I started by stamping out the dinosaur, which is from Pink and Main’s Dinomite stamp set. I actually stamped two versions, one with black lines and one with a very pale ink for no-line colouring. I wasn’t sure how the no-line version would turn out, hence doing both. In the end I decided I liked the no line version enough to use it, so I fussy cut it out and set it aside.
I kept the scene for my background fairly simple. A piece of white card became my main panel and I used a green hill that was left over in my snippets box. I stamped the balloon, from the same stamp set, onto my background then also stamped it onto some blue mirror card which I fussy cut and glued onto the white panel to give the look of a foil balloon.
For the sentiment I stamped the “RAWR!” in green pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear. I then stamped the remainder of the sentiment in black.
Assembling the card was simply a case of attaching my white panel to the card base with my tape runner, then adding the hill with some foam tape for a little dimension. For the dinosaur I used mostly tape runner but also a couple of little pieces of foam tape behind the areas that would be overhanging the hill.
The final touch was a layer of Glossy Accents over the balloon to make it look more balloon-like.
This card is not perfect. I need more practice with the no-line colouring technique. The ink I used didn’t disappear as completely as I would have liked, so the lines are still visible in places. The fussy cutting is a little bit messy (I really need to get better scissors – I’m still using a pair that I had at school…). But I like it. I’m happy with it. And that’s the most important thing!
Allsorts Challenge – Let’s Celebrate
CASology – Youth (The card would be good for a ‘youth’, and the dinosaur itself looks quite youthful!)
Less Is More – Balloons
The Paper Players – Sketch/Layout (I was rather interpretive in my take on the sketch, I’ll admit! But I think that it can still be seen.)