Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Karen Burniston January 2024 Designer Challenge - Raise It Up!

 Hello Crafty Friends and welcome to a brand new year!!! I wish you all the best for 2024 and hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season. My family and I spent our Christmas Day sick at home, but we were all together and still managed to have a nice dinner (despite the sniffles and coughing). 

For our first Designer Challenge of the new year, Karen challenged us to create a card using the new Raising Platform Pop-Up! For my card, I decided to create a New Years celebration card. I can honestly say, I've never made a New Years card before. I went with gold, black, silver and white for my card colors. I thought these looked like classic New Years party favors.

I started with an A2 sized card base using a heavy weight black cardstock. I then used the largest sized die in the Rectangles - Crosshatch die set and cut three rectangles from a mirrored gold light weight cardstock I got from Michaels. Then using the next die size down in the Rectangles - Crosshatch, I die cut three rectangles using white cardstock. 

I then die cut the pop-up mechanism from the same black cardstock as the card base. Karen recommends using a light weight cardstock for this particular pop-up mechanism and yes, a heavy weight cardstock makes it very bulky, but I really wanted to stick with black, and I only had the heavy weight black cardstock. I added gold accents to the base of the pop-up. 

I then die cut the fancy label that shows when the pop-up raises up, using the same gold cardstock, adding a secondary label in white cardstock. I added the pop-up mechanism and the label to the card. 

I then began die cutting all the little bits and pieces I wanted to use with this card. I die cut a martini glass from the Happy Hour Charms, using white cardstock, vellum and Copic markers to create the fancy drink. Once glued into the card, I covered the glass in Glossy Accents to add more detail to the glass and make it stand out. 

I die cut several stars and streamers from the same colors I was using in the card. I added these all over the card, including behind the pop-up! 

I went with the same theme for the front of the card, adding lots of stars and streamers (these come with the Raising Platform Pop-Up!). 

I also added the sentiment "Celebrate" to the front of the card using a sparkly silver cardstock. Same as the numbers in the pop-up on the inside. 

Thank you so much for stopping by on our first Designer Challenge for 2024! I wish you all the very best. Thank you again and Happy Crafting!

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