You Make My Heart Saur

Today I’m sharing a Valentine’s Day card using Dino Time stamps and Dino Prints Dies!

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Hi, crafty friends, Cassie here! How are you all doing today? I’m doing great, because I’ve been in the craft room creating this cute Valentine’s Day card! It’s a pretty simple design that has some really fun details. Let’s jump right in.

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I started the card for today by stamping out all of the dinosaurs from Dino Time on some 110 lb card stock with Copic safe ink. Then, I colored them in with my favorite peachy pink combo: R32, R30, R00 and R000. I used some R08 and R30 for their cheeks. Each dino got some white highlights with my gel pen, and was die cut using the coordinating Dino Time dies.

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The next step was to create my die cut panel over lay. I took a piece of 110 lb cardstock that was cut to A2 size, and die cut the Dino Prints dies across the piece to look like footprints. Next, on another A2 size card panel, I ink blended Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I had no real rhyme or reason to how I did this. The only thing I kept in mind was where the foot prints were cut so that I didn’t have harsh lines in those areas. If you notice, some footprint areas fade from color to color, some fade to white. I like the variation of them, but if you were looking for a more solid shape, you could ink blend the whole panel.

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I adhered the die cut panel over the ink blended one, and attached my dinosaurs with some adhesive to those pieces as well. I didn’t end up using them all, but the ones that I didn’t use were tucked in with the stamp set in case I can use them in the future. I also added some white dot details to each foot print area. Once everything was put together, all I had left to do was make my sentiment. I used a Copic marker to color a piece of card stock in a red shade and heat embossed one of the sentiments over the top with white embossing powder. To cut out the sentiment I used the smallest Stripes of Ease die and then attached it to the card using foam tape. And that’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed this cute Valentine. Have you started making your Valentine’s yet? It will be here before we know it! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon!

Bee Happy

Hi, everyone! Happy Monday. I’m back to share a bright and cheery card for Penguin Palace! It’s weird to think that the holidays are over and it’s time to move on to the next seasonal project. But that’s just what I’m doing today by sharing a Valentine’s Day card with you!

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I started the card today with a background die that created polka dots from a piece of white card stock. I ink blended yellow ink from Catherine Pooler onto the die cut panel and adhered it to a piece of black card stock. I also die cut a scalloped circle from the lower right side to highlight my scene. Then I got inky!

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I stamped out a handful of the images from the Bee Happy stamp set. These cute little bees and the scene building images are so fun. I love all the possibilities this stamp set provides! Once I had colored everything with my Copic markers, I die cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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I also stamped out some of the trails with red ink to make it more in the Valentine’s color realm. The images were arranged  to make a little scene of these two cuties exchanging Valentine’s Day presents. I wanted the sentiments to match the ink color of the trails, so I took the same red in and swiped it across some heavy weight white card stock until it was completely covered. To finish the sentiments I heat embossed two of the sentiments from the set on the red inked paper and then trimmed them down. They were adhered with foam tape.

img_2585To finish the card I added some pink and white Nuvo Drops and tucked some gold string beneath the beehive and under the scalloped circle. That finishes my card! I hope you liked it. Do you think it’s too early for Valentine’s cards?? I have to admit, it’s never too early for me. I’m always behind, so getting a head start always helps 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great rest of your day, and I’ll see you again soon!