Friday, July 29, 2016

Leo Mini Circle Card

Happy Friday! :o)

My second post today... If you missed the first one, just scroll down or follow this link.

Second card I'm sharing today is this CAS (clean and simple), Leo Mini Circle Card I made for my boyfriend.


This one looks so nice with other mini I made him for Valentine's Day. If you like you can find it here.

How I made this card...

First I cut out circles from a white cardstock paper and glued them together on top. I love circle shape!! :o)

Then I stamped Leo from Mama Elephant 'Cosmic Stars' stamp set on a watercolor paper and colored him in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut Leo and colored edges with black marker.

Watercolor paper I use is not so thick and it doesn't work good with 3-D foams. I stamped one more Leo on a scrap of white cardstock paper and fussy cut him out, leaving white border around him. I glued colored Leo over uncolored one and my image was thick enough to work well with 3-D foams. :o)

Next up was a sentiment. I stamped part of a sentiment from Create a Smile 'Underwater Love' stamp set directly on a card base. Other part, word 'spectacular', is from Create a Smile 'Birthday Mini' stamp setI heat embossed it in white on a stripe of a black cardstock paper, cut out fish tail endings, glued 3-D foams on the back of the sentiment and glued it on the card.

Then I glued 3-D foams on the back of the Leo and glued him on the card, tight on the top of the banner.

My first intention was to embellish my card with enamel dots, which are my favorite embellishment. It looked weird and I didn't like it at all.

Inspired with Francine's Vuillème work, I decided to add tiny hearts on the card. She adds tiny hearts on cards often. So adorable!! :o)

I'm mostly clumsy and mess cards at the end, so stamping hearts directly on the card was not an option. I stamped twice cute tiny heart from Jane's Doodles 'Coffee Time' stamp set on the watercolor paper, colored hearts with Red Stabilo Marker, fussy cut them out, colored their edges with black marker and glued them directly on the card.

As a finishing touch, I covered hearts with Clear Gloss Resin, to create glossy accents, as well as Leo's muzzle. :o)

Card dimensions: d = 63 mm (2 1/2")

List of supplies:
  • Mama Elephant 'Cosmic Stars' stamp set
  • Create a Smile 'Mini Birthday' stamp set
  • Create a Smile 'Underwater Love' stamp set
  • Jane's Doodles 'Coffee Time' stamp set 
  • white cardstock paper
  • white watercolor paper
  • black cardstock paper
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks
    • Mustard Seed
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Vintage Photo 
    • Brushed Corduroy
    • Walnut Stain
    • Ground Espresso
  • Stabilo Pens (Markers):
    • Red 68/48
    • Black 68/46
  • UHU universal glue
  • 3-D foam pads
  • Gloss Resin Super Clear
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • polymer stamp handle (38 mm x 38 mm)
  • Fiskars High Precission Personal Paper Trimmer
  • EK Success Circle Cutter
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • scissors
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • powder bag
  • crafting needle
  • water
  • paper towels
  • washi tape (for masking)

I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #204 - CAS
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) bastel-traum, Challenge #43 Alles Erlaubt/ Anything Goes

3) Cards und More, Challenge #163 - Embossing
Heat embossed the sentiment. White on black.

4) Country View Challenges, July Challenge - Have Fun With Circles

5) CRAFT-alnica, Izziv / Challenge #165 - Okroglo / Circle

6) Hanna and Friends, Challenge #253 - Tiere / Animals

7) Little Miss Muffet Challenges, Challenge #143 - Anything Goes

8) Penny Black and More Challenge, July Challenge - Anything goes with a stamp

9) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

10) The Daily Marker, 5th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Wow!!! Adorable fun card!!! Love it!! The little hearts are just perfect!!
    Happy birthday to your boyfriend!

  2. joj što je sladak ovaj lavić!

  3. sweet little card :)

    thank you for joining us at Hanna and Friends.

    Sternenglanz x

  4. Lepa, okrogla CAS voščilnica. Hvala, ker ustvarjaš z nami v izzivu CRAFT-alnice. lp.

  5. How very cute, adorable lion and love the circle shape!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

  6. Zelo lepa je tvoja okrogla voščilnica :-))
    Vesela sem, ker ustvarjaš z nami v izzivu CRAFT-alnice … Srečno!

  7. Zelo simatično voščilnico z levčkom si naredila.

  8. Your lion image is just adorable! Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie--ATSM--DTmage is just adorable!

  9. So cute lovely minimalistic card! I love the muzzle detail:D Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  10. Your card is really cute! I always like CAS cards, because I´m never able to do them ;-). Thank you for joining our challenge at Country View Challenges!
    DT Evelyn

  11. Eine wunderschöne Karte ist das geworden, Du hast die Vorgaben wunderbar umgesetzt. Danke fürs Mitmachen bei Hanna and Friends.


  12. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. Ja iii, a veš, da je moje nebesno znamenje lev ?? In tale tvoj je srčkan in spektakularen <3
    Hvala, da ga deliš z nami v Craft-alnici. Lp Lili

  14. Preprosta in lepa. Všeč mi je.
    Hvala, da ustvarjaš z nami pri CRAFT-alnici. Srečno!

  15. Čudovita! Hvala, ker ustvarjaš z nami, lp, T.



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