Saturday, August 5, 2017

Dragon Crashing Over Birthday Cake Birthday Card

Happy Saturday Crafters,

Ever since I bought the Jaded Blossom Dragon Kisses Stamp set I've been wanting to make a birthday card using a dragon with a birthday cake. 

As I was browsing thru my SVG data base to find an image that I wanted to use I couldn't find one that was exactly what I had in my mind so I decided to combine two different KaDoodle Bug Designs files to create the image I wanted.  I used KBD Shoptastic Cuties-Birthday Cake and weird as it may sound I also used the KBD Cutie KaToodles Tombstone Dragon

I wanted the dragon to look like he was looking over the cake to the birthday person and saying the sentiment I used. 

I also paper pieced and print and cut these files to show that you can combine files either way.  You just need to figure out where you're going to fussy cut afterwards and be patient.

While I was working on putting together the print and cut files and paper piecing the dragon together I added Nuvo Crystal Drops to the icing on the paper pieced cake. I took some little accents I bought from the dollar store awhile ago and added them to the icing.  These little accents are in tiny glass files and are supposed to be for nail decoration.  LOL

 In hind sight I wish I would've added the Nuvo Crystal Drops after I put a majority of the cake together.     

In this picture you'll see that I used one of my embossing folders to put the icing on so I could set it aside to dry. 

Here it is the cake before I combined it with the dragons.

First up are pictures of the paper pieced Shoptastic Cutie Birthday Cake combined with the dragon from the Cutie KaToodles Tombstone Dragon.
I just love how he looks popping over the cake like he's crashing through the candles to say "Need help lighting all these candles?"

Here he is with the white icing. 

Here's the print and cut files combined together.  
I printed both out separately  and then cut the tombstone away from the dragon to put him behind the cake and have his arms in front of the cake.  

Here's a close up of the two images together. 

Card Recipe:

  • Gelly roll pen - White & Metallic Purple for accents
  • Wink of Stella Brush Pen GL Yellow 050 for the candle flames
Thanks for stopping by.
I hope I inspired you to try combing files to make something new.

Happy Crafting

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  • Pennys Challenges #340 Anything Goes 
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  1. Pretty! Thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  2. I love how you used both KBD files!! Fun JB sentiment too! Super CUTE my friend!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craftaholics, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. They are sooooo CUTE! LOVE the dragon.. love how you used 2 different files to make one sweet one!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations