12 July 2017

B-day Dragon

A shimmery dragon with a birthday heart and wish, this sweet little tag features Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, Finetec metallic watercolours, Recollections paper, Stampin' Up ribbon, and a hint of Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide. Rawrrr!


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Putting It Together

Last week I made a card with a tag shape window. With this project, I make use of the tag shape that was die cut to make that window. 

The paper of the tag shape is very thin, envelope weight, pattern paper, so I needed to have a heavier cardstock as the backing. I decided I also wanted to have a sliver of matting visible using that cardstock. Since I had used the largest of the dies in the nested set for the tag shape, I traced around the die I had used. The lines of the tag are straight, so I used the trimmer to cut them.

I then used a blender tool and Worn Lipstick Oxide Distress to colour up just the edges. I like the Oxide for this because of it's slightly chalky softer look than the regular Distress.

The matting/backing is a perfect fit.

I then stamped the dragon with black Archival ink and painted him (her?) with Finetec pearlescent paints for a shimmery metallic look: Caribbean Green for his body with Sapphire Blue shading, Blue Silver for his belly with Deep Black shading, Crystal Gold for his crest and back fin, and Purple with Amethyst shading for his heart.

After painting, I die cut using one of the smaller tag shapes in the nested set and added the sentiment with the same black ink. I popped up the dragon panel with foam mounting tape and added a hole and some ribbon for a fast and adorable tag. The back is blank (and not even inky at all!!) for a personal sentiment. I love how this pulled together.


Try It On Tuesday: Tags
Scrapping 4 Fun: Birthday
Happy Little Stampers CAS: Birthday
Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Scrappin': Anything But a Card
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers with Dies: Anything Goes
Crafty Hazlenut's Patterned Paper: Anything Goes


  1. A really cute tag. Thank you for sharing it at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. This is too sweet. Thank you for joining us at Scrapping 4 Challenges. Good luck. Vicki- DT

  3. So cute! What a sweet tag :) Thank you for joining us as Scrapping4FunChallenges! Good luck, and hope to see you again for the next challenge!

    Carrie, DT

  4. Such an adorable birthday tag, the dragon is cute and the sentiment is fab.
    Thank you for joining us over at Scrapping4FunChallenges.
    Kelly (DT)

  5. I love the dragon! So cute!

    Thank you for joining our Challenge at Scrapping4funChallenges, good luck!
    Looking forward to see you at the next challenge

    DT member at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Diana's Creations

  6. Love this little dragon on your tag.

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

  7. Adorable image on your lovely tag :)
    Thanks for sharing at 'Try It On Tuesday'.
    Gill x

  8. A lovely tag, such a sweet dragon.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril xx

  9. Gorgeous tag, thanks for joining us at TIOT, Valerie

  10. So fun and cute. Thanks for joining us at HLS CAS challenge this month with your birthday tag

  11. What a cute tag and a fun image! Adorable!Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  12. Hey
    Beautiful work, wonderful colors, and digi sensational.
    Thank you for taking the challenge on Scrapping4funChallenge
    Agnieszka DT

  13. Oh so cute. I love the tags and the colors. the image is just too cute. What a doll. So glad you shared over at Inspiration Destination.
    Billie A
    Inspiration Destination
    Catch the bug
    Creative with Stamps
    Aud Sentiments
    Paper Play Sketches

  14. Super cute tag and a fab sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing at HLS Anything Goes with Dies. :)

  15. Your sweet baby dragon tag has planted a smile allll over my face! Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this gem in the HLS CAS and Anything Goes with Dies Challenge galleries!


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