Sunday, 23 September 2012

Blossom the Lion

I'm so behind & out of order with showing you projects, that I wasn't sure where to start, but seeing my friend Kim's cute lion card today reminded me that I made my own lion card back in June & I thought he might go well with my punch monkey card too. Credit for this cute idea goes to Kim Gavarra for the cute lion she showed at SU Convention.
This card was part of a series I made to show at my friend Susan's workshop in June, featuring lots of ways to use the fabulous blossom punch & Mixed Bunch stamp set. Susan has 2 cute kids, so I thought she'd like at least 1 kids project.
Can you see the blossom punch has been used for his mane & paws? Here's a closer pic...
I followed Kim G's suggestion to give more depth by sponging the punched shape edges in the same colour ink as the card & think it really made a difference. The other techniques that added to the finished look were using my bone folder to curl up the petal edges & adding dimensionals to pop the head from the mane. I used some different punches for the face pieces - like the heart shaped nose. The complete list of punches used is listed under supplies. The rest of the card is very simple, but if you have any q's, just leave me a comment or drop me a line.
I'll post the other Mixed Bunch / Blossom Punch projects I made for the workshop once I figure out why I don't seem to have pics of them. Until then, thanks for visiting & hope you liked Blossom the Lion.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Party This Way (retired)
Ink: more mustard, so saffron, chocolate chip ink pads, chocolate chip marker
Card/Paper: more mustard, so saffron, old olive, daffodil delight, baja breeze, whisper white card, Patterns DSP (Regals - more mustard)
Tools: sponge daubers, Big Shot, Tasteful Trim die (zig zag)
Punches: Blossom (mane & paws), 1 3/8 in Circle (head), 3/4 in Circle (cheeks), Word Window (ears, sentiment), Owl (outer eye, heart nose), Cupcake (sprinkles - inner eye), itty bitty punch pack flower (tail)


KatheD said...

This is such a cute lion - my new favorite - thanks for sharing him!

Laura Love said...

Awww! This is adorable :)

Brenda said...

This is super adorable! Inking in the same color really does add dimension!

Liam said...

How cute is this Lion. I have to think about buying this punch. Just a beautiful card. thanks for sharing.


Sandy Hancock said...

That is one cute Lion!!!!