Thursday, February 6, 2020

Unicorn Birthday Cake Shaped Card

Hello! My youngest son's birthday is on Sunday. I created this card with him as my inspiration. He loves unicorns like me.

After I saw Jennifer McGuire's card featuring the Hero Arts Decorate A Cake stamp set, I knew I have to recreate her card for my son's birthday. Since I don't have the stamp set, I used my Cricut to cut a tiered cake. I did some editing on the cake image in the Cricut Design Space, replacing some of the guide cuts with drawn lines. I also used the We R Memory Keepers Quill Glue Pen for the cake stand scalloped lines so I can embossed some glitter to it.

After I had the cake cut, I did a bit of surgery on the cake. I cut off the top tier of the cake and also cut off the foot of the cake stand.

I stamped the horn using the Pink Fresh Studio Magical Unicorn stamp and die sets. I heat embossed the horn with Wow! Midas Touch embossing powder. I embossed it twice. I heat embossed two horns so I can adhere it back to back. I die cut the horns using the matching die.

I die cut the ears next using white card stock. I traced the negative cuts on a pink and gray card stock, and vellum. The pink and vellum pieces will be the inside of the ears while the gray piece is for the back of the ears.

I stamped the eyes on the cake using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I colored the edges of the cake using a Copic marker. I adhered the pink cut trim on the cake. I applied Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen to this trim for more sparkle.

I started building the shaped card. I adhered the horn and ears to the back of the cake piece with the eyes. I adhered the silver card stock next. I did the same process to the back of the cake. To make this into a card, I cut a strip of acetate and scored this at the middle. I applied a thin double sided adhesive tape to the acetate right next to the score line. I adhered one side to the top of the cake front, and adhered the other side to the top of the back of the cake.

For the flowers, I die cut several colors of card stock, following the colors in the color theme of this month's Pink Fresh Studio Challenge. I heat embossed the flower accents on the flower using the same embossing powder. I curled the flowers for added dimension. I adhered gems to the center of the flowers. I adhered the flowers to the cake.

I stamped a sentiment in the inside of the card which is also from the same stamp set.

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

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. OMG how adorable! SURE to bring a smile! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
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  2. A super cute, shaped card, Maria! Thank you for joining the Hearts and Flowers challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog.
    Carole DT x