TSOT sketch challenge #96

Hi again everyone!

Hope you are staying warm wherever you are. I think all of the USA is in the grips of old man winter.  It is definitely good weather to stay inside and create and I’ve done just that.  Today I am entering a card in the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch challenge.   Here is the sketch we are to use.

TST Sketch #93

Our youngest grandchild turns 4 next week so I used this sketch to make his card.  He loves dinosaurs and he can name them all!  Such a smart kid!

Dinosaur card for Aiden       Inside of card

Supplies you will need: 

  • Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit
  • DSP:  Birthday Basics (retired Stampin’ Up)
  • Watercolor paper
  • Stamps:   Lawn Fawn “Critters from the Past”, Hero Arts “Happy Birthday”
  • Ink:  Black Staz-on, Gumball Green
  • Aqua painter
  • Gumball Green ribbon
  • Candy dots (don’t know brand)
  • Adhesives:  tape runner, Scrappy Tape 1/4″
  • Dimensionals
  • Perfect Layers tool

Assembling the card:

  1. Form a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card from the Summer Starfruit cardstock and set aside.
  2. Cut a piece of watercolor paper 3″ x 3″.
  3. Stamp image (dinosaur for this card) in black Staz-On ink
  4. Use Gumball Green ink and the Aqua painter to color the dinosaur.  Set aside to dry.
  5. Cut a piece of Gumball Green cardstock to 3″ x 4″ and a piece of the DSP  3 1/4″ x 4″
  6. Adhere the DSP to the Gumball Green piece (NOTE:  I overlapped them about an inch but when they are together, it will measure 5 1/4″ x 4″ same as a standard mat for a card)
  7. Wrap ribbon around seam and secure to the back of this panel. Adhere panel to the front of the card.
  8. Take the watercolor piece with the dinosaur on it and adhere (I used the Scrappy Tape here) to a scrap of Gumball Green and using the Perfect Layers tool, make a 1/16″ border around this piece or cut a piece of Gumball Green cardstock 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ and center watercolor paper with the image on it to this piece of cardstock.
  9. Adhere to front of card  as shown using dimensionals.
  10. Stamp sentiments from the Lawn Fawn stamp set (rawr! your’re dino-mite) on the front of the card.
  11. Embellish with candy dots as shown
  12. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 5 1/4″ x 4″ and stamp “Happy Birthday”  in Gumball Green.  Adhere to inside of card.

There you have it,  a CAS (clean and simple) birthday card.  This sketch could also work for many different occasions, so it is very versatile.

Until next time,

Happy Stamping!




Dynamic Duos – Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit

Hello everyone,

I know. . . it’s been a long time since my last blog. I hope you are all having a great summer.

Today’s card is for the Dynamic Duos – Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit.  I am too late for my submission to be considered but I decided to post my card anyway.

Card Front

Card Front

Inside of Card

Inside of Card


Supplies you will need: 

  • Cardstock:   White, Black, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green
  • Inks:   Staz-On Black, Gumball green. Summer Starfruit
  • Blender pen
  • Framelets
  • Sizzlets butterflies
  • pearls
  • Stamps of your choice.  I used a stamp from MJM Designs from 1995 that I had in my stash of stamps.  The sentiment inside the card is Friendly Phrases from Stampendous! The “Just for you” on the outside of the card is from Just Believe (Stampin’ Up)

Assembling the Card: 

  1.  Cut Whisper White cardstock to 8 1/2″  x 5 1/2″  and fold in half.
  2. Also cut another Whisper White cardstock  3 3/4″  x 5″
  3. Stamp image on this piece of cardstock and color in.  I used blender pens for better control of the color.
  4. Using your Perfect Layers tool make a 1/16″ border with black cardstock.
  5. Then using your Perfect Layers tool again make a 1/8″ border on Summer Starfruit cardstock. Adhere to card.
  6. I cut out the butterflies using your Sizzlets and Cuttlebug .  I attached them to the card with glue dots and then added a pearl in the center of each one.
  7. For the inside of the card I stamped my sentiment on white cardstock and then using the Labels Collection framelet cut out the sentiment.  Using the next largest size framelet, I cut one out in the Gumball green, attached the white one to the green one and adhered to the inside of the card.

I hope you will give this a try. I love to color stamps and so I really enjoyed this challenge.

Have a great day and until next time,

Happy Stamping!   Kathy