Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sweet Dreams Unicorn

Supplies Used
Stephanie Barnard's Royal Stand-Ups Card Die (Sizzix)
Magical Unicorns (Pink and Main)
Sweet Dies (Pink and Main)
Sweet Dreams Baby (Pink and Main)
Sweet Dreams Baby Dies (Pink and Main)
Cardstock- DIY Project Stack Flowers, DIY Projects Stack Stencils, Jewel Toned Textured (DCWV)
White Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink (Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko)
VersaMagic Night Sky (Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko)
Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Paper Mart)
Markers- JG2, LG5 and Colored Pencils- Nature-053, 057; Primaries- 034, 068 (Spectrum Noir)
White Gel Pen , Glitter Gel Pen (Sakura)
3D Dots (EK Success)
Chalklets (EK Success)
Ordorless Mineral Spirits
Blending Stumps
3D Lacquer
Blue Matte Button

I cut my base using Stephanie Barnard's Royal Stand-Ups Card die out of green striped cardstock from DCWV's DIY Projects Stack- Flowers. Then die-cut the coordinating panels from polka-dot cardstock from the DIY Project Stack Stencils. The ornate shape in the center was also included with the card die and was cut out from bright blue cardstock from DCWV's Jewel Toned Textured Stack. I added stitch lines and stars to the background using a  white gel pen.

I used Pink and Main's Magical Unicorn set for the unicorn.

The unicorn was stamped on white cardstock using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Then colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol marker in LG5 (body) and marker JG2 (mane). Then for extra detail and depth I shaded with colored pencils 057 (body) and 053 (mane). I also colored the inner ear with 034 color pencil. For the cheeks I shaded with hot pink dry chalk and added highlights with a white gel pen. 

For the border strip at the bottom of the card, I cut a strip of bright blue jewel toned cardstock measuring 1.25" x 5.5" and layered a strip of polka-dot cardstock measuring 1"x 5.5". I used my Mega Runner to attach the two strip together as well as attach the ribbon down the center.

I topped with a basic bow and attached both the bow and the button center with 3D lacquer. Then hand drew stitch lines with a white gel pen.

I cut the word "Sweet" twice. Once ,from a light green cardstock, and again from the same striped green cardstock I used to cut the card base. Then I used a glue pen to layer the two die-cut words, offsetting them just a bit , creating a shadow. Again, adding highlight with a white gel pen.


I die-cut several clouds from the Sweet Dreams Baby Dies for my unicorn to stand on and shaded them by outlining them first with a blue (Spectrum Noir color pencil 068) and then blending the color out using odorless mineral spirits and a blending stump. I die cut an additional cloud to stamp the word "dreams", and positioned under the word "Sweet" to read out "Sweet dreams".

And, here is my finished easel card...

This set has to be hands down my all time favorite to date!! I just can't get enough of these UNICORNS!!!

#UnicornLover #UnicornAddict # IBelieveInMagic #80sKid

Hope you all enjoyed today's project!!
Until next time...


  1. OMGOSH! This is just soooo CUTE!!! And I LOVE the card in your other post as well! AWESOME SAUCE!!!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  2. That unicorn sure is darling! Great color combination with the blue and green.

    1. Thank you so much, Georgiana!! That is such a sweet compliment!

  3. I love your card! I think I need that Sizzix die!

    1. Thank you, Andrea!! And yes... you must get it!! I love this one the most from all the Stand-Ups!! It's definitely a must have!

  4. Oh Tanya's gonna flip when she see's this cutie! Super cute card Mitsy!

    Have a crafty day, Sonja
    ♥ Sugar Beans Cards ♥

    1. LOL... I don't think she has yet... I accidentally forgot to post this to facebook... Gonna do it now! Thanks for the reminder, Sonja!