Hello, Hetty here with a fun technique card. Have you ever tried iris folding? It does look very complicated, but in fact is is super easy. It is just a bunch of folded papers and some cellotape and a template to follow. I found this free template of the dragon HERE. Now you can give it a try too. Click on the image, it will get larger and you can safe it to your computer with a right mouse click.
For the dragon I used various gold colored papers and the eye is a brad. The background is embossed. I did that before I cut out the dragon shape.
You find the birthday sentiment with kanji here.
Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!