Welcome to our August 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 ... "WING IT!" - make a card that incorporates any type of wings. This could be a bird, butterfly, bee, fairy, airplane or add wings to something else - the sky's the limit!
Last month for our July Designer Challenge, Karen Burniston shared a tutorial on creating a side fold Slimline Card using the Circle Tag Pop-up die set. I had been thinking about a side fold slimline, doubling one of the pivot panels die sets, so when I saw this idea I knew I would have to make one of these. You can find Karen's tutorial on how to create this card here.
For my card I used the Circle Tag Pop-up die set to create the pop-up portion of the card using Karen's tutorial.
To decorate my card I used the new Backyard Charms & Gnome and Santa die sets. The Background Charms includes a fairy image and butterfly, both of which have wings.
I die cut the fairies using glitter cardstock, reversing the fairy for the one of the right hand side of the card.
I used the "Happy" and "Day" sentiments from Word Set 12 - Anniversary die set to add the sentiment to the circles on the left hand side of the card.
The circles were die cut using the Crosshatch - Circles die set.
Here is a close up view of the right hand side of my card. I left the white circle blank on this side to allow a place for a handwritten greeting.
Here is a side view of the pop-up panel on the inside of the card so you can see all the various layers on the card.
I kept the front of the card fairly simple, since the focus in on the inside of the card. I created a small scene using the Crosshatch - Ovals and Backyard Charms die sets.
I created the "Fairy Wishes" sentiment, using word dies from the Word Set 1 - Greetings and Word Set 2 - Birthday die sets.
I also added two borders using border dies from the Border Blends - Argyle die set.
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