Hi Crafty Friends,
Welcome to our October Karen Burniston Designer Challenge.
Check out Karen Burniston's blog on Wednesday (US Time) when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus Karen will have an amazing video tutorial to share with us all.
Our challenge theme this month is .... "HAPPY FALL, Y'ALL!" - make a card celebrating fall, autumn or Thanksgiving.
For my card today I have combined the House Pivot Panels die set along with the Twist Panel die set to create my Halloween scene. I decorated this panel using the dies from the House Pivot Panels, Halloween Scene, Halloween Elements and Halloween Charms die sets.
To create the base of the card I sponge on Distress Oxide inks onto a white card base using Blueprint Sketch, Dusty Concord & Black Soot inks for the top panel and then sprinting white paint all over the background to create a starry night sky.
For the bottom panel I used Forest Moss and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks and then spritzed with water from a distress sprayer.
Here is a look at my card as it is starting to close.
Along the bottom panel I have used the graveyard from the Halloween Scene die set and the hands from the Halloween Elements die set.
For the top panel I die cut a circle from white cardstock using one of the circles from the Crosshatch Circles die set and then pouncing black soot ink to the circle using a blending tool. I added the tree branch & bat from the Halloween Scene die set. The second bat is from the Halloween Charms die set.
As the focus is on the inside of the card I kept the front of the card simple, repeating some of the elements I used on the inside of the card. I also added the Happy Halloween oval sentiment which is from the new Halloween Charms die set.
And finally a look at my card when it is closed. It may look a little thick, but it does flatten down a little more and will fit into an envelope easily.
Don't forget to visit Karen Burniston's blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.