Monday, September 14, 2015

Karen Burniston September Designer Challenge Day 1

Hi everyone,

It's time for our September Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. This time around the theme for our challenge is  Celebrate! - interpret the theme however you want. Any type of joyful card meant to celebrate an accomplishment, milestone, birthday, new baby, etc. - also please incorporate any of the Frame Edges as an added twist.

As I have been wanting to create an Open Centre Accordion Card ever since Karen Burniston shared her card she created for the August Designer Challenge. This seemed like the perfect opportunity. You can find Karen's directions on how to create this style of card on her YouTube Video here.

For my card I used the Katie Label Accordion Card. I decided to go with a birthday theme and tried to keep it pretty much monochromatic.

For the Open Centre Panels, I decorated the edge using the Katie Stars Frame Edges.  The presents on the centre panels are from the Gifts Peel Off Stickers. I attached the peel offs to card that had been covered with Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape and then covered the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. I added two owl theme sentiments above the gifts. 
The two outer Accordion pages have been covered with designer paper. I used Poppy the Owl, sitting on a branch (All Seasons Tree) and sporting a party hat from the Props 2 set.  The top layer and the pom pom have been covered with Teal Silk Microfine Glitter.

 Here is my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

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: Bugsy and Owly - Penny Black; Chatting Whoots Set - Art Impressions
Paper: White; Teal; Dark Teal; Streamers DP - We R Memory Keepers
Dies: Katie Label Accordion Card; Katie Stars Frame Edges; Poppy the Owl; All Seasons Tree;  Props 2 Party - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Teal Silk Microfine Glitter; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Gifts Peel-Off Stickers
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


Gmalew said...

Absolutely delightful. Monochromatic colors are always a winner. I do envy the sentiments, perfect.........

Joanne (jojot) said...

LOVE the colors and of course the hooters too

Karen Aicken said...

So fun to see Poppy on this pretty card. Love the colours too.