Saturday, April 13, 2019

Magical Unicorn Birthday (new die)

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

We have a new release of dies in our online store. If you haven't seen the Magical Fantasy release yet, you have to drop by the store and check it out. These new dies are all so cute and whimsical. There are 27 new designs and I am in love with everyone of them.

My good friend asked if I could make a birthday card for a little girl who loves unicorns. I was happy to oblige her request. I decided to use the Princess Pony die and turn it into a unicorn. There is a horn included with the die.  So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1: As I have said so many times before, having a layout in mind at the start of my card is always a big boost for me. It jump starts my creative thought process. I love working with the sketches that are out there in the online world. That way I just choose the colors and designer paper and I am good to go.
I liked this week's sketch #744 from Splitcoaststampers.
The center panel was perfect for the unicorn pony and also would allow my designer paper to be seen. I found this paper the other day at Hobby Lobby and thought it would be perfect for any of these new dies. The swirl pattern seemed a bit magical to me. I also used white mesh ribbon for element 3 of the sketch.

Pink Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Pink Designer Paper Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Pink Stitched Scallop Rectangle Panel: 2 7/8" x 4 7/8" (2nd largest die)
White Image Panel: 2 5/8" x 3 5/8" (Rectangle Set 2nd largest die)
White Mesh Ribbon:  1 1/2" x 4 1/2"(Element 3 on sketch)

Next I moved onto cutting the unicorn. I liked the colors on the packaging so I stayed with those. The detail is amazing, and I think she has the cutest face and eye.
I stamped my sentiment in the upper corner of the image panel. I was just looking to use only the "magical" word so I taped off everything else. Stamped in grape ink and cut my unicorn word from matching grape cardstock.
To cover element 6 of this sketch, I decided to use a cloud. I cut in the same pink cardstock as the unicorn and I used the Clouds & Sun die. I stamped my birthday word in grape ink.

Step 2: Now that all my elements are cut, I am ready to start card assembly. I started by securing the mesh ribbon to the designer paper panel and then attached that to the card base.

Next up is the image panel. I attached the unicorn phrase with Ranger multi matte medium. This phrase is part of the new Magical Unicorn Dreams die.On the cloud, I used double sided tape. Then for the unicorn, I used dimensional adhesive to lift it somewhat off the background.
I finished my card by adding some light and dark purple stars. They are part of the Magical Unicorn Dreams die. I hope I have given you an idea for a way to use this new die. Starting next Wednesday we will have 4 days of group posts using these new dies as well as the Spring dies. So make sure you stop by to see all the beautiful cards. 

Dies I used to create card:


Sukie said...

Adorable card! I love the whimsical design! The pretty pink colors look so pretty! These new dies are my favorite!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the DP you used looks perfect with that sweet unicorn! Any little girl would love it!

Janja said...

A very appealing card for any girl's birthday. Very cute!

Jeanne said...

Just a sweet birthday card. Any little girl would love this!