Tuesday 13 April 2021

Brontosaurus with oxides and photo paper


Hi everyone, I was asked to make a birthday card for a child who loves dinosaurs.
I've used the T Rex from this set before but thought I'd try the brontosaurus.

It's a huge die! But then it was a huge dinosaur lol!

I still have a few backgrounds made with oxide inks smooshed onto photo paper, then wiped  with a baby wipe to bring out the colours and remove the chalkiness from the oxides.
I need to make some more as I have loads of photo paper and this is such a fun technique.

For the background I put tea dye and pumice stone oxide inks on my craft mat, spritzed with water and smooshed onto cardstock. I love the rocky marbled look it has.

The birthday diecut was embossed with black sparkle embossing powder.

I'm linking up to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the team are celebrating 12 years of challenges with a birthday theme.
 Congratulations on such a great milestone!

Dies R Us, anything goes with a brand of die sold in store, I've used Tim Holtz Sizzix.

Mix It Up Challenge Blog, anything goes and I'm playing with the no stamping option.

Unicorn Challenge Blog, include an animal.


Tim Holtz Sizzix prehistoric die; Simon Says stamp Happy Birthday die; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; distress oxide inks; photo paper; versamark ink; black sparkle embossing powder; happy sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Maria said...

Blessed are all the silent prayers we say on earth ...
Because they make a lot of noise when they reach heaven and the ears of God ...

Mac Mable said...

The chalky, marble and rocky background is perfect for the 'huge' Dino. A fun card Cathy x.

Pat said...

I just adore this wonderful Brontosaurus die Cathy and love the colour you have given it, and I think it has some shine to it too which looks great. The Oxide background is perfect with it with that sort of marbled look and the black sparkle embossed sentiment finishes it beautifully. x

Marga bisschops said...

Leuke kaart voor een jon geen. En prachtige achtergro mnd. Bedankt voor je tip.
Dankjewel voor je deelname bij The Unicorn Challenge succes met je inzending
Groetjes Marga dt

roffeycreations said...

WOW - a lot of fun this card Mxxx

Anita in France said...

Such a bold, fun image against that cool, rocky looking background, Cathy ... fabulous for a dino-lover! Hugs, Anita :)

Ellen said...

Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Leslie said...

Super adorable! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
Leslie, MIUCB DT
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