25 August 2017

Chase Your Dreams - shaped card with rainbow and dragon

Chasing dreams are like a golden dragon leaping over a rainbow, beautiful.

This shaped easel card features stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and a die set from Craftin' Desert Divas coloured with Distress ink,  Finetec watercolour, and Perfect Pearls.


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Putting It Together

I got this idea when I was fading off to sleep and then, because of other commitments, had to rush to get it done for the challenge I was inspired by.

I used the die to cut the arc and several clouds. I love the stitched details on this die set.

For the card base, I traced the outside edge of the die and extended it.

I fussy cut the base and cut out the void under the arc. I left a connected piece for stability. This long area will be covered with clouds.

The card elements all in white.

I used a blender and Distress ink on each arc.

I adhered each arc to a backing panel.

I scored and folded the card base along the bottom edge.

I dry fit the rainbow panel.

I used a Mister with Perfect Pearls to add shimmer to the rainbow. I carefully heat set it so the water didn't move the Distress ink.

I added clouds to the rainbow panel.

I dry fit the easel again to figure out the placement of the bottom clouds. I had added a double stacked strip to the front of the card to act as a stopper for the easel.

I added the row of clouds on the easel front.

I embossed a dragon with gold on watercolour paper.

I used a waterbrush and Finetec pearlescent watercolour on the dragon and added shading with Distress ink and dark eyes with Gelly Roll Glaze.

I fussy cut the dragon and adhered him with foam mounting tape.

I stamped the sentiment on silver foiled card stock and added it to the easel front over the clouds.


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday: Shaped Card
Dies R Us: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Add Metal
Sasayaki Glitter: Colours of the Rainbow
Creative Craft Cottage: Let's Get Sparkly
Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Dies and/or Punches
Happy Little Stampers with Dies: Anything Goes


  1. What a lovely card with the rainbow, dragon, and clouds!! And, great tutorial!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge this month!

  2. What a pretty project. Love the details and colors. Thanks for entry in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Happy Crafting!

  3. Wonderful tutorial and super cute card!! Thank you so much for joining in on the fun & our Challenge on Crafty Gals Corner.

    Annie - DT Member

  4. Well aren't you clever!!! This is such a sweet and fun creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything using Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  5. Beautiful card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge.
    Have a nice day.
    Anneke DT

  6. Rijacku this is adorable! I love the rainbow and the dragon, and the clouds, well just everything! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Crafty Gals Corner!

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sasayaki Glitter, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. Your rainbow card is SO cute! What a fun idea. Thanks for playing along at Dies R us!

  9. Back again...this time from Happy Little Stampers! Thanks for joining us with your fun card!

  10. What a fun idea, I've a set of rainbow dies that have yet to see the light of day!
    Thanks for sharing at HLS anything goes with dies. :)

  11. Great shaped card!
    Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
    Addicted to Stamps and More
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  12. What a wonderful shaped card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Cindy (DT)


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