Tuesday, October 4, 2022

October 2022 Karen Burniston Designer Challenge


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 ... "HALLOWEEN or FALL" - create a card with a Halloween or Fall theme.

As you can see by my photos above, I went with a Halloween theme so that I could play with a few of the new Halloween themed dies that were released last month ... the Skeleton & Bat and the Bats Slim Pattern Plates dies.

For my card today I created a 5 inch x 7 inch card, I am really enjoying this larger size rather than the standard A2 size. 

I added patterned paper to both sides of my card, they weren't long enough for a 7 inch tall card, but as I was added the graveyard scene from the Halloween Scene die set it didn't matter. I die cut the graveyard scene from dark grey cardstock and splattered black ink over it.

I created my pop up card using the Gifts Pivot Panels die set. I die cut the pivot panel using cardstock which was close to the color of the patterned paper, I then inked around the edge using black ink.

The moon in the top left corner was die cut using a circle from the Circle Tag Book Pop-up die set. 

Did you know a group of bats can be known as a Colony, Cauldron, Camp and Cloud. I used the new Bats Slim Pattern Plate to add the colony of bats to the background which are mostly on the upper right of my card. It is so easy to just separate a few of the bats from the background you die cut and add where you want them.

The larger bats, skeletons, black cat and pumpkin baskets are all from the new Skeleton and Bats die set. 

I also added the pumpkins, ghosts and BOO! using the Halloween Elements die set. 

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

 I used the Bats Slim Pattern Plate again to create the background over the purple cardstock. I die cut the background twice from black cardstock and then trimmed off any excess.

The sentiment was created using the Happy Halloween die set, I die cut the sentiment from black and holographic card offsetting the black over the holographic slightly.

I die cut two circles using circle dies from both the Circles - Crosshatch die set and the Snowman Twist Circle die set. I then added the skeleton and pumpkin basket to the circle.



MadeByMeghanK said...

This is awesome!

Myrna said...

I've been a fan for a long time. This Halloween card is wonderful!
The design is fun and festive. The card is creative and cute as can be.
Thanks for inspiring us!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE the bats and the little skeletons! What a darling Halloween card!

Pat said...

Very clever Halloween card.
Love that everything pops out
At you!!

lattelover said...

Love your ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gail said...

A fabulous card! I love that skeleton - one of the first new releases I ordered! such wonderful work here!

Denise Byrnes said...

You pay such close attention to detail in all your cards. I love this one! Wonderful work!

Hunybe's Hideout said...

Your card is spooktacular!

Denise Bryant said...

So fun! I love the Skeleton and Bat set! Great Halloween scene!

Cindy Manott said...

What a great use of a pivot panel. I love how so many of Karen's dies are so versatile. Wonderful card.