This week Ben turns 6! I can't even believe it. He's getting so big - literally, he's seeming much taller to me lately, and he's reading really well and doing great in school... he's just growing up. Sniff! I hope he's still little enough that I could make him a little-boy card for his birthday.
I was browsing the Oliebollen site (today's source for the SCS inspiration challenge) and looking for something that would work on Ben's card. I came across these dinosaurs and decided they would be perfect. I still have my retired Prehistoric Pals set - with lots of dinosaur lovers in my house I probably will never be able to part with them! Based on the colors on the Gund dinos, I picked bashful blue, certainly celery, so saffron and close to cocoa. I used a sketch challenge, and it's my first time playing along with the ladies at Stamping 411. I turned it into a horizontal card because that just worked better with my fairly large image.
I started off by stamping the brontosaurus in bashful blue and then masking him off to stamp the palm trees. I added the pterodactyl later with dimensionals. The sentiment from Bitty Birthday was punched with the curly label punch and mounted under the dino panel. For the background I used so saffron and bashful blue DP. The blue layer is the solid that comes in the DP pack - I decided to use this for a little less weight, although now I'm wondering if I would like the stripe better. Oh well... For embellishments I added celery poly-twill ribbon, a Sherbet button tied with hemp twine, and a chipboard 6 that I covered with the same saffron dot paper and sanded.
Happy (early) birthday to my favorite boy!