Monday, April 4, 2016

Unicorn Shakers

Unicorn Shakers!

Welcome back!  I wasn't kidding when I said I love unicorn stamps!  I couldn't wait to make things with this new stamp! Today I made these three unicorn cards. Of course I had to make some shaker cards because everything needs glitter and sparkle, especially unicorn cards!!!

I started by stamping the image a few times on Neenah Solar White 85lb card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This time I used my acrylic block! yay!

Using my Copic Sketch markers I colored each unicorn, one purple, one pink and one blue. I created a shadow on the body of the unicorn using my Cool Gray Copic markers.  I went a little overboard with the gray on the blue unicorn and ended up coloring her in gray. She was still beautiful though. I added a few details to the unicorns like details on their hind legs, and  some eyeshadow. 

Next I fussy cut the images out using my Cutter Bee scissors. Then, I cut my 81/2 x 11 card stock in half and scored to create a card base.  I cut a scalloped frame on the Silhouette Cameo measuring 4.2" x 5.45".  I wanted it slightly smaller than the card base.  I chose some background paper from my stack of patterned paper (sorry, it's been so long I'm not sure what pad of paper this came from but I think it was from the target dollar section!)

I adhered the patterned paper to the card stock base (I cut them slightly smaller than the A2 base so that the edges would be hidden under the scalloped frame.) Then it was time to make my shakers.  Using the Fuse tool from We Are Memory Keepers I created three shaker pouches with basic page protectors.  I filled the pouches with sequins and shaker glitter from Recollections.
Make sure to shake the shaker pouch before you attach it to the card to ensure all sides are completely sealed. If any shaker material comes out, go over that side again with the fuse tool. You also want to make sure your fuse tool has enough time to get good and hot!  If it's not hot enough, the plastic will not weld together and your shaker goodies will fall out.  
Using the groove in the Fuse ruler seems to work best.  Sometimes the Fuse tool will stop rotating on me but when I use the grove, it seems to work just fine. It also helps me to create a straight line.  Be sure to go slowly over the plastic to let it heat up and weld together completely.
Flowers and sparkle were a must.  I layered some Recollections flowers along with sequins and a few rhinestones to the front of the cards. Here are the final products...

(it has to be shown first since it's my favorite color!)


(The clear sequins didn't sow enough so I added a rhinestone to each one.)

These were the three cards I made today using the unicorn stamp.  I hope you have a wonderful day today and create something magical.  Thanks for stopping by! 

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