Sunday, 25 July 2021

Happy Birthday

Good Sunday morning all!  I found a piece of rolled cork in my stash and thought it would make a nice background for this card.  I matted it to a black mat, then added two black borders to the sides cut with the Mosaic 3D Bow border.  I stamped the Lion and cut it out with the matching Lion die.  I coloured it with Distress Markers, then added a background that was made with yellow and red Watercolour inks.  I stamped the sentiment from the Wild About You clear stamp set and cut it out with the Safari Tags and added it to the bottom corner of the card.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2"  x  9"  in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Steph Cotterill said...

Good Sunday morning to all. How do you put into words the beauty of this magnificent majestic animal that you always portray so perfectly Sue, the Cork you found was a complete godsend as it just adds to the perfect inspiration. Hope everyone has a lovely day and that both weddings yesterday went beautifully especially for our Donna (very proud Mother of the bride)
Stay well and safe dear friends xx said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what a regal guy he is a real beauty thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

HI Sue
He's a very proud looking lion. Beautiful card.
Thank you
Jan x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, that cork does make a marvelous background xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
I think 'Majestic' is the word for todays sample.
He definitely looks like the King of the pack. He would also make a wonderful card for so many different occasions and could even be a MAN card.
Thank you Sue.
Marie P.


Muriel said...

Hello Sue snd all
Love it when you have a find in the stash that works so well, the cork suits our regal lion perfectly. Great card
Muriel x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
The cork background certainly compliments the lion perfectly! It’s definitely a ‘Wow’ card.
Hugs x
Heather T

Karenladd said...

The cork is a perfect background for this majestic lion image and gives a nice natural look to your card. Love it!

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, love the cork background to this card, just perfect to show off the king of the jungle
Marion S x

karenlotty said...

Great card and it’s Leo birthdays at the moment!
I have the 3D bow What a lovely idea on how to use it - a border - genius!

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a great background would never hve thought of that, goes perfect with the lion too.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The cork background is superb and really goes well with the gorgeous lion.

Barbara V

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another stunning card I would never have thought of using cork as a background but it really works. Thank you Steph for telling me about the weddings I hope both went well.Take care everyone x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue what a fabulous card, love the cork backgrouns, really shows this beautiful creature so well. X

Grannyjanny1 said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhh I love it when I open up and there are beautiful animals to be admired. The king of the jungle. How proud he looks. Just beautiful and So fitting for a man's card. I love it too when I find things I have bought ... then put away to be forgotten ... Only to find them for that one special card. It happens. Just like your lovely cork background. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds.

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful animal card today great for a male card or anyone that loves Lions

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe
NannaShaz54 in MK

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
The cork makes a wonderful background for the majestic lion on this stunning card

Donna hope you had a fabulous day at your daughters wedding

Love and hugs to everyone

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

what a great idea using cork for the background. I have an old roll as well.
Don´t know why I haven´t used it like that.
Your card is amazing.

Rolf xxx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

You background works perfectly with this. A lovely card.

Love Helen xxx

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue the king of the jungle in all his glory what a great Card. Thank you sue you are one gifted lady love always sue stay safe my friends. June horrocks

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A fabulous majestical king of the jungle lion that you have captured beautifully. I love the cork background. Yvonne xx

BenteS said...

Great card today!
The cork background goes so well with the colours of the lion.
Love that stamp by the way :))

gwen70 said...

Wow a corker today Sue, absolutely love it xx

Beryl said...

Lovely card for men.

ursula said...

Wow I bet that cork as a backing looks great in real life, brilliant idea...of course this card is just up my street, love the lion...luv Ursula xx

Owlish said...

What a fantastic effect this rolled cork it's a brilliant backing idea and I like this card very much, great inspiration.
Owlish Xx

dj from kettering said...

Great ideas on this card, a lovely mens
card as well.

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Crafty Cruiser said...

What a regal looking card this morning.
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

What a stunning card. WakeyL

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love your lion and I love this amazing card, it has everything - colour, texture and the proudest lion ever.


Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Fabulous card the cork makes a perfect background for the amazing lion

sued99 said...

The cork makes a wonderful background for this majestic looking card. X

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone, a gorgeous card today. I love this lion for mens cards its a great statement piece and the colours look fab.
Thank you again for a fab launch.

Thank you to Steph, Trish and Pat for the well wishes, we had a fantastic day and night. Our princess looked stunning and a great day was had by all.
I did reply on yesterday post too Steph, only saw it today.
Hugs to all whatever you're doing today, Donna xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!!! I have to buy this stamp plus die :) LOVE it and your card is just gorgeous!!!

Suzzette Yandle said...

A stunning masculine card featuring a majestic lion with wonderful textures and colors. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

Jackie Durrant said...

The cork as background gives a very strong look to your card, so fitting for the lion xx

CraftyJo said...


Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
What a lovey card for my birthday next my star sign is LEO.
I love the way you have used the cork in the background and yep it is perfect with the lion
Hope you and your family are all well
Please take care my friend
Hugs Theresa G

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x the Cork background was such a perfect find, it suits the lion so well x the mosaic border adds another texture too x I love it x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Maria said...

Hi Sue
A corker of a card for a man I think.:>) very nice
Maria x

Eunice Astle said...

Stunning card Sue, love the cork background!!!

Netty The Runner said...

How majestic does he look. Stunning card Sue.
Annette x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Great post and very good as a masculine card. Still think this set of stamps/dies are among my favourites...

Betty McAlister said...

A gorgeous card Sue and I too love the cork background. Compliments the fabulous lion xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a very Regal Looking King of the Savannah here, love the card. Bx

CCM said...

The beautiful cork background goes with the majestic lion perfectly.

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This lion is truly majestic...........

Pawprintx4 said...

He is a handsome fellow. Love this card.
Stephanie K

Clai01 said...

Be great for a Leo the lion zodiac birthday person also x

Sandra said...

The cork background is the perfect background for the regal lion. This will make a great card for the guys in our lives and I appreciate that a lot.

Sandra Smith
Queen Creek