Friday, 17 February 2012

Stamping Dragon Design, Challenge, "Year of the Dragon"

Hello my dear blogger friend...

Its time for the new Stamping Dragon Design Challenge and this challenge is called "The year of the Dragon". The idea is that you HAVE TO USE A DRAGON somewhere on your project.

As usual, we the lucky DT got a couple of digi's to choose between and this one was my favorite. If you would like him as well, you can find him here.

I decided to go for a gate fold card. I tend to stick to the plain shape of cards, but since I've been asked to do a demo soon, I decided that i had to go a bit further and try something different.
I have done gate's before and do love them, I supposed I just get a bit lasy at times.

Now I AM a bit of a lacy crafter, because for the base card, i just took a normal c6, that is folded in halv and bent in the sides to the middle. So when that is done, I actually have a card in 4 pannels. I then cut a piece of card to fit the inside of the card. (covering the 2 middle pannels). I pressed the sides of the inner card into an versamark pad, sprinkled with red embossing powder and set with a heatgun. (I made sure it looked a bit messy) I then attached the card to the inside and voila, you have a strong gate fold card. (yes it will have a scoreline on the back!!!! but thats the price for being lasy :-)

Then it was on to the front... Having printed my image the night before, I started to colour Rubert in. I chose to do him red to match the rest of the card. Here i also pressed, sprinkled, and heated the edges, only made it less messy...

I put the 2 panels of the front through a egde punch (I used one from Martha Steward) and then cut some velum palels to fit each side. (I used velum from Docraft, I dont remeber the name but it was from the oriental series they had out some time ago). I used tiny blobs og glue under the black bit on the velum, to attach it to the card.

I then added my image to the one panel.. Make sure you ONLY attach the image to one side, OR your card wont open!!!! And last, Added a brad in the corner. (I nipped of the legs of the brad so i didnt have to make a hole in the card) ( Brad is from the V&A collection also from Docrafts)

And thats it... Hope you like my card.

Thank you for stopping by my blog, and THANK YOU for any comments.

Hugs to all, Marleen xxx


  1. Aww this is adorable love the image and papers.
    Hugs Rachael xx

  2. I love your dragon. The papers are adorable.

  3. The dragon is just so cute. I love his little face. xx

  4. Gorgeous card! That dragon is too cute! x

  5. Your card is lovely - he is very cute and I like that you have made him a proper oriental dragon - fab! vee xx

  6. Super Cute Image!! I really like this card!!

  7. Love your card. The red colouring is very striking.

  8. gorgeous! First time I checked your blog and you know what I LOVE the way that you describe how you do every step to make such a beautiful card. I am now very excited to have a look at your other cards too!!

    Do you use any of the Martha Stewart punches - if you do I would LOVE for you to please upload them onto my Crafty Sprinkles page on FB!

    Lots of hugs


    1. Anel have you got a link to your page please???

  9. He's so cute, Marleen, and I love how you've used him on this lovely gatefold card.
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

  10. Fabulous card, love the rich color, and your dragon is adorable xx

  11. What a cute dragon Marleen, great card. Carol x

  12. Beautiful card loving the image. Chris xx

  13. Fabulous cards Marleen xx Jan

  14. Fantastic! He looks great in red! Love it!

  15. Awesome take on the challenge. I love this card.