Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Karen Burniston April Designer Challenge Day 2

Hi everyone,

It's time for our April Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. This time round the theme for our challenge is Accordions with DT and Friends.

Now if you have seen the title of my blog post today, you are probably wondering whether you missed my Day 1 blog post???? The answer is no you didn't, so don't bother scrolling down to look for it LOL! This time round Karen has changed this up a little and each designer was able to invite a friend to play along with us for the challenge. So rather than have two cards from me, one card was created by my friend Maryann Einam who posted her Accordion card to her blog yesterday. You can find her card here.

Over the weekend at the Collins Group 2015 Spring Papercrafting Education and Tradeshow, Karen Burniston unveiled her newest designs that she will be releasing for Elizabeth Craft Designs shortly. This time round it's all about the farm, with three new fun Character dies ... Cheepers the Chicken; Virgil the Pig and Brownie the Cow; a Barn Pop Stand Card  and Hey There Pop Stand Card die sets. Plus a set of clear stamps that are themed to be used with the new dies.

Today for my Accordion card I decided to use the Rectangle Accordion die set and used the new Cheepers the Chicken set ... love these new characters. I used the grass from the Outdoor Edges set and die cut this using yellow card so it looked like hay/straw. This set also includes an egg die which  I used to add with the chicken and also decorate the frame of my Accordion Card. Around the centre page of my Accordion Card I added the Katie Stars Frame Edges to decorate.

Here is my Accordion Card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. As you can see I have added the greeting "Best of Cluck" using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Alphabet 1 - Caps

I will be sharing more cards this week using Karen's new Farm themed dies, so I hope you come check them out too.

If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Craft Giraffe (formerly Photo Continental).

Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus an amazing card/video tutorial from Karen Burniston.

Stamps: Farm Greetings Clear Stamps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Yellow; Red; Spot On DP - Graphic 45
Dies: Rectangle Accordion Card; Katie Stars Frame Edges; Cheepers the Chicken; Outdoor Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Alphabet 1 Caps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


Maryann said...

Wonderful bright colours for this super fun card, it looks amazing, thanks for the invite I really enjoyed this challenge. Maryann

Joanne (jojot) said...

loove how the shape looks like a 'speech bubble'...cool

Karen Aicken said...

Such a fun card - with such cheery colours!