I am NOT a card maker.
I really struggle with the whole card thing but i do try hard when its a friends birthday,
so i stick to what i know and keep it simple.
Heat embossed image, alcohol ink background, black card and as a special treat....
some silk fabric and a bit of ribbon.
I used a mix of black 'fine detail' embossing powder and clear 'ultra thick' so that i got a dimpled effect to give the impression of dragon scales.