I had the chance to sit down and play today, with the No Bones About It photopolymer stamp set, on page 43 of the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue. This was top of my wish list, yet I still haven’t used it, a month after buying it! :)

I had an idea to give my card a fossilised look – comprising of emboss resisting and sponging. I started with a card base of Early Espresso A4 cardstock, cut in half lengthways. On a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock measuring 14.2 x 10.1cm, I stamped the dinosaur skeletons and a leaf stamp repeatedly with Versamark. This was then heat embossed with White embossing powder.

I then lightly sponged Tip Top Taupe ink over the entire piece, and more heavily around the edges. I then wiped off the ink residue with a tissue, which left the white embossed skeleton fossils.

I cut two small strips from Schoolhouse DSP, and punched the ends with the Hexagon punch to make them into banners; and repeated that with a strip cut from Whisper White cardstock. This was stamped with the ‘Have A Dino-rrific Birthday!’ stamp, using Tangerine Tango ink.

On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the triceratops skeleton in Daffodil Delight ink; and cut it out using the 2-3/8″ Circle Framelit. The inside of the card and the envelope were also stamped with the triceratops stamp, in Daffodil Delight ink. A larger circle was cut from Crumb Cake cardstock, using the 2-1/2″ Circle punch. This circle was then sponged around the edges with Tip Top Taupe ink.

The fossil card front was adhered to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow); and one banner was also glued down. The triceratops circle was glued ontop of the Crumb Cake circle, and then this was glued slightly over the first DSP banner.

The sentiment was glued onto the second DSP banner, and raised up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. A few Gold Sequins finished off the card.

Here’s the finished card:

I’m really happy with how my first play with No Bones About It went – why don’t you give it a go? ‘Til next time x