Tuesday 14 July 2015

Homegrown Holidays - Karen Burniston's July Designer Challenge Card

 This month our challenge theme is 'Homegrown Holidays' - to celebrate Christmas on the Farm!
Karen Burniston has just announced the release of two fantastic new collections for Elizabeth Craft Designs: Farm 2, and Merry and Bright, and we're combining them for this challenge!

For my card, I decided to make a double Pop Stand, by taking a long piece of cardstock, folding it into thirds, and adding the Barn Pop Stand to the back fold, and the newly announced Fence Pop Stand to the front fold.

This is my card without the animals added. I used a die from the Beach Edges set to cut large snow drifts for the top and bottom of the card, to which I added gold glitter card strips and a hand made bow.
I added the barn parts, along with Christmas lights from the Holiday House die set, which I decorated with Glitter Dot stickers. I also added two small snow drifts with a die from the Garden Bench set.

I stamped woodgrain (with a Stampin' Up stamp) onto the Fence parts, and assembled it with one Pop Stand base die cut in the centre of the fence, and attached the two outer sides of the front and back fence parts.
I then used wide Double Sided Tape also from Elizabeth Craft Designs, on the back of black cardstock, and cut the sentiment with the Alphabet 1 die.

I then stuck four of the Farm Characters to the fence, including the new Cocoa the Horse.
I also added a hand cut path to the barn.

I added Santa hats from the newly announced Props 5 die set to all my characters, plus a few bits of hand cut holly.
Finally, I used one of the new Merry and Bright Clear Stamps to make a little sign to hang over the fence for the first part of my card's sentiment.

The card can still fold up!

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