Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - Paradise



Hi all! I'm back today to share the card I created for this month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. For May the theme was 'Paradise'. If you know me, that can only mean one thing - my garden! I decided to create a Mother's Day card for my mom using Karen's Flower Pot Pop-Up die set and some pretty papers from an older Prima collection.

How amazing is that pop-up?! I used Karen's idea of making a terra cotta pot using Tim Holtz's Distress Oxide inks. I posted her video at the end of this post so you can see how it was done. I added water droplets on mine to give it a bit of an oxidized look.

I really wanted layered, colorful flowers, but I was too lazy to ink up a bunch of paper and then cut the flowers. Instead, I cut them from various papers from the Prima pad and then layered them. I cut the butterflies from glitter paper and adhered them with thin strips of acetate.

I had tons of flowers left over, so I filled the front of the card with them. The woman is a photo realistic rubber stamp from Oxford Impressions - one of my all-time faves! I stamped the image on glossy paper and colored it with distress markers.

Here's a little video of the card opening. It's so amazing that the whole thing folds down so perfectly!


You can find the supplies I used via the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure and check out Karen's blog tomorrow for lots of gorgeous Paradise cards and a new video from Karen.



2 comments:

  1. This is so totally incredible Shelly! I just love the flowers from the DP and the gorgeous authentic terracotta effect on that pot! Totally clever and beautiful! Hugs, Autumn

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  2. Shelly, love your soft colors and all the blooms and butterflies are amazing! Your Mom will love it!

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