Thursday, February 7, 2013

Happy Dinosaurs - from The Robin's Nest


Hi Everyone,

Good news....Robin's Nest Tear Dew Drops are being featured this month and are 20% Off. These products are in stock and ready to ship. This is the product I'm using as "coconuts" in today's design. Click here to check them out.

Today, we are also featuring our partner, Plaid, with a technique that I thought ya'll might like...mixing Modge Podge with embossing powder. Enjoy!

For today's project, I made a card project for the dinosaur lover in your life.




Supplies used to complete the card:



The card front is Spring Green Glitter Cardstock, distressed and matted with the solid green side of Dinosaur Cardstock. I used a solid brown scrap of cardstock to cut two sets of palm trees - one set for the bottom layer, then just branches from the second set for a top layer to give more dimension. 

I mixed Green Moss Enamel Powder with Plaid Satin Modge Podge, using a paint brush to apply. I wanted a chunky textured look, so although I used a paint brush to apply, I tapped the solution on, rather than painted it on. After drying for about 15 minutes, I applied a second coat. After another 15 minutes, the trees were dry enough to handle...but while still a touch wet, I added "coconuts" made from Gum Drop Tear Dew Drops.
 
I fussy cut two dinosaurs from the Dinosaur Cardstock, along with a couple dinosaur foot prints.  I finished off the card by arranging those around the palm trees.

The texture of the palm branches from mixing Modge Podge with embossing enamel is fabulous!  I debated whether to use green paper or just brown.  I think brown gives them more depth - not to mention it was less work by having to only cut and emboss two sets of trees, rather than four sets.

Remember to check out The Robin's Nest for Tear Dew Drops!  20% Off - offer good for the month of February. Enjoy!

7 comments:

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Super cute!! Boy cards are so hard to make sometimes too :) great job!

juscrap said...

Soo beautiful! great job.

Barbara Rankin said...

This is absolutely adorable, Camille. I love the palm leaves and how you mixed the embossing powder with the mod podge. And the cut out dinosaurs add so much more dimension to the card. Simply wonderful!

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Mrs O crafty blog said...

What a fab technique... Great card Px

Robin O'Crowley said...

Totally the best idea ever!

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