I hope those of you in the UK are enjoying our heatwave. The temperature inspired my card today over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog with a bright, hot background for my dragon. Like many card makers, I absolutely love this stamp set and just had to colour these characters up like Toothless and Hiccup!

I started out by stamping the dragon and the boy rider from the Mama Elephant Me and My Dragon stamp set onto some blending cardstock using some MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I had to mask off the top of the dragon’s head with a post-it note to make it look as though the boy is sitting on the dragon’s back. I coloured the dragon in using some cool greys, using at least 5 markers to ensure the depth of colour. For the boy, I chose some greens and browns. I then fussy cut the characters out, though there are coordinating dies available.

Since it’s been hot here, I used some Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber to blend on some Distress Oxide ink over the MFT Mini Cloud Edges stencil. Working from the top down, I kept the darker colours to the bottom to add dimension so it looks as though there are layers of clouds. I then adhered this directly to a top-folding A6 card base.

I blended on some Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink onto another white panel and cut two pieces out using two of the Mama Elephant Kingdom Trio Dies. I layered these up at the bottom using some foam tape, white heat embossing the ‘THANK YOU SO MUCH’ sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Simply Sentiments set. A few sequins and a little dusting of Wink of Stella finish off the card nicely!

Enjoy the heat whilst it lasts!