Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happy 29th BDay … Again!


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing an Accordion card I created using the awesome new “Pop It Ups” range of dies designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Crafts Designs.

For my card today I used the Circle Accordion card. I have always enjoyed making accordion cards as I have Pop Up cards, but I so love that we now have different options on the Accordion cards we make. Karen has designed Circle, Oval and Fancy Labels Accordion dies and they all are fun to create.

To create this accordion card I die cut the accordion die three times from pink card.


After die cutting my pink accordion panels I decorated each panel. For the first panel on the left I used designer paper to die cut another accordion panel using the accordion die, cut of the tab and adhered that to my panel.

For the middle panel after die cutting the pink panel I then put the die back through my big shot but using my embossing sandwich so that I could emboss the stitching that is included on the die. This only shows if you emboss it which gives you more options when decorating Smile. Once I had embossed the stitched I kept the die in place and sponged ink over the stitching.


For the panel on the right I used the solid die from the Square W/Circle Frame Edges. This is a set of 3 different dies which can be used to decorate your accordion panels. When you die cut 4 of the same die you are able to create a square frame like I have on this piece.

For the two end circles in the centre I die cut the accordion die using white card and then trimmed off the pieces that attaches it to the frame and layered those to the circle on my accordion card.

For the centre circle I used other dies from the Accordion Circles die to create the layers.


Here is my accordion card viewed from the front. On this panel I have used the Square W/Circle Frame Edges again, this time using the flourish edge to create my panel.


And one final look at the front of my card this time when it is completely closed ready to be placed in an envelope.




Stamps: Out To Lunch; Happy 29th Set – Art Impressions
Paper: White; Pink; Spring Brea DP – Kaisercraft
Pop It Ups Dies: Circle Accordion; Square w/ Circle Frame Edges
Other: Black Ink; Pink Ink; Foam Tape; Copics




Karen B said...

Another WOW! project, Frances. I am amazed at how you can make so many masterpieces so quickly. True talent, you have! said...

Simply funny, perfectly colored & great color combo. Great card Frances.

Jim and Doreen Bailey said...

Wow. What awesome work. Are the dies available in Australia?

Karen Aicken said...

Great card, Frances - those images make me grin, and I love all the different Pop it Ups you used to decorate this!
Karen A

Joanne (jojot) said...

love those 'ladies' how they make the mats for the are truly showcasing their goods