Hello everyone! Our youngest grandson turns 1 year today so I made this card for him:
This is not my idea. I found it on Pinterest here and she got the idea from someone else, so I don't know who first came up with it. No matter - I thought it was super cute! I made my own version of the card, tweaked it a little bit here and there.
I used an embossing folder that I thought might resemble the skin of a dinosaur. I never saw one (I'm not THAT old), so who knows ... The nostrils are made of white buttons that I dyed with red alcohol ink, adhered to circles of black cardstock. The original card had black nostrils, but I wanted something red to suggest that flames might come out...
This is what happens when you open the card (which was totally my idea):
I aligned the teeth circles on the inside of the card with those of the outside flap.
There's room to write a greeting below the tongue.
To make the tongue pop up like that, I scored the edge
and adhered it to the front flap with strong red tape :
The eyes were made with circle punches and goggle eyes.
I lifted the eyebrows up with foam dots:
This card is very appropriate, considering the gift we are giving our grandson ... Grampa Tom made it! The rocking dino has goggly eyes, too, like my card :-)
We debated back and forth whether the dino should be painted,
but the wood is so pretty with furniture oil only, isn't it?
The dino was made of ash tree, the rest from pine.
Under construction in Tom's woodshop.
See how much lighter the wood is without oil.
I know this rocking dinosaur will be a big success - not just for the little toddler,
but I bet his parents will love it, too!
So now you see why I had to make this card:
I'm entering my dino card to this challenge:
That's Crafty!, Round and Round challenge (use circles)
Deadline: Friday February 10th.
I have another idea for this challenge, so stay tuned ....
Thanks for looking!