Just Because

Hi friends! Happy Monday and Happy Labor Day if you’re in the States! I hope you’ve had a great long weekend! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created this sweet ‘just because’ tower card for The Outlawz September Progressive/Freebie Challenge where Hetty Clare Art is our sponsor this month. We were gifted the super adorable digital image called The Little Ballerina to play with for this challenge, and I used a yellow and green color combo for this fun fold.

I printed the digital image on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, cut it with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics and colored it with alcohol markers. I cut the card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock along with layering panels from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock and Lawn Fawn Spring Fling patterned papers. I adhered the layers together and then adhered them to the card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Everything stamp set and then added several gemstones from the Trinity Stamps Brilliant Citrine Embellishment Mix to finish the card. I applied the gemstones with the Trinity Stamps Pick Up Stick which is amazing! ;)

I cut the back panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock and Lawn Fawn Spring Fling patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment from the same Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Everything stamp set and layered the panel on the green cardstock.

And one more peek… folded flat for mailing. What an adorable image! And I really love this fold!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock, Lawn Fawn Spring Fling 6×6 Petite Paper Pack
Stamps: Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Everything stamp set
Ink: Arteza alcohol markers- Y39, Y24, Y33, BR28, R27; Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Fiskars 12″ SureCut Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Trinity Stamps Brilliant Citrine Embellishment Mix, Trinity Stamps Pick Up Stick

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Just Because

Hello, my crafty peeps! Happy Hump Day to you! A new challenge launched this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #34 – May Anything Goes! I created a project with lots of green (which just happens to be my favorite color) – an adorable friendship card featuring papers, digital image and sentiments from Polkadoodles.

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I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and layered her on a stitched rectangle die cut. I added a lacy die cut, a narrow strip of gold mirror cardstock and some bling from my stash.

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I decorated in the inside with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and added a sentiment.

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And one final look… loving how this turned out. What an adorable image!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke cardstock; Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock; papers from Polkadoodles Belle Papillon Big Kahuna Download Bundle and Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 2 Bundle
Stamps: Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime digital stamp
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die, Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Art Deco Edge die
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils, Darice clear rhinestones, YNS green Glitter Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

 

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!

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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. ;)

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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. :)

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

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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)

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: 
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,
lesliesig