Thursday, October 2, 2014

It's good to be the King!

Kim is the hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and her challenge is "Masculine Projects".  Here's what she has to say about her challenge!
I'm so excited to host the challenge this week as it's one I'm always struggling with. In a home where the males outweigh the females, you wouldn't think it would take much to create a masculine card, but it's something I have a hard time doing every time I sit down to make one. I challenge you to show me your best masculine cards this week-are they ones that come naturally to you or do you draw a blank when you need to create one as well?

Can't wait to see all the possibilities you come up with this week!
If you'd like the chance to win $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win a great prize!!!

Here's my card, using Stampotique's Happy Lion (Kira Nichols).

Happy Lion is from Stampotique's newest release, which you must go check out asap because these new stamps are fabulous! Happy Lion was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut. His eyes were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen to add glossy dimension and shine. He was set aside while I created a suitable background for him.

The Alterations Ornate Frame die by Sizzix and the Trellis Border die by Memory Box were used to die-cut metallic gold cardstock. The patterned papers are all from DCWV's  Once Upon a Time 8x8 pad. The patterned papers and die-cuts were edged with Golden Glitz Delicata ink then layered according to Sketch #87 by Dawny at Papertake Weekly.

Happy Lion was adhered within the frame. My Die-namics Dimensional Banners die was used to die-cut patterned paper, then edged with Golden Glitz Delicata ink, and the sentiment was added to it using rub-ons by Maya Road.

The crowning touch (literally) was to add a golden punched crown to Happy Lion's head.

Here's the sketch I used.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges.
Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog: Sketchie Free For All
Die Cutting Divas Challenge #185 : Keep Calm and Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe Challenges: Use Punches and/or Dies
• Hobbybook Designer Challenges: Include an Animal


  1. Gorgeous card!! Love how Happy Lion fits in his frame. XOXO

  2. Super use of one of the fab new releases, Kathi! Great frame!

  3. Hilarious and beautifully done, Kathi! Fab take on the sketch, love the color palette & paper, great coloring, and wonderful die cuts! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Such a scary king! Thanks for joining us at the Crafter's Café for this challenge.

  5. A lovely card hun :) Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx