Monday, March 12, 2018

Pastel Colors with Distress Inks and Copic Markers | Unicorn Birthday Card

Oh Unicorns, they seem to be everywhere now a days. Who doesn't love them? When I was little I absolutely loved My Little Pony. Kind of the same as unicorns.... lol =)

For the cloud images I die cut them in Bristol and vellum cardstock. Then used distress inks in various colors to blend ink on to the Bristol.The background is also Bristol and I blended Tumbled Glass in the middle section where the cloud dies do not reach.

 Then I stamped the Unicorns on Bristol smooth again, using a MFT mirror stamp I was able to get the mirrored image of the unicorn so that they could be facing one another. Then heat embossed both in white. I colored the unicorns using light shades of Copic Sketch markers. It is not recommended to use Copic markers with heat embossing because you may ruin the tip..... I've had no issues but use your products how you feel comfortable using them please.

 The mane/tail of the unicorns are coated in shimmer then glossy accents over the top. The inside of the card is die cut with 2 sizes of scallop rectangle dies and stamped with coordinating stamps from the same set as the unicorns.

 I've linked to all the products used if you are curious about an item or color. Just click on your preferred shopping site and purchase like normal. I only receive a VERY small portion of the sale and I mean small, but everything helps. (Papertrey Ink links are not affiliated, I link because their products are very good quality and I enjoy them)

This card has been entered into several challenges. One being the CAS-ual Fridays; Beautiful Rainbows. <-------- click
I didn't feel like doing traditional rainbow colors so I'm mixing up the bold rainbow and replacing them with pastel shades.

Also Lawn Fawnatics; Fun With Dies <-------- click

Another of the challenges this card is entered into is the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge; Whatever the weather. <-------- click
It has been cloudy here in the southern part of Washington state but still very cold as the sun sets. The clouds have been lovely shades of pastel colors that only chilly weather can give.

And the last one is for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge; Girl Power. <-------- click
Little girls and Unicorns.... they just go together.

Copic Sketch Markers

Papertrey Ink Products Used -
Vellum Cardstock <-------- click
Lavender Moon Cardstock (inside) <-------- click

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Dick Blick -
Has some of the better prices for Copic Markers and they usually have a free shipping deal on their website<------ click
Copic Sketch Markers

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Simon Says Stamp Links -
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  1. I love your card! It's so sweet and cheerful and the rainbow clouds are the perfect background for the unicorns. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  2. Gorgeous card Jessica :-) the unicorns are adorable and I love the pastel colours clouds, very dreamy and so pretty!

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. Such a super adorable card! LOVE it and those soft colors! Thank You so much for playing along with our Fun with Dies challenge at #lawnfawnatics ! Wishing you a wonderful – and crafty week-end! love, Karin

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