Hi all! It’s Sylvia again for you on the blog today with a fun card. Our granddaughter will turn 4 in a couple of days and she is all into rainbows, unicorns and princesses. I have made her this unique card and will show you how to do that. Let’s craft, shall we?
Step 1: using Soft Finish Cardstock, diecut all parts from the zebra set (no 1616), make sure you use double sided adhesive tape on the back of the tiny parts, this will make it much easier to assemble later. Also diecut the rainbow and cloud from discontinued set 1151 (rainbow sky). If you don’t have that, do not worry, you can also use any nested circle set that you have in your stash. There are also clouds in set 1795 (once upon a time accessories). Worst case scenario, you could even draw and colour the rays and cloud. Also diecut the shell from set 1147 that will be used as horn for the unicorn. As a replacement for that one, you could use the same shell from set 1751 (which is a bit longer) or use the horn from the rhino set (no.1664).
Step 2: Colour the rainbow in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and purple with a medium of your choice. Use the same colours for the zebra stripes on the body (in the photo you see that I also coloured the stripes that go on the head, I decided later not to use them). Colour the hooves, manes and tail bright pink, the eyes black and the face a soft hue of pink.
Step 3: assemble the zebra/unicorn. Glue on the ears first before glueing the manes. Stick the stripes to the body in the colour order of the rainbow, so red, orange and yellow on the front legs, green, blue and violet on the hind legs. Glue the horn to the head.
Step 4: cut a base card of 8 x 6 inch and fold it in half to get a 4×6 inch card. Ink a base in soft grey for the unicorn to sit on. Glue the rainbow in the upper left part of the card, cut off the excess (save it for another card if you like). Diecut the smallest banner from set 1329, once in Soft Finish Cardstock, once in bright red card. Stamp “you are unique” from set CS 162 on the white banner and “#beyou” from that same set on the cloud. Glue the red banner slightly shifted under the white one.
Step 5: Place the unicorn on the grey inked part of the card, a bit off center to the right. Glue the cloud in its place at the end of the rainbow (it covers up any uneven ends) and glue the sentiment banner in its place. Finish the card by using some tiny diamonds randomly on the card.
I hope you like my card and that the instructions are clear. If not, please do not hesitate to ask, I will be happy to help you. Happy crafting (and happy summer vacation for everyone!!)