2/25/2020

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!
https://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-359-sketch.html

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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6 comments:

  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.

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    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.

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

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

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  3. This is so clever as well as cute.

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

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