Thursday, February 3, 2011

Here be dragons

I had fun making this card for my better half's birthday. He enjoys reading fantasy books, especially ones with dragons, so this Elusive Images dragon stamp is perfect for him. The sentiment and flourish are from the same set and I made them into a scroll. I've tried to give the card a distressed look as I imagine most papers would get pretty worn around fire-breathing dragons! Image is heat embossed in bronze; Kaisercraft papers; netting ribbon and big brads from my stash.

Submitted to the following challenges:

Oldie But A Goodie #11 Magical beings (dragons)

Stamping Vacation No tags

Do You Stack Up? #4 Patterned paper

Tellen's Place Male - Make it for the guys!

Crazy 4 Challenges #72 Vintage or shabby chic

Crafts 4 Eternity #4 Polka dots

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #96 Whateva! (with stamping)

Crafty Purple Frog Distressing


  1. Supercool card, very cool dragon. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  2. Hello Anna. This is lovely and I am sure your husband will be thrilled with it. I love the design and texture, the dragon is amazing, and I love the little scroll. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  3. Happy Birthday to D!!!
    What an awesome dragon stamp and the netting is just a fabulous look for great texture....I am sure you are right the dragon would make the papers very distressed. 8-)

  4. abfab, I just love dragons
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


  5. Excellent piece of work!! Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

  6. A fab card. Most men I know would appreciate this. Great image. Love that little scroll.
    Thankyou for joining us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

  7. Very cool card, he will love it! Thanks for joining us at An Oldie but a Goodie Challenge!
    Julia-Guest DT

  8. Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

  9. Hi Anna! Thanks so much for sharing your great patterned paper card with us at DYSU! Janna

  10. Hello Anna, this is really nice for your husband's birthday - love the dragon and the mesh piece sets the male tone well, doesn't it? Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week for our "Male" challenge. :~)

  11. Love the dragon :) Oh I really like that mesh too, I've used it a couple of times. It's great. Lovely card.

  12. Love the scroll. Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. Ooo..just love that Dragon!! With all the heat around here in South Aussie this week it feels like we are infested with fire breathing dragons. thanks for joining in with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday
    Hugs Leonie

  14. What a brilliant card
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie challenge and good luck!


  15. Love the mesh background! Great guy card! Thanks so much for playing Stamptacular Sunday's "Whateva" Challenge this week!

  16. Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

    Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...!

    Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


  17. a fabulous dragon card! thanks for joining in with the Oldie but a Goodie challenge this time.
    hugs, annie x