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.


  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

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

  3. What a beautiful card. Love the soft colors. I am into genealogy , and the front reminded me of some of my old photos.


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