Monday 19 May 2014

Karen Burniston's May Designer Challenge Card

Good morning friends!

Before I get to today's post, I wanted to let you know that Karen Burniston has been busy creating NEW DIES.  Her Designer Challenge team got the rest of the sneak peaks this weekend, and we are all SO excited about what's coming. Most of the team has received the first nine dies and we once we picked ourselves up off the floor we started playing. That way, as soon as the release is going to be available to ship from Elizabeth Craft Designs - we will have new projects ready to show. Stay tuned!!!

Today's share is my first post for Karen Burniston's May Designer Challenge, which is a theme challenge ... "FLY". One of the first things I thought of when I saw Karen's newest Pivot card die was Dog House! So that is what I decided to go with for my challenge card.

To make the dog house, I cut the House decorator die portion from red patterned paper, then cut the doorway using an oval die from the Oval Accordion Pop it Ups set. I backed the opening with a black card stock scrap, then added the roof gables and a cute bone.

I have paired these dog and balloon images with this word stamp before, but they go so perfectly together!  (The trouble with trouble is, it starts out as fun.) Ha!

I added glossy accents to the balloons, dog noses, roof gables and the butterfly that is printed on the patterned paper. I cut a second fence portion to attach to the inside card on the left, and layered it with kraft pickets.  The clouds were fussy cut from scraps of patterned paper in the same paper stack.

Finally, here is the view of the card from the back and from the top ...

Make sure you check out all the other designers blogs starting today - you can see their links on the right, under Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge Team.  Karen Burniston will have a big group post on the Elizabeth Craft Design Blog (click HERE) on Wednesday and she will have a wonderful project and video to share.

Supplies used:
Card size: 5" square
House Pivot - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Oval Accordion (oval for door) - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned papers - Songbird, DCWV
Dog & balloon stamps - Tiddly Inks 
Water colour paper
Tombow Markers
Water Brush
Glossy Accents
Word stamp - Riley & Co, Funnybones
Bone die - Paper Smooches

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Such a fun card, looks like we both thought of balloons (my tomorrow post).

  2. so funny !

  3. cute cute cute I really need to get my hands on this house die. Just a matter of motivating my self to get to PP's.

  4. WOW, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Best craft project I've seen on-line this week :-)

  5. So cute! Love the little doggie getting into trouble.


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