Sunday, September 25, 2016

Magical Dragons

Magical Dragons

Today I'm going to share with you a card I made using my My Favorite Things Magical Dragons clear stamp set, as promised.  I love this new stamp set.  There are so many things you can do with these big and little dragons.  I chose the stamp that had the flying dragon and his large puff of smoke. I think it would have been super cute with a birthday cake image for a birthday card but I stuck to making a shaker card so I wanted to leave plenty of room on the front so the sequins would show through.  I didn't want too many images taking away from the shimmer in the background. 

I stamped out quite a few images on my 110lb white cardstock.  You can see all the dragon images, a princess and prince image as well.  There is a cute baby dragon that they have and a few different  poses for the larger dragon which I intend to use at a later time.   The elephants are from a different stamp set and hopefully a card I will be making in the near future!  I find that it's a lot of fun just stamping out a bunch of images and coloring them in all at once.  

For the dragon I used in this card I used the following Copic markers: 
Greens - G14 G05& G02
Yellow - Y08 & Y00
For the pink I used R20 & R2
Cloud: C00
White Gel Pen - Sakura White Gel Roller
Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen

After coloring almost an entire sheet, I place my paper on my PixScan mat by Silhouette.  I uploaded my image and traced around each image I wanted to cut.  I then used the Offset option to create a white border around my image and then deleted the original trace image.  I'm no pro with the Silhouette so this probably took me longer than it would for some others. I do love the offset option though because it leaves the white border as if you cut it out with a die.  Using the mat I was able to cut all the images below in one single cut.  While the Silhouette Cameo worked it's magic cutting out all my colored images, I was able to cut and prep my background, papers and borders. 

I used the My Favorite things die set that has the Stitched Squares.  Although I didn't use the part with the adorable stitched squares, I did use the negative part.  I think it looks like a picture frame or a polaroid picture.  Side note, I love that this die set can be used in so many different ways.  I cut the largest square out and used the negative for the outside border of my card. Then I continued cutting one after another inside each other and I not only got the four stitched border frames, but I also got the negative frames which to me look like the edge of a postage stamp.  :) WOOHOO! 

So after cutting out my background piece I used my distress inks Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire and Weathered Wood to create a night sky look and then I flicked some water onto the distress ink using a paintbrush to get the water color effect. 

I adhered a piece of acetate onto the front panel with the border, and then used the X Press It mounting tape to create my shaker border.  I love how thick this tape is.  I don't feel I have to double it up or anything, it gives plenty of space for the shaker goodies.  I then filled my shaker area with a bunch of sequins.  I used some from Recollections and a few that I had bought at the Scrapbook Expo.  I adhered the background to the project and then used my tape runner to adhere the entire project to my folding card. 

I colored in the birthday greeting with Stamping Up' markers Brilliant Blue for the words "Here's A" and "Flyby" and I used Only Orange for the word Birthday so it stood out more. 

Last but not least, I attached my dragon and his puff of smoke to the outside of the card and I was done!  :) 

Incase you're wondering what is in this dragon stamp set here is a quick list of the images included with the set. There are four dragons.  One dragon is flying, one is sitting down with its arm outstretched, one is sitting with a confused look and then there is an adorable baby dragon as well.  There are three puffs of smoke or clouds, there is one little knight and one little princess.  The sayings are super clever and cute.  They are "Here's aBIRTHDAY flyby," "Get well soon," You're on FIR!E!," "I'd slay a dragon for you, ""You SLAY me," "You make my life MAGICAL," and last "I heard you were DRAGON."

Hope you have a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by and check out the website!  :) 

My Favorite Things Haul

MFT Stamps Haul! 

I have been eyeing this Dragon stamp set along with some of the dies from the My Favorite Things website.  First of all I have to say that I love the option on their website that alerts you when an out of stock item is back in stock! Genius!   This feature draws you back to their site every once in a while and reminds you how cute their stuff is!  I get so lost on their site clicking on all the cute things, filling up my cart and browsing all the fun new products!  So when I received my notification that the Magical Dragon clear stamp set was back in stock I rushed over to the website to order mine.  Well conveniently, there is a free shipping option if you order $75 worth of items from the website and if that wasn't good enough, my birthday just passed and I recently was given some birthday money!  So, I tried different options to see what I wanted to order.  Luckily there were also a few items on clearance!  I ended up with a bunch of stuff and I just wanted to share what a wonderful experience it was ordering from My Favorite Things Stamps.

First of all the packaging was very nicely done.  The outside of the box has a cute saying on the lip "This box contains a whole lot of happy (Open quick and get crafty!)" This is so true!!! I was so happy when my box arrived and it was so cute!!! Bonus!

When you open it up, and I did this super carefully savoring every second of this awesome experience, there is a note thanking your for your order and a mint!  Not to mention to adorable pink tissue paper with the company name on it.  So cute!  They really get all the details right!  The packaging was perfect!

Then, as if wrapped by a professional present wrapper, I opened the perfectly creased tissue paper and...WOOHOO there were all my goodies!

This was the cute thank you note and mint! 

Here is my very first My favorite Things Stamps haul.  I bought the Multi Medium Matte adhesive, X Press It mounting tape (2.2 yards), the My Favorite Things Magical Dragons clear stamp set, the Adorable Elephants clear stamp set, Stitched Square Scallop Frames die, the Stitched Rainbow die, the Stitched Circle STAX die and I received a free die as well. 

Here's a little better view of the stamp sets, glue and mounting tape.

Here are the dies that I purchased.  The one in the clear bag without any labeling is the free die I received from My Favorite Things. 

And this was the lip of the box.  Sorry, my little Mochi dog wanted to be in the picture.  This was taken right after she decided she needed to inspect the box first, she approved! I love this saying, it is so true!!! 

So, I had a great time ordering, tracking, and opening up all my goodies.  It did take a couple of days for them to actually ship out my items but after seeing the beautiful packaging it was well worth the wait and I would happily do it again!  I love that I was able to track the package once it shipped as well.  

I will be posting my creations soon!  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Shopping!  :)