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Birthday Lion

Posted by on April 9, 2011

Ever since my nephew Leo was born last June, I have been drawn to all things lion. When I saw this week’s Stampin’ Celebration Inspiration Challenge, I immediately focused on that adorable lion in the lower right.

But Barb had already made a super cute punch art version of the lion, and I wanted to combine it with a few other challenes, so I kept trying different things. I tried the elephants, I tried the variety of animals, but nothing looked right. I was very frustrated last night, but something clicked over night, and when I woke up this morning, I just knew I had to make the lion, and exactly how I wanted to do it. Here’s what I came up with.

Stamps: Look Who’s Turning
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Other: 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon, Early Espresso 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Marina Mist 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Old Olive 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Top Note Bigz Die, Big Shot

It’s just perfect for my nephew’s first birthday. I’ll have to put it someplace safe until June.

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