Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Unicorn Magic in a Shaker

My niece's birthday is in early February so I decided to make her a card using the Magical Day Clear-Mount Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog.

Magical Day Clear-Mount Bundle

I decided to make a shaker card using the Irridescent Sequins Assortment.  I love these colors and decided to use them in the card.  I stamped the unicorn onto whisper white cardstock and then colored in the mane and tail with Stampin' Write markers in Calypso Coral, Pool Party, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Powder Pink, and So Saffron.  Then I covered the mane and tail with Wink of Stella to give it a little sparkle.  I decided to fussy cut the unicorn since my color was a little messy (and I needed some scissor therapy).  Otherwise, I would have used the matching thinlit!

For the greeting I stamped part of the greeting onto the card base and then stamped the "MAGICAL" part onto Pool Party Cardstock using Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  I added some mini sequin trim and some Powder Pink ribbon threads (pulled out of the Powder Pink 3/8" shimmer ribbon) beghind the greeting for some flare.

The oval was die-cut using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. 

 I had a bit of a hard time with assembling this card.  The first time I adhered the top of the card to the card base I ended up with a spare piece of cardstock in the window with the sequins.  I had to disassemble the card and re-add the foam adhesive strips around the oval.  The second time I adhered the top of the card to the base I complete forgot to add the sequins.  UGH!  So, had to disassemble the card yet again.  This time I remembered the sequins, without any stray garbage lying around.  Guess I need to clean my desk off!  Luckily I was able to keep the top part of the card and just replace the base each time.
Whew.  The card is in the mail and should arrive in plenty of time for her birthday!

Happy day and hope the card inspired you (and the experience I had did not scare you).  I love the shaker cards and they aren't too hard to make at all, as long as you pay attention.

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