Cupcake dragon

CR00473 square

There’s nothing like a young girl’s birthday to give you an excuse to break out the cute images and pink Copics 🙂 Okay, so a pink dragon might be a bit cliched, but it was fun to colour!

I decided to combine making this birthday card with the February IG Crafty Crew hard challenge, which also conveniently gave me some direction for the card design. It was a tic-tac-toe challenge: I’d already picked my dragon image, which fitted the “fantasy” option, so I chose the line that included “stencil” and “die-cut”.

I chose a piece of lightly patterned paper for the background and stencilled over it with pink Distress ink (I love this rocks stencil). I used die-cuts for the sentiments and then coloured them with Copic marker and gave them a coat of Wink of Stella.

After layering everything together, I finished it off with some little stars. Oh, and made a custom envelope for it.

CR00473 detail


Copic markers:

dragon, pink – R81, RV34, R56, R59
dragon, brown – E70, E71, E74, E77
cupcake case – YR24, YR27, E99
cupcake – RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17
strawberry – R24, R27, YG17
ground – YG03, YG25, YG17
die-cuts – RV69


  • digital stamps:
    Conie Fong – Tori the Dragon birthday girl
  • dies:
    All Occasion Dies – happy birthday
    Concord & 9th – double-cut numbers
  • stencils:
    Echo Park – rocks
  • inks:
    Distress ink pad – picked raspberry
  • embellishments:
    Papermania – sparkling stars – assorted brights
    Papermania – sparkling stars – iridescent silver & clear
    Wink of Stella – clear
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Papermill Direct – pearlised – ultra white
    First Edition – paper pad – gilded winter
    scraps of pink paper and card
  • miscellaneous:
    Claritystamp stencil brush

CR00473 display


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