My nearly 4 year old grandson is absolutely dinosaur mad. He loves everything about them. He has books that he loves hearing read to him over and over again and models which are hard and pointy but he insists on taking to bed. I have missed him so much during Lockdown but really enjoy our WhatsApp bedtime stories. Thank goodness for modern technology as we have not seen our grandkids now for over 3 months.
I zoom craft with Daisy (my 7 year old granddaughter) every Wednesday and we have made lots of fun things. She has become quite the expert stamper. What I love is that I can give her an idea and off she goes to put her own spin on it. I send her lots of crafting makes. I send Jack occasional artist trading cards but I was conscious that I wanted to make something especially for him. Boys are quite tough to make for! Recently I found some fab dinosaur stamps for sale online at Stampers Grove which I thought would be perfect to make his April birthday card with. I bought the mini set and a couple of the larger ones and when they arrived I had a little light bulb idea that I could also make a dinosaurs' pairs game with them for Jack. I made some distress inky backgrounds, which I shared on Instagram and Facebook, and I had lots of private messages asking me to share what I planned to make. So I decided to write this blog post to share my process. If you have not found me on Instagram just click here. I share much more now over there as it is so much quicker that writing blog posts. I also wanted to write this blog post as a reminder post for myself.
This is what I did.
I needed a swampy background so out came my distress oxide and stain sprays. I sprayed and layered the inks and made 2 A4 sheets. I cut them into 20 pieces. Eventually I cut these down to 2 1/4 X 3 1/4" cards.
I added a little extra colouring with my zig pens and some white pencil for finishing touches.