just because

** 4/1/17 Special Mention at Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog! **
** 4/1/17 Top 3 at Your Scrapbook Place! **
** 4/6/17 Spotlight at Crafting By Designs! **

Hi everyone! The March House of Cards challenge is live this morning and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for Make A Scene and/or Colors! Come on over and play – we’d love to see what you create! I absolutely love this inspiration photo! This just screams ‘Spring’ to me!


I created a friendship card using the mirror stamping technique. First time I’ve ever done this and I have to admit I was a little nervous, but love how it turned out! I would love to have been able to add some ducks floating in my pond but I didn’t have any duck stamps small enough. ;)


After stamping the trees, I sponged the sky using both shades of blue, some pink and some yellow, then the grass shoreline using two shades of green, and finally the pond the two shades of blue. I used all of the colors in the inspiration photo and added pink. :)


I kept the inside fairly simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #39 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #3 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: March Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: March Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #336 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week #9 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #123 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #36 – Anything Goes
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: March Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #272/273 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: March Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #185 – Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the colors this time)

SU Very Vanilla and Night of Navy cardstock
Stamps: SU Lovely As A Tree and A Dozen Thoughts stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Cottage Ivy; Ranger Distress Inks- Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed; SN marker- EB2
Accessories: Ranger round ink blending tool, Midnight Blue Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and have found a little inspiration to play in our ‘Make A Scene’ challenge this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

20 thoughts on “just because”

  1. Beautiful card Leslie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx


  2. Wow, your background is just Gorgeous! I Love it! Thank you for joining our Challenge over on the Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog! DT Mindy


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