It's time again for the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge -- the first one of 2020. This month's challenge is getting ready for Valentine's Day -- the theme is "Hearts." I had made a Christmas card using the Surprise Ball Pop-Up and some of the EZ Lights, so I thought I would give Valentine's Day a try. I'm happy to say that, even with a little hiccup, it worked. The cute little girl on the front is from Paper Nest Dolls. See her heart-shaped lollipop?
The hiccup occurred because, unlike some card makers who plan out their cards to the last detail before the first piece of cardstock is cut, I am of the "make it up as you go along" school. I thought I would make an A2 size card -- not realizing that, when the ball is flat inside the card, it would extend beyond the sides of an A2 card. After I had made my ball, including putting the EZ Lights on the inside, and mounted it on the card base, I realized my mistake. Not wanting to start from scratch again, I cut the ball with the patterned paper layer off the base and mounted it to a wider card base. Of course, then the "frame area" was wider than I would have liked; so I added the Border Blends down the side -- both inside and out.
It almost looks like I planned it that way! When you push the little heart, the lights show through the cut-out hearts.
As many people have said in the past -- there is no such thing as a mistake in card-making, only an opportunity to create! Here's a little video showing how the card works.
When you turn the lights out, here's how it looks.