Monday, 26 September 2016

Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge - "Be Inspired"

Good morning friends

Welome to the second Designer Challenge for September 2016. This month Caz is offering the challenge: Take inspiration from a fellow teammate for a card or technique of any theme!

This was a hard challenge ... the Designer Challenge team is amazing, and they inspire me daily. To have to narrow it down to one card from one teammate? Couldn't do it.

However, I was wanting to try one after seeing Fran Sabad's beautiful Vertical Flower Pot Pop Stand Card so that is where I started. But I also wanted to try the Rectangle Pull Card spinner with the Flower Pot as in Kelly Booth's fun Halloween Card. So for this card, both Fran and Kelly are my inspiration.

Since all the 'OOOOOH' is on the inside, I kept the front of my card fairly simple. Hand lettering, patterned paper and the Outdoor Edges used as a border. Done. The flowers inside stick out a little on the bottom and on the right, but I am completely fine with that. I think of it as a little teaser. If it bothered me, I would have just made the outer card a little larger.

Here is the card as it is opening ...

Then ... ta da - a fully three dimensional flower pot filled with holly, candy canes and Christmas flowers. There is SO much wow with this die, and it's completely generic so you can fill it with all kinds of things for all kinds of occasions.

Since the recipient will likely turn the card to view it from all angles - the embellishments are double sided with a card stock strip sandwiched and sticking out between the layers. The strip is how I adhered them to the honeycomb grid inside the flower pot.

I added two charms (with the hang tabs trimmed off) to the spinner from the Rectangle Pull Tab ... the little gift and the dotted tree. I added gold gel pen dots to the embossed dots on the tree for some holiday shine.

I trimmed the vine into holly shapes with fine point scissors, and also added a couple of candy canes from the Holiday Charm set. The words were stamped with pale ink, then I went over the stamping with a gold gel pen. It's a fun way to add a 'hand lettered' look.

The Outdoor Edges worked really well as a border - I will have to remember that idea for another time.

Be sure to check out Karen Burniston's BLOG tomorrow (Tuesday) where she will have her post. She has given us hints and I for one cannot WAIT to learn the technique she will be sharing.

Flower Pot Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Holiday Charms, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Rectangle Pull Card (spinner), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Anita Frames Pop-Up (labels), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Outdoor Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Holiday Clear Stamps- Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - DCWV
Fine Point Tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gold gel pen - Sakura
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Black fine point marker
Bic markers
White card stock
Hand lettering

Card size - 6 x 5" - fits in a 5 x 7 envelope for mailing.

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