Tuesday 20 January 2015

January 2015 Designer Challenge Card #2

Good morning friends

Here is Karen Burniston's January 2014 Designer Challenge:  "Triple Categories - Your cards must include dies from 3 (or more) categories in the Pop it Ups line - those categories are: Accordions & Frame Edges, Pivot Cards, General Pop-ups, Pull Cards, Pop Stands, Edge dies, Characters & Props, Embossing Folders, Accessory Dies. "

I used these categories:  1 - Pivot cards (House Pivot), 2 - Edge Dies (Outdoor Edges), 3 - Accessory Dies (Palm Tree & Holiday House),  4 - Characters and Props (Buster the Dog and Props 4 Pets),  5 - Accordion Cards (Speech Balloon and Hello die).

I also used TWO of Karen Burniston's Seamless Background techniques. If you missed her video on how to do this, click HERE.

The Palm Tree trunks and the house portions were die cut from cork paper, while the dog bowl was cut from a scrap of Shimmer Sheetz.  The coconuts were cut from bronze pearlized card stock, and the roof and fence portions were cut from white woodgrain card stock. There is lots of texture on this card!

Here I styled Buster as a Black Lab, with black mini-brads for eyes and a shiny nose. He also has an orange glitter dot on his collar.

The speech balloon and word die hello come with the Rectangle Accordion. Not only do they fit perfectly on the Accordion, they work with the Rectangle Pull Card and they can stand alone as well.

See the little bone under the dog house? I adhered it to keep the pivot from tearing with all the weight from the layers. I made a sandwich with a scrap of patterned paper, some Transparent Double Sided Tape and a small piece of Tyvek, then cut the bone from the sandwich.

Remember to check out what the rest of the Designer Challenge team has to offer for the challenge (they are linked on the right side of my blog) and Karen Burniston will have her post tomorrow morning at 8am MST on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.

902 House Pivot, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
918 Holiday House, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
914 Outdoor Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
984 Buster the Dog, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
982 Props 4 - Pets, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
987 Palm Tree, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
972 Rectangle Accordion (Speech Balloon and Hello), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
SS 0218 Fire Opal Shimmer Sheetz - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots in Orange- Elizabeth Craft Designs
508 Transparent Double Sided Tape Roll- Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - We R Memory Keepers
Green patterned paper - The Paper Studio
White card stock
Red card stock
Red and Natural cork paper - DCWV
Woodgrain paper - Avery Elle
Green card stock
Kraft card stock
Bronze Stardream
Grey card stock
Black mini-brads
Glaze Pen
Silver Sharpie
Card size: 5x5"

Thanks for stopping by today


  1. what a fun scene Karen, I am sure Buster loves his dog house :)

  2. fantastic card!


  3. Karen, your card is so cute and clever. I love the way you combined the die styles and brought Buster to life as a lab. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice comments.


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