Saturday, May 21, 2022

You're A Legend

For this week's Polkadoodles challenge we're focusing on Men and Boys cards.  I'm sure you will enjoy all the wonderful cards the Design Team has created to inspire you!  You can click HERE to go over to the the Challenge Blog to see all the cards and to enter yours too. 

But first let me share with you what I did for my project card.  I've used Knight Dragon from the Little Dudes Collection and made a mini slimline masculine birthday card. 

Isn't this little guy adorable?  Especially with his pet dragon, he's certainly only a fierce knight in his dreams!

I've colored the image with Copic markers and hand cut it out.  I also printed the 'You're a Legend' sentiment on a 2" strip of white cardstock.

I wanted my card to look like the little knight was dreaming of all the castles he could conquer, so I stenciled several along a few scrap strips of white cardstock.  Then I die cut each strip with several miscellaneous cloud dies and inked the outside edge in red. I also used the cloud dies to cut on both sides of the sentiment, leaving several inches of white space to the left to have room to mount the boy.

For the base I started with the black & white brick background paper, then secured the clouds towards the top.  I added the sentiment cloud at the bottom, then secured the colored image on top. You may notice, he is glued at the bottom but popped up from the shoulder up.  This really adds dimension to the card. Next I measured for the base and cut the background black cardstock to fit my image. This base ended up being 4 1/4" x 6 1/2".  Don't be afraid to make an odd sized card.  Get out of that A2 box ~ you can do it!  

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft Rocket ~ Challenge 92 ~ Birthday 

Moving Along with the Times ~ Challenge 142 ~ May 

Seize the Birthday ~ Challenge 238 ~ Faux or Real Stitching 

Tic Tac Toe ~ Challenge 162 ~ Die Cut/Free/Large Sentiment  

The Paper Shelter - Challenge 512 ~ Magical & Mythical 

Simon Says ~ Wed Challenge ~ Layer it Up

 Pam’s Pearls


Dragon: YG03, YG23, YG25, FV2, W3, Knight: Hat: Y28 Y29, R29, R59, FV2, Sword N5, N3 R59, Gloves, Y26, Y28, Clothes: R56, R29, N5, Shoes: N5, N6, N4, Y26, Y28




  1. What a wonderful knight you have there Pam, and he is standing on that fabulous background that you created

  2. Love this card Pam….such a brave little knight and his dragon is cute ….love the background you have created x

  3. Super cute little knight...and that dragon isn't a bit scary! Thanks for sharing this with us at Tic Tac Toe this week!

  4. Adorable Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge! I hope to see you in our next challenge!
    Crafty Hugs!
    DT Dawn

  5. This is a great card and image. I love the idea of the knight dreaming about conquering all those castles! Thanks for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time and we hope to see you again.

    Vannessa, DT for The Paper Shelter