Sunday, March 13, 2016

Birthday Lion with Balloon

Hello CottageCutz fans! Thanks for taking the time to visit with The Scrapping Cottage Blog. It's Mary Marsh here with the Sunday edition of the Blog. For my sample card today, I am featuring the super cute baby lion die as well as the balloon round mini die. This one is out of stock right now but here is another balloon variety die that would work well.
Using these dies together creates a really sweet birthday card for a child. It's another way to use the lion die other than on a baby card. Let's get started with some details on how I put this one together.
cardstock and patterned paper sizes:
purple card base measures 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2"
chevron patterned paper measures 4 1/8" x 4"
mustard pattern panel measures 4 1/8" x 1 3/8"
blue circle is 4th smallest from the circle set (basics)
purple circle is the 3rd largest from the circle set (basics)
To assemble my card I used double sided tape, glue dots and dimensional adhesive. I taped the 2 patterned papers together and to cover the seam of where they meet, I added a mustard shade of ribbon. Secured the ribbon with glue dots on the back panel.
My next step was to die cut the lion. I used a lighter yellow for his body and the mane in a mustard shade. I took a mustard marker to add some definition to his legs and whiskers. Using dimensional adhesive I placed him on the blue die cut circle and attached the balloon to his tail.
Next up is the half circle I placed under the ribbon. This was cut from the circle basics set. I used the 3rd largest die and just cut it in half.
I used this circle layer for my sentiment. I have a birthday stamp with this HB2U sentiment.  Something different and perfect for a child's card. Stamped with a mustard ink and used a small circle punch and punched out the letters and placed them along the curve of the circle.  
Ta-Da! Card is complete and ready for the next time I need a child or even a masculine birthday card. That's it for me for today. So until next time.......inky hugs!!!


Karen in PA said...

I like the colors you chose to highlight your cute, little lion. I would never have thought to pair him with such bold colors and pattern, but it totally works!


Janja said...

Very nice. Love the colors and cute baby lion.

Vladuška said...

So adorable and sweet.

lifesabeach32940 said...

I absolutely LOVE this card!! I am SO HAPPY that the new design team is featuring easier projects with outstanding directions!! WAHOO!! It makes me excited to use my Cottage Cutz dies again!! THANK YOU!!

Jen's Crafty Place said...

Such a sweet card!

creative lady said...

So cute! Love the lion.

Anita Kejriwal said...

Very pretty card .