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Lion Cards

I mentioned yesterday in my Koala Cards post that I had a huge win with an abundance of clearance stamps at Hobby Lobby. These stamps come from Tracey Hey, but my Hobby Lobby had them for a mere $2.49! Anyway, I was super excited by these pretty big stamps, but I knew the tactic had to be different as A2 size would be too small for these huge stamps. I made these cards for two distinct challenges.

Over on Making the Cards they had this sketch challenge:

And here's my interpretation of that challenge:

I've never really done this type of coloring before where you don't color the whole image, and it wasn't until assembly that I ended up happy with how it looked. All cards were colored using Copic Markers.

For the second card, I went with Sweet Sketch Wednesday's sketch challenge. 
I don't make too many square cards so it was nice to be challenged in a different way. I went into my scrap box and used an assortment of circle scraps to complete the sketch:
In my first card, I thought the yellow was too vibrant so I mixed Y15 Cashmere Yellow and E33 Sand to create this deeper yellowy orange which felt more true to the lion's actual color. Here you can see the dimension of the card:
Along with the message inside "Be Awesome, Be Brave, Be Kind, Be You:
Overall, I'm really happy with how this square card came out, and I might just be making a few more square cards in the future.

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  1. Love the bright colors and fun coloring! Great score at Hobby Lobby! Thanks for playing with us at Make the Cards Challenge!

  2. What a fabulous image and great take on our sketch! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Make The Cards Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  3. Very cute cards Danny, I love this sweet image. I do love the great bright colours you've used, they are so much fun. I've never used that technique by not colouring all the image I must try it out. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  4. What a fun and cute work! Love the Lion - so cute!!!!

    Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
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  5. Such a fun project!
    Thank you for joining SSW2
    Hugs from Africa!

  6. Oh this is fabulous Danny! Love the sentiment inside as well, great work!

    Thank you for using one of our sketches over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2! I hope you'll join us again this month!


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