06 August 2019

Lion Stencil

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for the celebration of our Male Challenge which is 6 years old. My contributions have been, as DT, from June 2016. I love making masculine cards, with so many men in the family I have too. I was brought up in a house with 4 brothers, Father and Grandfather, my Mum and I being the only women, so a little understanding of men comes easy. (Their mostly little boys, no matter what their size!) LOL

 An easy challenge for you this month and great inspiration for the Male cards some of you find difficult to make, the DT are fantastic and you'll also get inspiration from the challenge entries - I hope to see you there.
Birthday ATG

We have a sponsor for this challenge, the wonderful
Funky Fossil
Funky Fossil
who is giving 3 of her amazing stencils as a prize.

This is my card, using a few techniques I haven't done before, am I getting experimental at last? LOL.

I have seen quite a few stencils by Funky Fossil used on some blogs I follow, so I decided to bite the bullet and buy one to use in our challenge and, seeing as my son's 43rd birthday is just a few days away and he is a Leo, I used her fabulous and masculine "Geometric Lion". I didn't have any stencil paste, so went on line and found I could make my own with this link YouTube. It worked great and even a few days later, it's still usable in it's sealed plastic container.

background stamps - Ranger Dylusions magazine freebies
pigment ink - Whispers Dovecraft (many years old)
stencil Geometric Lion - Funky Fossil Designs
textured card - Dovecraft
texture paste - homemade
metallic rub ons - Craf-T Products
background paper - stash
embossing folder, modern stripe - Craftwell
sentiment stamp - magazine freebie and words outlined with Unipin fineliner
embossing powder - Dovecraft

this is the effect with the rub on metallics, I used gold and rose gold


Lisa said...

Wow, this looks amazing!! I love the lion!! He's magnificent!! What a stunning card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a handsome lion! Love the metallic sheen you achieved, Faith. Fabulous card!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow such a beautiful card thanks for sharing!!!

Mac Mable said...

What a stunning effect with the rub on metallics Faith and one very striking card x. Great idea to make you own paste and loving this amazing card x. Your son is going to love it x.

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning card and love the majestic lion stencil-love the metallic effect too-brilliant.The paste does last quite a while and smells beautiful if you use baby powder,I have also started buying tubs of ready made DIY polyfiller from the £1 works brilliantly and lasts ages-well unless hubby uses it for his models and leaves the lid off!!!Like your(true) comment about mostly little boys,no matter what the size lol
Carol x

Hetty said...

Wow, Faith, totally love the shiny lion (and so would my grandson!!)
What a great use of the stencil.

Pat K said...

WOW, this stunning Faith. Wonderful image and the metallic looks wonderful. I'm sure this will be a treasure that you Son will love. Pat K xx

Lisa Lynn said...

That's awesome! Love the color which looks so elegant. Perfect masculine card.

cotnob said...

A super card Faith, such a fabulous lion.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Shirley Young said...

Love this technique Faith, it looks stunning with metallic effect xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

OH wow that is one majestic masculine card indeed Faith and hehe I do agree with you about the bit about them being boys!!!

Dr Sonia

Viv said...

Loving your regal looking lion Faith!ideal for a male card too, I have to confess to not liking making that type at all lol.Enjoy your week, I am mostly cleaning and packing my old kitchen up... yikes!! ;) Viv xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

really awesome looking card mf...well done and sure he will love it!
:) Karen

Nancy said...

Wow! It looks incredible, Faith! Yay for successful experimentation! :o)

Carol L said...

This is one great masculine stenciled creation! WOW! I love those metallic duos combined together!

Dreja said...

Sehr schön gemacht.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
LG Dreja

Greta said...

Oh wow--that lion is just incredible! I need to make a BD card for my brother-in-law & that would be perfect! Too bad we aren't neighbors--haha!

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Oh my Faith, super card for your son.... he'll treasure it for sure!


Linby said...

wow Faith this is amazing and perfect for a Leo - well done on making your own paste too.

Kate said...

What a perfect card for your Leo-born son! It looks fabulous - and even more so knowing that you made your own paste!! Good for you!

I haven't heard of Funky Fossils before. What a fun name!

Martina said...

It is beautiful card Faith! Amazing image.
Thanks very much for visiting my blog. Your comments are great encouragement for me. Thanks!

Heike said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte und ein toller Effekt!! Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.

LG Heike

Lori Kobular said...

Your card is gorgeous! That lion looks so regal! I love that you made your own paste to use with that wonderful stencil! What a great idea! It is a perfect card for any Leo Man! Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenges!

Cindy Groh said...

Awesome card. Love the embossing paste and stencil.