Inspiration For “Stampin’ with the Dragon” April Challenge

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A new venture for me today – you’ll probably already have noticed that I’ve been on the Design Team for the “The Dragons Den” for a while (this being the inspiration and information blog for “Stamping Dragon Designs) – well a few weeks ago I was asked whether I’d also like to make inspiration items for the “Stampin’ with the Dragon” Challenge Blog.

ChallengeAdvertisingBadgeChalenge WinnerPrizeEach “Stampin’ with the Dragon” challenge goes live the first Friday of the month with a new theme each time. The winner will get picked by “Random” so that it is fair for all levels of crafters.  The winner gets a voucher for £5.00 to spend in the Stamping Dragon Designs store.  You may enter each challenge ONCE with the use of any materials you wish. If you however wish to enter a second entry you MUST use Stamping Dragon Products. Please enter “2” after your name for the 2nd entry.  So why not consider joining in with us this month.

For April the theme is : Spring Time



I’ve gone for a fresh – white and pale green – look for my inspiration circular easel card.

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Thumbnail photos of some different areas/angles of this card.

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Stamping Dragon Designs Item:




I made the base card by scoring and folding in half an A4 sheet of linen textured white card then cutting it out as an over the edge circle to live a joined hinge.  I then scored across the front at the half way point.

I took elements from this kit into one of my graphics packages and created a layout for two scalloped edged circles, one for the inside of the card and one for the outside.  I put the wording “Flowers Are Blooming – Spring Is In The Air” onto the tag element ton one side and also added extra flowers and three circular elements to use as stoppers on the unused space of my working area.  After printing the sheet out I cut everything out and stuck the circle elements directy to the inside and bottom half of the outside of the card.  I cut through the “twine” attached to the tag and used glue to attach it to the side of the card front so that the cut was disguised.  Foam tape was used to attach the “stoppers” and the extra flowers were shaped a bit before attaching with glue gel.


Please go over to the “Stampin’ with the Dragon” Challenge Blog and have a look at my fellow Design Team members’ inspiration pieces.



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