Thursday, March 7, 2019

Unicorn Window Birthday Card


Hello! This card was especially requested by my 7-year old son to give to his classmate/friend. He chose the main element of unicorn and the colors to use in the card. After I sketched the card lay-out and had it approved by my son, it is time to create a card.

I recently bought the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide spray. I am using Strathmore Watercolor paper to spray it on. It took a while for the ink to dry despite the heating. If you plan to emboss with this medium as background, make sure to test it out first before embossing. The unicorn stamp and die sets I am using is from Pink Fresh Studio. I already used this product on a Valentine's project. I embossed the flower center outline on the sprayed watercolor paper. I embossed this using white embossing powder. I die cut these flowers using the matching die. I die cut the leaves using green cardstock. I die cut the unicorn ears using a pearl white cardstock. I die cut a fun foam using the same die. I adhered the ear die cuts using liquid adhesive. I adhered this to a pink felt, then fussy cut the ear. For the horn, I embossed this on white cardstock using Wow! Gold Ultra High embossing powder. I embossed this twice to add more depth.

For the front panel, I die cut a white cardstock using a Mama Elephant stitched die from Peek A Frame Creative Cuts. I flicked watercolors on this panel using Finetec Gold Pearlescent watercolors. I set this aside to dry. I die the recipient's name using Lawn Fawn Cole's ABC die. I die cut a pink glittered cardstock and fun foam using the letter dies, and adhered the foam to the back of the glittered carstock.

I stamped the eyes on the cardstock panel with Versafine Onyx black ink. I embossed this using clear embossing powder. I stamped a sentiment from Ellen Hutson Totally Random Sayings Vol. 1 stamp set using WPlus9 Sweet Nectar dye ink. I adhered the letters next.

I stamped the top portion of a white cardstock measuring 4 1/4"x 5 1/2" with Hero Arts Star Galaxy Background stamp and Avery Elle Silver Fox pigment ink. I also added stars using a Heidi Swap stencil using the same ink and a sponge dauber.

I trimmed a Hero Arts Folded Acetate card to create a window on the front panel. I scored a 1/4" tab on the top to create hinge for the acetate window. I applied a double adhesive tape to this hinge, then adhered it to the stamped-stenciled cardstock panel which will be the back of the card. I trimmed 2 1/4" off the top of the front panel. I applied double adhesive tape to the back of this cut panel. I lined the bottom of this cut panel to the bottom of the back white cardstock panel.

I adhered the horn to the acetate using liquid adhesive. Then, I adhered the ears. I adhered the flowers using foam adhesive. I tucked the leaves on the back of the flowers. I adhered gems to the centers of the flowers.

The inside sentiment is from Altenew Halftone Stars stamp set.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. I absolutely love, love, love this card Maria! I think I'm going to have to get this stamp and die set. My granddaughter's would love it!

  2. This is ADORABLE! Love how you used the colors and the window!!