Monday 11 July 2016

Karen Burniston's July 2016 Designer Challenge

Good morning friends

Today is the first Designer Challenge for July. Karen Burniston is trying a new format, where she issues a challenge for the second Tuesday of the month and one of the Designer Challenge Team issues a challenge on the fourth. The Team will be posting their cards on the Monday and Karen Burniston will post her card and team post on the Tuesday.

This first challenge is: "Up!" - Let's get things airborne with high-flying cards featuring the sky. 

There is no arguing with my inner Muse. This is what she wanted to make so I complied. Because the card is a Pop-Up, I kept the outside fairly simple. Using the Partly Cloudy Stage it Stencil, I outlined two clouds with a black pen adding some doodles and glitter.  The sun was done with glittered embossing paste, and when dry I went back in with the stencil and a fine point Sharpie and added the doodles.

Here is the inside - I like how bright and cheerful it is! The Lorna Label Pop-Up was die cut from white Soft Finish Card Stock, then stencilled lightly with the Partly Cloudy Stage it Stencil.

I added water colours to a piece of 90# water colour paper, then die cut the sun, clouds and oval when it was dry.

A little glitter along the bottom edge of the clouds and on the sunshine makes the card sparkle without being over the top. I added some hand lettering to one of the decorator labels that come with the Lorna Label Pop-Up and tied a yellow seam binding into a bow before adhering the inner card to the yellow backing card.


Partly Cloudy Stage-It Stencil - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Lorna Label Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
All Seasons Tree (small cloud), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Hot Air Balloon Pop-Up (clouds), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Oval Pull Card (sun), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Fun foam
Staedtler fine point markers
Sugar Glitter Paste - Bo Bunny
Yellow Seam Binding
90# Water Colour Paper
Water colours - Peerless
Clear Double Sided Adhesive, 1/8" width - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Soft Finish card stock - 85#, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Black Sharpie

Card size - 4-1/2 x 5-3/4"

Thanks for stopping by today



  1. a wonderful card with nice words!

  2. Doodles, clouds and glitter!!. Be still my heart!

  3. perfect card for this challenge


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