplace Pop-Up Die as well as several other fantastic dies from Karen Burniston. 

For this card, I started with an A2 size card base made from smooth white cardstock. Then using the Rectangles - Crosshatch dies in the largest size, cut 3 pieces from 110lb smooth white cardstock. Two of these pieces were used to create the beach theme on the inside and one was for the front. 

For the inside of the card, I created a beach and sky using various Distress Oxide inks. I added flecks of browns using Distress ink spray. 

I die cut the main "fireplace" front and with a blending brush added some detail to it. Then I die cut three pieces using the mantel die. I cut one side of the mantel pieces to create the thatched roof of the tiki hut. I then added details with Copic markers. 

I die cut the flip flops from the Beach Charms set and added the seashells on the beach from the Tropical Scene die set. I created a turtle and crab using the Sea Animals die set. 

I used the vine from the Monkey and Lion die set and added little flowers to it using the flower die from the Tiny Trees Pop-Up. For the background, I made the sun from the Tropical Scene set and the two palm trees came from the Palm Tree Pop-Up. I added details to everything using my Copic markers. I die cut the word "enjoy" from Word Set 6 - Summer, twice using yellow cardstock and black heavy weight cardstock. I glued them together to give the word some dimension and to bulk up the cardstock as it was very thin. 

For the front of the card, I wanted to keep it simple, but still carry on the same theme. I die cut the waves and small beach hill with the palm trees on it from the Tropical Scene set and added the shark from the Sea Animals set. Then I die cut the words Hello and Sunshine from Word Set 6 - Summer. I cut the words three times each, once using colored cardstock and twice from black. This really makes the words pop out. I didn't put a lot of detail on the front because the inside of the card is the real surprise!

There are so many unique ways to use the Fireplace Pop-Up die and this is just one of many! I look forward to seeing all your creations on the Pop-Up Peeps Facebook page. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


  1. August is my birth
    month and I love
    this darling card!
    All the fun elements
    in your scene make
    me want an island
    Carla from Arizona

  2. this card is very cute. Love the beach hut.

  3. Wow! So many stunning details to this card! The clouds, sand, & that tiki hut! Awesome!

  4. Oh my oh my I love it and I certainly would love to be there in that sunny weather and lovely hut -- nice work! TFS


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