Happy Leap Day - a Few Days Early

It's almost Leap Day so I have a card for that celebrates that day!  I used dies to make this card but you can easily make one of the same theme using stamps.
I used Distress Oxide inks to color the frog and foliage.  For my sentiment, I stamped the happy from a birthday sentiment set and then created the "leap day" using an old small wood mount alphabet set I have.  I rarely use it because it's so hard to get the letters lined up evenly and straight, but for this I stamped each letter at an angle.  Not only did I not have to worry about it being perfect, but the up and down adds to the "leap" theme!

I don't normally use a lot of patterned paper on my cards but this card was a bit dull on a white background.   I think the subtle green added a bit of interest and complements the blue paper of the water.

This card is for the sketch challenge this week at CAS Colours & Sketches.  I hope you'll join us this week and submit a card!

Dies: Cottage Cutz Spring Frogs and Stitched Circles
Stamps: Stampendous Happy Messages; Stampabilities Vintage Type Alphabet
Ink: Distress Oxides Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Gathered Twigs, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo
Paper: Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis and Peaceful Poppies

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  1. Oh my gosh, so brilliant. Thanks for the inspiration...now I'llhave to make a few leap day cards since I have a froggy stamp. YOur creation is gorgeous, those pussy willows are perfectly inked and this is a fabulous take on the sketch.

    1. I meant cat tails...not pussy willows. I am making a leap day card and am linking back to your post as inspiration. It'll post on leap day.

    2. Thanks Cat! I'll looks for your card on Leap Day!

  2. This is adorable!! I love that frog.

  3. This is so clever as well as cute.

  4. This is SO CUTE!!! That frog caught my eye right away!!!