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