Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge October 2023 - Jack-o-Lantern!

 Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome! It's Designer Challenge time once again and this month we have been challenged to create a card with a Jack-o-Lantern!! For my card, I used the Bitty Ball Pop-Up along with the Autumn Elements and the Character Add-Ons 1 die set. 

 

For this card, I started with a 5.5 x 5.5 sized card base using light weight kraft cardstock. I didn't want to use a heavy weight cardstock because I knew that the pop-up would have a lot of bulk. 

I added a fall themed patterned paper to the background and a green cardstock to the bottom. Then I die cut a scalloped border using the same green cardstock and added that to the background. 

I die cut all the pieces from the Autumn Elements from smooth white heavy weight cardstock and colored them using Copic markers. I added them to the background, then added some Glossy Accents and Stickles glitter gel to give the leaves and pumpkins some dimension. I set that aside to dry. 

I then started to create my Jack-o-Lantern scarecrow. To be honest, I created the pumpkin head first then had no idea what to do with it. Then I thought about a scarecrow! 

I die cut the pumpkin head from a dark orange and a light orange cardstock. I glued everything together to create the pop-up ball. For the instructional video on how to do this click here

I die cut the jack-o-lantern face using the Character Add-On 1 die set using a glossy black cardstock. I glued the face on and then cut the leaves for the top. I used green cardstock and added some detail using Copic markers. 

I then die cut half a bitty ball with red cardstock and half with dark blue cardstock. I added a checkered patterned paper to the red ball and the same dark blue cardstock to the bottom ball. I glued them together to create the body. I die cut the arms from the Bitty Ball Pop-up, added the shirt and frayed hay bits to the arms. Then I added little shoes to the bottom. With a white Gelly Pen, I added some details to the overalls. I had to die cut a piece of bitty ball and cut out the bib part of the overalls and glued it to the shirt part. 

Before I added my scarecrow to the card base, I die cut the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment to the background using black cardstock and gold glitter cardstock. 

Then I positioned my scarecrow where I wanted him and glued him down. 

Lastly I die cut a small white rectangle to add a place to sign the card. 

I kept the front of the card simple, using the same patterned paper as the inside. I will be adding a magnetic clip in the future to keep the card closed. 

Thank you so much for stopping by for Designer Challenge and Happy Crafting!


9 comments:

  1. Libby (E. B. Dreier)October 13, 2023 at 5:07 PM

    Adorable! Absolutely adorable! Who wouldn't want to receive this "pumpkin" all dressed up and ready to Trick or Treat?!?!

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  2. I LOVE the fall leaves background and darling pop up pumpkin!

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  3. Love pumpkins and scarecrows - great way to combine them!

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  4. Such a cute autumn looking card. I love his flannel shirt.

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  5. I love the bright red apples! And a very creative take on the challenge! I love Candy Corn!

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  6. This just brings a smile to my face. Love it

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  7. Awesome scarecrow! Your card really made me smile!

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  8. This pumpkin is so bright and fun! Love the plaid shirt. So much fall. Love candy corn.

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