Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - January 2021


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 ...  "THINKING OF YOU" - make a thinking of you card, any style.

Over the years I have made a couple of cards featuring the Adirondack Chair Pop-up as a double pop-up. Both times were beach scenes and a larger style card. As I am fixated with Slimline cards these days, I decided to trying using this technique to create a Slimline card.

To enable you to create a card with the two chairs, you do need to use a larger die cutting machine as the card is 8 1/2 inches wide x 4 1/16 inches high. The card needs to be open when you are die cutting, so the card would not fit through the standard sized die cutting machine. I added the extra 1/16 inch to the height of the card, so that the chairs stayed within the inside of the card and couldn't be seen when the card was closed.

I die cut the Adirondack Chair pop up on white cardstock and then on green and blue cardstock for the sky and grass.

I used a cloud stencil to add clouds to the blue panel, before adding the sky and grass pieces to the white panel.

I used the grass border from the Long Nature Edges die set to cut two grass panels. One I adhered to the edge of the bottom panel, and the second I added to the back where the fold is.

I used the tree and sun from the Landscape Scene die set to add the tree behind the chairs and the sun.

I used the flowers, mushroom and fairy from the Backyard Charms die set to decorate the card.

To finish off the inside of the card I added the "Thinking of You" sentiment from Word Set 1 Greetings die set.

As the focus of this card is on the inside, I kept the front fairly simple.  

For the background I used the Pattern Plate - Tiles die set, which I die cut twice so it would fit the length of the card.

I used the Long Rectangles - Crosshatch to add the rectangle layers to the centre of the card.

For the sentiment I used the Alphabet die set to create the "Hello" and then added the "sitting here" from Word Set 10 - Thinking of You die set.

To finish off the front of the card I added the mushroom and fairy from the Backyard Charms die set.



Karen Aicken said...

Lovely garden scene and I really like how you used the Adirondack chairs!

Karen Inchak said...

I really like the use of the chairs! I don't have the pop up ones but similar flat ones that could work for a similar card - thanks for the idea! Great card!