Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - April 2024 - Thirst Quencher!

 Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome! It's the beginning of April and that means it's Designer Challenge time. Our theme this month is "Thirst Quencher". For my card, I used the Tea and Coffee Pop-Up to create a beer stein pop-up! Nothing beats an ice cold beer on a hot summer day!

For this card, I started with an A2 sized top fold card using Neenah Classic Crest 110lb heavy weight cardstock. I dug through my patterned paper stack and found this perfect dark blue paper with light blue polka dots to use as my background. Then I found some great balloon paper in my scraps and used that for the border on the top and bottom. 

I used Karen Burniston's Border Blends - Party die to create a yellow fancy border between the two patterned papers. 

I die cut the mug from the same heavy weight smooth white cardstock as the card base. Then I taped off the areas of the beer stein that are just glass. I used Distress Oxide Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge to create the beer in my stein. I then sprayed it with a little water and dabbed it off. 

I then used my Copic markers to create the glass areas of my beer stein. I was careful not to go into my inked beer area. 

I used Karen Burniston's Landscape Scene tree/cloud dies to make the foam on the top of the beer. Once I had the pieces glued on, I went over them with Nuvo Crystal Drops in white to create the beer foam. Then I used Glossy Accents to add water droplets down my stein. 

I used Karen Burniston's Word Set 2 - Birthday Die Set to add the Happy Birthday sentiment. I also used Karen Burniston's Lorna Label add on to add a place to sign the card. 

For the front of the card, I used the same paper theme, this time adding a yellow Lorna Label. I then used Karen Burniston's Mini Alphabet and Numbers and die cut the word "Cheers". I die cut this twice, once from black cardstock and once from white glitter cardstock, then glued them together to make the sentiment pop! I added the "to you" from the same Word Set 2 as the inside of the card. 

How cool is that beer stein!! I really love how it turned out. Thank you so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!


  1. That does look refreshing, but my favorite drink in the summer is a cold diet coke.

  2. Great card!! I love a nice cold beer on occasion, even tho red wine is my favorite "spirit".

  3. Love the frosty beer! Great card!


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