Monday, June 15, 2015

Karen Burniston June Designer Challenge Day 1

Hi everyone,

It's time for our June Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. This time around the theme for our challenge is WHAT'S IN A NAME? - Oh this is a doozy! Everyone has to incorporate two Pop it Ups dies according to your first and last initials.

This is definitely one of those times when I am grateful for the name I was given and married into as I had a number of options to select from. 

Of course as my name is Frances Byrne, I had to use something starting with the letter 'F' - Flies from the Hoppy the Frog set and the letter 'B' - Brownie the Cow of the barn from the Barn Pop Stand Card ... either work.

I decided to create a pop up card and I used the Lots of Pops Pop Up Card set for my base card. I added the hay stacks and pitchforks to the barn which are from the Hay There Pop Stand Card set. 

Leading from the barn to the edge of the card I have created a path using the Pebbles die set, I had all these pieces left from another card I created recently. The clouds on the blue panel are from the All Seasons Tree die set. 

As I wanted this to be a birthday card and I didn't have a lot of room for a sentiment, I decided to use the Alphabet 1 Caps set to create the greeting HB2 Moo. 

I added the flies to around my card, including one on Brownie's face.

Brownie the Cow is attached to my card using the spinner from the Rectangle Pull Card. I made the spinner blend into the card by gluing a piece of blue card to some green card as I used for the pop up card and then die cutting the spinner so the centre of the die was on the centre where the two colors joined. I also cut another so I could back the middle sections only.

And finally the front of my card. I decided to trying combining two of the sentiments blocks from the Farm Greetings Clear Stamp set. I combined the birthday (which is pig related) and the thank you (which is cow related). I used my MISTI and masking tape to stamp various parts of each stamp to make a new sentiment. I had a gap in between the finished sentiment so I stamped the cow from the cow related sentiment onto white card and cut that out and adhered to my sentiment. I did have a few misses before I got the final complete sentiment, but I think that was mostly because the ink pads I was using were either too wet or too dry. Once I grabbed my trusting black ink pad, it didn't take long at all.

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.

I will be back tomorrow with another card I created for this challenge.

Stamps: Farm Greetings Clear Stamps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Black; Brown; Latte Stack - DCWV
Dies: Lots of Pops; Barn Pop Stand Card; Brownie the Cow; Rectangle Pull Card; All Seasons Tree; Hay There Pop Stand Card; Hoppy the Frog - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Pebbles; Alphabet 1 Caps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
Other: Black Ink; Silver Glitter Wink of Stella Pen; Foam Tape; Copics


Karen Aicken said...

Amazing card for the challenge. I LOVE that you used the fly from Hoppy for your "F".

fran said...

Really love the colors you used on this card! And the walkway - of course!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a wonderful farm scene....cuteness

Karen Aicken said...

I really like how you added Brownie beside the barn. So fun!