These last weeks were freaking busy for both of us in the SnS team. Some days 24 hours are just not enough. I’m sure you all know the feeling. So we don’t always have the time to actually sit down and make a card. That is the reason why we’ve stopped making videos on YouTube for a while now. We thought we would use the time that we have to make more cards instead of filming and editing. But we promise to come back soon with videos! It’s just a matter of good time management!
So today we are sharing a beautiful card that we made for a birthday girl a while back. To make this card we used a birthday-unicorn stamp set that was sitting in our stash for quit a while. For the background we used the smaller stamps to create our own pattern paper. We used black Archival Ink which is waterproof and then we used our coloured pencils to colour it in. Then we trimmed it to be slightly smaller than the card front, leaving a beautiful thin border all around. Since we were making the card for a little girl we decided to go with a baby pink card base.
The background was so busy that we needed something to help the focal point stand out. Here’s what we came up with. Using the paper trimmer we cut out thin stripes in the colours of the rainbow. We glued them down vertically directly on the background. This way we created the perfect place to nest the focal point and the sentiment.
Focal point and sentiment
We stamped on some white cardstock the unicorn and again we used coloured pencils and a waterbrush. Using our scissors we fussy cut it and the focal point was ready to be placed with some foam adhesive on top of the rainbow.
For the sentiment we just use one from the stamp set that was appropriate for the occasion and stamped it with Memento black Ink. Then using our Sizzix and a cloud die to create a small cloud. We also popped it on some foam adhesive on top of the rainbow. And the card was done!
What do you think? We love how colourful it turned out. Thank you all for stopping by! See you soon on our next post! Until then…happy crafting!