This card was designed for Craft Roulette episode #153 whose perimeters were:
- Project: Rounded Edge
- Colors: 2 Blues + 2 Additional Colors
- Element: Flowers
- Random: Fussy cut
If you haven’t watch this fun Friday night YouTube crafting show https://www.youtube.com/c/CraftRoulette) which has a game show theme and hosted by Mary Gunn. Each week Mary and a guest crafter spin the roulette wheel to randomly pick four perimeters that crafters should use to make a card for that week. Mary and the guest crafter also make cards using the perimeters during the remainder of the hour. Randomly chosen winners from each week’s submissions receive prizes. On March 17, 2023 the guest crafter will be Karen Burniston. (website: https://craftroulette.live/show)
For my Craft Roulette submission card I took an accordion fold design, I had made a template for, but hadn’t constructed yet.
Having experimented with Karen Burniston’s Landscape Rectangle Accordion and cutting the pivot panel into other shapes. For this card I took inspiration from a pivoting die that Karen Burniston had designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs that had a house and a picket fence.
I made a template from heavy cardstock (110 lb) by first cutting an accordion panel and then tracing around a die-cut of the fence portion of the House Pivot Card die to create the fence pattern. (Make sure you don’t cut away the pivot mechanism at the top and bottom of the panel. The center point of the rectangle is the scored fold-line.) I fussy cut the pattern and then used it to trace onto my die-cut panels of patterned, pale blue cardstock.
After tracing the fence onto the panels I cut the fence out using a metal ruler and craft knife to cut all the straight edges and scissors for the curved parts. I used a small corner punch to round the accordion frame corners, folding the tab to be rounded as well.
Because my fence was cut from blue cardstock, I had to color or whitewash the pickets with an white opaque marker. The flowers are small flowers from the following Karen Burniston die sets: Fireplace Extras 2, Tiny House Pop-Up, Flowers and Bee, and Flower Pot Pop-Up. (The flowers in Flowers and Bee and the Flower Pot Pop-Up are the same.) I used yellow posy flatback gems as the purple flower centers. The grass was cut from a spotted green paper using the grass from Long Nature Edges.
“Happy Birthday” is a die cut sentiment using a navy-blue star patterned paper. A personal message can be written on the backside of the frames and fence posts.
The card fits an A2 size envelope.
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For more Accordion Fold cards click here.
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Fireplace Extras 2 – 1212
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Landscape Rectangle Accordion – 1198
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Tiny House Pop-Up – 1157
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Long Nature Edges – 1152
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Happy Birthday – 1030
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Flowers and Bee – 1026
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Flower Pot Pop-Up – 1010
- Elizabeth Craft Designs – Karen Burniston Pop It Ups – House Pivot Card – 902
- Dress My Craft – 12 x12 Scrapbooking Papers 240 GSM – Chickoo & Friends
- Colored Cardstock and Paper Scraps
- Faber-Castell – Pitt Artist Pen 2,5 – White -101
- Gel Pen – Neon Orange
- Die Cutting Machine
- Quickstik Tool
- Pokey Tool
- Metal Ruler
- Craft Knife
- Small Corner Punch
- Small Ball-Tipped Stylus
- Queen & Co. – Posies Topping – Golden
5 thoughts on “Spring Picket Fence Card”
Pretty! A perfect spring birthday card.
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Your skill with an exacto knife cannot be denied and are faaarrrrr superior to anything I could do. I love your card but will have to use a die to make it happen.
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Drop Karen Burniston a note about wanting a die of the picket fence.
I love the concept of Craft Roulette and how it challenges crafters to use certain parameters to create a unique card. Your accordion fold design with rounded edges and beautiful flowers turned out beautifully. I’m curious, how do you usually approach the challenge of creating a card with specific parameters? Do you have any tips or tricks for other crafters who may struggle with meeting certain constraints?
Thank you Joanna. I don’t really have any tips or tricks. Ideas usually come to me either immediately or when I am not trying to think of an idea.