Hi, There, Stampers!
If you are at all familiar with what’s in the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, then you’ll know right off the bat that these darling little Unicorns aren’t in any of them. But everything else is!
I have a niece who, while she is a full-grown, college-educated, professional adult, still enjoys Unicorns. It’s been that way since she was a child. As she grew into an adult, Aunt Robin has continued to pester her with Unicorn Cards or gifts at every birthday. On occasion I’ve been fortunate to have found a Unicorn in Stampin’ Up!’s collection. But this year I was not so lucky. But I did find a cute unicorn stamp set that’s being sold by another company. Actually this stamp set is made to help create bookmarks, and there’s the back of the unicorn to put on the back of the bookmark, too. As the only Stampin’ Up! products in the bookmarks were Basic White Thick Cardstock and an embossing folder, I didn’t bother making pictures of them. But they’re really cute! Look at the Peakaboo Farm Stamp Set on page 54 of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog for something you could use for a bookmark – and even this card!
Stampin’ Up! Products in This Card
If I could pick out a favorite part of this card, it’s that Balmy Blue Ribbon. Well, it’s actually not the ribbon you’ll find in the Stampin’ Up! July – December 2022 Mini Catalog. But it is the blue part of that ribbon. The Balmy Blue center of the Blue and White Stitched Ribbon is just that – stitched. It took me a while, but I snipped the colorless nylon thread that stitched the two pieces together until I got enough of the thin blue ribbon to create enough to wrap around the card and finish in a bow. I trimmed the little legs of the Unicorns so that they would hold the ribbon down onto the card.
I used Basic White Cardstock for the top of the card, and trimmed the edges of the Unicorns all across the length of it. Then I attached it to a piece of the Granny Apple Green monochrome print in the Awash in Beauty Designer Series Paper. Then I added the sentiment, from the Go To Greetings Stamp Set, which I punched using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Then I added some of the Sweet Sorbet Seasonal Sequins to each end of the banner.
And Those Unicorn Rainbow Colors
Well, I’m sure that these aren’t “real” Unicorn colors. But I thought they were colorful enough for this card. I decided to use the rainbow for both the mane and the Unicorn horn. I considered using some glitter on the horn. But I really wanted a bit more color in this card. Anyway, the four colors that I used here were Balmy Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo, and Petal Pink. I used Stampin’ Blends for all the coloring.
Next Time, Back to Everything Stampin’ Up!
The main message that I have for you in this project is that I think that Stampin’ Up! products are absolutely the best. But Stampin’ Up! can’t always have everything that you want, whether it’s in the way of a stamp image or that specific “perfect color.” But I always come back to Stampin’ Up! for everything else! I just love their products.