Craftin Desert Diva Triceratops Digi Stamp Card

Hey everyone! I’m back again today with another digi stamp from Craftin Desert Diva. This one is called Dino Triceratops. With this download not only do you get the adorable dinosaur, you also get a palm tree image — which inspired me to make this prehistoric scene.

Instead of using my word processing program like I did Thursday, today I used Open Office Draw. You can download Open Office for free or use your favorite drawing or photo editing program. I inserted the images into my document and scaled them to suit my card. To add a little variation, I flipped and enlarged one of the trees and placed the dinosaur in front of it. Because the download included a PNG format of the digis they can be layered without a white border area getting in the way.

NOTE:  Digital stamps come in a few formats. The two most widely used are PNG and JPG. The main difference between these two formats is that the background on a PNG file is transparent whereas the background on a JPG file is opaque. 

Once I had my scene laid out, I printed it on Copic X-Press cardstock and colored it in with Copics. To create the sky I colored in a circular motion, keeping my circles small but loose. I avoided blending the sky area too much — I like the cloudy, sky like texture I achieved by not blending.

When my scene was finished, I layered it onto a double mat of brown and green and attached it to an A2 card base which I made out of brown cardstock.

Layer Measurements:

Image Layer: 4 1/2″ x 3 3/8″   Brown Mat:  4 3/4″ x 3 5/8″   Green Mat: 5 1/4″ x 4″ 

I stamped my sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock in espresso brown ink and cut it out with MFT Stamps Stitched Sentiment Strip die-namic. Then I distressed it with espresso brown ink and a blending tool.

NOTE: The sentiment is from the retired Stampin’ Up! Dinoroar stamp set. If you don’t have a sentiment that would fit your card you can easily print one from your computer using a word processing program and a fun font.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

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COPIC Colors:

Dinosaur: B60, B63, B66, T02, T04  Sky: B0000 and B00  Palm Tree: YG21, YG23, YG25, E21, E23, E25, E70

Craftin Desert Diva - Dino Triceratops

Craftin Desert Diva – Dino Triceratops

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