Friday, March 2, 2012

Roar! Dinosaur Birthday Cards!

When the New Close to my Heart Idea book came out the stamp set "Roar" caught my eye. I could not wait to get my hands on it! The adorable dinosaurs... The witty puns in the sentiments... :)

Dinosaurs are the perfect theme for creating Birthday Cards for boys or girls. In this case I created a Birthday card for my Little Brother. He has autism and is amazed by anything "big". Dinosaurs definitely fit that requirement! Today we had a snow/ice day so the kids were home from school with me. We worked on our cards together and talked about how excited Uncle Aaron will be to receive so many cards in the mail!

On my card I used the color scheme suggested by the current Colour Q Challenge. I found similar colors in my collection of supplies.


The February sketch challenge from Heart 2 Heart was the perfect pattern for the card I wanted to make. I used the bones as the vertical element and layered it with scrabble tiles cut out from a paper in the "Cruisin" Paper Packet from Close to my Heart. Instead of a heart I placed my Dinosaur, looking up at the name.

For my Dinosaur I stamped it once in Cocoa on paper from the Victory Paper Packet and then trimmed it out and glued it right on the card. Then I stamped the Dino in Sunset ink on white and trimmed him out and placed him slightly out of alignment with the brown one and raised up on 3D foam tape. This was all an effort to create a "shadow".

Supply List:
Roar Stamp set from Close to my Heart
Card Word Puzzle Stamp Set from CTMH
Green, Yellow, Orange, and white cardstock
Victory and Cruisin paper
Googley eyes
Liquid Glass (to glue eyes)
3D Foam Tape
Sunset, Cocoa, and Pear Ink Pads


  1. You did a great job on this card, Heather Jane! I was just getting ready to crack open my Roar stamp set to create a birthday card, too. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  2. LOL - this is adorable, Heather! Love the image & those Scrabble tiles! Thank you so much for joining us at the colourQ this week!

  3. Cute card, Heather, I love that you made cards for your brother as a family! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

  4. Super cute birthday card, Heather! Great use of the challenge colors! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ this week! :)