I am a retired nurse rediscovering my artistic roots. I make handmade cards, and sometimes include small works of art on my blog as well. I will provide a primary products list and a description of the techniques that I used to make each card, and give credit for layout or design of a card if not of my own unique creation.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Witt & Sass Launch Chubby Unicorn Pink and Green
Welcome back my friends, today I am sharing the 2nd card I made as a member of the design team for Witt & Sass's launch. This week has been all about the Chubby Unicorn, and this card I originally made as an example card for W & S's card challenges (this challenge specifically dealt with the colors pink and green, rectangles and rhinestones). I started out by stamping the Chubby Unicornin black Amalgam ink from Gina K. I then stamped the grassy area around him using the 2x3 BB stamp Grassy Hill. I made a mask to cover up my stamped images, then went to town making the background. For that I used Distress Oxide inks, starting light pink at the top and ending in a redish-pink color at the grass line. I used Altenew's Simple Shapes XL to stamp the rectangle shapes. I spritzed it with shimmer spray before removing the masking. I stamped a sentiment from the Chubby Unicorn stamp setin Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink, then covered it in clear embossing powder and heat embossed it to my card base. Next I colored the grass, again with Distress Oxide inks with the mini ink blending tool. Satisfied with the background, I Copic colored my Chubby Unicorn and used some clear Wink Of Stella to the hair and horn. I trimmed the cardstock to 4" x 5.5", allowing me to mount my card panel onto a slightly wider A2 sized black cardstock base. I then adhered multiple sized rhinestones to the background, following the transition in color from top to bottom. The rhinestones at the bottom I colored with some red Copic markers as I didn't have that color gemstone. Finally, I added the very small green rhinestones to the unicorn's hair and tail.
This card was extremely fun to make, I hope it gives you some ideas for the challenges as well as general card ideas. Please head over to the Witt & Sass FB page for more card ideas from other DT members and all things Witt & Sass. Please visit the store as it should be up and running before this post publishes at https://www.wittandsassstampcompany.com/along with their blog attached to the store's URL. Besides the great products, it has lots of inspiration and information about W & S, some of it quite funny, so don't miss out! I also have a W & S blog link below for your convenience. If you'd like to see more of my creations, Instagram has all of my cards as I do not write a blog post for every card I make. On Instagram I am jktaylor911
Stay tuned for card #3 tomorrow. And again, I love questions and comments.