Monday, April 13, 2015

Karen Burniston April Designer Challenge day 1

Hello Everyone
 Designer Karen Burniston asked her design team members to invite a guest for the April Designer Challenge - Accordions with DC team and Friends.

I am very excited to announce that I was chosen by Frances Byrne to be her guest. I have admired all the design teams creations and it is a great honor to be part of Karen's team and use her wonderful designed products.

For my card I have made a four page album which tells a story. Sometimes you find some stamps that really go well together and just can't fit them on a normal card so it is great to be able to use this Accordion die to make an album. 
This card reminds me so much of my Daughter and her Friend who after their shopping trips they always come home with shoes.

Firstly I cut the accordion base twice in purple and twice in black, I then used the Katie flourish frame edges in the same colours.

Here is a close up of the front page, on the bottom edge I have added paris edges and gems stones.

On Page 2 and 3 I have added shoes with Elizabeth Craft Designs peel off stickers made with double sided adhesive and silk mircofine glitter. You can see a video with Els teaching this technique here.

On the last page I have added the matching purse.

Elizabeth craft designs - Accordion Rectangle, Katie flourish frame edges, Paris edges
Peel off stickers shoes & bags, silk mircofine glitter, double sided adhesive
foam dots, copic pens, gems
MSE stamps, Riley & Company funny bones stamps

On Tuesday Frances will post her card and don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus an amazing card/video tutorial from Karen Burniston.



  1. So happy you joined us this month for our challenge, loving your shoe themed Accordion card and the color combo you used.

  2. Beautiful card Maryann, congratulations.

  3. Beautiful card and so funny! ( and true!)

  4. Fabulous card Maryann, I can see why Francis chose you to be in the challenge! Well done !