Today, I’m sharing a slim-line birthday card using Gerda Steiner Designs – Moody Unicorns (GSD471) for the May Share Your Designs Challenge.
To create the card, I began with a card base of 9.5″ x 7″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I searched my die collection to find the perfect oval and couldn’t find any to fit the images that I had in mind. Since I own a Cricut Explore machine, I thought why not make my own front panel? To do this, I signed into Cricut Design Space to create the slim-line design.
I used the free shapes and selected the square, which I re-porportioned to be 9.5″ x 7″. I imported Scalloped Oval (#M41B9A) from the Baby Steps cartridge. I then duplicated this image several times and used the slice tool to die cut the rectangle in 3 places and the ovals in several places until I was satisfied with the final result. Once I loaded my mat and had selected “Make it”, I chose 2 patterned papers from Craft Smart – Hot Buy – Kawaii Dream. The Unicorns were used for the main panel and the purple pattern was used for the back panel. For the larger scalloped oval,Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones paper was used and for the smaller scalloped oval, Recollections – Purple Passions was used.
Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image from Gerda Steiner Designs – Moody Unicorns (GSD471). The images were coloured in with Copic markers and then Stickles – Diamond was applied to the manes, tails and cupcake icing. With my MISTI and VersaMark ink various sentiments from the same stamp set were stamped onto Recollections – Purple Passions paper. These were then embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was then used to heat emboss the embossing powder. All of the sentiments were then cut using a small slicer device.
To assemble the card, I applied liquid glue to the large patterned purple rectangle and applied it directly to the base card. For the front panel, I first glued on the larger scalloped ovals and then applied the smaller scallops in the same way. The completed piece was then glued on top of the purple patterned paper. Each of the little unicorns and the sentiments were popped up onto the card using U-Line double-sided tape. Lastly, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough was applied around the edges of the card with a small finger dauber and Stickles – Diamond was added to the hearts to make them sparkle.
Stamp: Gerda Steiner Designs – Moody Unicorns (GSD471)
Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″, Craft Smart – Hot Buy – Kawaii Dream (12″ x 12″), Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones (12″ x 12″)
Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space: Scalloped Oval (#M41B9A) – Baby Steps, Shapes – Rectangle
Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail
Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Stickles – Diamond
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Tail and Mane: RV14, RV13, BG15, BG13, Y15, Y13, B14, B12, V15, V12
Hooves: C9, C7, C5, C3
Body: C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender, R02, R00
Eyes: B14, B12, B01
Hope you like it and have a great week!
Entered into: https://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/share-your-designs/play-along-in-our-syd-challenge-may-2023