Monday, June 7, 2010

No Bones About It

Paper Makeup Stamps - PMSRPC0610 Sketch

Isn't this a great dinosaur stamp? He so reminds me of Rex from the Night at the Museum movies. {grin} He's from the
Dino Essentials Set at Paper Makeup Stamps. I embossed him with black ink on Sahara Sand cardstock and colored him in with a white gel pen to really make his bones stand out. The punched edge is from a Martha Stewart icicle punch. I just liked how jagged it was, kind of like his pointy spine.

Then I had these great brads shaped like a bone, only they were a pewter color that blended right in with that Basic Grey paper. I really wanted white bones that would stand out against that dark background. So I covered the brad with white craft ink and white embossing powder and held it out with my pampered chef tongs to keep the embossing gun from burning my fingers off! Still wasn't white enough after the first coat, so I did it again and it was perfect! {doing a happy dance} Just be sure to give your brad some time to cool off before putting it on your card, KWIM, haha.

Here's a close-up of "Rex" I just {heart} how this card turned out!


Stamps: Dino Essentials by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Indian Summer by Basic Grey, Bravo Burgundy, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, So Saffron
Ink: Color Box Black Pigment, Craft White
Accessories: Bone Brads, Martha Stewart Icicle Edge Punch, Black EP, White EP, White Gel Pen


Dawn Mercedes said...

what a great card...and the border punch is perfect! Great paper too.

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oh this is the was so novel that I didn't even notice! Plus, I mostly just look at the pix and skip the reading part! haha

Randee E said...

Awesome use of the sketch - so fun and clever!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Oh she was right! This card is super fun and fabulous! I love what you did to the bones! A lot of work, but well worth the effort!

Shaela said...

ahahahaha - too cute!