Inspired By • Game of Thrones card – Dracarys

Game of Thrones inspired card. Dragons - Clearly Besotted. Card by @s_shayevich

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Hi there! Don’t know how it is for other crafters but I am often inspired for a card by something that is not cardmaking related (like stamps ). Like a movie, or a bag pattern I saw on somebody in a train, a store window design etc. I decided to create some kind of series for creations I was inspired for by things like that. It won’t be something regular coming each Saturday. Just when I make something of this nature. And today I want to share a Game of Thrones card which I made inspired by GOT. It’s my favorite show now (and I’m sure your favorite too, if not – really?).

Although my favorite is too weak word to express my feelings. I’m obsessed with it.
Game of Thrones card - Dracarys. Dragons - Clearly Besotted. Card by @s_shayevichSo for those who don’t watch this show (again – really?) there are three dragons over there. They are of different colors and their “mother” command them to fire by word Dracarys, which means “Dragonfire” in High Valyrian. Here I probably sound like a nerd who plays WarCraft, D&D and reads all fantasy literature. I’m not, I’m quite boring in fact. It’s just that show that took me so much ;)

Anyways, when Clearly Besotted released this set with way too adorable dragons, I knew I need it to create a Game of Thrones inspired card. And I created it during coloring challenge that Kathy Racoosin runs over in her blog and Instagram now.

First I colored three dragons, trying to color them close to what they are in the show. I colored them using COPICs markers and then covered with Wink Of Stella to add some shimmer, which I think is appropriate for dragons.
Game of Thrones inspired card. Dragons - Clearly Besotted. Card by @s_shayevichNext I took a dark gray card base and stamped a grunge background in SSS Cobblestone ink. I like backgrounds like these, also I believe they can be used not only on vintage or grunge cards.

I embossed the sentiment using an alphabet stamps set from Lawn Fawn. While using an alphabet set can be a pain yet not with this one. Stamps in this set align along each other very easily and the gap between them is not so big. In fact, Lawn Fawn have several set of such type, in different fonts. I will link them below if you’re interested.

As I wanted the sentiment to be kind of made of fire and I did this adding three colors of embossing powder. Working with embossing powders you should keep in mind that sometimes colorant of embossing powder can be dye, hence the color won’t be seen on a darker cardstock. Here I used Zing! from American Crafts, this powder is opaque.

Finally I added my three dragons, using black adhesive foam squares. White ones wouldn’t work here as all items of the card are on a darker side.
Game of Thrones inspired card. Dragons - Clearly Besotted. Card by @s_shayevichSo here it is, a Game of Thrones card :)  Are you ever inspired by something like a movie or TV show?

I’m taking now an OCC Heat Wave, love their classes and almost never miss one. On Day 3 Jennifer shows how several embossing powders can be mixed to get an interesting result. That’s what I did on this card for the sentiment.

SUPPLIES

If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you). Click on the letters below to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Scrapbook.com (SC), Amazon (AZ) etc..
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Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White Cardstock 110 Lb
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Impression Obsession Grunge Cling Stamp
IO
Clearly Besotted Hot Stuff Clear Stamp Set
SSS
Lawn Fawn Claire's Abc's Clear Stamp Set
SSS
Lawn Fawn Clark's Abc's Clear Stamp Set
SSS
Lawn Fawn Milo's Abc's Clear Stamp Set
SSS
Lawn Fawn Riley's Abc's Clear Stamp Set
SSS
Lawn Fawn Sally's Abc's Clear Stamp Set
SSS
Lawn Fawn Smitty's Abc's Clear Stamp Set
SSS
Lawn Fawn Violet's Abc's Clear Stamp Set
SSS
Simon Says Stamp Cobblestone Dye Ink Pad
SSS
American Crafts Zing! Apricot Embossing Powder
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American Crafts Zing! Mustard Embossing Powder
SSS
American Crafts Zing! Rouge Embossing Powder
SSS
Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
SSS | SC
Tsukineko Versamark Versamarker Watermark Emboss Pen
SSS
Kuretake Zig Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush Marker Clear
SSS | SC
Ek Success Craft Tweezers Precision Tip
SSS | SC
Ek Success Honey Bee Non-stick Scissors
SSS
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
SSS | SC
Tonic Studios Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer
SSS | AZ
3l Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares Small Black
SC
3l Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares Mix Black
SSS | SC

 

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Game of Thrones inspired card. Dragons - Clearly Besotted. Card by @s_shayevich

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July 16, 2016

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9 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jennifer K

    July 13, 2016

    I love this and I love Game of Thrones, you captured the dragons perfectly, the Mother of Dragons would be proud ;).

    • Reply

      Svitlana Shayevich

      July 15, 2016

      Thank you, Jennifer!

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    Pia Larsen

    July 14, 2016

    FAB mix of embossing colours for the sentiment! And those little dragons are just adorable….which I’m not sure they are in GOT. Well, hubby and I only made it through the first season and all the rest of the seasons are waiting for us to watch them….maybe one day we will find the time ;)

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      Svitlana Shayevich

      July 15, 2016

      OMG! I didn’t realized that some people can not watch till the dragons. Should have add SPOILER ALERT in the very beginning. Sorry for spoiling it for you.
      I’m so glad you liked my card!

  3. Reply

    aileen

    July 14, 2016

    Ohhh I am a fan, read every book and watched all thats available. These fellas are so cute and I love your colouring of them and the background. Looks stunning, well done.

    • Reply

      Svitlana Shayevich

      July 15, 2016

      Thank you a lot!

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    Wiebke Kommerell

    July 14, 2016

    These dragons are sweet! Love the simple design of your card.
    Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa-designed)

    • Reply

      Svitlana Shayevich

      July 15, 2016

      Thank you!

  5. Reply

    Robyn

    April 18, 2018

    OMG I wish you were selling these! You could TOTALLY sell these on Etsy!
    Love them!
    Robyn

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