Thursday, February 1, 2018

You're Magical Unicorn Birthday Card!

Hi friends! I'm not sure how it got to be Thursday already, but here it is! I always have so many big plans for the week, and even though I do get a lot done, sometimes I wish there were a few more hours in the day 😉 I'm popping in today to share a sweet little unicorn birthday card I made for a little friend of ours recently using the Waffle Flower Stitched Unicorn stamp set. I have always loved cross-stitch, but haven't done any recently, so I was so excited to find this stamp that has the look of stitching with the ease of stamping!

I wanted to try out the technique Tim Holtz has demo'ed recently using Distress Oxides on Glossy Paper. I smooshed my inks on my splat mat, spritzed with water and put my Glossy Paper, glossy side down, onto the ink. I did two or three layers, drying in between.

Next, I used the Distress Micro Glaze and a sponge to add a thin layer of Glaze over top. This seals in the ink and makes the colours pop! I forgot to buff with a dry cloth at the end - so be sure to do that step so your adhesive sticks better!

Here's a look at the video from Creativation where you can see this technique up close -

After I stamped the layers of stamps on the background using Distress Oxide Inks I went back over and added some shimmery embossing powder to the unicorn face. I used the Waffle Flower Patched Layers Die to give the edges of my base another stitched element. I was inspired to do the 'rainbow stamping' after watching Nicole Spohr's video you can see here.

I layered some BoBunny papers and a pretty button over the Distress Oxide Glazed background and added some pretty SpiegelMom Scraps sequins! (Don't forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all your purchases at the SMS shop!)

Inside, I used two pretty sentiment stamps from Your Next Stamp, combining the Sweet with the Birthday Wishes. I used my stamp positioner to add a rainbow of coloured Distress Oxide Inks by stamping each colour separately.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a crafty, cozy and magical week!

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  1. This is so adorable!! The background is beautiful!! I love the sweet unicorn!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. I LOVE that background! I watched the video and wrote down that I needed some of that Glossy Paper & Glaze!! hahaha Then I come here and see you've already done it! Your background turned out so cool and I love the cross stitched unicorn... super cute & unique!


  3. Gorgeous card Karla! It's so sweet and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx