Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Look what I made with my t-rex arms!

Tomorrow, Dave has another birthday. You know, that annual thing. He doesn't like to make a big deal out of his day. He's one of those people who genuinely hates when you give him gifts for his birthday or spend your money on him, but he loves when I make him a card. He keeps them all.

He loves monkeys so my original plan was to make him a monkey-themed card. I even bought a special stamp set and some paper for it. Then I found this stamp set and it screamed at me to make a card for Dave. T-Rex Love is an adorable set from Fun Stamper's Journey. I guess I should explain why it called to me, huh? Suffice it to say that Dave tells me that I have T-Rex arms. It's a standing joke between us that when it comes time to pay at restaurants, my arms miraculously get shorter so I can't reach the check. Of course, he'll fail to mention that's because he won't let me pay, anyway, but that's beside the point. Now the joke has extended over into our daily lives. I can't reach something? It's my T-Rex arms. I can't carry something? It's my T-Rex arms. You get the picture.

I wanted to do something a little different. Lawn Fawn has this amazing new shadowbox die but unfortunately, I don't own it (yet). I did some searching, found a tutorial, and voila! A diorama card. Check it out:

Now, it's hard to get a good picture of it because of the dimension, so shadows got thrown all over the place. Sorry about that. I used some distress inks to make the background sky and I love how it turned out. I used loads of die cuts, copics to color the dinos and bees, and tons upon tons of red sticky tape to make sure this sucker doesn't come unhinged. So much fun! I'm already planning my next card in my head. Your turn. Stop playing and go get crafty! (thanks for reading my blog first, though. lol)