Today I have "de Leeuw' Playful Pals card for you. :)
My husband and I are both from Dutch ancestry. His surname, De Leeuw, literally means "the lion".
Thus the reason for the separation between "de" and "Leeuw". They are two different words. It is thought that the first bearers named "(from) the Lion" were after a house, windmill, or farm with that name. Also why traditionally the "d" in "de" is lowercase and the "L" in "Leeuw" is uppercase. Lion being the proper name of an actual location.
Interesting probably only to me. So on to our card!!
Stamps: Playful Pals, Sunburst Sayings (sentiment)
Ink: Hello Honey, Delightful Dijon, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon, Go Wild DSP
Accessories: White Jute Ribbon, Washi Label Punch, Circle Framelits
1 - Whisper White card base
1 - Tip Top Taupe card front
1 - Go Wild DSP sheet (the kit has a different pattern than my card)
1 - Delightful Dijon large circle
1 - Whisper White medium circle
1 - Whisper White sheet for stamping
1 - Whisper White washi label
1 - White Jute Ribbon piece
Here are the stamps I used to create "de Leeuw":
Attach the Tip Top Taupe card front onto the Whisper White card base.
Attach the Go Wild DSP to the Tip Top Taupe card front.
Stamp the lion "head in the center of the Whisper White circle using Delightful Dijon ink. (You will stamp a second "head" later and cut it out, but you need to know where to place your "mane".) Also pay attention to the shape of the head. It is slightly smaller on one end than the other. It's amazing what a difference this makes. I used the wider end for the top of his head.
Using Hello Honey ink, stamp his "mane" around his head.
Using Delightful Dijon ink, stamp the curly cues on top of the mane.
Stamp a second head using Delightful Dijon ink onto the Whisper White sheet. Cut it out with scissors.
Stamp the lions face using Basic Black ink. Also notice that there are two different sets of eyes. I used the "wide" set of eyes for his face. And the triangle of his nose has the tip pointing down.
Attach the Whisper White circle onto the Delightful Dijon circle.
Attach the Delightful Dijon circle onto the Go Wild DSP card front using Dimensioanls.
Attach the lion's face onto the Whisper White circle using Dimensionals.
Trim your White Jute Ribbon to fit. Attach with Glue Dots.
Stamp any sentiment onto the Whisper White washi label.
Attach label with Dimensionals.
And you are all done!!! You have a cute card and a short Dutch lesson. ;)
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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will come again tomorrow. I will be sharing my fourth and final Playful Pals card featuring a fun jungle elephant.