Caring Lion

Hi there.  I have a sweet little card to share and I ain’t lion. 😂   Ok, ok, I hear the groaning and grumbling, but I had to do it. 😂  And now onto my card.

Stamped the lion with Intense Black ink and coloured with Copics.  Masked him and the ground area, then blended Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio distress inks for the background.  Next die cut with a Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle.  To add dimension and still keep it CAS, used the matching die to die cut him along with three more from scraps to stack them.


Adhered the stitched panel to a white top folding card base, stamped big with Deep Iris ink, then inlaid the stacked diecut lion back.  Next die cut hugs from white cardstock and white fun foam to stack them for dimension again.  Ombré blended Wilted Violet distress ink with a mini blending tool.

A white gel pen was used to give the heart highlights.  To finish, added clear shimmer to the heart and hugs sentiment and a few Crystal clear sequins.




I am playing in the following challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs – Mix It Up #29
Addicted to Stamps and More – #234 Clean and Simple
AAA CardsGame #86 DIecuts
Happy Little Stampers – March CAS Die Cuts
Tuesday ThrowdownTT335 Add Dimension
Shopping Our Stash – SOS295 Forest Friends





New Home

Hello everyone.  I have a very quick card to share today. My brother just bought a home for him and his daughter.  It will be a new chapter in his life and I just wanted to wish him the best. Plus, I just received a couple of new dies yesterday that I couldn’t wait to use.


Using my new Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle die, I die cut from Island Indigo cardstock.  Next I took the house edgelit and die cut from leftover Certainly Celery stripe pattern paper. I used the tree edgelit and die cut from Wild Wasabi cardstock.


Before assembling these die cut landscape pieces on a piece of white cardstock, I blended some Tumbled Glass ink at the top for the sky. I adhered the hills to the white piece, then took the second largest Zig Zag die and die cut out out the scene. Next, I die cut a second house edgelit in white so I can cover up the stripe houses on the hill.


I took my second new die Home and die cut from black cardstock.  I also die cut the house portion from Island Indigo so it will stand out in the sentiment. I stamped the congrats sentiment in black on the stripe piece.  I added a black layer, assembled and adhered it to a white card base.



Challenges I am entering in are:

Words 2 Craft By – Challenge #30 New Beginning (unfortunately, the link expired as I was linking)
Cards in Envy – Stripes Challenge