Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Furry Lion and a Scrapling

A few posts ago I talked about finding a cool site that offered a FREE ezine called Sheetloads of Cards....sketches with designer samples...can't get much better than that!  Each month they have a Show Us Your Sheetload contest using the current month's sketch.  So I tried my hand at it, although I only made one of the much for having extra on hand!  Oh well!  

So I knew I wanted to use the Wild About You set because this was for a 3 year old's birthday.  I also knew I had to break out some of the fluff that I bought a few weeks ago, but have not used.  It was I-know-I-want-t-try-this-stuff kind of is so fun by the way...just love the little bit of texture it gives the image!

I happen to have the striped paper (DCWV) on hand, so I decided to make my color scheme around it...problem was that the yellow is not really near any SU! color!  Ugh!  Summer Sun was the closest, but it was too bright, so I inked the lion in Summer Sun and then lightly pressed it on to Creamy Caramel to try and tone it down.  I got pretty close, so I went with it.  The mane and head were pieced together and I added the fluff to the mane of the lion.  So cute!

I kept the strips behind the lion image solid Ruby Red and Pumpkin Pie, but faux stitched them with the zig-zag stitch stamp in the Organic Borders set from SassaFras Lass.  Added the corner punch and greeting tag in Kraft cardstock with a little bit more zig-zag and some antique gold brads.  

For the scrapling card, I used the part leftover from cutting the square card base and my stripes (just like the sketch told me to).  I then added a flower with the center paper-pieced with the striped paper from Blooms N' Stalks (SassaFras Lass).  Added an antique gold brad center and some fluff to my leaves just to carry the same feel of the original card.

Well that is all for me!  My mojo always takes a little hiatus after a big event, so I am still looking for it after my daughter's 1st birthday party...not feelin' any stamping tonight...maybe tomorrow!  Thanks for stopping by my engineering world!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Wild About You, Organic Borders (Sassafras Lass), Blooms n' Stalks (Sassafras Lass); Paper - Kraft, Striped Paper (DCWV), Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White; Ink - Summer Sun, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red;  Accessories - Photo Corner Punch, Antique Gold Brads, Ticket Corner Punch, Brown Fluff, dimensionals

1 comment:

Anita said...

Cute cards! I like the faux stiching.

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