Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Red Dragon

      I have an adult granddaughter who dearly loves dragons, something we have in common.  I 'collect' new dragon digis and rubber stamps whenever I can, and I use them to make cards for her (with and without occasions) all year long.

     This one I did for her birthday.  No coloring, just lots of red, white, and black silk machine embroidery thread.  I have a sewing machine with embroidery capacity and now I'll have to add embroidery designs to the list of dragons I collect.  This one was embroidered onto a stiffening background so that, when finished and trimmed, it has the look and feel of an applique.  I simply applied it to the card front, then added the sentiment which had been cut with an Avery Elle die.

     I added a narrow ribbon and a tiny bow (Marianne Design die), and left the card design CAS to focus attention on the dragon.


     Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. (How to Train Your Dragon)

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

5 comments:

Lori m said...

Gorgeous dragon, enjoy the embroidery, I've often wanted to give that a try, food for future thought, hugs, Lori m

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

You know being a Welsh girl I LOVE Dragons too, this is one amazing dragon and embroidery Connie, born to be a dragon? I was once told I was a Welsh Dragon lady! I was a little cross with the person, long story, but I was proud to be called that in a funny way.
i know your granddaughter will LOVE it.
Faith x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card.
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Vicky Hayes said...

What a lovely thing to have an ongoing theme to encourage you to send cards to your granddaughter. I have a similar thing going with my (adult) son - cards featuring prosecco or gin with silly sentiments! Your beautiful dragon card really does look like appliqué and I'm sure your granddaughter will love it! Thank you for coming to play with us at Addicted to CAS! Vicky x

Kelly Schelske said...

Wow NC, what a card!

Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, I hope you play along again this time!