Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Karen Burniston's August Designer Challenge - Tent Scene Pop it Ups Card

 Our Designer Challenge this month is called 'Inspired Creations', and I love it! Karen's Design Team are to pick any project from any of the past Designer Challenges, and use it as inspiration for a new card. 
I had a lovely time going back through old Designer Challenge posts - there were tonnes of great ideas to choose from, but I think because I just spent the week before last on our church girl's camp, that Raquel Mason's fabulous tent card stood out to me, and I used it for inspiration for my card.

Raquel adapted the Barn Pop Stand die set to make a tent, and added trees from the All Season Tree die set. Isn't it such a brilliant card?!
You can find Raquel's original Barn Tent card blog post here.

I used the Pop Stand die cutter (from the Barn Pop Stand set) to create flaps to which I attached four trees (from the All Seasons Tree set). I glued the outer branches of the front and back trees together.

Next, I cut two barn shapes, and trimmed the bottoms of the barns down a bit, so they could just fit under the tree branches. After cutting a slit in the front barn piece (and making holes with a Crop-a-dile), I attached the barn pieces onto the tree trunks, and used double sided tape to stick the two tent halves together at the top.

Then I added lots of foliage to the trees, using the cloud dies from the All Seasons Tree set, and added a string of bunting to one tree (with flags from the Lots of Pops die set), and I hand cut a little bird house (plus used a heart punch) for the other tree.

I then added twine and brads to the holes I'd made with a Crop-a-dile, to be little guy ropes.

Lastly, I added a white strip of card stock, with pink scalloped borders (made with a scallop border punch), and added a heart, and pink glitter lettering cut with the Alphabet 1 - Caps set.
The card is for someone who helped out a lot on our camp!

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  1. Absolutely fantastic! I always love your creations, hugs, Rita

  2. Such an Amazing card Helen with such Lovely colors too!! xoxoxo

  3. Truly amazing! Such a perfect tent!

  4. What an awesome card!! LOVE it!!!

  5. How uncanny! I just arrived at your blog because of your other card Pop 'n Cuts Camping card that I found on Pinterest. Wow! You are one talented lady!!

  6. AWESOME!!! And my backpacking husband is going to love the card I have planned using your design basics on our 22 wedding anniversary! Really an awesome card, Karen!!