Monday 22 August 2016

Second August 2016 Designer Challenge - Girly Cascading Tag Card

Good morning friends

Today is the second Designer Challenge this month, and it comes from Shelly Hickox "Girly or Ghouly" - think pretty, shabby, feminine or French, OR think creepy, crawly, spooky or eerie."  As much as I wanted to play with the new Halloween release for this challenge, I had already completed this card and it was just too perfect not to use for GIRLY.

I chose to do a Cascading Tag Card, first introduced in June 2016 by Karen Burniston. We all love getting more use out of our dies, and when she turned the Adirondack Chair Pop-Up into a card like this? We were WOWED. Blown away. Totally amazed. 

The front of my card is fairly simple. This beautiful tea/coffee themed paper by Prima was in my stash and is meant for you to add your own colour to it. I loved the simple cream, black and greys though so simply added some gold metallic highlights and did a bunch of fussy cutting.

Here is the view from the top of the card, as it is opening. There is so much dimension in this card!

And here is the card fully open.

I trimmed the bottom of the cup portion off a little, so it would fit between the arms of the chair and I reinforced the Adirondack Chair arms from the back because with all the embellishments I didn't want to put additional stress on them.

I added gold pen work, layered Prima flowers, stamped scalloped circles and the tags were embossed with Karen's Damask embossing folder before attaching them to the chair bases. Gold metallic paper and a gold gel pen and seam binding were also used throughout.

I was happy that this vintage tea kettle worked out right in the centre of the fold!

I also added the spoon from the Cup Pop Stand, and some brads with bling.

Note, you can see Karen Burniston's video for creating the Cascading Tag Card HERE. The rest of the Designer Challenge Team is linked on the right of my blog, and you will want to check out what they have come up with for the challenge. Karen's post will be tomorrow (Tuesday) on her BLOG.

Patterned paper - Prima
Adirondack Chair Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Fine point tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Clear Double Sided Adhesive - 1/8 & 4" width's - Elizabeth Craft Designs
KB 104 Damask Embossing Folder - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Heavy cream card stock - Hobby Lobby
Gold metallic card stock - Stardream
Stitched scalloped border - My Favorite Things
Cup Pop Stand (Cup), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Metallic gel pen - Sakura
Copper Sharpie
Jewelled Brads - Stampin' Up
Paper flowers - Prima
Cocoa Western Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Coffee & Tea Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Accordion Circle (scalloped and small circle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Ring Accordion (large scalloped circle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Bakers Twine
Seam Binding

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