Monday, January 12, 2009

ROAR!!! Another Wild One for You

This card was inspired by yawp on SCS. One of my readers suggested I peruse the galleries for inspiration, and I hope you can tell that it worked!

While yawp's card used some retired Halloween designer paper, I didn't have any of that, so I went scrounging through my stash to find some that would coordinate with the colors of Summer Sun and More Mustard that I'd chosen. I found several patterns that shared the MM color, and went to work. I adapted the design because I wanted it to have more texture, and the fuzzy felt Chocolate Chip ribbon really reminds me of stuffed animals. I really liked the little bit of paper piercing that yawp did, so I incorporated that element too. The head was stamped separately a second time, cut out, and popped up on a dimensional. I discovered by accident that I could make a fuller mane by tilting his head a bit!

This set is fun to work with, although kids' cards still aren't as easy to create as general cards. Still, it's fun to stretch myself, even if it's only a little by adapting someone else's layout, and produce something that would make a child smile. I hope the kid in you smiled too!


LeAnne Smith said...

You've inspired I've got to add this stamp set to my never ending wish list! Happy Stampin'!

sandra said...

this card is very cute for a boy...any thoughts about a girl?

Nancy Riley said...

Adorable! I love those colors and the dimension of the lion's mane! Great job, Jenn!

Lydia said...

I absolutely LOVE this card.