Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January 2019 Karen Burniston Designer Challenge

Happy New Year Crafty Friends!!!

Welcome to our January 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 ....  "NEW" - try something new to you. Is it a technique? A color scheme? A style (cute? grungy?) Here's your chance to usher in the new year with something new.

For today's challenge I decided to go with a new technique inspired by a technique Karen Burniston shared for our November Designer Challenge the Twist Circle Forest technique which you can see on Karen's blog here

As soon as I saw Karen's video I knew I would need to make a card using this technique, but at the time I was busy making Christmas card, so today's challenge was the perfect opportunity. I knew I wanted to have trees on the background paper, but the one I wanted to use I think I had already used up, so after a quick search online I found some digital paper which I printed out and I think works well for this challenge. 

I used the Snowman Twist Circle Pop-up and the Evergreen Pivot Panels to create my card. Along the bottom edge of the card I also used the border from the Nature Edges die set to create the grass area.

Here is a quick video so you can see my card in action.

I had been waiting until after Christmas to make my card as I wanted to use one of the stamp sets I received for Christmas. While I was making the card the forest reminded me of the Harry Potter scene where he and his friends go into the forest and as I got the Students of Magic stamp set from Kindred Stamps I knew I need to use this set on my card.

Can you see the elf peeking out from behind the tree.

The sentiment used on this card is from another Kindred Stamps stamp set Wizard Friends, which I think is now retired.

For the front of the card I copied some of the elements I used on the inside of my card. I also added a birthday sentiment which is from the Word Set 2 - Birthday die set.

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.

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Wizard Friends Clear Stamp Set - Kindred Stamps (retired)


Marlene L said...

Awesome card! Harry Potter fan. Love the stamps. Wishing you and yours a Happy, Healthy New Year. Hugs, Marlene.

S@ndy Diller said...

Happy New Year Frances - Love your card. It is magical!!

Karen Aicken said...

Wonderful card for the challenge.

Betty B said...

Great card Frances. I Love the misty looking forest of your background paper. Could you send me the link? Looking forward to following more of your creativity in 2019.