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I decided to give myself the day off and spent a large portion of the day crafting. I had heard of a few challenges and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.
Cokie Pop Paper Boutique, is a member of the Papercraft Star Design Team and created a beautiful card using the photo below as inspiration. (See Angi's card HERE.) I am always so impressed with the way Angi reuses items on her craft projects and decided to do the same myself. (The gold foil I used is actually from a gift bag.) As soon as I saw the photo, I was immediately taken by the window and knew that I had to have a window like that on my card as well. I also followed the same colour scheme.
I designed the window using George and Basic Shapes and Destinations. I cut the window three times. I hand cut a piece of transparency to size and ran it through my Cuttlebug using a snowflake folder. I had never embossed transparency before, but was thrilled with the result. The transparency is between the bottom two layers of the window. I also hand cut a piece of white and green patterned paper to go behind the window (although it looks just white in the photo). The window is popped from the shadow. Here is a photo taken to show you the patterned paper as best I could:
The challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week is to use the wreath from Joys of the Season. I cut the wreath two times and ran the top layer through my Cuttlebug using Swiss Dots. I also cut some extra leaves using the layer feature and ran those through my Cuttlebug using a small butterfly folder (but simply put the leaves in the centre for small dots to be embossed). I inked all portions of the wreath and assembled it by staggering the layers. Earlier, I had made a number of tags (using Very Merry Tags) and kept the red tag holes to be used for berries. I also added Glossy Accents to the berries. The wreath is popped and I used a piece of the gold foil to make it look like it is hanging from the window frame. I finished things off with some red pearls on the tag and window base.
Voting has begun at Papercraft Star. You can vote for my card HERE until Monday night.
My card is #13. Thanks so much!
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