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Hello everyone, happy Monday and welcome to this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge. My sweet design team sister, Sharon is hosting this week's Cricut challenge. Sharon asked us to create an April Showers project: baby shower, bridal shower, rain showers, etc. And as Bethany is having bridal showers in April, I crafted a bridal shower banner!
Bethany's first shower is being hosted by my next door neighbor, Penny. Penny asked if I could assist her in planning her shower. Her theme is Southern Belle Afternoon Tea. Using my on-line digital program, I created the invitations above (info redacted) for the shower. Penny really liked the pinks and the roses.
I promised Penny that I would also craft a banner for the shower. Using two Cricut cartridges - Sophia and Pretty Pennants - I created this seven pennant banner. I used card stock from Close to My Heart, Heartfelt Creations, and Bazzill. I embossed each banner section with an Anna Griffin embossing folder using my vagabond.
The middle section of the banner defines a Southern Belle. It features the wedding bells cut from Pretty Pennants, which I cut in two different card stocks. Using scissors, I cut the bow from the pink cut, embossed the bow, and glued it over the bow on the white bells.
In keeping with my Bridal Shower theme, I added two pennant sections that contain this pretty umbrella cut out. I embossed the top pink layer and, using a dauber, I added color with Red 3D Stempel Farbe Stamp Paint.
I added four sections that contain Southern Belle Secrets. Each of the Southern Belle Secrets was printed onto white card stock and cut out using Spellbinders dies. I finished each of the Southern Belle pennant sections with a rose from the Sophia cartridge. I embossed the top layer of each rose and added Red stamp paint with a dauber. See below for a detailed look at the rose.
Be sure to head over to the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog and check out the fabulous projects the Design Team created this week. They rocked the April Showers challenge!!
I will be back tomorrow (insert shocked look) with the April Close To My Heart news and a new technique to share that I learned last weekend.