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Sunday, March 15, 2015

In Like a Lion


 Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  is based on the expression that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb and the challenge is to be inspired by animals.  I literally took the word lion because I have the Stampendous lion crown stamp which I love and who doesn't get enough ink time.


I decided to create a card that I can use for one of the men in my family. I am thinking of putting a sentiment inside stating "Have a Royal Birthday" or Celebration.


The background was created previously with some leftover ink from the Ranger Distress Stain Spray - Vintage Photo   and Ranger Distress Stain Spray - Iced Spruce.

I then layered in a few strips of Idea-Ology Tissue Tape - Symphony over the background.  I stamped the lion using Ranger Archival Ink - Black.   I colored the image with colored pencils and a waterbrush.

I died some burlap using the distress stain sprays.  I added twine and Stampendous Luxe to the background.

I added a few charms (junkyard findings, Prima Flowers Washer Sunrise Sunset, Heart Locks) to the front and put it on a brown cardstock.

The ever generous Simon Says Stamp is offering a gift voucher to a randomly selected participant in the challenge, so come join in on the fun.


Thanks for stopping by!


Suzz

18 comments:

  1. WOW! This card is just AWESOME!!!

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  2. What a stunning piece of work - just love it!

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  3. I ♡♡ this; it's beautiful!!

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  4. I ♡♡ this; it's beautiful!!

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  5. This is just gorgeous, Suzanne!! Love that you cut him out for so much extra punch!!

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  6. Gorgeous card Suzanne! That lion looks so majestic! Love the burlap detail and the ink splattered background!

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  7. Cool card, Suzz! Love the splattered background with a touch of glitter!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. Gorgeous card, Suzz! Love the lion stamp! and the background is amazing! Hugs, Sandra

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  9. Love all the beautiful embellishments on this card. Great design, Suzz. :)

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  10. Beautiful card! the background is stunning! I love the touch of glitter that you added! BArbarayaya

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  11. Nice! I admire that stamp and you embellished it perfectly.

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  12. Nice! I admire that stamp and you embellished it perfectly.

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  13. Fabulous card! The background is wonderful and I love that stamp. I need some lion stamps now that we have a little Leo lion in the family.

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  14. A stunning piece of work ~ the background is amazing and I adore the stamp, why have I never seen that before?!? It's beautiful Suzz! :)

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  15. What a fabulous scene you've created! I thought it was so clever of you to go with a "royal" vibe. Love the whole look of it and those great little circles of string/hemp/twine in the background.

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  16. You've created another beautifully stamped project here. I love everything about it. From the size to the wonderful embellishments, it's truly lovely.

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  17. This is striking. You captured the strength of the lion beautifully with all the detailing. Blessings!

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