Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Karen Burniston Pop it Ups Designer Challenge - Artsy or Cutesy

Morning all, I am back today with my second post as a Guest Designer for Karen Burniston's Monthly Designer Challenge and today I am showcasing the fabulous TAGS PIVOT CARD die. If you would like to see yesterday's card using the HEART PIVOT CARD die you can find that HERE.
Once again I have gone for an Artsy approach creating a multi layered background using stencils and paint. I began by brayering the background of my card with Broken China Distress Paint using light strokes to leave some of the white areas visible. I then added stencilled areas to the background using white paint and Weathered Wood Distress Ink through an arrows layering stencil. I love adding layers to my design. I added the fabulous clock die cut using the CLOCK AND GEARS die which I know is going to be one of those dies I use over and over again. This time around I die cut from metal foil tape applied black paint to the surface, allowed to dry for a few minutes and then removed the excess paint and I then added Alcohol Inks to the top. I die cut the clock image several times and also cut the clock in half and added two halves to the front and pivot.
The inside of the card has also been coloured with Distress Paint and again further layers added with stencils. I have also added more of the clock die cuts along with the gears again all cut from metal foil tape.
These pivot cards are great fun and I love the movement they give to a design. You can see Karen working her magic HERE in one of her latest videos.
This card was created with my nephew in mind who will be 21 this year hence I used numbers in my design combined with the clock and gears. I also added "Time To Celebrate" using label letters along with Remnant Rubs for added interest.
The TAG PIVOT CARD die comes with coordinating dies making it so easy to decorate and the tags in this die set could be used on so many other ways and on so many designs.
A few pieces of tape have also been included in the background once again for a further layer of interest and texture.
The challenge team have created fabulous designs to inspire you further, all of which you can see HERE.

Thanks so much for popping by and leaving a comment. Tracy x x x



13 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

Another great make x

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant card with a real mixed media feel! This looks like such a clever die! Amazing effects on your card!

Annie said...

This is fabulous Tracy :-) you have really shown this die off at it's very best with your stunning layout and design

TFS Annie x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Tracy, this is such a unique card!! Love the number theme, so perfect for a masculine birthday and the foil tape accents are just amazing! Love it! hugs :)

Karen B said...

Another amazing make! I love the way you styled everything about this card. The clock and gears are fab!

raquelmason.blogspot.com said...

Love all those colors on the gears! I have got to get some foil tape now.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! I thought the hearts pivot card was brilliant but this is more than brilliant! An amazing piece of art! I also think this die is my favourite of the two! Chrisx

Redanne said...

I love Karen's dies and I love what you did with this one, your card is fabulous Tracy! Hugs, Anne xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Wonderful card, love the blues and greens together !
Corrie x

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a beautiful card, Tracy. Great inspiration! :)

Shari Trumbull said...

Amazing card, Tracy!! Love everything about it and it's a wonderful creation for your nephew's 21st birthday this year :) I hope he saves this card forever!! XOXO-Shari

Shari Trumbull said...

Amazing card, Tracy!! Love everything about it and it's a wonderful creation for your nephew's 21st birthday this year :) I hope he saves this card forever!! XOXO-Shari

butterfly said...

Oh, wow! What fabulous effects on the clocks and the numbers, and the tag pivot adds such great dimension and interest - a brilliant card, Tracy!
Alison xx