Monday, April 4, 2011

Inkspirations 64

Hi there,

between a hefty household dose of germs and just being plain busy I haven't had the chance to play along with an Inkpsiration challenge for a few weeks - but an idea struck me after I saw the colour combo this week and so I decided to make the time! The colour combo is just perfect for the lovely Autumn weather we are having right now. Here it is. Aside from Autumn I thought the colours made me think lion - Rrrrrrrrr :) So I pulled out Fox and Friends and set about making a birthday for a little boy.
I settled on a Cajun Craze base, then a More Mustard layer, the next layer was split, embossed Whisper White at the top and Cajun DSP for the bottom with some Poppy Parade ribbon to cover the merge. For the main panel I stamped three lions, one in each colour as well as some spares that I then used to trim out manes and faces from so I could layer them over the base lions with dimensionals. I matted the lion panel and added some buttons to the top left corner, and used a round Happy Birthday sentiment on the bottom right. Then right at the end, once everything was stuck together I added the piercing frame around the main panel - sometimes you just know you need to add something!

I think the colours work well but my only reservation is that the birthday sentiment is too big and overpowers the lions a bit. Ah well I suspect little boys aren't quite as critical as me ;) The inside was finished off to match with another lion.

Thanks for visiting,


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Fox and Friends, Party Hearty, Think Happy Thoughts (R)

Cardstock: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Whisper White

Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Poppy Parade

Accessories: Regals DSP pattern stack, Regals buttons, Pure Poppy button (PaperTrey Inc), Poppy Parade ribbon, 3/4", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. I love your choice of stamps and layout for the colour combo! Cute card.

  2. This is great Kim, these colours really threw me, so l was going to pass, but now you have me digging them out again, those lions are so cute.

  3. Kim, this is gorgeous!! You're right - those colours are just perfect for little lions. I think your card is perfectly balanced; the sentiment's not too big. You're so clever!

  4. So cute Kim, and the sentiment is perfect! Well done with a difficult colour combo!

  5. Hi Kim, what a beautiful card. I love everything on your site, you are certainly cone talented woman.

  6. I just love the little lions they are so cute what a lovely birthday card, the embellishments and colours are perfect

  7. Kim, your designs always catch my eye in the gallery! I really like how you combined the cute lion with our colour combo. Nicely played! :D


  8. Gorgeous! You've done really well with these colours. They looked too hard for me lol.


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