Good Morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I am sharing a whimsical, sparkly unicorn card made with the cute Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness bundle. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the sketch we are using:
I used the damask decorative mask to apply shimmery white embossing paste on a panel of Artistry Blooms designer series paper and let it dry. I adhered the embossed panel to a Gorgeous Grape mat and popped it to the front of a Purple Posy card base. I adhered another panel of striped Artistry Blooms DSP to another Gorgeous Grape mat and adhered it to the embossed panel with liquid glue.
I stamped the little unicorn from the Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness photopolymer stamp set in Melon Mambo ink on a panel of Whisper White. This is a three step stamping process. I started by stamping the body without the tail full strength and then stamping the second stamp with the mane and tail after stamping off. This way it’s lighter and you can line it up easier. The third step is the eyes, nose and mouth stamp which was done in Memento Tuxedo black ink. I cut it out with the coordinating die from the Hippo and Friends Dies and colored it with the Wink of Stella Glitter brush so that it would sparkle. I cut out a horn from silver foil and adhered it to the unicorn.
I stamped three balloons in Magenta Madness, Bumblebee and Highland Heather and cut them out with the coordinating die. I cut the large octagon die from Purple Posy card stock. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink, the fairy dust stars in Highland Heather ink and the balloon strings in Gorgeous Grape ink. I popped the unicorn and balloons on the panel with dimensionals and popped the panel on the card front with more dimensionals.
I finished it off with three Rich Razzleberry sequins and a die cut Gorgeous Grape squiggle.
I stamped more fairy dust stars on a Whisper White panel for the inside of the card and trimmed the bottom with strip of shimmery embossed DSP. I adhered the panel to a Gorgeous Grape mat and then to the inside of the card.
I just love this little unicorn with her shiny horn and carefree smile!
On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:
- Amy Koenders
- Mary Deatherage
- Kristi Gray
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Sue Prather
- Karen Finkle
- Eva Dobilas
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Karen Ksenzakovic
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Purple Posy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (octagon die cut)
- Gorgeous Grape – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front and inside mats), 2-7/8″ x 3-9/16″ (DSP mat), 1/2″ x 3″ (squiggle die cut)
- Silver Foil – 1/2″ x 1/2″ (unicorn horn)
- Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (unicorn and balloon die cuts)
- Artistry Blooms DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/8″ (inside trim), 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (front striped panel)