Monday, April 27, 2020

Felt, Flock and Another Use for Border Die

Hello! I created this card to join in Pinkfresh Studio's Card Sketch Challenge in Facebook. I am using my all time favorite Pinkfresh Studio Magical Unicorn stamp and die sets.

To accommodate the design, I created a larger card, a 5"x7" card. To create the card base, I cut a heavy weight card stock, one at 5"x7", and one at 5"x7 1/4". The latter is longer so I can create a hinge to adhere these two cuts together and create a top folding note card. I scored this at 1/4" to create the hinge.

I cut two more pieces of card stock, a white and a gray, both at 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".

Using the Hero Arts Oval Nesting die, I die cut two different sized ovals at the center, to create a stacked look. I traced the smallest oval window on the white card stock that I will be using as card front. This will guide me with stamping and arranging the elements of the card.

I created the horn by die cutting it on a white card stock. Keeping the negative cut, I applied a piece of non-tack tape on the back of this negative cut and pieced in the horn. I set this on the Misti Stamping Tool. I positioned the stamp on the horn die cut, picked it up with the Misti, and inked it with a yellow die ink followed with Tsukineko The Essential Glue Pad. I poured Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder to it and heat set it. I sprinkled Inkadinkado Canary Flocking Powder to this. After I tapped the excess off, I covered this with a wax paper and burnished the flocking powder to the horn with a scraper.

I die cut the flowers and leaves using felt. I stamped the flower and leaf details on the felt using the same piecing in technique as above. I used a yellow pigment ink for the detail on the white flower, and I used Tim Holtz Distress oxide inks on the yellow flowers and leaves.

I die cut the ears on white card stock, die cutting 6 pieces of the ears. I stacked and adhered 3 of the ears on top of each other. I pounced the glue pad on the ears, poured sticky embossing powder on it, and heat set it. This time, I am using a white Deco Foil Flock Transfer sheet. I placed a piece of it on top of the ear die cut, with the fussy side facing the stick embossing powder. I placed a piece of paper on top and burnish it.

For the eyes, what helped me in positioning the eyes for stamping is the printed plastic film that comes with the stamp set. I positioned this film on the area where I want the eyes to be, placed the eyelashes stamp on top of it, then picked this up with the Misti. I did the same flocking technique as I did with the horn, only this time, I used a Martha Stewart black flocking powder.

The sentiment is from Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Things To Say stamp set. I stamped this on a vellum with Versamark ink. I embossed this with Hero Arts Silver embossing powder. I doubled the vellum by running an extra vellum through the Xyron Sticker Maker. After I adhered the vellum layers together, I die cut this into a sentiment strip using Avery Elle Elle-ments Simple Sentiments die.

I die cut the Pinkfresh Studio Lacy Floral Border die on vellum. I die cut this 4 times. I run this through the Xyron Sticker Maker. I adhered this to the gray window panel. I cut off the excess keeping the extras and adhering it to any open space. I reinforced any areas that did not adhere with liquid glue that I placed on a spatula, sliding the spatula underneath the intricate die cut. I placed something heavy on top of this while the glue dries.

Putting the card together, I erased my oval pencil mark on the front card base. I adhered the white window panel on top of this. I adhered the vellum sentiment strip next, sliding the edges underneath the white oval window piece. I adhered the gray window panel, the horn, the ears, flowers and leaves. Instead of a glue gun, I used the Ranger Glossy Accents to adhere the felt. I am so glad it worked.

To fill in the gap between the eyes and the sentiment strip, I added cheeks on the unicorn. I created a circle stencil then ink blended Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress ink on the open area.

I adhered Pretty Pink Posh Buttercream jewels on the flower centers.

I applied a double adhesive tape to the hinge. I adhered the other white card stock panel to this hinge making sure everything is aligned.

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

Maria Giselle B.

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