Sunday, June 15, 2008

LPS Challenge #1

Renee presented the first Little Paper Shop Design Team Challenge to the team a couple of weeks ago. I am totally excited to be able to show my version to y'all today! I have been waiting to show you this beauty for some time now and I really hope you like it.

The challenge rules were:
- use only 2 colors (any two plus one neutral if desired)
- use one May release stamp set
- no ribbon!

We really want you stampers in the blogosphere to play along, so if you choose to make a card and upload it to SCS please use the code
LPSDTC01.

I knew right away that I wanted to use the LPS set 'Jungle Fun' for a belated birthday card. The sentiment from the set 'Life is a Zoo' expressed my reasoning behind the lack of timeliness of this card. But, I think the cuteness of this lion will just melt the heart of the recipient to the point that they
may just have to forgive me!

I always have a lot of fun with challenges because I find that they really stretch my imagination. For instance, keeping this card with just So Saffron and two tones of 'Sand' made a really cool almost monotone card.

I used So Saffron for the base (but I guess you could have deduced that, silly me!). I inked up my retired SU! Background, Linen, and stamped it in So Saffron on the base. Then I layered the base with a piece of sand colored cardstock and graduation stamped the leaf from JF in Real Rust. Next I stamped my Lion in Memento Tuxedo black and colored him in with R20 and YR31, my new favorite combo. He is planted in E33. My final touch was stamping 'Life's a Zoo' in Memento TB and punching it out to be 1 inch in diameter and nesting it in metal tag.

Quick and Easy!

Hope you enjoyed it and please check out the other DT's cards (their links are on my sidebar!).

Also, T minus one day until the big LSAT, I can't believe it is almost here!

OH, and HAPPPPYYYY Father's Day DAD(yep, he reads this!)

Ely

10 comments:

Debi said...

What an adorable card! You did a beautiful job on it! I love the image and the saying!

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful job - fab card!

Bonnie said...

Such a sweet card!! I really love this stamp set -it has so many possibilities!! I really wanted to use ribbon on my card - I mean REALLY - LOL!

Renée said...

This is great Ely!

Anonymous said...

Amazing card! I was wondering if you had any ideas on cards for the death of a family rat. It was beloved.

Let me know!
-ripratbuddy

Gia Harvey said...

Very cute card, love the lion.

Kari said...

Too cute!

Maureen said...

Great job with the challenge! That lion is just too cute!

Jennifer (jennifer-g) said...

Oh he's cute! Love Saffron with the lions. Great card, it's just perfect

Antonia U.C. said...

ohhhh that lion is just way to cute!