Dino Fun — Monday Montage #147

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I made a care package to send to my son in college last week and needed a card to include in his box.  I struggle with making masculine cards.  He’s not an outdoorsy kind of guy, so those types of cards are out.  He’s not a mechanical kind of guy, so those cards are out.  He’s not really into sports, so those cards are out.  But when he was little, he was really into dinosaurs.  He knew all of the names of dinosaurs that I had a hard time trying to pronounce.  And he could tell you all about them.  So I decided that while he may have outgrown plastic dinosaur toys, he might still appreciate a dinosaur themed card.  And this set is so fun to play with!  I thoroughly enjoyed creating a little scene.

I started this one by sponging on some Sahara sand ink along the bottom third of the card and some Balmy Blue ink along the upper portion of the card.  I then stamped the dinosaur, tree, and sentiment.  I didn’t add any embellishments even though I really wanted to.

Super simple and super fun to make as there was a lot of stamping.  I had forgotten how fun it is to make a card with just ink and paper, as I love using my Big Shot and tend to use it with every card.  It was nice to go back to the basics.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Rawrsome Dino — FMS400

We’re continuing our celebration of reaching sketch #400 at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week, we are revisiting sketch #300, which is still a great sketch!  Take a look:

Wanting to use the Dino Days stamp set, I decided to use the Brontosaurus dinosaur, thinking that it would work well with the oval image.

I started this one out by die-cutting a dino from a sheet in the Dinoroar dsp pack. I placed him on a stitched oval with splatters.  There are lots of layers on this card — the green is Old Olive card stock stamped with a stamp in the Dino Days stamp set, and the patterned paper is also from the Dinoroar dsp pack.

Some In-color Faceted Dots and white baker’s twine finish it off.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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This Much Dino — FMS398

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our sketch comes all the way from France.  Ooh la la!  Our hostess is Cecile Ribon, who is a master with die-cuts.  Take a look at what she has created for us:

I recently acquired the Dino Days suite of products.  No, I do not have young children anymore and hence no longer play with plastic dinosaurs, but I have an 18 year-old daughter who still loves dinosaurs and these dinos are just plain cute.  I knew I could make some dinosaur cards to mail to her when she goes off to college next month, so I decided to get started.

On a piece of white card stock I applied a light wash of Pool Party ink.  Once that dried, I stamped the background with Old Olive and Pretty Peacock ink.  I also added some splatters.  The dinosaur was die-cut from the coordinating dsp and popped up with dimensionals.

This was a fun card to make!  I guess I still like playing with dinosaurs.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site and check out what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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