Tuesday 9 February 2016

Karen Burniston February 2016 Designer Challenge Card #2

Good morning friends

Today I'm sharing my second card for Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge "GLITTER!". This card went in a completely different direction than I initially planned, but I like how it turned out and it was fun to make.

I used my new favourite Pop it Ups die, the Hanging Charm Pull Tab to make a 5x 7" flat (post-card style) card. Below is the front with the card flat and ready to put in an envelope.

Since my initial idea was to make a farm themed Valentine, the glittered characters have red shadows.    The detail layers were cut in to the adhesive side of double sided adhesive backed white card stock, then glittered with Silk Microfine Glitter.

Below it the card with the Pull Tab open. Virgil is adhered to a piece of pearlized vellum that is attached behind the curvy frame. I accented the frame with glitter dots for even more shimmer & shine.

The cloud background was made using one of Karen Burniston's new Stage it Stencils ... Partly Cloudy. The clouds have glitter glue on their lower edges, and the extended pull tab was fussy cut around one of the clouds.

The word balloon is from the Lorna Label Pop-Up set, and the stamp inside the Pull Tab was selectively inked then coloured with pencil crayons.

Haha - don't you love a pink glittery Virgil?

Below is the back of the card, decorated with the rest of the fence pieces from the front of the card. I also added clouds and birds from the Partly Cloudy Stage it Stencil and sponged the grass with green ink. I'll write my message on this when I go to send the card. I'm thinking it will make a great Love Note for our daughter & husband. With all they go with with Olivia's Pulmonary Hypertension, I like to send them notes of encouragement so they know they are not in this alone.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Designer Challenge Team has come up with ... their blogs are linked on the right. Karen Burniston will have her post on her BLOG tomorrow (Wednesday).

Hanging Charm Pull Tab, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Fence Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Cheepers the Chicken, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Virgil the Pig, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Snowball the Sheep, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Partly Cloudy, Stage it Stencils - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Farm Greetings Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
White card stock
Kraft card stock
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Peony Pink Silk Microfine Glitter
Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape, 6" and 1/8" Width

Card size 5 x 7"

Thanks for stopping by today


  1. Such a super fun card, love how you used the Pull Tab as the gate in the card.

  2. wonderful creation Karen!

  3. great card! Nice to see in the larger size format and a flat card too! Pull Tab is inching it's way up the wish list.


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