Monday, September 3, 2012


One of my favorite times of the year is when the new Stampin' Up! Catalog is released! I look forward to it for months! When I got it in my hands in May, I combed over it for days tyring to figure out which sets I MUST have ASAP! :) Well, this has rubbed off on my kids. My son, Brett, who is 4 found a favorite set that he wanted...DINOROAR! We have stamped a little together with this set and he loves to color the images after he stamps. I decided this would make a wonderful birthday card for him this year. I saw this wonderful challenge sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #50 that I thought would work perfectly...
I wanted the dinosaurs to have some interesting color so I chose Lucky Limeade, Midnight Muse, and Tempting Turquoise. I used a piece of Shimmery White card stock and added some color randomly all over the page by picking up some reinker with an Aquapainter. to make the color flow I spritzed the paper lightly before and after adding the reinkers. I then stamped the images using Black StazOn. I think this made the dinosaurs more "reptile"in appearance. The ground was created by using the Core'dinations paper and embossing it with the Woodgrain Impressions Folder. I used several dimensionals as well to give a great 3D look to the card even though it is difficult to see in the picture.
When I showed it to my son, he LOVED it! His birthday isn't until September 26, but I am horrible at keeping surprises a secret!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!!
Stamp Sets: Dinoroar
Paper: Sahara Sand CS, Whisper White CS, Shimmery White CS, Summer Starfruit CS, Midnight Muse CS, Early Espresso Core'dinations paper, Lucky Limeade DSP
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Early Espresso, Midnight Muse reinker, Tempting Turquoise reinker, Lucky Limeade reinker, Black StazOn
Accessories: Linen Thread, Dimensionals
Tools: Circle Punch 1 3/8, Woodgrain Impressions Folder, Square Lattice Impressions Folder, Big Shot 


  1. I love your dinosaurs, Aimee! That technique looks so good on them. Make sure you frame this for Brett's room!

  2. What a fantastic card Aimee! I love those dinosaurs! I am really regretting not getting them!!! This is the perfect card for a little boy! Fabulous job on the colouring! Love the woodgrain and the dimension! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Wow ... your dinosaurs are awesome, love the colours and love the textured woodgrain!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  4. Oh, how cute! I just love the pteradactyl in the corner! Any little boy...and girls too...would love a card like this! Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches!