Unicorn “What a Day” Card

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

The unicorn trend is still going strong in paper crafting, so for today’s project, I was excited to try out my new Sizzix Die and Emboss Folder called Unicorn and Rainbows.  Eighties nostalgia at its best.

I started off by running the embossing folder through my die cut machine using a panel of white cardstock.  I love how raised the image is on this folder-so much texture!

You could leave the background white and it would look great too, but I wanted to add a kind of “sky” look to the background for my unicorn, so I blended in Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink over the top.  I started each color from the outside corners and worked my way in using a large sponge dauber.

For the sentiment, I used a sentiment die from the Thoughtful Words die set from Sizzix.  This has the main word, which I die cut in black card stock, along with a shadowed background which I cut out of vellum.

Next, I cut out the unicorn using white card stock and all its layering pieces from glittered cardstock.

I added some more shimmer to the unicorn using a white Wink of Stella pen.  This is a great option if you want more of a solid color shimmer to your embellishments.

I adhered the embossed panel on to the front of a light grey note card and assembled all of my pieces to the front using foam squares.  To add my glittered accents to the unicorn, and the sentiment to the vellum, I used a Zig Two-Way glue pen.  I added a “sun” coming in from the side using a die cut circle blended with some Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink.

Here’s a closer look at all the shimmer and texture.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope this card inspires you to create something whimsical and fun for your next project!

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