Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Dragon Card #1 (and Two Challenges)

When I saw the adorable dragon stamp set in the current CTMH January-March Idea Book (the Storytime-Scrapbooking stamp set with Thin Cuts), I knew that I had to get it to create some things for our daughter!  

My first dragon card uses inspiration from two challenge blogs, Color My Heart Color Dare #532, Shades of Blue and Purple plus One.  Here’s a quick explanation of how I created the background.

I decided I needed to add some black distress oxide inks to make the "sky" a bit darker.
It is so fun to see how this ink oxides with spritzes of water!
I also flicked on Sapphire shimmer brush ink.
Here are the markers I used to color my dragon.  (I added clear shimmer brush on the wings and Flamingo shimmer brush to make her scales sparkle.)

The dragon image easily meets the Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge #130, Keep Us in Stitches, using option 1, stitching, and option 2, magical or mythical creatures.

At this angle, you can see the spark a little bit better!  I forgot to mention that the sentiment is from the Spring Greetings stamp set.  Thanks for letting me share this adorable dragon with you!  (I can report that my daughter LOVES her card!)


  1. I don't know what to ooo-aaa over more-your scrumptious background or that adorable pink dragon with the sparkle! Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

  2. Haley, what a super cute card! Thank you so much for sharing how you created the background... it's wonderful!! The stitching around the edge as a 'mat' is just perfect for our Double Trouble challenge!!! -Donna

  3. Love it. Great tutorial on your beautiful background. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

  4. I just got my dragon stamp set in the mail today... wished I had it when I created the card for The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge. So glad you added your stitched frame for Double Trouble too to your blended background and adorable dragon.

  5. Your dragon is so lovable, Haley! Great background, too. Thank you for including your creative process and thank you for joining our Double Trouble Challenge #130.

  6. Awww - super cute!

    So glad you joined us at Color My Heart Color Dare!
    Melissa, DT Member

  7. I LOVE that dragon so much and the background looks very cool. I need to get one myself cause I love him. Thanks for joining us at Colour Dare Challenge, hope you can join us again soon!

  8. Haley - Congrats! You are the winner of our random draw prize for this card. Please contact us to claim your prize Thank you, Melanie (DT)


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