Can I interest you in some prehistoric twisted sunshine with your morning coffee?
Hey crafters! I’m back with another card using some of my favorite The Rabbit Hole Designs Products!
This blog has a sister post up on The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog today as well, so be sure to head over there and give them some love!
I was inspired to make this card by all the colorful citrus fruits out there, and definitely wanted to use those colors with both my Dino and the stenciled background!
I always start with coloring up my image first with my alcohol markers. Because I was using the citrus colors of Green, Yellow and Orange, I wanted to use those colors for my dinosaur! So I made my dino green, his mug yellow, and his slippers orange. One item of the Caffeinated Critters I’ve had a lot of fun with is their eyes. I’ve really been trying to use a color you don’t find anywhere else on the project, so their eye sticks out. For this guy, I went with a light blue!
Detour: My husband is a huge coffee guru, and he loves to try different coffees. Something I’ve learned from him is that coffees have flavor notes! It’s something that’s sort of up for interpretation, but you’re supposed to think about what flavors you can taste in your coffee. Citrus notes are something that are definitely present in coffee, and helped inspire this card a little more for me. I’ve personally found that, with coffee notes, I can always pick up on chocolate flavors, along with berry notes as well.
After cutting my Caffeinated Dino out, I started to work on my background. I cut a piece of white cardstock down to 4″ x 5.25. I adhered the Twisted Sunshine Stencil with Pixie Spray so my stencil stayed in place. Next, I came up with a pattern for the order of my colors, just to add a bit of cohesiveness to the card instead of a random order.
I used a torn up post-it note to mask each individual partial circle, and used my blending brushes to blend the respective ink color. I then repeated until the entire panel was covered! I used Catherine Pooler Inks (Lime Rickey, Tiki Torch & Tiara). I also think that adding a pink color in, to represent grapefruit, would have made this very pretty too!
I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Die to cut out a respective scalloped circle from Lawn Fawn yellow wood-print paper. I adhered that to the center of my stenciled panel.
I matted my stenciled pattern on an A2-sized yellow wood-print-patterned paper.
I trimmed down a sentiment strip on white cardstock, matted it with leftover yellow wood print paper, and stamped my sentiment in green.
I adhered my sentiment and dino on foam tape. To finish the project, I placed green and orange Nuvo Drop dots for some extra embellishment. And that’s how I made my card!
I used the following products to create this project:
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I hope this citrus-filled card sparked some fun ideas for your future projects, and maybe sparked a craving for orange juice or lemonade!
For a list of non-The Rabbit Hole Designs products used in this card, I’ve got links at the end of this blog post!
Thanks for reading, and happy crafting!
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