Just Because

Good morning!
I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was pretty productive and included some time outside in the sunshine on Saturday and some much needed closet-cleaning on Sunday.Both of which were more than satisfying!

Today I have a Just Because sort of card to share. I pretty much copied this card by Julie Marshall (ju012835) for my general layout. I added a few extra layers to my main image and changed the color scheme, but I didn't alter the general design much. Make sure you check out the original because it's really pretty. Anyway, I pulled out an older sentiment set that I had called Simple Sayings II - retired now obviously - and paired it with Bellas Bloom and Frames with a Flourish. The colors are a little outside of my usual comfort zone but I've decided I like the soft simplicity of it.
The card base is a 5.25 x 10.5 piece of Cool Caribbean. I layered together a 5 inch square of River Rock with a 4.75 inch square of Neenah Solar White then paper pierced around the outer edge. The sentiment and trio of flowers at the top were stamped with Soft Sky and the whole panel was tied with the ribbon before it was adhered to the card. The flower is stamped on Neenah Solar White as well with Soft Sky and River Rock, hand trimmed and then layered on Cool Caribbean, White, River Rock and Cool Caribbean again with four light tan brads in the corners. I finished the whole thing off with some tiny clear Mark Richards gems.

Thanks for popping in! Enjoy your day

S: Bella's Bloom, Simple Sayings II, Frames with a Flourish
P: Cool Caribbean, Neenah Solar White, River Rock
I: Soft Sky, River Rock
A: Mark Richards gems, brads, ribbon, paper piercer and mat

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