Monday, May 19, 2014

Karen Burniston May Designer Challenge

 It's that time again for Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge.  For this month's challenge, we were given the word "FLY" to be interpreted how ever we saw fit.  I chose to use the stamp set Up, Up & Away for my interpretation of the word.  I used Stampin' Write Markers to color directly onto the stamp & my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to line up the basket & banners.  The clouds are from  All Seasons Tree; the circle and scallop circle are from the Accordion Circle.

I modified Lucy Label to stand up in the center of the card (tutorial is at the end of this post).  I used Window Sheets to help support the balloons & the Lucy Labels.

I just love those Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glittered clouds.  I used my Stampin' Write Marker to outline the edges of the clouds.

Here's a view from the side.  You can see a little piece of the Window Sheet that was glued between the Lucy Labels.  I also glued more Window Sheet where the score lines are, as I needed it to not fold & stand straight up.

This is the view from the other side of the card, it's been decorated on both sides of the Lucy Label.  I die cut 3 each of the Happy Birthday die, glued them together & covered with Crystal Effects - I love this thicker glossy look.

A look from the top of the card.....flying high in the sky.
Now I'll show you how I cut this card.

You will want to cut 2 base cards for this, both are cut the same as shown.  You will stop your cutting plate just before the top bump.

Sorry for the blurry photo.  Now you can see I have cut both of my base cards.  
The top base card in the photo - I used scissors to cut further up into the card to make a cut out so it can fit over the other base card.  Basically you're cutting a little bit further than where the Lucy Label die would've cut if you cut how you normally would.  
The bottom base card in the photo - I cut this one on the fold/middle score line & this will be slid into the other base & glued together onto your backing card.  Put a small piece of Window Sheet between the 2 shelf areas & also where the Lucy Label and shelf area meet (where the scores are) for support in standing straight up. Thanks to Jake the camera man for his assistance in the assembly video.
To help the card stay closed, I stuck 2 small Magnetic Discs between the layers to help keep the card closed.
On Wednesday don't forget to stop back to my blog for my second card and visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog for all of the Design Team projects including one from Karen Burniston!

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I hope you enjoyed my card.
Happy Stamping,

Supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted.
Stamps: Up, Up & Away
Paper: Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Night of Navy
           My Minds Eye "Smile" Balloons 
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers, Pool Party Classic Ink
Dies: Lucy Label # 779, Agatha Edges #782, All Seasons Tree #781, Accordion Circle #769 (Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs)
        Happy Birthday #783 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Other: Marina Mist Scallop Dot Ribbon, Crystal Effects
        Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter #641, Blue/Gold Glitter/Stickers #7010 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
        Magnetic Discs



  1. Oh WOW Raquel - this is SO creative and clever. I'm into hot-air balloons right now, so of course I just adore your card.
    Karen A

  2. This is an amazing technique for a stand up card. Thanks for sharing your 'secret' Can't wait to give it a try!

  3. These are so beautiful, and I think hot air balloons are adorable. A really clever design and I love the colours you've used too. x

  4. Cute card and the paper matches perfectly!