Monday, November 18, 2013

Karen Burniston's November Designer Challenge

Karen Burniston's November Designer Challenge was to use "RED" & "STITCHED"....well and of course a Karen Burniston die as they are all awesome.  I chose to use the exclusive Stampin Up card base #130099 with the Labels insert (you'll see soon).  For the wonderful stitching I used the Stitched Cirle & Labels Framelits and ran them through several times onto Very Vanilla.  I took my Black & Real Red Stampin Write Marker & drew on the stitch marks on the Framelit itself before running it through the big shot and that makes the stitch marks show up a lot more.  The side I decided to use is actually the reverse side.  On the front I spritzed with water to see what would happen to the ink & it spread really nice but I thought it was too busy for this particular card.  Next I sponged the edges with Baked Brown Sugar.  The sentiment is from Yipee-Skippee.  The leaf & acorn is from Autumn Accents.  I colored the leaf with markers, Watercolor Wonder Crayons & even stamped with (retired) French Foliage & (retired) Weathered.  For the acorn, I used my stylus to get some lines on the bottom portion & cut the top part with Silver Glimmer Paper.  I used a bit of burlap ribbon from the Holiday Mini & the Label Trellis Sizzlit.

The tag is cut from Karen's Gift Card Holder set & I stamped with (retired) Best Yet.  For the Label insert, I die cut out a circle in the middle, stitched around the edge with the Stitched Circle & Labels Framelit using the marker as I did on the front, then put a strip from the Label Trellis behind the opening & secured a leaf rhinestone  in the center.  I cut the Real Red ends with the Finishing Touches Edgelits.
To purchase any of the Stampin Up Products I've used and more, got to my online store.  If you don't have any of Karen Burniston's Pop N Cuts or Stitched Framelits...........what are you waiting for?  You need to get yourself some, they are the most fun dies.
Thanks to Karen for including me in the monthly challenge, it was so much fun.
Happy Stamping,


  1. Loving the stitched background on the front and how cool is that circle label insert on the inside

  2. Raquel, we often have cool mind melds! I'm featuring that tip about coloring on the stitched Framelits in my project, too. I love everything about this project, from the cool stitched backdrop on the front to the awesome cut-out on the Pop 'n Cuts. Love it!

  3. What a great card - I really like how you added the stitched circles on the front - and what a great tip to colour on the framelit before running it through the machine. I never thought of that!
    Karen A

  4. All those stitched circles on the front are fabulous!! What a great idea! The pop-up is gorgeous too.