Friday, April 26, 2019

I Believe in You

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne today with a card of encouragement.  Unicorns are so much fun to use since they lend themselves to all manner of sentiments.
For this card I also used a sketch I found on Splitcoaststampers.  Sketches make creating a card easier in many respects since some the the design decisions are already made!  For this sketch I rotated and flipped it.

I started by cutting all my pieces from the Flying Unicorn and Rainbow with Clouds dies out of white card stock and then coloring with Distress Oxide Ink using sponge daubers and small foam eye shadow wands.
For the rainbow, I glued all the stripes to the rainbow backing by covering it completely in glue first, then carefully laying each stripe down.
For my sky panel, I used a stencil and DO ink in a light blue to create clouds on a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch piece of white card stock and then cut out a stitched rectangle using the largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies.
I glued that to a white panel cut using the largest of the Nested Scalloped Stitched Rectangle dies.
To complete the sketch, I used an A2 top fold card base in purple with a 5 1/4  x 4 inch white panel and a strip of gingham paper 2 inches wide.
I stamped the sentiment in purple on a piece of yellow card stock I cut using the second smallest of the Stitched Rectangle dies.  I glued the rainbow and clouds directly to the front.
When it came time to add the unicorn I was not happy with the colors I originally chose - they were too pastel and the grey shading a bit too dark.  It was very easy to cut and color a new one in brighter colors.  I've saved the other one and will use it on another card.
I used foam dots to pop the unicorn up off of the front of the card.
My final step was to add Wink of Stella to the mane, horn, wing and tail and then add some sequins for more sparkle.  When making a card with unicorns, you really can't have TOO much sparkle!


Thanks for joining me today.  Make sure to visit the store where the Magical Fantasy dies are 25% off for a limited time.  They are a wonderful collection and offer so many creative possibilities!

 I hope you have a relaxing and creative weekend!


Sukie said...

Very sweet card! The scene you created looks so magical!

Mary Marsh said...

this is such a cute card Jeanne- I am just loving these dies and the scene you created is awesome

Pam MacKay said...

Love your magical scene so adorable Jeanne!