Oh my goodness! I’m not going to lie! I absolutely LOVE how this card creation turned out. Seriously – it is awesome and it definitely leaves a little sparkle!
Those of you who follow regularly will know I love a little magic, so as soon as I saw this years catalogue I knew that the Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set would be the first item added to my shopping basket! Anything mermaid, unicorn or fairy is always on my fave list, so this set was no different.
I knew when I began playing that I wanted a colourful background, and I wanted to compliment the unicorn with the swirls from the Stargazing stamp set. Out came our new Pigment Sprinkles and Shimmery White Cardstock for the background.
Once I started playing with the sprinkles, I found it tricky to get the look I was after, combining all the colours, so I pulled out my offcuts and made individual coloured squares before adhering them all to a background piece and trimming the edges. I then ran it through the bigshot using the Subtle Embossing Folder, before stamping the swirls and embossing them with White Stampin Emboss Powder. Just a tip – you need to make sure your card is completely dry before embossing images!
Once I was happy with the background, I stamped my unicorn in Momento Ink and then coloured it using our Stampin Blends, in colours coordinating with the pigment sprinkles. A ‘little’ fussy cutting later, and my unicorn was ready to ‘colour’ again with the Fine Tip Glue and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (I LOVE this stuff) for a little extra sparkle!
I hope you love the effect as much as I do!
Here’s the measurements to make yours!
Card Base Coastal Cabana
Whisper White Background Base – 3 5/8″ x 4 3/4″
Coloured squares were – Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay 1 7/8 x 1 3/4″; Melon Mambo 1 7/8 x 2 7/8″; Daffodil Delight 1 7/8 x 2 1/4″; Gorgeous Grape 1 7/8 x 3/4″.
Basic Black Layer – 3 3/4 x 4 7/8″
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