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.