Magical Unicorn Birthday Card

This card was made from the Leave A Little Sparkle stamp set for one of my friends little girls who is unicorn mad, I think she will like it as the whole party was unicorn themed and had a very similar colour scheme.

First I created the background using the new Fluid 100 watercolour paper, which I think makes blending much easier than our previous watercolour paper. I spritzed the whole of my watercolour paper with water then used a mix of Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron to make a striped ombre effect background. I then used my heat tool to completely dry the background.

Magical unicorn birthday card close up

I added a couple of swirls to the background in Versamark which have shown up in the photo above and also added a greeting from Magical Mermaid in Rich Razzleberry.

I then stamped the unicorn in Tuxedo Black Memento onto Shimmery White cardstock, which sadly doesn’t show up. I then coloured the mane, tail and hooves with a mix of dark Stampin’ Blends in Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry. A touch of Wink of Stella was added to the unicorn horn to add extra sparkle.

magical unicorn birthday card flat

To embellish the card I used the now retired Twinkle, Twinkle Adhesive stars but you could also use the Iridescent Sequins or the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins for a similar effect.

I love this card and can’t wait to play around creating different coloured versions, I’m thinking Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody would work well for a firey unicorn cards.

Happy Crafting

Joanne X

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: Half sheet of A4 cardstock measuring 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Bermuda Bay Matt: 14.4cm x 10cm

Watercolour Paper Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm

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Magical Mermaid Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

Hope you’ve all managed to cool down a bit. Today I’m sharing a card made with the Magical Mermaid stamp set. This is one of those stamp sets that jumped out at me because of the number of different techniques which would go brilliantly with it. For this card I’ve just created a background for her on the new Glossy cardstock.

If you’ve been buying Stampin’ Up! for many years you’ll know we used to carry this product and I know many of us demonstrators are thrilled its back in the catalogue. The glossy cardstock makes creating blended ink backgrounds a dream.

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To make this card I firstly cut the glossy cardstock to 10cm x 8cm. On the bottom third a sponged Peekaboo Peach to create the sand. I then blended Pool Party down from the top so that the middle of the panel only had a very light coverage of ink. As the glossy cardstock makes the ink slip I then left this to dry.

Next I took a piece of Pool Party card measuring 14cm x 10cm and placed it in the Seaside Embossing folder and ran it through the bigshot. I then adhered a strip of Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron ribbon across this panel at an angle.

Next I created the mermaid by embossing her in gold. I then coloured her in using the aqua painter and  Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach and Soft Suede inks. When she was dry I went over her with Wink of Stella to give her a sparkle.

To finish the card I picked up the now dry glossy cardstock ( if its not quite dry just run the heat tool over it gently) and stamped the shells at the bottom in Peekaboo Peach and the reeds in Tranquil Tide.

For the greeting I embossed in gold again to match the mermaid. I attached the glossy cardstock to my card base and then added the Mermaid with Stampin’ Dimensional’s. To finish the card off I added some iridescent sequins in Pool Party with the Fine-Tip glue.

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I really love how this card turned out, perfect for any magical little girl.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x