Monday 8 February 2016

Karen Burniston February 2016 Designer Challenge Card #1

Good morning friends

Today is the first day of the Designer Challenge, and Karen Burniston's challenge is "GLITTER!". Now I love some shimmer and shine, but don't usually go all out with the glitter. For this card though - I added more glitter than I ever have on a single card and I love the effect.

Of course I wanted to use my new favourite Pop it Ups die - the Hanging Charm Pull Tab for my Designer Challenge card.  I added the included heart charm, but made it an expanding heart! Below the card is in the closed position, ready to put in an envelope.

Rocky the Crab is so fun in his red glittery goodness, holding a little sign that says 'love ya'. The little oval is actually the plate from the new Props 8 set. The top of the Palm Tree and the coconuts are glittered, the hearts and the frame are also glittered. I added Glitter Dots to the frame and Glitter Line Peel-Off's. Wowsa.

Here is the card open, where the expanding heart dangles the centre of the frame. The hearts have glitter accents on them. I used a negative die cut heart piece to trace around for the two hearts that are revealed when you pull the tab. There is a Happy Anniversary Peel-Off joining the two hearts. Around the perimeter of the card are TWO layers of glitter. The first one is gold, and the narrower one on top is chocolate.

To create the expanding heart, I die cut the heart charm four times from patterned paper. Each one was scored down the centre then the halves were glued to each other with the string down the centre. Then I added squiggles with white glue and poured glitter on them. The hardest part was waiting for the glue to dry before I finished assembling the card!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Designer Challenge Team - they are linked to the right. Karen Burniston's post will be Wednesday on her blog.

Rocky the Crab, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Palm Tree and Pail, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Hanging Charm Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Oval Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Props 8 (plate for oval), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7010 Glitter Lines - Elizabeth Craft Designs
343 Assorted Words - Elizabeth Craft Designs
638 Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs
607 Chocolate Silk Microfine Glitter Elizabeth Craft Designs
614 True Red Silk Microfine Glitter Elizabeth Craft Designs
635 Spring Peridot Silk Microfine Glitter Elizabeth Craft Designs
611 Rust Silk Microfine Glitter Elizabeth Craft Designs
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape, 6", 1/4" and 1/8" width
Red Glitter card stock - Michaels
Black card stock
Black card stock
White card stock
Brown card stock
Patterned paper - K and Company
Wink of Stella
Coloured Pencil - Prismacolor

Card 5 x 7

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