Sunday, March 8, 2009

Dragon Birthday

While the weather here is still WINTER and my horse waterer was working on Saturday, I'm trying to get ahead on some Birthdays cards. This is one I made for one of my nephew's. Not sure which one is getting this but I LOVE this stamp from Scottish Borders Stamping.
After I picked the stamp I remembered I had the DP from the Ever After DCWV pad I bought to scrapbook our trip to England 3 years ago. I still have good intentions to do it but really hate to scrapbook, even though this trip was full of memories. I colored the dragon with Copics and had originally used lime green for his tummy and tail but it just wasn't going to work with the paper so I colored over it with the lilac one. I liked that much better. Before I cut him out, I put packing tape on the back to give the tail and neck extra strength. Since this card is going to be mailed, I try to keep layers and embellishments to a minimum, plus it's for an 8 or 10 year old who really won't care much about the card but what's inside. The saying on the stamp is, "A dragon is for life not just Christmas. I used my nestie to cut the small squares and using my stamp positioner and Eggplant ink, I stamped the saying on them and with the eggplant pen, wrote OR on one because on the inside I used the Just Rite kit with Brayton font to say BIRTHDAYS. I used Large Labels nestie (I think that's what it is) to cut the background of the dragon from a piece of the DP along with a scrap on the inside and a Martha Stewart punch for some branches sticking out. The corner embellishment is the corner from the DP I cut out. Then all I did was add a few brads and some gold cord.

1 comment:

Etha said...

ohhh I love dragons :) this one is so neat!! great "shadow" play with the DP, very cool :)