The other day I showed you a gift wrapped present for a friend’s 40th birthday. Today I’m going to show you the card I made him. This friend is a big Brisbane Lions fan – so of course my little man decided that he needed to have a lion card made in Brisbane Lions colours. A creative challenge for someone who has no idea about AFL!
First step in the creative process: Google to see what the Brisbane Lions logo looks like!
Second: figure out the Brisbane Lions colours. I went with Pacific Point, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze from Stampin’ Up!
Third: figure out how to make a lion card!! I was inspired by this card by Terry Blais. This is my version:
Here’s how I made the lion:
Step 1: punch 2 flowers from the Blossom Punch in Cajun Craze. Then punch out 3 petals from the Blossom Punch in Crushed Curry. The Cajun Craze pieces will be the mane and the Crushed Curry will be the lion’s paws.
Step 2: punching pieces for the face. I used a 1 3/4″ circle for the face and 2 x 3/4 inch circles for the cheeks. I cut the eyes and nose using the Owl builder punch.
Step 3: assembling the lion!! I stuck the 2 Cajun Craze pieces together using dimensionals so the second layer of the mane had some height. I then stuck the 1 3/4 circle on top and stuck on the pieces for the face. I added goggley eyes for a bit of extra cuteness. You could also use black eye centres from the owl punch, or even just draw black dots with a pen.
Step 4: adding the lions paws. I cut the centre petal out of the Crushed Curry Blossom Punch piece like this:
This worked well as 2 lion paws.
Here is the finished lion:
I used a sponge dipped in Cajun Craze ink to dab around the paws and face for a little extra colour. A black pen for the whiskers and freckles and I was done.
I matted a Happy Birthday greeting in Cajun Craze on a Crushed Curry background and put it on an angle so it looked like the lion was holding a sign with its paws.
I think the birthday boy thought it was very cute (even though not exactly your traditional 40th birthday card!)
Thanks for reading