greeting cards

Dragon on bauble

A Christmas card with a little green dragon sitting on a red bauble hanging from a sprig of fir in front of a window.

I did think about turning this little dragon into a pendulum card — I’d seen a card by Jennifer McGuire and this digi seemed like a good candidate for the technique. I do like to try out different card styles every now and again, but when it came to colouring him, I changed my mind and created a simple background instead. Sometimes doing something different just for the sake of novelty would be a mistake and, in this case, I don’t think it would have ended up with me creating a better card.

After doing all the Copic colouring, I filled in some tiny details on the dragon and added some satin texture to the bauble with Triplus fineliners. These have the advantage of being Copic-safe, so they won’t bleed if I need to go back over something with a Copic marker.

The same can’t be said of any of the white gel pens, so those definitely have to be the very last thing used on any card; only when I’m sure it’s complete apart from the snow.

A close-up of the dragon on the bauble.

Copic markers:

dragon (bright green) – B34, YG03, YG17
dragon (dull green) – BG93, BG96
bauble – R59, R46, R35, R14
fir – G29
wood wall – E31, E33, E34, E35
window frame – E35, E37
wallpaper – BG93
sky – B60
snow – B0000, B000

Staedtler Triplus fineliners:

dragon spikes and dots – 048 kalahari orange
bauble texture – 002 red, 023 bordeaux red, 029 carmine red


  • stamps:
    Lawn Fawn – merry messages
  • digital stamps:
    Lee Holland Art – dragon on bauble
  • dies:
    Create A Smile – double stitched rectangles
  • inks:
    Versamark – onyx black
  • pens:
    Gelly Roll 10 white
    Sakura glaze black
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Hunkydory Matt-tastic – liquorice
The Christmas card displayed on a small wooden easel.

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