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!

4 comments:

LeAnne Smith said...

You've inspired me...now 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.