Saturday, August 20, 2011

Dig Those Dinos!

  I've had a lot of time in the stamp room lately and using various challenges to get me started on my projects has really maximized that time.  I have a focus on colors or layout and don't spend a lot of time messing around with various choices (and we all know how many choices are sitting there in our stamping areas just calling out to us!).  This card is one that I combined the Clean & Simple challenge on Splitcoaststampers with the color challenge from the Inkspirations Challenges website.

  The CAS challenge was to use partial images so I thought these cute dinosaurs from the new set Dinoroar would fit the bill just stamped along the edges of the cardstock.  I ordered this set as soon as it was available since I began to realize with all the boy birthdays we had earlier in the summer that I was very ill-equipped as far as boy stamps went.  This is a fun little set to color so you can do endless combinations.

  The Inkspirations challenge was to use Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla (I guess I forgot about the VV and used Whisper White instead oops!).  The base of the card is Crumb Cake, then a layer of Marina Mist and then one of Cajun Craze.  These are great guy colors if you're ever looking for a good combo.  I stamped the dinosaurs with Stazon and then colored them in with blender pens and ink squished up on the lid of the ink pad.  I added some dried up looking grass in Crumb Cake (don't mind my oops by the bottom dinosaur---I was too far into this card to start completely over!)

  Next, I colored one section of the School Lines stamp with my Crumb Cake marker and then stamped it.  Then I colored just part of the sentiment stamp from Dinoroar with my Basic Black marker and used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up just right.  I added a Crumb Cake button with some hemp twine tied through the holes.

  I was thinking that I might give this to my son on his first day of kindergarten in 2 weeks.  Ack!!!  How did he get to be in kindergarten???  I'm not old enough to have school aged children am I?  Ha! 

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Dinoroar, School Lines

Ink: Black, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist

Paper: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, Whisper White

Accessories: blender pen, stamp-a-ma-jig, button, hemp twine

1 comment:

  1. Such a fun card for a boy & it can be used for numerous occasions. Found out this summer that I also have very few boy options, so this looks like a fun set. Great tip to start with some challenges to get us going & not get bogged down with all the options staring at us. I know that happens to me every time I start.


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