they say time flies when you're having fun, which explains why february is rushing past: i'm in love with my role as EAD DESIGNS guest designer! so once again it's time for another monday blog hop... you'll have most likely arrived from the amazing miss shellye's blog, the papered cottage; but if you're lost just hop back to the EAD blog; remember there is a lovely prize for a lucky random commenter each week!
before i show you what i made this week, there are two main points you need to know:
#1-- it's dino-themed in nephew matthew's honor
#2-- it's an "inside out" accordion card
(more on that in a minute)
ok, here's the front of the card:
to make it, i used these utterly adorable dinosaur stickerz:
and a couple of these super-useful birthday sentiments, though you can see i've cut them apart a bit to fit my dino-themed scheme!
ok, so i mentioned this card is "inside out"... by which i mean, instead of having its main design on the cover and a simple greeting within, i've done the reverse; it's also an accordion card, so that thanks to a couple of extra folds, the inside is BIGGER than the outside... big enough, in fact, to hold an entire mesozoic landscape!
(EAD DESIGNS stickerz: dinosaurs and birthday sentiments; patterned paper: my mind's eye, prima, doodlebug, bo bunny, scenic route, making memories; ribbon: michaels; inks: colorbox; pen: copic outliner; adhesives: xyron, tombow monorunner, uhu gluestick, 3m foam tape)
since i knew i wanted to make an entire scene, i thought it'd be good to have a few extra lansdcape bits... but i wanted them to MATCH the stickerz, so i chose scraps of coordinating colored patterned papers, and held them together while i cut out the palm tree and the rocks; i also fashioned some hills and a bit of grass in a similar style. the cloud paper is one of my all-time faves from a couple of years ago... luckily i still have a little stash of it hidden away! :)
the above is sort of an odd angle, but i like that you can see the front, the back and the inside all at once! and here we are again, all tied up and ready to be given to our favorite dinosaur-loving birthday boy!
and now you'll be wanting to hop along to the fabulous miss amy's blog, tsuruta designs, to see what awesomeness she has created... actually, i will come with you, because i KNOW it'll be amazing! but first a reminder: