Hi blogging friends
My nephew's 8th birthday was late last week and this is the card I made for him:
I used one of the newer stamp sets by Stampin' Up called "Dinoraur" which I really, really love and I couldn't wait to bring one of the images to life with my watercolour pencils. I added some Glossy Accents to the black markings on his back plus his claws. Here is a close-up of the Glossy Accents - you will have to peer closely as it isn't very easy to see but I can tell you that it "feels" all bumpy IRL.
As you can probably tell, I did a ton of aging with Vintage Photo Distress ink and a seasponge. This colour is one of my newer purchases of Distress ink and I think it is awesome.
The sentiment I made from the Stampendous Typewriter Alphabet clear set and I had a hard time trying to line up the letters all in a row so went for an uneven line which I think looked more fun.
I used my Spellbinder Pinking Circle Nestabilities (LOVE the pointy bits!!) to diecut the rust and pale olive cardstock and popped them on top of each other to get the double-spikey effect then popped this image panel up on dimensionals.
The designer papers are one of my all-time favourite papers called "Archaic" by Basic Grey.
For the side panel, I ran the designer paper through my Cuttlebug using my Mesh embossing folder then distressed it with some sandpaper. The pale olive cardstock border was made with a Martha Stewart Embossed Zigzag edge punch. The ribbon is from my stash; sorry I don't know who made it. Here is a wee close-up of the side panel:
Lastly, I added 3 Kaiser Daffodil Sparklets to the bottom RH corner - aren't they just so cool?!!
When I stamped the Stampin' Up sentiment on the inside of the card, I did my usual dumb trick of not centering it on the cardstock and also stamped it crooked!! Ugggh!! The number of times I do that.......so I decided to re-stamp it on a panel similar to the one of the card-front except I reversed the order of colours and glued it over the crooked sentiment. Because this panel was up a little high, I thought it would look better if I added the bottom panel which matches the side panel on the card-front - other than the fact I again reversed the colours - and of course, these panels are all aged the same as the card-front. Here is a pic of the inside:
I am entering my card in the following challenges -
Cooking it up with Katie - Challenge #85 - A piece of pie - this week's recipe is: use a Punch, add some Ink, include some Embossing
Mark's Finest Papers - Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #83 - Make it Masculine
Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge #312 - Glenna Jean website - I chose the picture on the top row, 2nd from the left called 'Carson' as inspiration behind the colours on my card.
Thanks for stopping by - I really appreciate it!
Stamps: Stampin' Up Dinoraur, Stampendous Typewriter Alphabet SSC014 clear set
Ink: Versafine Onyx black, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink
Designer paper: Basic Grey Archaic 6" x 6" paper pad
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Mesh embossing folder, Spellbinder Circle Nestabilities + Large Pinking Circle Nestabilities, seasponge, sandpaper, 140lb watercolour paper, Faber-Castell + Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils, small round paintbrush, ribbon from stash, dimensionals, Kaisercraft Daffodil Sparklets RS410, cardstock: rust, pale olive
Punches: Martha Stewart Embossed Diamond edge