Tuesday, March 7, 2023

March 2023 Karen Burniston Designer Challenge


Hi Crafty Friends, 

Welcome to our March 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 ... "VACATION!" - where do you want to go? Beach? Mountain Cabin? Farm Livin'?

As you can see, I decided to go with a beach theme for my card. I created a pop-up card using the Adirondack Chair Pop-up die set, which works perfectly with the latest release die which was mostly beach themed.

I used the border die from the Nature Edges die set to die cut my rolling hills in the sand behind the chair. I added the sun and clouds using the Landscape Scene die set.

The palm trees are from the Beach Bar Tiny House Add-Ons die set as are s couple of the flamingos. I made the palm tree on the right side of the card, taller by die cutting two of the trunks and gluing the two together. The join is hidden by a flamingo. I also used the flamingos from the Beach Borders die set, so that my flamingos looked a little different.

I used the Word Set 16 - Beach Happy Hour die set, to create the "Beachy" sentiment. I die cut the word beach and then the "y" from the word "happy" and added that to the end of the word. I finished the sentiment using a stamp set from MFT Stamps.

To finish off the inside of the card I added two jelly fish using the Sea Charms die set and three tiny crabs from the Beach Borders die set.

For the front of the card, I used the Rectangles and Labels - Crosshatch die set to create the white layer and the patterned layer.

I die cut the word "Happy" from the Word Set 16 - Beach Happy Hour die set. The word is normally a two line sentiment, but I trimmed off the word "Hour" and trimmed around the shadow layer as well.

I added a few more of the elements that I used on the inside to complete my card.


MadeByMeghanK said...

This is awesome! I LOVE the beach chair and flamingos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crystal Middleton said...

I just Love all the card you made, Ms. Frances. Your beach card is so fun and colorful and heck, who doesn't love the beach. I think my favorite form of travel is cruising. My dream vacation would be have to be a cruise to Australia.

Kathy De Hay said...

O my! The sand, the beach. I can almost feel the warm sand on my feet. I really enjoyed your card.

Cindy Manott said...

I have always love the beach! This looks so relaxing. I hope to get to the beach again soon.!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your beach scene! The chair is fabulous!