I’m trying to break out of my “floral stamp obsession.” It’s not going really well, but I’m doing better. I love floral stamps. A friend of mine once said she wasn’t going to buy any more floral stamps, because, “How many flower stamps do you need?” And my answer was, “Just one more.”
I love using florals, but I also love to create cards for men and children. Most guys and kids don’t want vintage floral cards – unless, of course, they have money inside. Then they really don’t care what the card looks like.
Because Miss Amelia wants a unicorn for a pet (she’s convinced they are real), I ordered the Stampin’ Up!® Leave a Little Sparkle Stamp Set. She’s convinced it’s hers, no matter how many times I’ve told her we’re sharing it. (Kids, right?)
[Here’s a little side note. I promised Amelia I would ask my friends if they ever saw a unicorn or found one in the wild they’d let me know. So – my dear friends, if you ever see a unicorn or find one in the wild, would you please let me know? Thanks!]
Unicorns are mystical – and so are the Stampin’ Up!® Pigment Sprinkles. I mean, when you shake Granny Apple Green Powder out of the bottle, but it’s kind of an orange, but then you add water and it magically turns green – that’s mystical! So unicorns and Pigment Sprinkles are a perfect match!
For this card, I sprinkled Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, and Granny Apple Green Pigment Sprinkles on Whisper White Cardstock, then spritzed with water. I tried to keep most of the sprinkles on the left side of the card.
After it dried, I stamped the unicorn using my Stamparatus. I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, but it really wasn’t dark enough. For a little sparkle, I thought it would be fun to “overstamp” with Versamark Ink, then heat emboss with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. It was ok, but the unicorn’s body was still a little overwhelmed by sprinkles.
I stamped the unicorn again on Whisper White Cardstock using Versamark Ink, then again heat embossed with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then I cut out the body. It wasn’t too difficult; I ignored the main and tail, so it was fairly simple to fussy cut. Then I added the fussy cut image over the original. The white body really stood out!
Finally, I added some color to the tail, mane, hooves, and horn using Stampin’ Blends, then added the sentiment. When I finished coloring, I added the Whisper White image to a Basic Black Panel, then to a Coastal Cabana card base.
I have one more unicorn image ready to show you, but it’s for a swap, so I’ll wait until next week when I’m sure everyone has received their cards before I post it.
Be sure to check in tomorrow when Jackie, Susan, and I showcase our favorite new In Color. What do you think we’ll choose? – Pretty Peacock, Terracotta Tile, Purple Posy, Seaside Spray, or Rococo Rose? I really love all of these colors, so it was hard for me to decide.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!