I’m back today with a custom card request. I was asked to make a dinosaur birthday card for a special little boy turning 5! I don’t own that many dinosaur stamps but MFT’s You’re Rawr-some stamp set seemed fitting.
This is what I came up with:
If you’re unfamiliar with box cards, you can check out my box card base tutorial below:
Front Of Card
Back of Card
There are 3 slats in this box to start and I used patterned paper from Craft Smith Melon Patch Paper Pad and Recollections Traditional Holiday Christmas Paper Pad.
This little boy’s favourite colour is red. I tend to shy away from using red unless it’s for Christmas, Chinese New Year, or Valentines Day. While picking paper, I was really trying to not make it look Christmasy.
The following images came from the following stamp sets:
MFT You’re Rawr-some: T-rex and Palm Tree
MFT Beary Special Birthday: Large party hat
MFT Happy Hippos: Birds, Cake, Small party hats
MFT’s dinosaur stamps are all fairly large so I was unable to fit any other dinosaur because I really wanted that birthday cake to be in the card. I think the little birds are a great compliment to the scene though.
I used the following Copic markers:
T-rex: G05,G02,Y08, Y06
Tree: E37, E33, YG06, YG11
Birds:Y08, Y06, YR02
Cake: B02, B00, YG06, R29, Y06
Party Hats: YG06, B02, R29, Y06 (designs were drawn in with a 0.3 Copic Multi Liner)
I die cut a grass border using MFT’s Tall Grassy Edge Die and placed them on the front of the box card and the third slat.
I wanted the ground to look rocky, so I cut 2 borders with Mama Elephant’s Kingdom Trio Die out of kraft card stock and ink blended with some Ground Espresso Distress Ink. I placed these borders on my first and second slat. I attached them into my card with acetate tabs.
I adhered the bird that looks like it’s flying, onto a strip of acetate and onto my second slat. I glued the other birds, cake, and T-rex directly onto the landscape pieces. The palm tree was adhered directly to the background.
The sentiment, “You’re Rawr-some, have a dino-mite birthday”, came from the You’re Rawr-some stamp set and was heat embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder.
I finished up the card by adding a bit of extra grass and a little bird to the back of the card writing space.
You can check it out in action here:
This is also Day 29 of the 30 Day Coloring challenge. You can check out details
This card was also entered in Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge here.
Thanks for stopping by!!