This week's BBTB2 challenge was chosen by our Scrapper Extraordinaire, Theresa who chose the fence/gate cut from the Cricut Lite Bloom cartridge. Believe it or not, I don't own the Bloom cart (imagine that!) but there are loads of other fences/gates on other carts so I finally decided on one from Picturesque. Since I wasn't quite with the crafting program after our little getaway, I thought maybe a tag would be simpler, however I got pretty involved with making it really 3D so... I loved the look of the tag feature of the cut but there was no fence attached so I added some by using the coordinating corner feature and welded them in Design Studio. I also welded the shadow of the "Spring" cut from Stretch Your Imagination to the top and hid the contour of the hole at the top to make the fence. I cut the individual fence pieces many times and cut them apart, in some cases by hand. to make the fence 3D. The pieces were embossed with the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes folder for texture and inked bit with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I cut "spring" and the flowers in white card stock and colored them with my Copics because it was easier, then used some Stardust Stickles on them to match the glitter on the background DP which is from the DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack.
I did a bit of resizing of the blank tags to fit how I imagined the fence would attach. My first attempt left the fence too far out and sort of flimsy, so I added the outer posts directly to a middle tag piece (welded in DS) behind the DP background layer so they would have something to attach to and I could then also attached the first fence slat to the tag front for more stability. (Okay, I just read what I wrote and I'm pretty sure I've lost 99% of you, but I'm leaving it in, just in case it makes sense to somebody. LOL) I orginally planned to use my Cricut for flowers, but this DP had cute glittery flowers and grass mounds at the bottom so I fussy cut them out and glued them to better match the background. The flower centers are Rain Dots and the butterfly is an MS punch attached to fine wire for flight. Finally, I attached a larger tag pieceto the back with strips of adhesive foam to frame it better and give the entire tag more stuctural strength. So much for a simplified project. LOL My DT sisters found fabulous fence cuts on all sorts of cartridges so pop over to BBTB2 and be inspired. with so many possibilites there's no reason not to play along.