Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pin-Sights Guest Artist Challenge

I subscribe to the CLASSroom and was recently notified that Ellen Hutson was holding a call for guest artists at their Pin-Sights Challenge. To apply, we need to use our favorite Essentials by Ellen product along with other products Ellen Hutson also sells to make and then blog a card. I own many Essentials by Ellen dies, but my favorite is this "Be-You-tiful" die by Julie Ebersole. I love the message it shares - Be You and You are Beautiful! Deciding what products to use with that die was a little harder. Ellen Hutson carries just about everything, so where do I start? I decided to feature a Memory Box bird, a Penny Black leafy flourish and a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder to start. 

I saw this card recently by Ruth of the UK Tonic design team and contacted her for details on how to make the fun fold on the bottom of her card. She referred me to the tutorial here on her blog. I played around with the measurements (as hers were in metric and for a much wider card than I wanted.) I cut a piece of navy cardstock 5 1/2' wide by 4 1/2" tall and scored the shorter side at the 1/2" line. Then I found the center of the rectangular piece and followed her directions for scoring the front fold. Here are some pictures that show this fun fold from the side: 

I cut the 5 1/2" square card base out of the same navy cardstock and embossed it with a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder. The card base is attached to the fun fold front on the 1/2" fold. I die cut Penny Black's Flower Frolic die out of green cardstock and attached it. I cut a piece of Be Creative Sookang two sided tape and attached it to a piece of cardstock. I die cut Memory Box's Airin Bird die out of black cardstock and attached it to the very sticky Sookang tape piece. I dumped on White Glitter Ritz super fine glitter and burnished it in. Then I colored the beautiful bird with Copic markers and cut her out. I attached her sitting on the Penny Black leafy branch. I die cut Essentials by Ellen's "Be-You-tiful" out of a navy scrap and attached it to a scalloped circle cut out with a Spellbinder's Nestabilities die. I added some dots in each scallop with a Copic marker.

I love trying new folds and combining fun dies with great products such as what is sold at Ellen Hutson. I am entering this card in the Pin-Sights Guest Artist Challenge


Migdalia said...

Stunning & Beautiful!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

kiwimeskreations said...

What a dramatic card Karen - love that fold, and thanks for the link to the instructions. All the best with your submission

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so beautiful and I love the step card design.

Teresa Kline said...

hello karen, luv the gorgeous embossed background! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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