Monday, March 12, 2012

In like a Lion

My share today is my first as a Design Team member at Fantabulous Cricut for the Challenge Me Monday #102 - In like a Lion.  Please use the link above to check out creations by other DT members for some inspiration.
I found many lion images on several Cricut cartridges.  I decided to use the <Lion>, plus all layers and shadow feature found on page 57 of Create a Critter cartridge cut at 3". 

I also used the <Leaf> on page 51 of the Create a Critter cartridge cut at 2" and used 6 leaves on my card.  The tree is actually the <Branch1> found in the Winter Woodland cartridge, page 38 cut at 2-1/2".  The last cartridge I used was Simply Charmed for the <Sun2> found on page 50 with layer 1 cut at 1-1/2"

This card is a 6" X 6" card.  I used a light blue base, and sponged clouds onto the background with Heavenly blue ink.  I tore 3 strips of garden green paper and used an old Close to My Heart stamp called Scratches and garden green ink onto the torn strips.  I also sponged garden green around all 6 leaves.  The sun and lion have sunflower ink sponged around edges.  The lions mane was ran through my Cuttlebug using the tiny bubble folder.  I then used my Micron black pen to add outline details.  Layer all pieces as shown in the photo working back to front.  All paper, stamps, cloud stencil from Close to My Heart.

For other finishing details... I found some green buttons and added Bon Bon colored twine from Doddlebug design to 5 buttons, made a bow with the twine as well.  And last of all, I stamped my sentiment on white cardstock and mounted to brown cardstock.  I wanted to make it look like a sign hanging from the tree, so I punched tiny holes in the top corners, added same Bon Bon twine.  A brown brad went into the trunk of the tree to hang the sign on.

 I hope you enjoyed my card and thanks for stopping by today. 

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  1. no lion, this card is adorbs!!
    ♥ Cyndy

  2. What a super card! It caught my eye in PB. I just love the leaves - and the embossing on the mane is fabulous!
    I didn't realize when I commented above that you're my DT sister at FCCB. Welcome to the team! I look forward to working with you!

  3. Fabulous card love all the details especially the leaves.

  4. The scene on this card is just so adorable. Really fabulous. Love the embossed mane.

  5. Such a cute lion!! I like the cool effect of the leaves off the edge of the card, too!!

  6. You have a very cute blog with lots of fun and creative projects :)


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