Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Dinoroar for the Paper Craft Crew

Well it would seem that Summer is indeed over! It has been raining non-stop for well over 24 hours now and we are expecting rain all week long. So strange as it has been such a long, hot and dry Summer - and we need this rain - but I am ready for the sun to come back anytime :-)

Being Wednesday, it is also time for another sketch from the Paper Craft Crew.

And of course the rain gives a great excuse to stay in and make a card - or in this case, a card and a bookmark! But first, the card…

I will admit I found this sketch a bit tricky at first - having so many elements - so is a good challenge for me! But then I found the black embossed images from Dinoroar that needed colouring and the idea of a grass scene came to life :-) And I know that Dinoroar is a retired (or Vintage!) set, but I had my Nephew in mind whilst making this card and he is about to turn 6 and like most 6 year old boys he just loves Dinosaurs!

So for the card base I used some Gumball Green card and then a layer of Sahara Sand that I embossed with the Decorative Dots EF.
The grass strips are also pieces of Gumball Green that I cut using my scissors leaving about 1/4 cm with which to apply some Snail to attach. For the tag I again used the green and then some of the fun and ever so grungy Epic Day DSP.

To colour the dinosaurs which were embossed with Black EP, I used my blender pens and some Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, Coastal Cabana and the beautifully bright Calypso Coral ink.They are then added with dimensionals to really stand up :-) The greeting is also embossed in black and for the "black stones"…they are simply some Basic Rhinestones that I coloured with a Sharpie marker - so easy!

Inside the card is another Dino on dimensionals, along with the 6 which is cut from the same piece of DSP and the little Word Bubble from the fun Just Sayin stamp set.

Card stock: Gumball Green, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Epic Day
Inks: Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit, Versamark
Stamps: Dinoroar ( Sadly retired), Just Sayin'
Accessories: Big Shot, Decorative Dots EF, Timeless Type Alphabet dies (retired), Word Bubble Framelits, Black Embossing Powder, Blender Pens, Scissors, Coastal Cabana Stretch Trim ribbon, Baic Rhinestones, black Sharpie marker

Now when I had finished the card I did think the tag looked a little like a book mark and as my favourite Nephew is an exceptional reader for his age, I decided to make a matching one for him.

So I coloured some more Dinos and cut some more grass and Voila!! A little book mark to brighten the page of any good book :-)

Card stock: Gumball Green, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Epic Day
Inks: Versamark, Coastal Cabana, Sahara Sand, Calypso coral, Read Red
Stamps: Dinoroar, Just Sayin'
Accessories: Big Shot, Word Bubble Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Black sharpie marker, Scissors, Coastal Cabana Stretch Trim ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you can take time to check out what the other Design Team members have created to inspire you this week. And I look forward to seeing what you have created with this sketch from the Paper Craft Crew this week!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Oh Jan this is absolutely gorgeous card & bookmark set!!! You made the card design come to life with this card!! Very creative! - Katerina

    1. Thank you so much Katerina! I think that is what a sketch is about - to inspire creativity - and it IS ok to change as few things I think as long as the sketch is recogniseable :-)

  2. I have four little ones Jan and I am always looking for awesome birthday card ideas! This card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    1. Thank you very much Shanni! Kids cards are fun and a challenge - they tell you exactly what they think of it and I love that :-)