RAWR

I was thinking back to when my girls were little and they would want to give Valentine’s to all their classmates.  You know those boxes packed full of little Valentines – there were different themes like Batman, Barbie, Cinderella – I’m sure they still have them today. Both my girls would pick a box and read each one before deciding which class mate got which card – they put a lot of thought into it. I remember a couple of years though when my youngest wanted to hand make the cards for everyone and of course I said yes and we dove right in. It was fun. I miss those days.

 

I decided to make a Valentine’s card inspired by the ones found in those boxes.

I started with one of the dinosaurs from My Favorite Things Delightful Dinosaurs Stamp Set. I stamped him with Versafine Nocturne ink, colored him in with Prismacolor pencils (#1076 & 1082) and cut him out with the coordinating die. I’ve used the dinosaurs on a Christmas card that you can check out HERE if you like and on a birthday card that you can see HERE. It was one of those sets that always caught my eye but I didn’t think I’d use it much. I’m so glad I ordered it because I love it and use it a LOT!

I cut a panel from white card stock using a stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn and using a Picket Fence Life Changing Blending Brush and blended on some sky and grass with Lawn Fawn’s Celery Stick and Mermaid Inks.

The set of dies I used for the RAWR is no longer available but I linked to a set very similar below. The hearts on the bottom of the card (cut from the same paper as the RAWR) are from Taylored Expressions Filled With Love Stamp and Die set. The stamped heart with the Be Mine and the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment are from the same set. I used a fine black sharpie to add the hashtags.

I adhered everything to the panel with liquid glue and then adhered the panel to the card base with some craft foam for dimension.  The red hearts on the bottom weren’t part of my original plan but I love how they look – they finish the card off and make it more like the ones from years ago that my girls gave out.

It was nice to take a trip down memory lane while making this card. I think I might just make a couple more for my girls.

 

 

Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!!
Susan
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