I have been a huge fan of Karen Burniston's dies for years especially her pop up dies and so I was thrilled when Karen asked me to join her design team as a guest dt member for the November Designer's Challenge. The theme this month is SNOW and I decided to use the many snowflakes I own from many KB die sets to make a stencil for the front of this card. Here is a picture to show how easy it is to make a stencil with any set of small shape dies:
I started with a piece of navy cardstock 10 1/2" x 5 1/4" folded in half for the square card base. I die cut a navy flap using the Flap and Closure die set from Karen Burniston, and then cut white layers for the flap and card front. On those layers I simply brushed Tumbled Glass Distress Ink through the stencil I made out of thick cardstock with many small KB snowflake dies. The sentiment was created with the Mini Alpha & Number Die Set and the Love You die (also from Karen Burniston.) Of course, as usual the best part of a card made with Karen's dies is on the inside when the card is opened:
Isn't my pop up snowman cute? Here is a closer look:
I used my Mini and Bitty Ball Pop Up sets to make a white snowman, and then I used the brand new Snowman Add-ons Die Set to dress him up perfectly. Since I had a pile of snowflakes cut from my stencil I added many of them to decorate the inside of this card. I also used the Oval Crosshatch die to cut a place to write a personal note and a Crosshatch Circle to attach my snowman with a brad through the bottom. He will spin if wanted because of that brad attachment. Here is a mini movie of this card to show the pop up movement of the snowman:
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I had great fun making this card and want to thank Karen Burniston and her design team for allowing me to join in this challenge. Check out Karen's blog her tomorrow to see all the SNOW cards she and her talented team are sharing today and tomorrow.
I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.