Hello everyone, happy April Fool's day! It is my turn to select the weekly challenge cut at Bitten by the Bug 2 and as it IS April Fool's day, I thought we should use the CLOWN BEAR from the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge, because you know there will be a lot of clowning around today!!!
I have initiated a new schedule at BBTB2 where we will rotate alphabetically with the team members selecting the weekly challenge in the alphabetical order of their first names. The exception to that rule is that I get to select the challenge on the first week of each month. I made this change for two reasons: so that everyone received an equal chance to host the weekly challenge and because we plan to have a Guest Designer join us the first week of each month.
Our first Guest Designer at BBTB2 is Nadia Herbst-McConnell, from With Glittering Eyes. Nadia is a fabulous designer and I knew she would be perfect as our premiere guest designer.
Now for some information on this colorful card! I created my card using two cartridges, Teddy Bear Parade and Close To My Heart Artiste. I used CTMH papers from my stash. The photo above shows a top view of my clown card. It is a sort of swing card. The Artiste cartridge contains a number of swing cards with different cut out shapes. I select this zagged edged circle cut out to hold my bear. I cut the base card in red CTMH cardstock and built up from there.
Using Cricut Craft Room, I sized my bear to fill the open space on my swing card. I cut the bear body in Kraft cardstock and his clothes in CTMH scraps. I used the circle peel offs from Elizabeth Craft to embellish the Bear's flowers and balloon dog's nose.
I added layers of printed to cardstock to the inside of the card and created a yellow circle onto which I might stamp a future sentiment.
At Bitten by the Bug 2 we would love to have you join us in the weekly challenge. Create any project of your choice using the CLOWN BEAR from Teddy Bear Parade (or any clown from any cartridge) and link in below this week's post at the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog. One lucky crafter will receive the Project of the Week button to display on their blog!
Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with another new project.