Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Little Lion Card

I love this little card!! It just makes me smile.
The little lion is cut from Life's a Party at 2 1/2" - used Post-it Craft Paper (it's self adhesive paper and cuts beautifully on the Cricut).  The card base is a tag from Preserves. I went with this spiky shape to resemble the lion's mane. :)  The card measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" so it'll fit in an A2 envelope.

I inked all the loin's pieces with orange ink and a finger dauber. I love the dimension inked edges have. The eyes and nose are flat-back black pearls, but I added a little gel pen shines to his eyes.

I embossed the sentiment flag using white embossing powder and a Scrappy Mom's stamp. I added gel pen stitches to all the black layers (the sentiment flag and the circle on the card base too).

The patterned paper is from a My Minds Eye stack called Stomp. I thought that the glittery paper resembles the leaves in a jungle. :) I also inked the card base with the orange ink. I decorated the edge of the card with the same black pearls I used for the lion's nose.



Scrapper69 said...

OMGOODNESS! This is soooo CUTE! What a great card! I love the shape of your card! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Cricut Cardz! :o)

Theresa (CCC DT)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So fun! Great colors on this!


beejay said...

This lion is adorable and you did such a good job on his face! Thanks for joining in on the jungle fun at CCC this week!

Dixie said...

Oh, so adorable! I love everything about this card, Cheryl, the sweet little lion to the wonderful shaped base he is on. Just fabulous!

snappy scrappy said...

So adorable...I'm going to use this little cut on a baby card I have to make!! Lee-Ann :)

Megan said...

What a sweet little lion! This is so cute!

GiGi said...

This card is super adorable and makes me smile too! I love the pen work you did! Thanks for playing at CTO!

Misty Olsen said...

Hi Cheryl,

What a precious B~day card!! I love the color combo here...

However, I wanted to stop by to say Thank you so much for your time and sharing your advice about my projects...I really do appreciate your thoughts...


Melissa said...

Very cute, nice circle shape, you did a fantastic job with the challenge, thanks for joining CTO!

Melissa said...

Back again, thanks for joining CCC too!

Adrian said...

very pretty!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Roar-ing grrreat card! I'm working on a Lion Birthday card also. There's another challenge you can enter at Tuesday Throwdown #63 Dimension & Texture (you have the dimension & texture going on with this card).
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Jennie Garcia said...

Incredibly cute card!! I love that lion!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Jenni said...

This little lion is TOO CUTE! The inking you did is the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us this week at CTO!
Hugs, Jenni DT

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

Your lion is a real cutie patootie!
I've put him on a card before also, cuz he is so dang cute.

Thanks for the inspiration,
Cindy :)

Pat N. said...

Adorable, Cheryl! How can you not smile at such a cutie?!--Pat N.

Bobby said...

Love the card, but how do you keep track of all the challenges? I have only done the FCCB one and want to try others.

janner said...

What a sweet card. Adorable.

Anonymous said...

Great job ... super cute.. love it..

TFS.. and playing with us at CTO..


Yvonne said...

Super Cute card!!! I always love stopping by your blog and seeing your creations. Thanks for playing along with CTO this week.

Esther said...

Cute little lion!
Love the addition of the black pearls!
Thanks for joining us at CTO!

Celeste B. said...

OH MY WORD!!!! I'm so glad I stopped by!!!!! I love the shape of the card; it is absolutely perfect!!!!!!! Beautiful job!!! :) You did such a great job with this one!!! TFS! :)

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

What a wonderful shape card, everything is just so adorable! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

What an adorable card. I especially love the shape you used for the card base. Perfect!

Thanks for playing along at CCC.

Unknown said...

You did a fabulous job! I love me some orange. Thanks for celebrating with us!

Trell - DT

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