The card I'm showcasing today is a special 3D Jurassic Shadow Box Frame, inspired by the tutorial on The Craft Spa blog.
This card has taken me all week to create, but it was definitely worthwhile. I started by creating the front Jurassic scene using Cucumber Crush and Soft Suede as the background. I then layered leaves around the top corners using a mixture of Pear Pizzazz and Cucumber Crush, and did a bit of fussy cutting around the edge of the leaves.
The inner part is a small square of Whisper White with 'RAWR! means you're awesome in dinosaur' stamped in Delightful Dijon.
The dinosaurs are stamped using neutral inks, then painstakingly cut out by hand (!!), this way I could play around with them on the card to find the best spot for them.
Inside I kept it simple with a T-Rex party goer and some subtle Dino footprints. I used the happy birthday stamp from Boys will be Boys stamp, but you could use one of the three phases from the No Bones About It set.
I made a Box to pop the card in (as per Amanda's tutorial) using trio of squares in Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Delightful Dijon. The last finishing touch was the T-Rex bones stamp and Beware of Dinosaurs using my trusty Rotary Stamp.
I'm really happy with the finished result, not bad for an artistically challenged new crafter. Just goes to show how easy Stampin' Up! make it for anyone to create bespoke, handmade cards for special occasions.