Monday, July 11, 2016

July 2016 Pop It Ups Designer Challenge #1

Hi everyone,

Welcome to our July Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. Karen is changing things up with our Designer Challenges starting this month. Instead of just one challenge a month we will offer Two challenges a month! Challenges will be posted on Karen's blog on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. The first challenge of the month will be a theme that Karen chooses for the team and the second challenge theme for the month will be chosen by a team member. For each challenge the team will make just one card and post it on their own personal blogs on Monday of Challenge week. This new format will provide the same number of amazingly inspiring cards per month, but spaced out onto two dates instead of all lumped together.

 This time round Karen has given us the theme ....  "Up!" - Let's get things airborne with high-flying cards featuring the sky.

Last month for our June Designer Challenge, Karen shared an amazing video tutorial on how to create a Cascading Tag Card using the chair from the Adirondack Pop Up Card and the Tag from the Tag Pivot Card. Since then I have been having so much fun creating cards using this fun technique, that I decided to make another for this challenge. If you missed Karen's video you can find it here.

To decorate my card this time around, I used Lucky the Rabbit and also the Kites die set. 

To create the cloudy background on the tags I used the Stage It Stencils Party Cloudy, sponging the clouds with blue ink. 

The sentiments used on the inside are from the What's Up? and Steampunk Clear Stamp sets.

Here is a view of my card taken from overhead so you can see the folds of the card.

I kept the front of my card simple as the focus is on the inside of the card. So I just added designer paper and added the A Way with Words Celebrate Sentiment.

And one last look at my card so you can see it partly open.

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

Don't forget to check out  Karen Burniston's blog  on Tuesday 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: What's Up? Clear Stamp Set; Steampunk Greetings Clear Stamp Set - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Blue; Green; Through The Lens Wood Patterned Cardstock - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Kites & Stripes DP - FabScraps
Dies: Adirondack Pop Up Card; Tag Pivot Card; Lucky the Rabbit - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Kites; A Way with Words Celebrate - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Stage It Stencil Partly Cloudy; Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers;
Other: Black Ink; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; Foam Tape


stampingcaz said...

Adore this card Frances x

CASTOWNE said...

This card and all the cascading cards are spectacular. I really need to buy the tags, as I don't have any. I would love to try this really gives a WOW! effect.

Connie L. Riley said...

Hello Frances. Your colors and designs for the new Cascading Tag Card format are quite stunning. I loved the "Celebrate" in bright lime green! Thanks for all the great ideas.

Karen Aicken said...

This is such a fun technique, and I really like your version Frances. So neat to see Lucky again!

jojot said...

fabulous fancy