Primarily a cardmaking and papercrafting blog featuring both my own creative designs-including the products and techniques I used to create them-as well as projects by the Sparkle Blends Designing Divas team and other Guest Designers. I welcome comments, design suggestions, and questions, but I do ask that they remain respectful and kind.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
A Dragon's Fire Valentine
Are you ready for Valentine's Day yet? I am with this little bit of death and destruction, because what doesn't say I love you more than carnage. My husband loves when I create him cards that don't quite fit the mold, and ever since I saw EK's Dragon Fire sparkle blend mix from Doodle's Paper Playground, I knew I had to use this image from Little Miss Muffet.
I started by coloring the Sleeping Beauty image with my colored pencils.
I fussy cut the image out and lined it up with this bit of over inked black cardstock. This background was left over from another project, but I love the subtle hints of red within the black, making it prefect for the Sparkle Blend mix.
I die cut the cardstock with a heart die, letting it be a little off center since this whole card is a little off center.
I created the shaker element, and filled it with EK's Dragon Fire sparkle blend mix. I know this mix looks dark and broody, but it can actually be quite fun and bold.
I constructed the shaker card and adhered the image to the front, letting her be the star in front of the heart.
I added a few more sequins on top of the card so you could see the cool colors they really are.
I finished the card with a sentiment stamped in white, and edging the whole card with more white ink.
Make sure you tell me what you think of this fun design in the comments below. Until then, happy craftin!
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