Monday, 6 April 2015


It is another busy Birthday time of year for my family so I needed to make a few cards. This one is for my dad who is turning the big seven-oh on Friday. He has a good sense of humour so I thought that he might appreciate this dinosaur asking him how old he is :) The stamps are from the CB Dino-Mite set - a fabulous set for all kinds of cards - the last one I made with this set was for my seven year old nephew! 

I started out by stamping the dinosaur and the speech bubble in black ink - and then I took out my Copics... Copic colouring is still a work in progress for me but I`m quite happy with how the dino came out. I then stamped the dino and the greeting on some masking paper and fussy cut them out so that I could cover my images while I worked on the background. I used a Crafter`s Workshop Numbers Collage stencil over the masked images and sponged some neutral colour Distress Inks to create the background.

This card started out as a one-layer card but I found the background to be "too much" so I cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle die and mounted it on a white card base with some foam. I tied a bit of multi-coloured Hemptique twine around the top of the card for a finishing touch.

I will link this card to a few challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Fun card for your dad's 70th birthday! Love the stenciled background ... and great colouring on the dinosaur! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  2. Love your brilliant dinosaur card and those stencilled numbers look amazing I thought they were die to begin with.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  3. So very cute, Jill. Love the stenciled background and the colours. Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

  4. Your background is amazing, Jill! Love the idea of this card!

  5. Now that is the coolest background for that little guy!

  6. The inking on the BG is awesome :) sweet card!