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Year of the Dragon Birthday Card Idea

Year of the Dragon birthday card featuring Whimsy Stamps Chinese Dragon digi, colored with Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils, by Paperesse.

This Asian look card featuring Meljens Designs Chinese Dragon digi is for a friend's upcoming birthday. Since it's the year of the dragon, and she was born in a dragon year, I thought this  was a perfect fit. I have quite a few Meljens digis like this one, from her independent online digi boutique days (this Cat Butts card is a past favorite) and I was sorry when she closed down her shop. Fast forward a few years and I was glad to see her reappear as a digital artist at Whimsy Stamps. Not all of her older designs are there (no Cat Butts I'm sorry to say), but she does have some cute ones, including this dragon who is once again available.

The paper is First Edition's Floral Fusion paper pad. I thought it an apt match for the dragon theme. The dragon charms I've had a while and never used, so I thought it was about time I did so, tying one on with a little gold twine. The sentiment was created with English 111 Adagio BT font (Joyeux Anniversaire = Happy Birthday).

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, First Edition Floral Fusion paper pad
Digital stamp – Whimsy Stamps Chinese Dragon
Die – Die-namics oval stax
Embellishments – twine, charm
Font – English 111 Adagio BT
Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Art-n-Fly white pen
Unipin .05 black fine line pen

I'm linking up with the following challenges: We Love 2 Create #3 – ATG, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #227 – ATG, Fab -n- Funky #593 – Add a Sentiment, Crafty Gals #254 – ATG, Polkadoodles Wk 15 – ATG,  HQFCB #4 – ATG Fantasy, and Allsorts Week 776 – ATG.


  1. Hello!! Thanks for sharing your splendid dragon anniversary wishes card at HQFCB (TFATU)!!! We don't often see dragon images so it's always a delight for me to see this in the link-ups! --Becca

  2. P.S. Heart's Quest Celebrations of Love challenges blog started back in January and the monthly main themes are always engagements, weddings, and anniversaries. It would be wonderful if you would share this card over there, too, if you want. --Becca

  3. Gorgeous Dragon image and pretty soft colours, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  4. A beautiful card with a gorgeous image and colours, thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  5. Oh, he is lovely Shani, love the papers and colours too and remember Meljen designs and even own a red rubber stamp of hers..gorgeous card, your friend will be delighted..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Thanks for entering this glorious dragon card at Allsorts this week. x

  7. What an awesome image and so beautifully coloured I love the papers this is super thank you for joining us at Allsorts
    lolo x

  8. Such a wonderful birthday card! So stylish and cool. Fabulous colours too!

  9. I love how the papers compliment your beautiful dragon. This is an absolutely brilliant card. So glad to hear the the dragon is available at Whimsy Stamps.


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