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! 

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