Monday, 9 February 2015

Karen Burniston Pop it Ups Designer Challenge - Artsy or Cutesy

I was absolutely thrilled when I received an email from Karen asking if I would like to be a Guest for her monthly challenge, of course the answer was yes and I have had great fun creating my cards for this months challenge. I have a card today and one tomorrow using a fabulous range of dies designed by Karen Burniston, all available from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
My first card uses the fabulous HEART PIVOT CARD die which I absolutely love as I love using hearts in many of my designs and it was definitely ARTSY all the way for me with this card. I used kraft card as my base and added hearts using a layering stencil and Crackled Texture Paste. Once completely dry I coloured with Distress Inks and Distress Stain to highlight the cracks. The HEART PIVOT CARD die comes with 6 coordinating dies and I used the hearts dies to add coordinating hearts to the front adding one of the larger hearts to the pivot giving it a rusty appearance and adding rusty wire randomly around the outside of the heart. I love the texture of this piece it is so tactile.
What I love about the PIVOT dies is that they add wonderful movement and dimension to a design, adding more interest and a surprise element to any design. I continued with the stencilling on the inside of the card this time using Distress Inks and I also included random stamping along with a piece of chicken wire for further added texture.
I will do step by steps for the rust technique over the coming weeks.
Karen has a video HERE if you would like to see step by steps for these fabulous dies.
I thought this would make a perfect Valentines card for my husband so I also included 14 using numeric alpha parts and I also included a few remnant rubs for a further layer of interest.
I love the little keyhole that also comes with the HEART PIVOT CARD die which I added here die cut from black card adding a touch of wax to the top to highlight.
I completed my design with one of my favourite sentiments.

The challenge team have created fabulous designs for you this month to inspire you further, all of which you can see HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


13 comments:

Annie said...

love this card Tracy...wonderful details and the rusty hearts look amazing. Sending you my best wishes
Annie x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Congratulations on your guest spot Tracy, so well deserved and they are lucky to have you! This is such a wonderful card with so many unique elements! Love that swinging heart die and your rust is amazing! My favourite sentiment of all time!! big hugs :)

Karen B said...

Tracy, it's amazing! I am so thrilled that you were available to be our guest this month. It was a challenge theme that was just perfect for your style, which is so layered and impressive. Thank you!

Caroline Counsell said...

Fantastic card Tracy. Love the easy you've styled this x

Lisa H said...

this is awesome Tracy!!

Jools Robertson said...

This is amazing! I love everything about this the colours, textures the rusty heart and wire are Brilliant!

Jools x

Redanne said...

VERY artsy, very beautiful and very you! The rusty elements are superb. Love this - and congratulations too!! Hugs, Anne xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

That took me by surprise as I don't expect that to happen when the card was open. This is such a dynamic creation!
Love the texture you achieved on the heart. So many gorgeous details on this creation.
Love it.
Wishes
Lynne

S@ndy Diller said...

"Artsy all the way" that is defiantly you. Great card and fantastic color combination.

Nan G said...

Awesome card! Love the motion implied when you open it. And of course...Rust! Wire! Look forward to the rust tut. Hugs

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is brilliant Tracy! Love all that crackle! The rust technique is intriguing too! Chrisx

Shari Trumbull said...

Love this card, Tracy! Love the rusty hearts and your wire elements! What a fun card for your hubbie!! XOXO-Shari

butterfly said...

Yum - another great design - the rusty pieces are so effective, and the crackle and wire are delicious - LOVE this!
Alison xx