Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Unicorns and Stars

Hi everyone, Jenny here with a fun and crazy card for all you unicorn and glitter fans today.  I'm playing with the wonderful Unicorn Dreams set by PinkFresh Studio.   I love the imagery in this set - it feels like a unicorn set for adults :D

To create my card, I first created a watercolor background. I spritzed a piece of watercolor paper with water until it was pretty wet and shiny.  I then used Derwent's Graphik line marker paint pens to create the background.  You can achieve a similar look with Color Bursts too, which Butterfly Reflections Ink carries in the shop.   I basically flicked on color with the marker, letting it bleed out in wonderful feathery bursts.   I let it do its thing and left it to dry.

Once dry, I used Heidi Swapp's Minc Reactive Mist and flicked a few drops across the dried watercolor panel.  This is a somewhat thick liquid like a spray paint (but thicker) that you can FOIL when it is dry.  Once it dried I ran the piece through my Minc with some Decofoil Iridescent foil.  It created wonderful sprays of silvery flashes.  It reminds me of mercury.

I used my MISTI and the unicorn from the stamp set to stamp over the watercolor foiled piece. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink and had to stamp 4 or 5 times to get a crisp solid black line.   When dry, I coloured in the unicorn's horn, mane and tail with a silver glitter gel pen for more sparkle! I then partially trimmed out the unicorn with scissors and my trimmer.   I also die cut a Star Shaker outline by My Favorite Things from silver glitter cardstock.

For the card base I used some pale rose card which I ran through with an embossing folder to create a heart texture.  I adhered the unicorn panel using fun foam and liquid adhesive, and slotted the silver star in with glue dots.   I trimmed off the bottom of the card with a strip of silver glitter paper and some thin washi tape.

The sentiment was from the same stampset, which I heat embossed with Hero Arts white embossing powder onto dark purple cardstock and popped up on foam tape.

Et voila! Crazy hearts, stars and unicorn glitz!

Hope you enjoyed it - let me know if you have any questions, I loved making this card, so much fun!

Have a great week,
Jenny x


  1. oooh...so shiny! This is beautiful! I love the iridescence!

  2. Wow this is absolutely magical !!!!

  3. Oh my goodness !! This is just beautiful !! And I never heard about the reactive mist !! It gives a really cool effect !