Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - July 2024 - Set Sail!!

 Hello Crafty Friends and welcome! It's Designer Challenge time and our theme for July 2024 is Set Sail! We were challenged to use the new Boat Pop-Up and its add-ons to create a card of any theme. For my card, I created a lighthouse scene!

For this card, I started with a 5.5 x 5.5 sized card base using a dark blue cardstock. I then cut two squares just slightly smaller (5 3/8 x 5 3/8) from a wavey blue patterned paper.

I started by making the light house. For this, I used the Topper Tags in the smallest size for the base of the light house. Then I added a small rectangle using the smallest rectangle in the Rectangles and Labels - Crosshatch die set. I added a railing using the railing from the Pirate Ship Add-On. For the window/light area, I die cut the smallest square in the Square - Crosshatch die set and trimmed it down, then drew on the windows. For the top of the light house, it's the top of the topper tag I used for the bottom just trimmed smaller and then I added a small square piece. The tiny ball on the top is from the die that to you slip the oar into in the Boat Pop-Up. For the door and window in black, I used the Mushroom Tiny House Add-On and the Church/School Tiny House Add-On.

I die cut most of this from smooth white cardstock then colored it in with Copic markers. I used a size 10 white Gelly Pen to add some shine lines to my light house. 

Once I had my light house complete, I made a small bam box using the Small Scenes Bam Box Pop-Up and black cardstock. I glued this to the back of the light house and set it aside. 

I then started working my my sail boat. I used patterned paper I had for the boat and floor. Then I die the sails and all the accessories for the sail boat from white cardstock or scrap cardstock I had in my stash. I colored the sails in with Copic markers. 

I took two pieces of scrap grey cardstock I had on hand and tore it to make rock areas for the inside of my card. One, I glued into the top left hand corner. The other, I stamped a sentiment using the new Sail Away sentiment stamp with VersaMark Ink and white embossing powder. Then I glued that piece into the bottom right corner of my card. 

I added my boat and my light house, making sure that it didn't go over the edge of my card. Lastly, I die cut four fish from the Camping Charms and colored them in with Copic markers. Once I glued them into the card, I added Glossy Accents to them for extra dimension.

For the front of the card, I just created a fun paper square area using different kinds of sailing paper. 

Then I stamped a sentiment on the front square using the Sail Away stamp set. 

I really love the new Sail Boat Pop-Up! You can make any kind of boat you want and the add-ons are amazing!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. If you would like to see how to make the light house, let me know by commenting below and I will make a YouTube video. Happy Crafting!!

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Ranger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ouncesTsukineko - VersaMark Watermark Ink Stamp Pad - Large - Clear


  1. Such a colorfull card. Waited for boat die cause of a few fishermen in group of acquaintances. Like your papers you used inside of card

  2. The boat is so fun and colorful and the background with the lighthouse is perfect

  3. love the added lighthouse as my husband served on one and we own a sailboat now djwankel@gmail.com

  4. Cool card, love the addition of the lighthouse! my favorite boat is a rowboat but your sailboat is very nice.

  5. Wow such a colorful sailboat. And the lighthouse is a wonderful addition. My favorite is the rowboat but this would be my second favorite!


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