{2.25.2011} just because


Thanks for joining me for another Friends with Flair.  All the participants can be found HERE.  I always love seeing what these fabulous girls do with Unity and {ippity} stamps.

My inspiration for this card came from the Create: Blog! This week the card challenge was to use decorative tape.  I haven’t played with this fun embellishment yet.  It may be my first time but it won’t be my last.  LOVE it!  It seems to be extremely popular and it is also a challenge at the Moxie Fab World in the Get Daring with Decorative Tap Challenge.

For this JUST BECAUSE card I used the Sing a New Song and How You Doin’? {ippity} stamps and the Giving it all Meaning Unity stamp.

I stamped the bird on some textured Bazzill paper and then distressed it with some ink.  I added some shading with Prismacolor pencils.  Funny thing, I forgot it was on textured paper.  As I added the shading the texture popped out!  I loved the effect the textured paper had on the colored pencils.  Kinda neat.  hehe

Have a wonderful weekend.

stamps: Sing a New Song How You Doin’? {ippity}, Giving it all Meaning {Unity}
other: tape, pearls {Kaisercraft}, bloomer {Webster’s Pages}, Prismacolor pencils
tools: scallop border punch {Fiskars}, Corner Chomper, sewing machine


  1. lynn

    oh, i love this one, lisa! cutest group of elements!

  2. Maria Gurnsey

    LOVE how you used the tape…GORGEOUS!

  3. bonitarose

    gorgeous card, love that bird!

  4. Patricia

    I love your card! I love how the texture popped out with the shading too! Great job!

  5. Sav O'G

    This is super cute–I just love the kraft with that beautiful flower! Great idea to stamp and distress on textured paper! LOVE LOVE LOVE your style:) YOU ROCK, Lisa:)

  6. hotwheels

    What a sweet and happy little brid!

  7. Michelle Mathey - POMI

    Saw this on the CARDS gallery – spectacular!!

  8. angie blom

    Oh love this Lisa.. I just adore this image and all your details are fabulous!! xx

  9. Anne T

    I LOVE this card! The colors are awesome; the gauze and tape are spectacular.

  10. Katrina

    adorable!!! And love how you used one single rose from the ribbon!!!! hugs, Katrina

  11. Emily Leiphart

    This is stunning, Lisa! I love tape, too!! I love all of these strong neutral colours together.

  12. lostinpaper

    This is just too cute! Love the whole design, especially the bird. Thanks for all your wonderful videos… LoVe them!

  13. Cath

    Hey Lisa! Thanks for entering the Get Daring with Decorative Tape challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂

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