Friday, September 18, 2015

Little Lion New Arrival Card

Welcome a new arrival to your family with the cutest little baby lion card. Karen created a lion from two Linnie Blooms die cut shapes.
Let's find out how she did it.
  From a tree and sunflower to a cute little lion.

1. Use the Linnie Blooms canvas tree to make the head, body, ears, & muzzle. Use the canvas sunflower for the lion's mane. Cut the shapes needed and color the canvas pieces using a sponge applicator and Distress Inks.

2. Assemble the lion and add button eyes & a ribbon tail. Use chalk to give the lion pink cheeks and inner ears. Add facial details using a pigment ink pen and also add faux stitching by drawing dashed lines around the lion's mane.

3. Next, select four coordinating patterned papers and create a pedestal for the lion using two of them. Stamp the word "baby" on the third patterned paper and add highlights using a white gel pen. Cut out the letters and attach them to the base of the pedestal along with two strips of scalloped edging.

4. Mount the lion cluster on the fourth paper and lastly mount everything to a scallop edged greeting card. Finally, embellish the card: add a flag, hearts, a ribbon bow, and faux stitching around the edge of the card using a white gel pen.

A Closer Look:
Linnie Blooms Supplies: canvas sunflower, canvas tree
Other Supplies: ColorWays Emerald Mini Trim Cards 12" scrapbook paper (Paper House), Little Man 8" paper pad (Paper House), Distress Inks - Mustard Seed/Vintage Photo/Antique Linen (Ranger), sponge ink applicator (Ranger), chalk (Inkadinkado), pigment ink pen - Coffee (Zig Memory Systems), Stazon ink -Timber Brown (Tsukineko), Baby Blocks rubber stamp (Kolette Hall), scallop edge scissors, buttons, ribbon, white gel pen (Sakura­), fabric scissors
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            To see more of Karen's clever projects, stop by her blog, Art & Soul.


  1. That is adorable! Plus a very cleverly use of the shapes...

  2. OMG this is one of the cutest and very creative ideas made from the shapes! LOVE it! :)