This card was made for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #406. The overall theme for the sketch appeared to be Valentines Day, so I decided to make it appropriate for my tom boy grand-daughter using dinosaurs.
The key element I used for this card was the Stampin' Up! (SU) "Dinoroar" Designer Series Paper that had not only big dinosaurs (like the one I used with his hands stretched wide and a happy smile), but also pattern paper with smaller ones in a pink jungle.
I used my digital cutting machine to scan and cut out the cute yellow dinosaur (with a 0.04" margin), and then punched a heart out that I covered with the liquid Glossy Accents to make it stand out. When dry, I glued the shiny heard to the dinosaur's chest.
I punched the tag required in the sketch, with a tag punch, then die cut a dotted rectangle that I stamped with the sentiment from the 2002 SU "Mini Mates" set.
The main card panel is matted with the same color as the tag, then glued to a gold colored card base to match the dinosaur's body color. The final step was to tie a bow and attach with a Mini Glue Dot.
The entire tag was backed with foam strips and attached to the card front.
I am rating the difficulty of this card as a "2" out of a possible "5". I used a digital cutting machine to cut out the dinosaur, but SU also sells dies to match.
|Stamps: SU Mini Mates|
|Paper: SU Hello Honey, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Dinoroar DSP|
|Paper Size: A2|
|Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black|
|Accessories: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles Framelits Die, Recollections Mini Heart Punch, Offray Gold Satin Ribbon, SU Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Ranger Glossy Accents, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Foam Tape, Mini Glue Dot, Brother ScanNCut|
|Techniques: Die Cutting, Digital Cutting, Punching|