Sunday, July 31, 2016

Unicorn Birthday Shaker Card

Hello fellow card makers and crafters!  Today I wanted to share with you this new shaker card I made.  I actually decided to make two at once.  I used two different color themes for these two cards. 

Here are the finished products (above).  I hope you enjoy theme and they make you smile today! 

To make this card I used 110lb white yardstick and using my Silhouette Cameo I cut out a square that measured 3.75" across and 5" down the side.  I pulled up a balloon image on my silhouette and made it about 2" tall. 

Next, I cut out a cloud using using transparent vellum. The cloud I made large enough to fit the sentiment from the stamp set "Hello Unicorn," which measured about 2.5" across and 1.5" tall. 

The unicorns were colored with Copic Markers, again on 110lb yardstick.  They images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

For the pink and blue unicorn i used three colors on the hair: B02, B12 and B00.  Starting with the darkest color, working my way to the lightest and going over her entire mane with the lightest blue.  Her body I colored with R20.  her eyes i went over with a fine tip Sharpie marker and I used a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen to create the hearts on her hind quarters as well as the freckles on her cheeks.  For her rose cheeks I used R21.

For the green unicorn's hair I used the following Copic markers: G05, G02 G14.  I started with the darkest green and worked my way to the lightest.  I went over all of her hair afterwards with the lightest green to blend the different shades of green together.  For her body I used BG32.
I used the same colors for the cheeks, RV21 and went over her eyes with a fine tip Sharpie marker.  I used the white Sakura Gelly Roll pen for her freckles.

For both of the unicorns I used the clear Wink of Stella brush pen to make her horn sparkle!

Martha Stewart's Score Board makes creating the base card quick and simple.  My base card measures 4.25" wide by 5.5" tall.

I cut my background paper down to 4" across by 5.25 down.  I wanted each layer of my paper to show so I made this background piece just slightly larger than my front panel.  

Using Perfect Pearls combine with water in a mini spray bottle, I sprayed my entire background piece.  This gave it added shine.  The mist does not come out evenly so there are spots that have larger water spots.  I love the way it looks!  To create the Perfect Pearls water I filled my container 3/4 of the way with tap water.  Then I added a small amount of Perfect Pearls.  I would then shake the container.  Once the water had the consistence I liked, I replaced the sprayer top and started using it.  For my Perfect Pearl water, I like to shake it and see the shine swirl inside, that is how I know it's the right consistency for me. 

Next I stamped my sentiment on the vellum clouds using Versa Mark Ink and Silver embossing powder. 

I heat set the sentiment.  Be careful not to hold onto small cut outs when you are using the heat gun.  Use a tweezer or place it on a mat that does not burn so that you do not burn your fingers. :) 

Using my Salty Ocean Distress Ink and my blending tool, I added some blue ink to the cloud. 

After heating my Fuse tool by We R Memory Keepers for a few minutes, I took a page protector and the balloon shape I had cut out from my front panel to create my shaker pouch.  Remember not to completely close the pouch until you have put in all your shaker goodies! :) 

I ended up having to make a funnel out of some scrap paper to get all the sequins and shaker goodies in my little balloon pouches. 

These are the finished pouches.  They aren't pretty but it's okay, no one will see the lines! 

I'm using 3M foam tape to pop up my card front so that my shaker pouch has a little space.  I go around the edges of the shaker pouch making sure that half to the foam tape is on the plastic and half o it is on the paper.  This helps to keep the shaker pouch in place.  Be sure not to go further than the dotted line on your shaker pouch when putting down the foam tape, otherwise it will show through the front of your card. 

I did the same with my pink card only this time I tried putting the foam tape on the front panel only.  Liked this technique better ask think i was able to line the front panel up better when I attached it to the base card. 

My last steps were to add a my unicorn, draw the ballon string with a Sharpie marker and adhere the cloud to the front panel.  I didn't like that the background was super plain so I took a few of the iridescent glitter shapes from my Recollections shaker containers and placed them on the front.

In the end I couldn't resist and I added a rhinestone to the tip of her horn so that when you look from different angles it sparkled. 

I hope you enjoyed these cards and have a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, July 25, 2016

"Hello Unicorn"

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"Hello Unicorn"

Today I created a shaker card with my new stamp set from "The Greeting Farm" called "Hello Unicorn." I just love this stamp set! I love that they come with only a few stamps which makes them affordable but the possibilities are endless!   This is just the first of many cards I plan to make using this stamp set.  I'm hoping to try out a few new techniques using the same cute images. Hope you like unicorns as much as I do!  :) I feel like these remind me of My Little Ponies.  It brings back a lot of fond childhood memories and it makes me love this stamp set even more!

Above is the finished card, complete with shaker goodies!  I love these shaker cards, especially with the unicorn stamps.  Unicorns needs glitter and sparkle!!! I can't stop smiling when I look at her cute face! 

To get started I cut the photo frame on my Silhouette Cameo.  The frame was cut to the same size as the card which was 5.5" x 4".  I also cut a background from a sheet of very glittery paper.  I believe I had purchased the background paper from Target's dollar section and it came in a pack of very cute thin glittery paper.  The unicorn was from "The Greeting Farm" and it is the "Hello Unicorn" stamp set. I colored in the unicorn with Copic markers on 110lb card stock. I was going for the ombre effect on the hair and I actually loved it!  I used a bit of Wink of Stella on her horn to give it extra shine. 
The background paper I attached to my card base with my ATG gun. Be sure to adhere all the corners down securely. 

Next I attached a pieces of acetate on the back side of the photo frame. Using my 3M foam tape, I created a border around the card to hold in the shaker material.  The foam tape that I have was actually a little too wide and I ended up cutting it in half and double layering it around the outside edge.  Then I ran my antistatic bag around the edge so that the shaker goodies wouldn't stick to the sides. 

This was the fun part! I threw in every shade of purple sequin and pink sequins that I own and also added a few hearts from my Recollections Iridescent Glitter Shapes.  I think the little hearts add a little variety in there. 

The next step was to remove the backing on the foam tape and attach it to the card base with the background. 

For the final step, I attached my purple unicorn to the middle of the acetate with a little more foam tape. I was thinking of adding a sentiment to the card but decided not too, I didn't want the card to be too busy.  I was thinking of adding a few sequins to the outside though and I still might do it.  :)

Hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did and it encourages you to go out there and create some fun shaker unicorn cards of your own.  Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Pegasus Shaker Card

Hello! I'm so thrilled to share this card with you today!  I love the new stamps sets by "the Greeting farm" they take me back to my childhood and my love for unicorns and pegasus! This stamp set is called "Your Wings" and it had the pegasus, the greeting, a little bird and cloud.  

I started with a white card base that measured 5.5" x 4.25", a piece of blue card stock which had a light embossed criss cross pattern on it for the background which measured 5" x 3.5".  
Next using my Silhouette Cameo I cut the card front panel and the cloud.  The card front measured 4.5" x 3.25".  

I preheated my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool and used it to create my cloud shaker.  I used a small bit of tape runner to keep the cloud in place on my page protector while I went around I slowly used the Fuse Tool to create my shaker pocket. 

I had bought a couple packs of sequins while at the Scrapbook Expo this year in blue, green, purple and pink.  I'm so thankful that I did.  I'm using the blues and greens from these sets along with some Recollections Iridescent Glitter Shapes.

My finished shaker cloud pocket looked like this when I was finished. I couldn't believe how easy it was to move the Fuse Tool around the cloud shape.  Up until now I had only created boxes with the Fuse Tool.  Needless to say, I will be trying a lot more shapes with it! :)
Next I went on to create my card front.  I used my anti static bag on the 110 white yardstick and then stamped it with VersaMark Ink with the greeting from this set which read "Show Your Wings & Fly."
I then used Turquoise embossing powder from Ranger and heat set it.  I have to say, I really loved the color! 

 Now it was time to assemble the card.  I used my ATG to attached the blue background onto my card base.  I also used tape runner on the back of the shaker pocket.  I went around it with pieces of 3M foam tape which I laid  half on and half off the shaker edge making sure not to go past the dotted fuse line.  Putting foam tape on the corners of the top card piece helped the edges to stay even with the rest of the card.

This is what the card looks like once all the pieces are together.  Now to add the main character, this beautiful pegasus!!! 

I used more 3M foam tape to pop the pegasus up as well so she would stand out.  She was colored on 110lb white card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Copic Markers.  For her hair I used BG32, BG13 and G00.   For her body I used B00 and for shading on her body I used B02.  Her cheeks were done with R20 and a white gel pen for the dots on her cheeks and thigh as well as the white part of her eyes.  I went over her eyes again with a sharpie marker to make sure that they stood out a bit more, I felt they were a little too light when I stamped it.  

My last few finishing touches were with four clear turquoise sequins and a few of the iridescent stars from the Recollections Iridescent Glitter Shapes set.  I was really happy with the way this card turned out.  I just love this stamp set.  I'm sure you will be seeing more of these cute characters in my future blogs.  :) Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!