Inspiration For “Stampin’ with the Dragon” May Challenge

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A new challenge starts today on 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 May the theme is : FLOWERS



For today’s challenge inspiration I simply couldn’t decide whether to go all digital or whether to go for a more paper based creation – so I made one of both.  One was quite quick to make from finish to end, just to show that you can use Stamping Dragon Designs items to make quick cards if you want.  The other had more work both in cutting out and in constructing with added embelishments, just to show that you can take digital elements, print them out, and craft with them as if you’d bought a paper kit.  I hope you like them.

Card 1

For this one I designed the whole layout digitally, printed it, scored it, and folded it, for a quick A5 card. I even decorated the back a bit before printing.

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This is what the back of the card looks like, and the design of the insert I put inside.

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Card 2

For this one I pulled in lots of elements into my graphics package and re-sized to make them all suitable for the card size I wanted, and built up a background by tiling an element, before printing out, cutting, and constructing my card and building up decoupage layers on the main image.

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First thumbnail below is a photo of the carde taken in different lighting – it may show the detail up better on different screens.  Second thumbnail image is an angled view of the card showing some of the dimension created on the card.

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Card 1:

For this card I took elements of the kit into one of my graphics packages and moved, resized, copied, etc., until I had a complete card layout that I liked, both card front and back. This was then printed out onto glossy cardstock, scored and folded to make a card.  I also designed an insert from the same elements, printed it onto paper, trimmed, folded and attached it inside the card using finger-lift tape.  A simple – click, print and score – card that took less than 15 minutes to make.

As well as kits like this that can be used to make quick, but unique, cards when time is short, you will also find coloured in digi-stamps in the store that can also be used to make quick cards – it’s always handy to have bought a few that will suit several occasions and keep them in your digital library so that you have some ready for when you need that card in a hurry.

Card 2:

For this card I also took elements from the kit into one of my graphics packages, but this time I tiled one element to make a background, resized and overlapped elements to make a topper with extra layers for decoupage, etc..  These were layed out over my screen working area and printed onto Super Smooth cardstock.  I then cut out all the individual pieces.  I went round the edge of both the base card and the background mat with a ProMarker.  I also punched the corners of the background pat with a star corner punch – the two pieces of paper ribbon were tucked behind these to show through.  I then took the pieces, along with various embelishments, and attached them all together to make my card, giving dimension to some pieces and attaching others flat.


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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  • If you fancy trying out some of Stamping Dragon Designs, please do visit the Store to find all sorts of digital goodies for crafting, and the minimum spend is only £2 (you’ll find great digi-stamps and lots more).
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