Thursday 24 October 2019

Jurassic 3rd Birthday card

Hey Crafters, 

I hope you have been doing better than me. My daughter brought home a bug. She suffered from 1,5 days of throat ache, I was down with a fever for the past two days. I am totally doing this wrong. 

Anyway, even sick, you always get to the point when you can't stand lying down anymore, because the neck starts to ache. So I dragged myself to my craft desk. 

My girls' little half brother turned 3 on Tuesday and the party is a family brunch on Sunday, so I still needed a card. Why is it, that I NEVER have cards at hand when I need them? Especially for the smaller children in the family? I have all those dates in my calendar, how can that be so hard to be prepared?

Remembering my cute Dollar store stickers, I decided to go with them again. By now, there are 5 small children in the family, but only two boys and there are still lots of stickers to go.

I picked a Dino and coloured him in with my alcohol markers. The process was rather painful, the markers kept bleeding in places, because this is not really suitable paper. Also my lightest YG is almost empty, I must remember to buy a refill soon. Thinking the image looked a bit flat, I added the deep shadow on the snout. A step I regretted instantly, I had a very hard time blending that out.

In the end, I had to walk away for a few hours, now I think it's fine. Due to all the colour bleeding I fuzzy cut the image out and adhered them to a white card base, that I had prepared with very minimal ink blending.

For the sentiment I wanted to create a huge speech bubble. I know there are dies out there, but I don't own any of them and since you can't have everything, I just made my own. Then I blended on Distress Oxides in the same colour as the blue accents and heat embossed the sentiment. The number is die cut from white card stock and coloured with the same alcohol marker. 

To tie it all in, I added a green envelope with a blue Dino sticker. 

I am very glad it all turned out so well and I love the final result. 

Lots of love and keep healthy


Seize the Birthday: Anything goes Birthday
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  1. No one would know that you struggled with coloring this little dino, he looks AMAZING to me!!! Great way to do the speech bubble too!

  2. This is such a fun card and your colouring is gorgeous and even though you struggled with it - it was so worth the trouble.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.
    Carol x

  3. WOW ! Love your dinosaurs, they are very cute and so well coloured. Also love your bubble speech cut for your sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

  4. I think your coloring on that cute dino looks great. Such a cute card for a 3 year old boy. I bet he loves it. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.