Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Valentine Countdown #7: Dino Love

It's time for some little boy love! It could be little girl too. I mean I adored dinosaurs when I was a kid. I even thought about becoming a paleontologist for a while.Who wouldn't want to dig in the dirt and get paid for it?!


Yes, of course, I did more watercoloring in this card. I hope that is not boring to you all by now :) Even the dinosaur is a bit watercolor-y. Here is how I made this:
  • Cut a piece of watercolor paper to 3½"x5". After squeezing some ink onto the lids of your Tip Top Taupe and Mossy Meadow inkpads, add a little water to each to dilute the ink a bit. Wet an area in the left mid and upper side of the paper while in a landscape orientation. Using an Aquapainter, pick up a bit of each color in turn and add to the wet area on your watercolor panel. Dry with heat tool and repeat as desired to get the look you are looking for.
  • Find a scrap of watercolor paper that is at least 3"x4" Ink the solid dinosaur stamp with Tip Top Taupe, then tap the brush end of the Mossy Meadow stamp on the inked stamp. Then Spritz lightly with water.  Stamp onto the watercolor scrap, holding down for several seconds to allow the watercolor paper to absorb the ink. Allow to air dry or speed it up using your heat tool. Ink the dino bones in your favorite black ink. Either fussy cut the dino, or use Dies by Daves Old Bones die set to die cut the dino. 
  • Cut a 2"x5" strip from one of the papers from the Going Wild DSP stack. Adhere to the bottom of the watercolor panel. Lay a strip of Tear & Tape along the top edge of the DSP and stick a strip of Mossy Meadow ribbon to it. Adhere to a 4"x5¼" panel of Mossy Meadow. Stitch around the panel on the sewing machine. Apply foam tape or a whole bunch of dimensionals to the back of the panel and adhere to a Tip Top Taupe card base.
  • Use the Circles framelits to cut out a 2-3/8" vellum circle. Lay the dino and the vellum on the card front to figure out where you can put some Tear &Tape to adhere the vellum to the card base, then do so. 
  • Apply dimensionals to the back of the dino and adhere to card. 
  • Stamp sentiment on a ¾"x3" strip of Tip Top Taupe, then cut a dovetailed end. Adhere to card. 
  • Punch some hearts out of some Black Glimmer paper with the Confetti Hearts punch. Adhere a few to the card using the Fine-Tip glue pen. 
  • Stamp a few dino prints on the bottom of the inside of the card in Tip Top Taupe ink. 
  • All Done!
Now isn't he adorable?! There is a lot of dimension on this card, and I think that is a good thing for guy cards. Dimension and texture add a lot of tactile interest :)

Very simple inside, and you could add whatever sentiment meets your needs at the time.

What do you think? Would you try this technique? I would love to see what you make if you do!!

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1 comment:

Dave Die said...

This is dinotastic!! :o)

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