Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Karen Burniston May 2023 Designer Challenge - Bejeweled!

 Hello and Welcome! It's Designer Challenge time again and our theme this month is Bejeweled! Adding some bling to my cards isn't something I normally do, so this took me out of my comfort zone a little bit and to be honest, it was fun! For my card, I used glitter gel and assorted colored gems to give my flowers some sparkle!

This card was a special order card for a very good friends 70th Birthday. For this card I used Karen Burniston's Flower Pot Pop-Up along with the Flutter Charms and the Happy Birthday die.

I started with an A2 sized card base using 80lb smooth white cardstock. I found a pretty patterned paper from Carta Bella that was a light green color. Using the Rectangles - Crosshatch, I die cut three rectangle panels from this paper. 

I found a pretty pink/peach colored cardstock in my stash of scraps and used that to cut out the flower pot and the inner panels that hold the flowers. I also used a scrap patterned paper to cut out the front of the flower pot. 

I die cut all the flowers using a heavy weight smooth white cardstock and colored them in lightly with Copic markers. I wanted the centers to have color but the tips to be white. I added a brown center and then added a little colored gem to the center of each flower. 

I die cut the leaves and added detail to them with my Copic markers. Then I die cut the tiny pink flowers from pink cardstock, added some detail to the center of each flower and used my Heartfelt Creations flower shaping board to add some dimension to each little flower. Then to finish them off I added a sparkly white gem. 

I die cut the butterfly, bee and dragon fly and added them to the flower pot. I also die cut the Happy Birthday twice, once from pink cardstock and once from black and glued them together to make the sentiment pop. Then I added glitter gel to the sentiment. 

I die cut the 70 from Spellbinders - Birthday Wishes for Everyone using purple and black cardstock and glued them together. From there I added the same glitter gel. 

I die cut a small rectangle for signing and one with a stamped sentiment on it from MFT called Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes. I added a few more flowers around this sentiment. 

This card turned out so pretty! I haven't used the Flower Pot Pop-Up in a while, but it is so worth all the effort put into it. 

The card itself is thick, so I supplied a 5x7 envelope so I know it will fit properly and without bending the card. Also, this card isn't being mailed, so the thickness doesn't matter in this case. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


  1. love all the flowers and pinnapple pizza

  2. Wowza! Great card and colors! Yuck to pineapple.

  3. Such a pretty card and this is one of my favorite dies! Love your bling on the flowers! Yum to pineapple!

  4. This card is beautiful! I never thought of coloring the flowers with copic markers. I also love the addition of the Flutter Charms.


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