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Friday, August 12, 2016

Dragon Birthday Card

Happy Friday! A few months ago My Favorite Things released a unicorn stamp set that I fell in love with. This month they followed that up with an equally cute dragon set! I knew I had to get it and couldn't wait to play with it. I also picked up some of the cute new birthday candle dies and after seeing some samples of them together, decided to try my own version.

I started by stamping and coloring the little dragon image with my Copics. I added some dot detail with my white gel pen and also some glossy accents to his horns and claws. Next I decided to do a little fussy cutting and left a tiny white border around the entire image. Here are the Copics I used:

For the cake, I used a My Favorite Things cake die-namics to create this image. I picked some fun polka dot paper and a coordinating cardstock. Once it was assembled, I added Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen all over the purple frosting. You can tell from the picture how sparkly that stuff is! I just love it! Next, I cut the flames and candles with another MFT die-namic from a yellow glitter paper and Copic friendly white paper. I added a slight blue highlight to the candles so that they popped a little bit. I also colored the wicks gray so they would look like they had been lit. 

For the background, I used my Copic airbrush system and a homemade stencil to create the clouds. I used purple and blue Copics just to make it a bit more whimsical. I adhered the dragon and all of the cake parts. I decided to pop up the flames with some dimensionals. 

The sentiment did not fit as it was so I did something that make some stampers cringe, I cut the clear stamp to make it work for me. I promise this doesn't hurt your stamp and it will fit back together perfectly. I used my MISTI to ensure the sentiment was lined up correctly and I also embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it a little bit of shine. To finish it off, I added some of my favorite sparkling clear sequins. Here's a close up of some of the details:

I just love these little dragons! I know this is going to become a favorite set of mine. I think a dragon/unicorn scene may be coming soon! I will be entering this card into the current Paper Players challenge which involves a source of light. I'd say those large candles would provide LOTS of light! Be sure to check out some of the other great entries below. They are always so inspiring!


Have a wonderful weekend and I'll be back again soon!

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  1. Your card is adorable! I love the purple dragon... so cute. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  2. Jenny your sweet dragon is adorable! I love the sparkle on your card and I can almost feel the warmth from those bright birthday candles! Thanks for playing along with my light-themed challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Thank you for making such a cute card! I have the Bring on the Cake dies, too. It's great to see firsthand how well they work with Magical Dragons and Make a Wish sets! Plus, your card is adorable!! Great job!