How cute is this Little Dude with his Dino playmates?


Digital Stamping

I’ve used a digital stamp from Polkadoodles, it’s called Dino Mite and it’s from their Little Dudes collection.

I love, love, love using digital stamps! There are so many amazing designers all over the world offering quirky and unique digital stamp designs. I particularly like the stamps from Polkadoodles as they’re always so stinking cute without being too cutesy if you get my meaning!

Dino Mite Little Dude - Little Dudes digi stamp printable download
Dino Mite Little Dude – Little Dudes digi stamp

I’ve print my digital stamps onto Winsor & Newton Bleedproof Marker paper. It’s bright white so my colours really pop and it also helps to stop the inks bleeding into each other.

Polkadoodles Dino Mite Little Dude Card Making Project
Polkadoodles Dino Mite Little Dude Card Making Project

I’ve coloured this little cutie with my Winsor & Newton BrushMarkers. Here’s the shade’s I’ve used:

Skin Tones

Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Putty
Putty
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Satin
Satin
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Almond
Almond

Hair

Burnt Sienna
Cocoa
Cocoa
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Cinnamon
Cinnamon

Green

Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Lush Green
Lush Green
Winsor Newton BrushMarker - Forest Green
Forest
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Apple
Apple

Orange

Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Burnt Orange
Burnt Orange
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Pumpkin
Ginger
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Amber
Amber

Blue

Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Egyptian Blue
Egyptian Blue
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - China Blue
China Blue
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Cloud Blue
Cloud Blue

Designer Papers

I’m a big fan of First Edition papers but this Grand Plans stack has been in my stash for a while. I don’t seem to have made many cards for boys lately. But it was perfect for these Little Dudes digital stamps.


Die Cutting

I’ve embellished my card with die cut stars. I love using my star dies for boys cards instead of flowers, they add the same “little bit of something” without being remotely girly. I’ve used the Star Flourish Die set from XCut.

Polkadoodles Dino Mite Little Dude Card Making Project
Polkadoodles Dino Mite Little Dude Card Making Project

A Little Embellishment

A little bit of bakers twine adds a textured element to the card. I’ve stuck the twine in place on the back of the card panel so that the raw ends are neatly covered.

I added a little further interest with a little knot around the three strands of bakers twine. I did try a bow but it looked too bulky and girly so I stuck to a simple knot.

Polkadoodles Dino Mite Little Dude Card Making Project
Polkadoodles Dino Mite Little Dude Card Making Project

You’re the Best Greeting

The Grand Plans Paper pack includes a sheet of wording which makes perfect greetings for cards. I really like it when co-ordinated greetings are included with paper packs, it’s so easy to create a perfectly matching greeting panel. I’ve just cut this one down to size and mounted it onto a scrap of paper. It’s stuck to the card with 3D foam pads to give it a bit of dimension.

Polkadoodles Dino Mite Little Dude Card Making Project
Polkadoodles Dino Mite Little Dude Card Making Project

Take a Peak Inside

I think it’s such a shame to receive a beautifully decorated card only to open it and be faced with a blank page. So I use more of my designer papers to decorate the insides of my cards. I mostly use scraps leftover from the main design and a 10cm square of plain paper to write a nice message onto.

Polkadoodles Dino Mite Little Dude Card Making Project
Polkadoodles Dino Mite Little Dude Card Making Project

Products I’ve Used

Dino Mite Little Dude - Little Dudes digi stamp printable download
Dino Mite Little Dude – Little Dudes digi stamp
Xcut Star Flourish Dies
Trimcraft Grand Plans Premium Paper 6" x 6"
First Edition Grand Plans Papers
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Egyptian Blue
Egyptian Blue
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - China Blue
China Blue
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Cloud Blue
Cloud Blue
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Lush Green
Lush Green
Winsor Newton BrushMarker - Forest Green
Forest
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Apple
Apple
Burnt Sienna
Cocoa
Cocoa
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Burnt Orange
Burnt Orange
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Pumpkin
Ginger
Winsor & Newton BrushMarker - Amber
Amber

This card is availible to buy in my Etsy shop.

Dino Mite Little Dude Card for Boys
Dino Mite Little Dude Card for Boys

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I do hope you have enjoyed having a peak at my latest card making project. Please feel free to use my handmade cards to inspire your own creations, pin it to your Pinterest for later.

Polkadoodles Dino Mite Little Dude Card Making Project
Polkadoodles Dino Mite Little Dude Card Making Project

A Little Bit About Me . . .

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner little of the interweb. I’m Bridie, mum to two small humans, full time homemaker and full time craftaholic – which totally explains why I’m always short on time!

Bridie @ Heart Hearth and Crafting

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