Tuesday, March 13, 2012

No Lion

Fantabulous Cricut's challenge for today was to use a Lion, Tiger, or cat of some kind.  I have actually made a card using a similar sentiment a while back.  You can see it here if you would like - I'm not a lion.

For this 4.25 X 5.5 inch card, I used Paper Doll Dress Up.  The lion costume is on page 69.  I cut all the parts at 3.75 inches.  I used the Cricut markers to draw on the design and without removing the paper, I cut it out. I always use the Cricut markers with the Paper Doll cartridges to bring out all the great detail cuts. I then cut the "doll" on the blackout feature on page 29 at that same size.
The hair was cut from page 58 and I had to trim it down a bit to get it to look right.  The kitty face is on page 70 as the shift to Accesories 3.  I again used the markers first and then the blade to cut it out.
I used a little pink marker on the nose and a couple of sharpie dots for the eyes.
For the words "NO LION", I used the American Alphabet that came pre-loaded on my Cricut Expression 2.  I used the markers to write it out at .5 inches and then just trimmed the paper around it.  The lion and the phrase are both pot dotted.

I did not complete the inside.  I will wait to see what sentiment I want to put inside, but the possibilities are endless - Wishing you a happy birthday, I miss you, I love you, etc. 

Thanks for coming by and y'all come back soon,

Cindy :)


  1. Cute, cute card! Love the way you used the markers to create your sentiment...adorable! Thank you for playing along with our challenge this week at FCCB!

  2. Very cute card, and love the sentiment! Thank you for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  3. Awesome card...Oh, I need to pull out my cricut pens. I never used them! Thanks for the inspiration:)
    Thanks for joining us in the challenge at FCCB!
    Sherrie K