I designed the new Diemond Dies Bold Love Word Die with an eye toward being able to use it for a card or scrapbook layout sentiment, but also with the letters big and bold enough to use as a shaker window. Note: my readers can get 10% off and free worldwide shipping of Diemond Dies by using the coupon code: thankskristina at check out, and remember, a portion of all sales of dies I’ve designed will be donated to a no-kill animal shelter.
So I was excited to try out this idea with this unicorn love card. I first Copic colored up the cute unicorn from the C.C. Designs “Unicorn Dreams” stamp set:
Unicorn body and ears: W0, W1, W3 and R20
Unicorn hooves: C3, C5 and C7 with Uniball Signo White Gel Pen highlights
Main and tail: V01, V04, V06 and V09
Rainbow horn: B24 and B28; YG07 and G09; Y13 and Y08; YR00 and YR04; and R14 and R37 with Uniball Signo White Gel Pen highlights
I fussy cut that out with my favorite Fiskars Spring Loaded Scissors and inked the cut edges with a Momento Tuxedo Black Marker to give a nice finished look.
I die cut the card front with the scalloped stitched rectangle die from the WPlus9 “Sunshine Layers” die set. Then I die cut the love shaker window with the Diemond Dies Bold Love Word Die. With a scrap of plastic from some sticker packaging, I then framed in the shaker window using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive (which works great on non-porous substances like plastic). Then I created a double thickness double sided foam adhesive well all around the love word window. I also added double sided foam dots around the rest of the card front so that the card front would be level and fully supported. I next used my EK Tools Powder Tool to remove the stickiness around the edges of the double sided foam adhesive in the love word window area so that the Doodles Paper Playground Unicorn Sparkle Blend shaker pieces wouldn’t stick to the edges when I poured them in the well. I next removed all the release paper from the foam dots and foam adhesive strips and carefully aligned the ready-made pink ombre card base over top.
For the card front, I decided to blend on some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick behind where I was going to position the unicorn as well as a couple of smaller dots on the upper right and lower left hoof area of the unicorn. I sprinkled a bit of water on the ink and used a paper towel to get a nice splotchy look. Then after adding some thin double sided foam adhesive behind the unicorn, I placed him into place as if he was doing the splits on the love shaker window. For finishing touches I added seven additional shaker pieces around the unicorn for some sparkle and coated the unicorn’s horn and hooves with a coating of Clear Wink of Stella for some shine.
The following is a process video of creating this fun shaker card:
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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Something New Challenge
Crafty Gals Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes With Optional Love/Anniversary/Thinking of You Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Love Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Art Impressions Feel the Love Challenge
MFT Sketch Challenge #370