Hello Heffy Doodlers! Davina here on the blog today, sharing some sparkly slimline fun. I made this card during the hustle and bustle of getting projects ready for the new release, therefore I don’t have process pictures like I normally would. So I will make every attempt to be extra clear and detailed about the process of making this long slimline. It’s not interactive either, so it shouldn’t be too difficult.
I had a vision of cloud hopping unicorns, all in different pastel colors, in a sparkle filled sky. So I decided to start with my stamping and coloring. I used the adorable new Fluffy Puffy Unicorns
stamp set to stamp out all of images. I created 4 unicorns and a rainbow, but I created extras of the cute curlicue clouds. I used copic markers in 4 pastel color combos to color my unicorns, and then I used the same colors to color the rainbow. Using my lightest pale aqua color, I gently outlined the inside of each cloud. Next, I used the Coordinating Dies to cut out each of my images before highlighting with small white dots.
For the background I used the new Stitched Slimline Trio dies to cut both the striped background panel, and the interior magnets sky panel. With the middle sized die I cut two panels from bristle smooth cardstock. I inkblended the sky with Spun Sugar and Dusty Concord Distress Oxide Inks, making sure to leave the lighter portion about halfway up the panel. After splattering with clean water I used gold glittery embossing paste and the Twinkle Twinkle stencil to create those great dimensional stars. I had previously made a big oops while using glitter paste, and it leaked under my stencil. So I took the proper precautions this time, and sprayed the back of my stencil with pixie spray before placing it down on the left of my inky panel. I removed and cleaned the stencil while allowing the first half to dry for a few minutes. Then I layer the stencil onto the right of my panel. I used washi tape to cover any stars that overlapped my first application. This way I could get coverage onto my large surface.
While the embossing paste dried completely, I used the Silver Linings Border Dies to cut my long cloud layer from the second bristle smooth panel. I lined up the die so the edge would be about half way upthe panel and cut my paper. Then I moved the die to the other side of the panel and tried to line it up to create the long seamless piece. It wasn’t perfect, it I knew I would be covering that area with an image so I didn’t worry too much. I stamped my sentiment onto the center of the clouds used the tiny sparkle stamps and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink to frame the sentiment.
I adhered the cloud layer onto my embossed panel, then used scor tape to attach that to the striped panel, then onto the cardbase. I played with the placement to see if any images would overlap, then adhered my rainbow and clouds. I finished it off by glueing down my unicorns onto the cloud layer. Once they were all attached, I felt like their little horns need a little more oomph! So I carefully painted some metallic gold watercolor into each little horn segment. I felt like it added the perfect amount of glitz.
I really love how the final results look and hope that if you haven’t already ordered these fluffy friends, that you head on over to check them out. They are seriously cuter every time I looks at them. Thank you for dropping by,