Dino-mite birthday

Today I got to create a card for my Godson!! I love creating for people I love!  He loves Dinosaurs at the moment so I got to have lots of fun with this creation.

First up I used images from My Grafico - it's an awesome pack of 10 high resolution digi images.  I coloured the images with copics then fussy cut them.  The volcano sits flat on the card, but I lifted the palm trees slightly with 3D foam tape as well as the lava popping out of the top.  The little green dinosaur is raised on 3D foam tape and has a googly eye for character.  The footprints have an imprinted look which I created with my scalpel and then layed some "muddy" looking paper underneith.  Sophia wanted to help by adding some small puffy sticker dinosaurs which help to add another dimension and a touch of colour.

The sentiment was created using the Flintstones font and then I inked the edge with my copic marker.  You'll notice I also used some washi tape along the edge of the card - I used the number 5 because that's how old the birthday boy is!

At the right is a closeup of the footprints.  I raised the front of the card on 3D foam tape so they really look imprinted.  The feet are a fussy cut-out of the digi stamp image.
This is the inside of the card.  My Godson is not only mad on dinosaurs, but on David Attenborough!  Yep he loves all of David's DVDs and talks about him like he's a best friend.  So I thought I would create a postcard from David. It's got a photo of one of the dinosaurs from the DVD, a photo of David himself and it's even got a little message and signature!

I gave this card to Austin tonight along with his dinosaur putt-putt golf game, giant blow-up dinosaur and collectible figurines and he absolutely loved it all.  He was so excited that David sent him a message and he had a life-sized dinosaur that he was now taking everywhere!

Ive entered this card into the following challenges:


  1. That's an adorable card


  2. thank you for joining us for the Hobby House first challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. This is just about the coolest gift I've seen in a long time! Such a fun card and incorporating all those elements of his interest was fabs. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Owner

  4. Awesome, I love it!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe in our Here Come The Boys Challenge!
    Good Luck

  5. What a cute card! He is going to love it! Thanks for sharing it at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Wonderfull card!
    Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

  7. Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining our "Digis Only" challenge this week at Charisma Cardz. Unfortunately you can not join the prize draw because our rules say "no more than 10 challenges"

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli (DT)

  8. What a great card this is ... so cleverly done .. Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  9. This is perfect for your godson, i'm sure he will treasure the it with the photo & signature x
    Thank you for joining in the Crafting Café challenge, good luck x

  10. Hi Sarah!! What a fantastic card!!!!! I love every little detail! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

  11. DINO-mite! Fabulous male card! Love the bright colors! So glad you joined us for our Here comes the boys challenge at The Crafting Cafe!

  12. I love your bright cheery card and its perfect for our theme! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge theis week!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  13. What a super cute card! Love the little Dino whit his googly eye! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  14. Thanks for entering your fab dinosaur card into the challenge at Crafty Friends this week.

  15. That is so cute!! I can see that you made it with love. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at CCCB this week. Hugs and happy day, Wendy

  16. Such a super card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

  17. Love your volcano, great card! Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles!
    (DD DT)

  18. Thank you for sharing your project with the DT from PanPastel UK, lovely card you made Hugs Terry xxx

  19. Hi,, what a cute card, so creative! Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
    Claire xx

  20. What a cutie Sarah, gorgeous colours and design..Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping we see you again. Good luck..Hugs Lozzy x

  21. What a lovely card you have made for your Godson. I'm sure he'll love the dinosaurs and David Attenborough. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “for the children” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  22. ohhhh that's so very sweet and creative. No kidding he loved it!

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  23. This is so adorable, I love that cute dinosaur with the googley eye, thank you for joining in with the PanPastel UK Challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  24. Wow that is a Gorgeous Card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month.


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