Hi Crafty Friends,
Welcome to our November 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 ... "SNOWMAN" - create a card with any type of Snowman. (Die ideas - 1012 Snowman Twist Circle, 1017 Snowman, 1213 Snowman Add-ons)
For my card today I decided to using the Snowman Add-ons die set in conjunction with all the "Ball" dies ... Surprise Ball, Bitty Ball & Mini Ball to create two snowmen inside a trifold card.
You can see my card in action above.
As you can see by the photo above, I created two snowmen. The one in the centre panel of my trifold card using all three "Ball" dies and also all three of the "Ball Double Ups" die sets. You don't need the double ups to create the balls, but it does make it so much easier and quicker to die cut all those extra pieces to add to the balls. I also used the Snowman Add-On die set to add all the features all of the snowmen.
The smaller snowman or "snowgirl" as I gave her plaits etc, was created using the two smaller "Ball" dies ... the Bitty Ball and Mini Ball die sets. To decorate her I also used the plaits and hat from the Mini Ball Add-ons 1 - Gnomes die set.
Rather than use a brad to attach each of the snowmen to my card, I have adhered each of them to an oval using the Crosshatch - Ovals die set. I then added strips card/patterned paper to each of the panels which the ovals can slip into. This makes them easily removed in case you want to display them after the occasion without the card.
When you close the right hand page of my card, ready to close the card, it reveals a "Merry Christmas sentiment using the Merry Christmas and Merry Christmas Shadow die sets.
You can see the left page still in view. On this page added the sentiment "Hope Your Christmas is Snow Much Fun" This was created using stamps for the first part of the sentiment and then Word Set 13 - Snow die set. I layered the sentiment to my card using the Labels - Crosshatch die set.
Here is a look to the front of the card, which I tried to keep fairly simple seeing the focus is on the inside.
To create the snowman I used circles from the Circles - Crosshatch die set and the Snowman Add-ons die set. The brim of the hat and scarf, were both created using a circle die.
I used the closure Karen Burniston shared recently in a video. I also added another snowman to the hand side of the card.
The finished card measures 5 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches x 1/2 inch deep when closed. When fully opened it is 5 1/2 inches x 17 3/4 inches.
Holly Jolly 12 x 12 Paper Pack - Simply Made Crafts