I’m SUPPOSED to be making Valentine’s Day cards but this girlie dragon was begging to be shared.

The layout is cased from a card I saw on SCS – it had a dinosaur or a dragon on it and caught my eye a few days ago (EDIT – the card I cased was made by artystamper on SCS) because I was anxious to make a card with the image I had already coloured.  Once I was done I knew I needed a little more bling and I’m trying (once again) to use more of my flowers.  These are actually poinsettias but they are pink so I think I can get away with using them on a birthday card:

I used the Family Phrases sentiment set for the “Happy Birthday” on the bottom of the card.  I don’t own the actual family stamps but I love the childish font in this set and I think I will use it a lot.  I also used Pink Pirouette cardstock as I had a half sheet left from the Valentine’s Day card I made a few days ago.  I’m running short on pink and red cardstock but I’m trying to hold out until sellabration to order more. (if you buy SU! products you know what I’m talking about, if not, you won’t care anyway!)

The green cardstock (old olive) strip was punched using an MS punch that also embosses the diamonds on the punch.  I’m not overly impressed with the job it does so I won’t be buying any more embossing punches.  I think the SU cardstock is too thick for these punches.

The patterned paper (green square) is Basic Grey.  The card probably would have been better with a more noticable pattern but I have a lot of “plain” BG sheets that need using up.  I’m sure they’re great for scrapbooking but I find them hard to use on a card. 

I added some stickles to the dragon’s wings and hairbow which goes nicely with the sparkly poinsettias but you can’t see it in the picture.  I’ll have to work on taking some close ups to show off any glittery card parts in future.

TIP:  When purchasing glitter glues or pens don’t buy EVERY colour the manufacturer sells unless you have big bucks burning a hole in your pocket.  Stick with clear glitter or “neutrals” such as gold and silver.  You’ll be able to use them on just about any card you want.

Supplies used: High Hopes stamp, Family Phrases by SU, Pink Pirouette and Old Olive CS, BG pp, SU dye inks, watercolour brush, ribbon (dollar store), Primas, brad (dollar store), MS border punch, nesties, Palette Hybrid black ink, stickles.