Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Darkroom Door - Karen Burniston Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston blog hop! We have a total of 20 artists participating, and both Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston will be giving away prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, July 29th, 2018. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop post to enter!

Here's my project - I made a boy card using Karen's Twist Panel Pop-Up die:


I'll be honest and say I have never looked twice at die sets with lots of little pieces - it all seemed to complicated for me. I was pleasantly surprised to learn this particular die set has a mere three essential parts and all the rest of the dies are for embellishment. This is something I can handle! Plus the video on Karen's website explained everything so clearly. I can see many more of these cards in my future:


The front makes it look like an ordinary card, with the bulkiness giving a hint that there's something special inside:


Seemingly suspended in mid air is a little accordion folded piece that allows for embellishment. I stamped the background pieces with the Brick Wall Texture stamp and added some figures from the Skater stamp set:


The paint spatter was achieved with the Paint Splats stamp set and the new Paint Splat Eclectic stamp as well as some real life spattering with a paintbrush and Distress Oxide inks.


The extra dies in the Twist Panel Pop-Up set made embellishing this card so easy! They cut through fabric just as well as cardstock and the dictionary paper.

Here are the products I have used:
Distress Oxide ink: Carved Pumpkin, Blueprint Sketch
Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap


Now, on to the hopping part of the blog hop. Here's the complete list of participants to visit - don't forget to leave some love in the form of a comment along the way to enter into the draw for some wonderful Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston products.





















Thanks for joining us and happy hopping!


89 comments:

  1. Its great to see cards for teenage boys, of which I have 2!!! Love them and the colours

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  2. I know what you mean about sets with lots of bits in, this looks great.

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  3. Love the design and your choice of stamps!! So perfect to pair with this die!!!

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  4. I’m always looking for male theme cards.

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  5. Wow... This is one cool card and so nice to see a card for males.

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  6. This card is amazing!! Each new blog has supper new ideas!!

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  7. Great card for a young boy.

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  8. I love your card. Fun to see 'boy' cards once in a while. The twist/pop up looks easy enough to do - and like you said, gives a hint of a surprise inside.

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  9. Oh, WOW! Such an amazing masculine card! I'm like you, I find interactive card dies a little intimidating. But after seeing your fabulous card, I'm dying to try them!

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  10. LOVE this and I NEEEEEED those stamps!! My grandson would love it!

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  11. Super card for the guys!! Love your colors!

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  12. Yay for a masculine card! So hard to make. And yet
    yours is just perfection!!

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  13. Wonderful card--great supplies expertly applied!

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  14. What a cool card..clever design!

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  15. I will have to check out all of the extras in this die set. Fun card!

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  16. Super cute BOY card. Great colors for those teens and tweens.

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  17. Wow! Teresa, this is stunning - what a gorgeous creation, Jo x

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  18. Very cool boy card. Love the pop up inside and the color choice.

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  19. Can't wait to try one of these Twist Panel Pop-Up cards! Looks fabulous! Great details on your card!

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  20. Fabulous! Imagine the jumping skaters when you open the envelope/card. Surprising!

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  21. How totally rad is this! Awesome design with these cool stamps and the little banner is such a fun touch. I always love it when elements extend the perimeter of a card and this one really packs that punch! Hugs, Autumn (SewPaperPaint)

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  22. Great card for a young teenager!

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  23. I am so happy to see a masculine card, and what a fun one it is. Cards for young teens are hard to design but this one is perfect.

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  24. Any boy would love this card, mine love the interactive elements when I make them! Love the splatter stamps and the effects they give. Awesome card design!

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  25. Love this card - it is difficult for me to make cards for boys and this one is just perfect. Love the dies and the stamps you used.

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  26. I love your artsy card - such a fun way to use the dies with your choice of stamps. Wonderful work!!

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  27. Nice to see a "boy" card. Love the splatter and background stamp sets. I've made these cards by hand and it's not so easy!

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  28. Awesome boy card!! Love that the dies cut through fabric, too!

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  29. what a great teen card - the twist panel certainly adds a real punch to the card.

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  30. Fabulous boy card Teresa! Love the combination of Darkroom Door stamps you used. Looks like a great die set to have on my wish list.

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  31. Wauw, this is a wonderful card ! Always thought that this technique is to difficult, but with the dies, it seems easy, and a great result ! Enny

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  32. I struggle with masculine/boy cards so I’m even more inspired by someone who does this well! You knocked it out of the park with this fabulous make! Thanks so much!

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  33. I love your card. It brings back such wonderful memories of my sons and their skateboards. Love it,

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  34. Great job Theresa. Such a cool card, with something extra (and I love how the boys are holding up the banner).

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  35. This is wonderful, fabulous job!

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  36. I worked with the same die cut set and was as surprised as you are. I'll use it again in the future as well.
    You made a beautiful interactive card! The perfect card to send to an adventurous boy!
    Love the fabric banner pieces as well! They match beautifully with the text paper.

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  37. Perfect for a teenage boy and appropriate cards are hard to find.

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  38. So great this Fabulous Masculine card! nice work!

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  39. I love that boys are getting featured and those stamps are perfection!

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  40. Love the combination of the skater stamps with the movement of this card! I see this in my future too. Thanks for the inspiration...

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  41. a young boy would love this card, its gorgeous!!!

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  42. Wonderful card for a young man. Nicely done!

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  43. Wish there were skater images like this when my kids were into boarding. I like them holding the banner.

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  44. Love the fact you chose to make it a masculine card!
    Way to go!
    Great card, good job!

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  45. Love love love this! What a creative card for teens and guys especially!
    Sandra Smith

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  46. Oh my gosh - perfect boy card! Just what I need - Love it!

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  47. So hard to find great boy cards, but this is amazing! Love it.

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  48. Great, fun card for a birthday boy!
    CB

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  49. great card! love how the darkroom door images work so well with the KB dies!

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  50. Karen's die makes this card easy to make, love your interpretation!

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  51. Wow, this is such a cool card for a teen boy! I love how the skateboarders are pulling the banner along!

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  52. Une carte parfaite pour un adolescent !

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  53. I love how the skateboarders are holding the flag banner!

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  54. love how he is holding the banner...great idea

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  55. waou... superbe carte pour un ado... pleine de pep's...

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  56. Amazing, love the layers, colours, shabby chic look, my sons would love the skateboarding lads & bunting. Wicked.x

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  57. wow! super "guy" card. luv the popout!!

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  58. Oh, what a fabulous architecture card x

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  59. Awesome card and
    love the papers
    you used with the
    brick.
    Carla from Utah

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  60. Awesome card, you don't see to many cards around for older boys.

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  61. This is so cool. Great papers and I like the paint splatters and bricks.

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  62. Very very nice masculine card!!! And so au propeau. Love it

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  63. love the skater, what a great idea!

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  64. I love to see boy card ideas! This is FABULOUS!

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  65. This is such a great card for a kid!!!

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  66. That is so cool! Wasn't expecting what was on the inside. Great job!

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  67. This is so stinkin' cool! Any boy would love this card!

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  68. You are good at distress....fabric...that is interesting!!!

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  69. Wow! What a unique and creative card! Very inspiring!

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  70. What great card idea for boys - those teenagers are always a tad more difficult to make for.

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  71. Really clever card! Love it

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  72. Beautiful project for the boys!!

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  73. This card is so cool - perfect for a tween boy who are so hard to think of cards for.

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  74. Super cool card! Love the distressed look.

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  75. Neat card for a teen boy. This is a fun pop-up.

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  76. Excellent card for a teenager Love it !

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  77. super card! perfect for my family! my son would love this!


    Alicia

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  78. This was one of the first boy themed stamp sets l ever owned! Looks amazing with the fold out insert

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