A Little Unicorn Magic feat. Stamping Bella

Following on from my baby card earlier this week I’ve got a sweet unicorn card to share with you!

Stamping Bella Set of Unicorns - Big Sister Card. Click through for the card and full details.

As I mentioned in my post on Wednesday, if you follow me on Instagram you may be aware that last weekend Paul and I went to meet our new baby nephew – Theo. He’s three weeks old now and utterly delicious. We’re looking forward to seeing both Theo and his big sister again tomorrow. Wednesday’s post featured the card I created for Theo, and today I’m sharing the card I created for his big sister!

Stamping Bella Set of Unicorns Card:

I could also have used the Set of Dragons for our niece, as she is dragon obsessed! She loves horses and unicorns too though, so I thought I’d use the unicorn set for her card.

Stamping Bella Set of Unicorns - Big Sister Card. Click through for the card and full details.

The Unicorns stamp set comes with four adorable unicorns, and you might notice that the leaping/flying unicorn in the set doesn’t face the same way as the one on my card. I had the card layout in mind before I started out, so I decided to try mirror stamping to get the unicorn facing the way I wanted it to! I discovered that the Stamping Bella Mirror Mirror/Cardstock Matcher Stamp is PERFECT for this technique, along with the MISTI stamping tool of course.

A full supply list can be found towards the end of this post.

Mirror Stamping with the Mirror Mirror/Cardstock Matcher Stamp:

Watch the stamping process in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

NOTE: In the video I used my usual Make it Colour Blending Card for stamping, which is a very smooth paper. For the pencil coloured images on my card above I used a textured paper, so the mirror impression did not come out quite as well – no problem – I simply used a Copic Multi-liner in the 0.1 nib size to trace the lines of the image and fill in any gaps.

I die cut both of the unicorns on my card using the coordinating Cut It Out die sets. For the mirror stamps unicorn I simply traced around the die, then used a light-box to help position it on the reverse of the paper.

Stamping Bella Set of Unicorns - Big Sister Card. Click through for the card and full details.

As you can see, I could probably have skipped the outline tracing step!

After die cutting I used a ball ended stylus tool on the cut edges to finish them nicely.

Card-Making Supplies Used:

Rubber stamps: Stamping Bella Set of Unicorns stamp set (coordinating die set also used), Stamping Bella Unicorn Sentiments stamp set (coordinating die also used). Stamping Bella Mirror Mirror/Cardstock Matcher stamp for the mirror stamping technique.

The entire Stamping Bella January 2017 release is also now available to pre-order here in the UK at Dies to Die For!

The image was coloured using Prismacolor Pencils UK link*/US link* on paper from a Stonehenge 8×8 paper pad UK link*/US link* – I really like this paper for coloured pencil work.

I use my MISTI stamp tool UK link*/US link* for all stamping along with MFT Hybrid Ink in Black Licorice.

I created the sentiment on my computer and printed on cardstock using my CANON Pixma printer */US link* before die cutting.

I created the background using Distress Ink Minis UK link*/US link* and water in a spray bottle.

Along with the coordinating dies for the stamp set I also used the following dies:

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die sets. Lawn Fawn Dies UK link*/Lawn Fawn dies US link*
Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Creative Cuts die set UK link (DiestoDieFor) / US link (MamaEle)
Memory Box Hearts & Stars die UK link*/US link* also available at DiestoDieFor in UK

I used the Memory Box Hearts and Stars die with white glitter paper UK link*/US link* to embellish the card and add an extra touch of magic. 😉

I create my own card blanks using 300gsm cardstock, a Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer */US link*, a Martha Stewart Scoring Board*/US link*. and bone folder*/US link*.

Prismacolor Pencil Colours Used:

I used the following colours on both little unicorn images:

Warm Grey 10%, Warm Grey 20%, Warm Grey 50%, White, Magenta, Rose, Lavender

Prismacolor Pencils Note & Offers:

Just a quick note regarding Prismacolor coloured pencils. I have previously noted my complaints about the quality of these pencils and my preference for other brands due to sharpening and breakage issues. Recently I picked up a new set of these pencils and found that I am experiencing far less problems, in fact I have experienced hardly any breakage when sharpening the new set. Hopefully this means that they have addressed some of the quality control issues!

To see the pencil sharpeners I use read this post: Stamping Bella Card & My Favourite Pencil Sharpeners


At the moment here in the UK the Prismacolor Premier 150pc set is under £100 and over in the US the Prismacolor Premier 150 pc set is currently $86.99 which are great prices for the full set of pencils.

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