Tuesday, April 5, 2022

April 2022 Karen Burniston Designer Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends, 

Welcome to our April 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 ... "FLOWERS" - use flowers on your 

card of any theme.

The first thing I did when I was planning my card for this challenge, was to pull out all the flower themed die sets designed by Karen Burniston. Two of the sets were the Flower Pot Pop-up and the Flowers and Bee die sets. The dies included in the later die set are basically the same flowers included in the Flower Pot Pop-up die set, the only difference is that the Flower and Bee die set contains two sets of leaves mirror imaged of each other. Seeing the flower pot gave me the idea to have them "standing" on the ledge of the Little Labels Pop-up die set. Now it was just a matter of making it.

I started by cutting a piece of bright pink cardstock that measured 7 inches x 10 inches, I scored along the 10 inch side at 5 inches to create a top folding 5 inch x 7 inch card.

I cut my patterned paper panels and adhered them to he inside and front of my card.

I die cut the Little Labels Pop-up die from blue cardstock and adhered it to the centre of my card.

I die cut the flower pot from the Flower Pot Pop-up die set three times from terracotta coloured cardstock and a bunch of flowers and leaves from both the Flowers and Bee die set and the Flower Pot Pop-up die set. I assembled the flowers into the flowerpot and added them to the two outer labels. Before adding the pots to the labels, I trimmed the label down slightly on each side so it wouldn't be seen when the flower pot was attached.

I used a Honey Bee Stamps stamp set to add the flower to the white label and adhered it to the centre label of my card.

Along the base of the pop-up I added one of the borders from the Border Blends - Trims die set.

I die cut two of the labels from the Crosshatch - Labels die set, cutting the label about 2/3's of it's size and adhering it to the base of my card. 

I used Karen Burniston's "Hello" die to add the sentiment on the bottom label.

To finish off the inside of my card I added butterflies using the Butterfly Collage Add-on die set.

I used elements that I used on the inside of my card, to decorate the front of my card. The patterned paper, the flower pot, and flowers. I added the flower pot onto one of the Crosshatch - Labels die set.

To finish off the front, I stamped another sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps stamp set, which I added over the flower pot.


Karen Aicken said...

This is just gorgeous!

Gail said...

Wow Frances - this is one fun and fabulous flower card creation

Anonymous said...

Love the Idea having flowers in pots on a shelf. I'm looking for an idea to make for my mom for Mothers Day.

Hunybe's Hideout said...

I just love KB dies. Especially the ones that are flowers.

Denise Byrnes said...

Adorable flowers card with the best sentiment ever! Love the bold colors. Thanks!

Denise Bryant said...

Love these potted flowers! Pretty card!