Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? Well . . . to be completely honest, as a child, I despised dinosaurs. I couldn’t understand how these creatures really could have existed so I tried to ignore them altogether. However, over time they have grown on me. I still don’t understand them completely, but I guess that’s part of their draw. There’s so much room for imagination.
When I saw the DinoRoar suite in the new catalog I immediately thought of a myriad of cards I could make. This stamp set will be especially good for making cards for my boys and for Cards for Hospitalized Kids.
I usually use three ink pads for these tutorials, but today I swapped out one of my inks with the coordinating Designer Series Paper. It’s amazing how many cards you can get out of one paper pack, one stamp set, and two ink pads. I didn’t even begin to touch the surface with these cards.
I started with stamping the dinos between two 1/2 inch strips of DSP. (Did I hear you say scraps?) I love how they turned out. Paired together, these would make a wonderful gift set!
I couldn’t stop with just these guys though. I had to make more, so with a little more fun, and the same supplies, I came up with some totally different looks. By cutting out the dinosaurs on some of the DSP, my options were expanded (if you don’t like cutting, the Dino Dies cut out the characters from the stamp set and the DSP).
I also found a use for my teeny tiny strip of scrap DSP – those small strips make great borders, so don’t get rid of them.
These cards were so fun to make, and they come together so quickly! Who could you make smile with these friendly dinos? I’d like to challenge you to make cards with only the supplies I used. Feel free to copy what I’ve done, or make something entirely new. I’d love to see your pictures. Post them in the comments, on Facebook, or send them to me via e-mail. I’d also love to know which card is your favorite.
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