For Card Patterns Challenge #17, I created this cute Birthday Card for a little boy. Kris gave these cute mat packs papers to me and I just LOVED them! I knew right away the card that I wanted to make and it actually turned out the way that I imagined (not all of my cards do- LOL!) My baby has some jungle animal stamps that just worked perfectly with the papers.
For this card, I used a variety of techniques. I used watercolor pencils to color and shade the lion. I stamped the lion in autumn terracotta ink, colored with yellow, orange and choc pencils. I used the acrylic stamp set Adventure for the "grrr", but...inked the stamp in A/T ink, stamped off on a scrap paper, then stamped on my cardstock (which is textured). For the lion's head, I stamped him twice, colored once, cut his head out- he is popped with 3-d foam. I also have these great orange fibers that I wasn't sure what to do with, but used one of them for the main. Cut 1/2" pieces, folded in half, attached under the head with liquid glass (another great CTMH product!) More fibers on the card for the bow at the bottom.
All in all- love how it turned out and now need to find a boy to give it to! My nephew's birthday is approaching, though I think 12 is a bit too old....LOL!!
We are off for a double header of softball today, hubby away for a week, and a dirty house is calling my name! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!