|This was the banner that was to be on the window on the front of the house. Luckily we could squeeze this on our outdoor patio feature wall...squeeze it was though!|
Ben chose the images he wanted and I imported them into MDS and simply used electronic punches to get my shapes and then I filled them with electronic DSP contained within the program or used MDS to create paper from images. I used a triangle punch and filled it with a background fossil image. (ie the blue background of the triangular banners is a repeated segment from an image sourced on google). The triangles for the banner were cut out using the Stamping' Up! Trimmer.
I then used a second and third punch to create the scallop circles that were filled with coordinating cardstock - Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point. I then filled the scallop circle with a coordinating circle and filled it with a DSP. Finally I added a letter and coloured it coordinating with the DSP and scallop circle background. These were grouped, printed and punched out using the coordinating scallop circle punch and mounted on the triangles using Stampin' Up! Dimensionals.
I then copied a number of images of his beloved Dinosaur Train characters and sized them in MDS, printed them, then cut them out and mounted them on the banners using dimensionals. I used a retired punch for the ribbon holes on the banner pieces which enabled me to thread the pieces together with retired Kaszazz ribbon.
There was to be a fossil dig, but that activity got rained out - this is how it looked the day before...
and these were the markers to tell the palaeontologists where to dig...
The children did get to collect their dinosaur and egg from Benniosaurus' Terrace and these are the signs I made to direct the children...
Other signs included a Welcome, Activity Centre and Dining area
|Unfortunately due to the rain these were not on display in the yard as intended. Instead they were stuck on the brick work, so sadly I think they were a little un-noticed.|
|There were Erupting Mountains, Dinosaur Eggs, Fossil Biscuits and Volcano Cakes just to name a few|
MDS is so much fun once you get into using it and being able to punch out the scallop circles was just amazing. I thought I might be hand cutting those, so you can image how chuffed I was to learn the punch in hand matched the punch on MDS. What an awesome tool and so worth the small $25AU!