Swimming Lions

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi friends! Svitlana is here today.

It’s always fun to find the ways of using stamps not the way they were intended. Today I want to share a card featuring flying lions from Birthday Lions set which I turned into swimmers.

Studio Katia Birthday Lions. Card by @s_shayevich


Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames | Creative Dies

Birthday Lions Stamp Set

Duo Talk Stamp Set

Stitched Loops Die

Enchanted Sea – Sequins

This set has several adorable lions and some accessories to use with them. One of the lions is presented in kind of flying on a balloon posture (I’m assuming this as there a balloon stamp in this set as well). But I also thought that it could be fun to see this posture as a swimmer using the breaststroke.

To make my card I first cut three panels out of white cardstock using a dotted rectangle die from Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames set. I stamped ” water waves” on them using a balloon string from Birthday Lions.

On each panel I stamped waves up to different heights. Next I hand cut two panels using wave impressions as a guide. Making one smaller then another. I inked both panels using Mermaid Lagoon and Broken China distress inks. And added some texture by spraying with water.

Studio Katia Birthday Lions. Card by @s_shayevich

The third panel, which is my card main panel I inked with Tumbled Glass distress inks inks at the top part, and using Mermaid Lagoon and Broken China for the bottom. I made a quick hand cut mask of waves to mask off the top part. And I also added water droplets texture to the bottom part.

The lions were colored with pencils and fussy cut using scissors.

I adhered the panel onto a white card base, following by adhering waves layers and placing lions in between. Using Stitched Loops Die die I die cut the Sun and colored it by inking with Mustard Seed distress ink.

Studio Katia Birthday Lions. Card by @s_shayevich

I used thick glue dots to adhere all elements, as they’re all colored and I didn’t want white foam squares to be seen through.

The sentiment from Duo Talk set was stamped onto the bottom layer. Lastly I added several Enchanted Sea Sequins and called it a card 😉

Hope you liked my idea of how you can use these lions. Have a wonderful Friday!

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