Thursday, April 9, 2020

Unicorns Rock!

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. As challenge hostess for the month, I continue to issue the challenges.

Apparently today is Unicorn Day … so let's feature unicorns on our cards this week.

Yesterday I shared two Surprise Ball Easter Bunnies that I made for my grandchildren for Easter, using Karen Burniston's Surprise Ball Pop-up die set. When I first started making these, I had planned on making a white Easter Bunny. But after assembling the two Surprise Balls and adhering them together and adding a few rabbit elements to the project, I decided to created a Caramel Bunny instead. Rather than waste the two white Surprise Balls, I carefully separated the two Surprise Balls, and removed the elements I had added and decided to use the Surprise Balls to make an Offset Stacking Unicorn Surprise Ball instead.

To discover how to make a Offset Stacking Surprise Ball Animal, check out Karen Burniston's  tutorial where she created a Lizard. You can find her video here.

Here is a quick video to see my card in action.

I had been thinking of making this for a few weeks now ... but was debating on this or using one of the Unicorn themed stamps/dies I had also acquired recently. There had been a discussion on Karen Burniston's Pop-up Peeps Facebook Group about Unicorn Surprise Balls, and I knew if I were to make one the first thing I would pull out was my Pink Fresh Studio's Magical Unicorn Stamp and coordinating die set. Well it took some finding, but when I looked on my blog for the last time I used that set, I located the missing item in amongst another unicorn stamp set. I used this set to add the Unicorn's horn, ears and eyes.

For the mane on the front of the Unicorn's head. I used leaves from one of the ferns included in Bright Rosa's Fern Border die set. I trimmed 6 leaves off the fern and colored the leaves pink and purple and adhered them to the front of the ears.

I added a flower to the middle of the mane using a flower die from the Upsy Daisy Pop-up die set.

For the wings, mane (behind the ears) and tail I used dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs Heart with Wings die set.

I added two sentiments and two stamped rainbows to inside of the card. The rainbows & the sentiment on the right panel are from Your Next Stamp's Unicorns Rock! stamp set.

The Birthday sentiment on the left panel is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Unicorns and Rainbows stamp set.

The patterned paper used on this card is from Sunny Studio Stamps Spring Fling 6 x 6 paper pad.

The base of my card is a side folding card which measures 5 1/2 inches x 6 1/2 inches when folded. 

To keep the card closed, I created a belly band. As I had purchased Waffle Flower's Unicorn die set back in February I decided to add that to the front of my card on the belly band. I added the Unicorn Rocks! sentiment which is also included in the Your Next Stamp stamp set.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

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Heart With Wings die set - Elizabeth Craft Designs (retired)


jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Your interactive cards are always amazing!!

Liz Williams said...

Oh, my goodness, would you look at all that unicorn can do!!Fabulous!!

Lynn McAuley said...

What an absolute treasure for some little unicorn collector!! This exquisite card with its sensational belly band, holds an awesome surprise for the birthday girl!

Vicky Gould said...

Your talents are boundless! This is absolutely adorable....and you are soooo talented!

jean said...

im so glad I have that die!!! my grandaughter who is 4 loves unicorns, so Im going to do your idea !!! Its absolutely stunning!!! You always make the best cards , Francis!!! yourmy favorite card maker and you most always get me in trouble buying dies to make your cards!!! be safe

Lois said...

Love this unicorn, Frances! She's adorable!!!

Karen Aicken said...

This is the best Surprise Ball Unicorn ever!