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Referencing the outfit’s colors, texture and use of the same material in the dress, hat and clutch literally, I made a mostly red white and gray (and a little black and khaki) card out of only textured paper. There is a bit of a bottom-heaviness about the outfit because of the hat and sleeves (even though it’s short)–I tried to emulate this in the card by making it a tent fold, and putting all the action on the bottom half. The khaki and black stripe across the middle reference the outfit’s shoes.
What I liked most about the outfit is the interesting, not-predictable weave, and I thought it would be fun to create paper weaves that spell out words. The blue layer says “HAPPY”, the gray says “B DAY” and the red says “LOVE”. I made a template for WITH to put before LOVE, but I ran out of coordinated paper, so “Happy B Day, Love” it is. This is what it looked like before assembly:
…and the finished project:
Since I used so many layers to make this card (6 layers–7 if you count the card base), I’m also submitting this card to the Young Crafter’s Unite – Many Layers Challenge