Monday, 11 May 2015

Karen Burniston New Barn Die May Challenge

Hello and welcome to my Karen Burniston May design challenge post. This months challenge was to use Karens new barn die in a creative way. As a friend has just had a baby I chose to make the barn into a baby cot/crib.

To make the crib I cut two 8cm x 4cm acetate rectangles, two 8cm x 2 cm pink card rectangles, 8 white card barn door fronts and four barn door runner strips. I cut two of the barn door runner strips in half to use as 'legs' for the crib.


I folded the other two barn door runner strips in to thirds lenghways along the cut lines to create the top of the crib.


When I recieved my latest set of dies from Elizabeth craft designs I also recieve some super cute peel offs and was able to use some of the baby set for this card. I coloured the pram with my promarker pens and added some pearls on the carriage.


I used Elizabeth craft designs alphabet and number die set to add the new baby's name and date of birth.

This monkey holding balloons was also on the baby peel off set from elizabeth craft designs and I again coloured it using my promarker pens. I love layering up the cursive word dies you can get from Elizabeth craft designs to give them a shadowed look as I have with the it's a girl on the front of this card.



I have been trying to use different backgrounds for my photos and used this beautiful wisteria at the front of my house in these shots.



links to some of the items I used...