Cardmaking

U is for Unicorns

Happy Saturday crafty people!  How is your weekend going?  I’m super excited today to share a card with you as a guest designer for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers .  This is because they liked one of my previous cards (this link takes you to the winning card blog post)  and crowned me as Queen of Snark (what a fab title!)

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They have really fun challenges and I thoroughly recommend checking out the blog if you haven’t yet….. it might be addictive!  So today’s post is U for Unicorn.

I chose to use the Woodware Francois Read Unicorn Stamp and I heat embossed it in silver on white paper.

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I wanted to give my unicorn a shimmery finish so I used some Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders which make a lovely paint when you add a little water to them.  I left the unidorn body white but used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in clear to give him a shimmer.  Once he was dry I fussy cut him out.

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I was going for a night sky look so I used navy cardstock and added a few stars (cut from mirror card and a scrap of left over paper that had some ink spray on it.  I then mounted it on a pink mirror card and added one of the sentiments from the same stamp set, heat embossed in silver on the navy card.

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It’s always tricky to get a photo that shows shine and shimmer when it’s lying flat so I took another one on one of my shelves!

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I hope that your day is also filled with unicorns and glitter, or if not maybe pizza and wine (that’s what I’m hoping for!).  Please let me know if you head on over to the Snarky Stampers blog, I’d love to check out your creations.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)

Cardmaking

Shhhh….. fairies!

Yay, it’s Saturday!  I hope you are having a lovely weekend and managing to fit in some crafty time.  Today I am sharing a card I made for happy mail recently.

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I used a fairy die and stamp from Joanna Sheen as well as a stamp from the Garden Fairy set from Woodware.

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I cut a diagonal from the card front and decorated the card base with patterned papers and some star die cuts.  Then used paper piecing to give the fairy gold wings, a sparkly dress and dark hair and I coloured her skin with alcohol pens.  Lastly I added some gold stickles to her wand.

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Inside I added some white card so there is a space to write a message and added the Shhhh…. fairies stamp.

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I hope you like this wee fairy.  I’d love to hear what crafty projects you have been spending time on this week.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x