When your son asks for a special card for his friend’s birthday which Mummy can refuse?! The brief I was given was a textured background like this card with a red dragon, perhaps some gold on there too. The card was to match in with the two books which are part of the birthday present he was giving his friend.

I used the Simon Says Stamp’s Hexagon Pattern Circle with some embossing paste and gold paint to create the background and added a bit of paint splatter for some fun :) The dragon from Lawn Fawn’s Critters Ever After just fit the brief perfectly. I thought the curved tilted banner from Simon Says Stamp suited the theme too.


I’m a huge fan of Jennifer McGuire and I’ve been interested to see her use the Zig Wink of Stella pens, so I popped one in my basket the other day :) I have to say that I’m in love! I used the clear pen to add a touch of shimmer to the dragon’s chest, horns and spines and, well, just simply wow! In the light it adds a beautiful glittery sheen. The best part – no mess!


Is this card too cute for a boy to give his pal? I’d argue not because it suits the books so well and after all my boy is still cute and the sweetest nature :) I know it won’t last, little boys grow into big men, but I’m enjoying the cuteness whilst I can :)

I’m popping this card into the Birthday Card Challenge at Moxie Fab – always love a Moxie Fab challenge :)

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp tilted banner sayings, Lawn Fawn critters ever after; Dies – Simon Says Stamp hexagon pattern circle, tilted banners; Inks – Memento tuxedo black, Versamark; Card – Copic x-press it blending card, Bazzill marshmallow, liquorice twist; Embossing Powder – Hero Arts white; Embossing Paste – Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi; Glitter pen – Zig wink of stella clear; Gold paint; Copics; Memento dual marker

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