Year of the Dragon by Noelene

 Hello Crafty Friends, I have a new release to show you today & this month RAM Stamps is celebrating the Year of the Dragon with 5 adorable new digital stamps & a coordinating digital paper pack.
Each Dragon stamp comes with an Element from within the Chinese Zodiac; Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal & Water. Today I am using Dragon Fire, Dragon Metal & Dragon Water digital stamps.

It is a tradition in many Asian cultures to give red envelopes containing money for luck during celebrations, so follow along today as I share with you how I made these cute money envelopes.
What You Need: 
1 x Red Cardstock (Panel) 8 1/2" x 7 3/4"
2 x Gold Metalic Cardstock 7 5/8" x 3 3/8" 
2 x Patterned Paper 7 1/2" x 3 1/4" 
1 x Gold Metalic Cardstock 7 5/8" x 1 3/8 " 
1 x Patterned Paper 7 1/2" x 1 1/4"
1 x Red Cardstock (Band) 8" x 1 1/4"
1 x Gold Metalic Scalloped Circle Die Cut
Place the panel on a score board sitting the longest side, (8 1/2"), horizontally. Score the panel at 1 1/2" & 5". Next burnish along the score lines & open flat. Now add 2 small strips of double sided tape inside the top edge & bottom edge of the shortest scored fold as pictured, then flip in towards the center to adhere into place. This now creates the pocket to hold money. Now fold closed your envelope like a card & set aside.

Before the next step print your digital patterned paper of choice, I have used A4 160gsm paper. The digital papers I have chosen for my envelopes are Circles, Lantern & Dragon.

After cutting to size, adhere the patterned papers onto the gold metallic cardstock to create the cover panels. Now adhere the large cover panels to the outside front & back of your card. Adhere the small cover panel inside your envelope on the short folded flap that holds the money. Close your card & wrap the band around your card & adhere the 2 ends together. Make sure the belly band slides freely across your envelope & is not too tight or loose. Next die cut your coloured images with a circle die. Then adhere onto the metallic scalloped die cut. Attach this to the center of the belly band covering where the two ends join on the front of the envelope. 

Dragons: C5, R00, R22, R24, R27, R29, E00, E21, E23, N1, N4, N6, N8
Sword & Shield: N1, N4, N6, N8, E97, Y11, Y15, Y17
Rain Clouds: BG10, BG11, BG13
Fire: E97, Y11, 15, 17

Don't forget to check out the other new digital stamps called Dragon Wood & Dragon Earth! Want them all? Then just bundle & save here ! You will find the matching digital pattern paper pack Year of the Dragon here!

Digital Paper: RAM Stamps - Year of the Dragon
Colouring Medium: Copics
Accessories: Taylored Expressions Gold Matte Enamel Dots.

For more inspiration, check out my Instagram!
Thanks for stopping by!
Noelene x


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