Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Karen Burniston June Designer Challenge Day 2

Hi everyone,

As promised yesterday I am back with my second card for the 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.

With my initials, I seem to have quiet a few choices ... I could have made a third card and would have used different dies again, but I haven't. For the letter 'F' I have used Hoppy the Frog and of course frogs also love flies! The letter 'B'  was pretty easy, I used the Bathtub.

For the base of my card I have used the Bathtub Pop Stand Card. I die cut the bath using White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz and Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. I wanted the bath to have water running so I added the whiskers from Whiskers the Cat to the tap.

Hoppy the Frog looks like he is having a very relaxing bath, don't you think! Karen Burniston created a card last month using Hoppy and I used the front of that card as inspiration to help position Hoppy in the bathtub, you can see Karen's card here. This does of course involve cutting off both sets of legs off Hoppy and repositioning them, but Hoppy didn't feel a thing haha!

For Hoppy's tongue I used the party blower from the Props 2 Party set and then added a fly to the tip of the blower/tongue.

I used the decorative doily from the Paris Edges set which I positioned on the edge on both sides of the card.

Finally I added my sentiment using the Alphabet 1 Caps set for the word "HOPPY" and then I used the word 'Birthday' from the Happy Birthday die.

Here is another view of my card, this time so you can see the whole card from above. For this Pop Stand Card, I created it so it didn't matter which way I looked at the card it would be the same. As Hoppy the Frog is symmetrical, it was pretty easy just to cut a second body, this time cutting so that the Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape was facing the die when I cut so that the body would be able to be attached to the back of the black solid body. All I had to do was make sure I positioned the arms to the frog before I attached the body to the back of the black solid body.  

Here is the front of the card. This time round I die cut two more Hoppy the Frogs. One I kept as it is supposed to look and the second one I cut off the hind legs and repositioned them so that he looks like he is leap frogging over the other Hoppy the Frog.

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.

Paper: Leapfrogs DP - Doodlebug Design Inc.
Dies: Bathtub Pop Stand Card; Hoppy the Frog; Whiskers the Cat; Props 2 Party; Paris Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Alphabet 1 Caps; Happy Birthday (783) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz; Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz; Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm;
Other: Foam Tape


Maryann said...

Such a fun card Frances and a fun challenge. I thought I would make one for fun too, but I could only find one pop up die for my initials 😔

fran said...

Spectacular card Frances! The frog in the tub is so cute!

Joanne (jojot) said...

a happy hoppy card

Karen Aicken said...

Loving all your Happy Hoppy's ...