Don't ask! (That's in reference to the title of this entry)...I just wanted to make reference to it being Leap Day and that phrase came to mind for some reason. It has nothing to do with my card at all but it sounded good!
Before I get to the particulars of this card let me also say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGAN...my niece (the one who's cancer is in remission for those of you who remember my talking about her). She is celebrating her actual 5th birthday this year. Plus she is no longer a teenager as she turned 20 today.
Okay now back to our regularly schedule program...Card deets:
Oops I forgot to mention that we were suppose to follow the above sketch found on page 44 of the Spring/Summer catalog. I didn't really want to do a Sympathy card so I decided instead on a St. Patrick's Day card which will be going to a certain leader of another Group I belong too. (Let's see if she guesses that it's her)...
Card Base: Green Galore. Then I used one of my new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders (Distressed Stripes) on Gable Green Card stock. I stamped the sentiment (Ann-ticipations) first though in Glorious Green ink before embossing. I added 4 Green Brads (Queen and Co.) to the corners and distressed the edges with the Cutter Kit. Next a piece of Green Gable Card stock and some Clover Designer paper (Lucky Charms by Reminisce) which has a nice shimmery look to it. I added some tiny green rickrack that I found in a bag of old odds and ends that my mom had in her sewing stuff. Isn't it just the cutest little rickrack you've ever seen!
My Gnome (Gnome Clover by Stampendous) was stamped in Basic Black ink and water colored on SU watercolor paper using an Aqua Painter and various SU ink pads. A big shout out her to Anna Wight for her tips and encouragement on water coloring. I think this one turned out pretty good. For some added pizazz I used White Liquid Applique on his beard (see close-up photo) and then doodled a border with a BB marker. I also added a Lime Green Prima flower and another green brad. Then I mounted my focal image using foam mounting tape to complete my card.
I love how this turned out and I hope the recipient does as well. Don't forget to check out all the other great cards/projects using this sketch. You'll find them by clicking on the Blogger's Challenge Bar on my sidebar.