Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Karen Burniston's 'Paradise' Design Team Challenge - Palm Tree Pop-Up Card

 It's Karen Burniston's Design Team Challenge day, with the delightful theme of 'Paradise'! Even the weather is co-operating today too - it's gorgeous!
I had an idea in mind for this card, of a curving beach line with some staggered palm trees, but I didn't anticipate the slightly funky patterns or the bunting in the trees!

I used Karen Burniston's Palm Tree Pop-up die set for the tree mechanisms. It's really simple to use but looks so effective in action!

I strung bunting flags on twine between the two trees and in the front tree.

The labels are from the Katherine Label Pop-up die set, with a Tim Holtz stamp for the sentiment. I used sunshine dies and wave border dies from the Tropical Scene set.

The patterned papers are from a variety of older American Craft pads.

 I designed the card so that the top smaller flap folds down, then the front of the card folds up. I had to leave enough space in between the trees to allow for them to fold down.

The card front (with more dies from the Katherine Label Pop-up and Tropical Scene die sets). You can see some leaves peeking out, but I don't really mind!

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  1. Love your card AND the double fold technique! Need to try this soon!

  2. Helen, your double fold card is amazing, I love your color choices and how happy it makes me feel!

  3. Double folding card is a neat technique. Love the use of patterned paper for the palm leaves.