Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy Birthday Dinos

Happy New Year's Eve!

I'm over on the Jane's Doodles card today with this totally non-New Year's Eve card.

I recently got Jane's Dino-Mite set and really wanted to ink it up.  Aren't these dinosaurs so cute?

I cheated a little on this card.  Lest you think I'm a better colorer than I am, I had a little help.....I selectively stamped on solid-ish patterned papers and then added some shading with Copics.  The papers are from Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook 6x6 paper pad.

The base paper is also from the Sketchbook paper pad and I love the watercolored look it has.  I added some soft shadows beneath the dinos to anchor them a bit.  The foliage and gift were also stamped on that paper and then completely colored with Copics.  I think using that same base paper as opposed to scrap cardstock keeps the tones the same so that the card is more cohesive.

I used a craft knife to cut around the blue dino's hand so I could tuck the present in there, and I added some Wink of Stella accents to the bow/strings around the gift.

Although I made this a birthday card, you could easily make this a Christmas card, or really a card for any gifting occasion.

That's all for me today, hope you have a great evening!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Sketchbook 6x6 pad; Bazzill - Gold Coins Card Shoppe Cardstock; PTI - Aqua Mist Cardstock
Stamps:  Jane's Doodles - Dino-Mite
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other:  Copics; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Kuretake - Wink of Stella Glitter Pen


  1. super fun Miriam...Happy New Year!!

  2. This is dino-mite, Miriam! So adorable! Happy New Year!

  3. This are cuties :) Have a very happy new year !

  4. Great tip on the coloring "cheat"! Happy New Year!

  5. Soooooooo cute!! I love this!! Happy New Year!!!!

  6. This is adorable times cute times precious!!! So well done and it looks so clean and crisp!! Such a fantastic card for a child or even a grown-up boy!! =] You do amazing work and the shading looks entirely awesome!!!