Magical, Musical Unicorn Birthday!
How can anyone resist these cute, musical unicorns? This stamp set from Isabel Cristina is so magical, so make sure to pop by her Etsy store to see what other images are available. For those of you who are interested in a step by step guide on how I created this card, with products used and links to said products, please read on. Alternatively, I have a reel which more or less shows how I created this card, over on my Instagram :)
All images on this card are from the Isabel Cristina 'Magical Birthday' digital stamp set.
Using Cricut Design Space, I uploaded the unicorns, resized them to suit my card size and off-set the images by 0.025mm to give them the 'die-cut' appearance. For the Musical Bar, I flattened the image onto a square shape, which I made slightly bigger than required, so that once printed, I could die cut a smaller square using Hunkydory's Moontone Square Duo Stitched Nesting Dies to achieve the detailed edging. These images were set to 'Print and Cut'. For the holographic musical notes, I set these to 'Cut' only and used Ateza Holographic Self Adhesive Vinyl as the material choice.
Once printed, I took the square with the musical bar image and masked off roughly the bottom quarter of the card using 'Tesa Low Tack Masking Tape'. This masking tape is my holy grail. It is really low tack, so doesn't rip paper when peeling off (although please remove slowly), and is reusable so a little really does go a long way!
As a base layer, I applied Distress Oxide 'Spun Sugar'. I then placed Clearly Besotted's 'Cloudy Day' Stencil on top and went over the cloud images in Distress Oxide 'Victorian Velvet'. With the stencil still in place, I splattered some holographic watercolour, so that they would only appear on the clouds, and then removed the stencil.
Taking my Ohuhu Brush Markers, I coloured in the unicorns, added some of the holographic watercolour to the hooves and used my Gelly Roll white 0.8mm pen to add in some details.
Taking two of the unicorns, I added some 3d foam tape onto the back and placed them on each side of the card. Taking the third unicorn, I added a wobble spring onto the back to add a fun interactive element to the card.
Using transfer tape, I placed the self adhesive musical notes in random places to add some extra shine to the design.
Finally, to complete the card, using double sided tape, I placed the top layer onto The Paperbox Silver Non-Shed Glitter cardstock - Honestly the sparkle from this cardstock is wild!
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