Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Karen Burniston May 2024 Designer Challenge - From the Vault!

Hello Crafty Friends. It's Designer Challenge time and this month our theme was "From the Vault". We were challenged to take inspiration from a previous card we had made and make a new card from that inspiration!! This one was a hard one for me, because I've made so many different kinds of cards, but I was finally inspired by my first Designer Challenge card I made when I joined the team. 

This was my previous card that I took inspiration from. 

For this new card, I chose to use a mini slimline card. I used Karen Burniston's Heart Collage Pop-Up with the Butterfly Collage Add-On to create this garden themed card. 

This was defiantly a labor of love, because each butterfly is created based on a real butterfly. It took a day just to create each butterfly, but look at them!!! It was totally worth it. 

I cut rectangles for the background using 80lb smooth white cardstock. I created clouds using Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers and my MFT - Mini Clouds stencil. 

I then die cut two grass pieces using the same smooth white cardstock and Karen Burniston's Long Nature Edges. I added Distress Oxide Ink in Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness to these pieces. 

I used Karen Burniston's Fence Add-On to add a fence to the background. Then I used some of the flowers from that die set and some flowers from Fun Flowers and Backyard Charms to create a garden in front of the fence. 

I colored all my flowers in using Copic markers, same as the butterflies. I die cut the sentiments for the front and back of the card using Word Set 14 - Hugs. For the inside sentiment, I used Distress Oxide Ink in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry. 

For the front of the card, I used some butterflies and flowers, but tried to keep it simple, as the inside is the real surprise. I used Lineco Neutral pH glue and a Fine Tip Bottle to adhere everything to my card. 

I love all these beautiful butterflies. If you would be interested in seeing how to create these yourself, leave a comment below and I will create a how to YouTube video for you. Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Other Supplies Used:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Spun SugarRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Picked RaspberryRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Mowed LawnRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Rustic Wilderness

Scrapbook.com - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - 25 PackScrapbook.com - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - Ultra Thick - 25 PackRanger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ouncesRanger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Stardust


  1. Would love to see tutorial on Butterfly Garden card

  2. Love this so beautiful

  3. This looks like it took forever to make with all the beautiful coloring you did, but so worth it. The card you did before and took inspiration from is wonderful, too.

  4. Absolutely beautiful - and I too would love to see a tutorial showing how you created this lovely card!!

  5. Both cards are beautiful! I would love to see a video showing how you made them.

  6. I love those butterflies, I would Love to learn how to color them like you did. I can see how it would take a lot of time to make this card. I need to make some Birthday cards and I think I will try something like this one. Thanks foe the inspiration.

  7. Hi Jen. I love the card you made for the challenge. The butterflies are absolutely beautiful. I love all the cheerful colors.

  8. Oh my gosh! Those butterflies look like they flew tigh5 out of the garden!!! Amazing coloring!


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