Friday, May 11, 2012

Roaring Good Birthday

Sorry, it feels like I haven't been around a lot (although it's been only a couple of days). My husband isn't feeling well and I had a doctor's appointment. Work is getting to me, plus I just couldn't get in the mood to create anything (a majority of the challenges are for Mother's Day and since my mother is not here, I couldn't get motivated)...that is until last night....I finished 3 cards (none of which are for Mother's Day lol) and have another one almost done. I'll try to share them over the next couple of days.

At CropStop this week, the challenge is to "Show Us the Animal In You!" (Use an animal or animal print in your project). Here is what I came up with:

I ain't "Lion", I really like the way this card turned out! (Ok! Ok! I know...that was bad but I made you smile, didn't I?)

Finished Card: 4 1/4' x 5 1/2"

Cardstock: White, Two Shades of Yellow/Gold, Black, Red and Striped Patterned Paper
Cricut Cartridge Everyday Paper Dolls Zoo (Lion), page 75 (Headwear Shift)
CardzTV with Mary Clear Stamps Critter Captions "Have a ROARING Good Birthday!"
White Pigment Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Pink and Charcoal Chalk
Mounting Tape

I cut the lion out twice (once in each shade of yellow/gold). Next, I cut off the "mane" on the lighter lion. I taped a piece of scrap black card stock to the back for the nose and eyes to show. I chalked a little charcoal for shadow on the darker lion, then chalked with both charcoal and pink the lighter lion...I wanted to bring out the details in the cuts. I then took an eraser and went over both lions to remove excess chalk. I actually did this several times until I was satisfied. Next, I glued the lighter lion onto the other image. The darker card stock had a little texture to it, so I didn't feel the need to emboss it with anything else. I hand cut the banner triangles. The sentiment was heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I single mounted everything to give more dimension.

Better get the rest of my day started now...have a good one. Hope you liked my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

imagine what you could do...


  1. Cute card!! Dana just wanted to let you know I received my prize package today and can't wait to create something with it. Thanks again

  2. Roar! Great card! Thank you for joining in the fun at

  3. What a cute card! Thank you for playing along in our animal challenge at CropStop.

  4. What a fun card you got there :)

    Thank you for playing along with us on Cropstop


  5. Absolutely Adorable!! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge! Hugs, Rosie


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