Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Hugs on Your Birthday


Warm enough for everyone here in the UK?... I LOVE IT :)

I've used the sketch from Fusion for todays card.

With heat being very prominent at present I decided on a hot design.  The dragons have been coloured with alcohol markers and highlighted with a white gel pen.  Distress reinkers were used to create the blown effect down the side in Fired Brick and Wild Honey.

The same colours were used to ink the 'hugs' die, clear embossed and matted onto two black layers.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle and to finish I added some sparkle so the flames dance in the sunlight.

Challenge Links...

Fusion - Cactus Door (playing with just the sketch)
Inkspirational - Inspiration Photo (picked out the colours)
Always Fun - Anything Goes
The Paper Players - Celebrate (Birthday Hugs)


  1. Fabulous card, Claire. I love the design and the little dragons are adorable. xx

  2. Very clever, Claire! I like the flames going to the dragons for a change! My favourite thing is that gorgeously coloured and glossy 'hugs'. Thank you for joining in the 400th challenge celebrations at The Paper Players.

  3. What a brilliant take on the challenge with those cute dragons and firey vertical panel! I love the way you think :) Cute card!

  4. Hi Claire, a wonderful take on the sketch, love the blown edge looks like flames licking the edge. Have a wonderful week.... Megan

  5. Oh my goodness... you have been a busy lady!
    Beautiful card. Absolutely love those cute dragons. X

  6. Love how you have done those flames Claire, they are really fantastic. The "hugs" looks like enamel and the dragons are adorable xx

  7. Oh so clever with the flames and the dragons! Love it! Glad you joined us at Fusion!

  8. This is brilliant! I used to love using this technique at school, I see lots of opportunity for getting messy. Perfect with the dragon theme. x

  9. Dragons, flames, hugs...such a *cool* design and delightful interpretation of the photo! Thrilled that you shared your creativity in the Inkspirational gallery!

  10. Cute card! I like your fun dragons and the side detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  11. I love the look of that border and also the shine on the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.


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