How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card

Mother’s day is almost here, Sunday, May 14, 2017. On today’s blog, I’m sharing How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card. Using the Mother’s Day images from Calico Collage, Brutus Monroe Stamps, ink and more.

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Greeting Card

The Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images are super sweet. I chose one of the images to be the focal point of a 5 in. x 7 in. greeting card. Pairing this with new stamps from Brutus Monroe just seemed to be the perfect fit.

Supplies for How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card
Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images
Brutus Monroe Botanical Banners
Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder
Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink
Tim Holtz Distress inks: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar
Ranger Blending Tool
Anna Griffin Flower Bramble Die
Prima French Riviera Flowers
White paper doily
White plastic strand of pearls
Rinea Foil in Gold glossy
Leaves Die – eBay came from China
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Scraps of pink and white papers from stash

Here is a video for How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card

Digging around in my paper stash I found a couple pieces of pink paper that I thought went well with the image.

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Greeting Card

Recently I purchased the Anna Griffin Flower Bramble Die and I just love how beautiful it looks. Die cutting it out of plain white paper makes a beautiful touch to this card.

Adding Distress Inks to the edges of papers just helps to finish the look. It may not be necessary on every project but for this project, I think it helps to bring each layer together.

If you like that vintage feel on photos try adding a touch of gold embossing around the edges. Think messy, not uniform when you apply the embossing powder. This look reminds me of an old mirror that has aged and part of the silver is faded.

Although the stamped roses are hard to see in the photo it does make a nice gold touch to the image. If I had left off the embellishments the card could have been finished with just the gold embossed roses.

Those paper doilies that you find in the cake decorating isle are perfect for card making. These don’t cost a whole lot of money but sure look elegant.

Using the Gold Glossy Rinea paper foil with the leaves die adds a touch of softness and elegance to this Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting card. I love seeing the shimmer on the card.

On top of the paper lace doily, is a few loops of pearls to help with that shabby chic look and add a little bit of romance.

To top off the embellishments is a beautiful Prima French Riviera Flower.

Once all of the items were added to the card I then used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink to spray and add droplets to the card.

My hope is that you were inspired by today’s post, How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card. Do you enjoy the Shabby Chic look? What is your favorite look for a greeting card? Share your thoughts with me in the comments, or on my Facebook page.

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Greeting Card

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How to make a cactus themed greeting card

Sharing a project today, How to make a cactus themed greeting card. Using the Brutus Monroe stamp set Sharp StuffBrutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven, Chameleon Pens, and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

How to make a cactus themed greeting card

What I love about this stamp set is how easy it is to make different looks with the same stamps. There are so many options with this set, you are only limited by your imagination.

For this card, I stamped out the Sharp Stuff images on a piece of white cardstock. Colored the images with Chameleon Pens and then cut out each image.

The background was made using Tattered Angels Glimmer mists to give a really pretty green hue.

Once I had all the images ready to use I made an arrangement on the card and started adhering. I even used pop dots to add dimension.

When the pots of cactus were added to the card I then went back and made some shadows around the base of the pots. This helps anchor these to the card so they don’t look like they are floating in the air.

To help those that need visuals here is a video on How to make a cactus themed greeting card:

What style will you use with these stamps? Will you do something like mine where these are stamped and then cut out? Or do you like to make it look like the entry into a home. Add a door image and a step then add the pots around the entry.

The key is to have fun when you are creating. There is no right or wrong way, just the way you want it to look. Enjoy the creative process and make something that appeals to you.

Make sure you check out the Brutus Monroe Blog for other great creations by the Inspiration Team. Something new is shared every day.

How to make a cactus themed greeting card

Thanks for stopping by the blog today to see How to make a cactus themed greeting card. Make sure to pick up Sharp Stuff today.

 

7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal

Recently while at CCB I picked up a 7gypsies Starter Journal. So today I’m sharing how to use the 7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal that I made.

Recently while at CCB I picked up a 7gypsies Starter Journal. So today I'm sharing how to use the 7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal that

To begin with, the 7gypsies Starter Journal is perfect for those that don’t want to make a journal from the ground up. If you are looking for a foundation to start from, a jumping point to begin then this is the perfect journal for you.

The 7gypsies Starter Journal is 5 in. x 7 in. when folded or 7 in. tall x 10 in. wide when laying flat and sewed in the middle. It has eight pieces of 80 pound recycled cardstock, when this is folded in half you then have 16 pages to decorate. The price is really fair for this journal at only $2.99 US on the canvascorpbrands.com website.

For my journal today I had some pages left over from my last Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal, check out my other journal I made here. Since I had pages left over and I had the 7gypsies Starter Journal I thought why not combine the two and make it a 7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal.

 

Here is a video of me making the 7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal.

I added a bit of Glitter Washi Tape and a few journal cards from my stash. Of course, Lace Seam Binding is always a really nice touch for a closure and I seem to have a nice stash of it to use.

A mix of adhesives was used: ATG Gun and Aleene’s Tacky Glue. It all depends on when I needed an adhesive. If’ I’m making a pocket I use the Aleene’s as that will ensure that any paper I stick into the pocket won’t get stuck on the adhesive.

One of my favorite inks to use is the Black Detail Ink – Raven, it is a true black and it is permanent when dry.

I had a great time making this journal and was glad to be able to use all the leftover bits from the other journal. If you are like me, you don’t need to add more items to your stash, you want to use as much as you can.

By using the 7gypsies Starter Journal I was able to fill it with the bits and have a really nice journal that I can keep, sell or give away.

Interested in purchasing this 7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal? The completed journal is available for sale in my shop.

7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal

Whole cover, front and back

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Haul / Brutus Monroe Unboxing April 2017

I got a package from Brutus Monroe so I’m sharing the Haul / Brutus Monroe Unboxing April 2017 with you today. So many wonderful goodies came in my box this time. Stamps, Embossing Powder, Stamp cleaner and more.

See the video of the Haul / Brutus Monroe Unboxing April 2017

Want to know where you can get all of these wonderful items? Head over to the Brutus Monroe Store. Some of the items won’t be there until the release week of April 17- the stamps. The rest of the items are already in the shop now.

Haul / Brutus Monroe Unboxing April 2017

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Haul / Brutus Monroe Unboxing April 2017

2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas

On Saturday, April 2nd, I got the opportunity to go to the 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas. I’m so glad I got to go, and now I want to share a little bit of what I got while at the show.

2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas

Here is a video about the 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas:

Seeing the Rinea booth filled with lots of people was so wonderful! I was overjoyed to see the make and take table filled. The owners said that it was a good show for them.

It was a pleasure to visit with Rita Barakat who was doing a demo at Craft Fancy. While talking with her I learned more about the TCW colored gesso and Clear Modeling paste. Of course, I had to buy some of the Clear Modeling paste. I also found a very cool die by Memory Box – Large Ringlets. This is a die I’ve been looking forward to finding, so glad I did at this show!

While walking around the show I happened to see a very nice display of 7gypsies Architextures. When I did I walked into the booth and said, High Five for having a display of Architextures. They gave me a strange look but did follow through with the high five, that would have been awkward if they didn’t huh?

What booth was it that I found all the Architextures? The only booth at 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas? The Crafty Scrapper was the booth and they had a great selection of Architextures to choose from. They also had a piece of my artwork! I was shocked and excited! I asked if it was okay if I took a photo and sent it out on Facebook as quick as I could!

2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas

It was very nice to visit with the owners of The Crafty Scrapper, I hope to be invited to teach a workshop soon. I do plan to make a road trip down to visit their store very soon.

Finding bargains is always awesome. When I found Scrap That! I was excited to find awesome prices on things I use in my projects. I picked up pop dots and foam tape at very low prices. Always good to save money.

Flossie Scrapper had a huge selection of steel dies from a few different vendors. Lawn Fawn was one that they carried and I was blessed to find Stiched Scalloped Borders. This will be a fun die for me to use in the future.

Since I’ve been a stamper for a very long time one of my favorite stamp companies is Rubbernecker. I have several of their stamps and I was thrilled that they have added dies to several of their stamps. So I found a die to match one of the floral stamps that I use a lot and I got a new border stamp that I think I’ll start using a lot.

While walking around I recognized a long time stamping friend Audrey that was working at the Local King Rubber Stamp booth. They had some really cool stamps and it was interesting to see how they were showing how to color the images. Check out their site where they have some tutorials.

2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas

An unusual product I saw was at the Epiphany Crafts. They were selling a punch and stickers to make your own embellishments.  I was interested, but when he cut an image out of thin paper and the edges were not clean I decided that I would do more research. Looks like they have been around for a while and lots of people are complaining that the punch doesn’t work well. So I’m glad I passed on this punch for the time being.

A fun booth I found was Craft Fantastic. There was a free make and take showing how to use their glue and glass domes to make jewelry. The lady giving the demo was fun and made the process enjoyable.

The last booth I visited was Tessler Crafts. This booth had some great stamps and dies to choose from. The gal giving demos showed how the dies could be used to cut aluminum cans I was sold on buying a beautiful butterfly die. This is a die I’m looking forward to using very soon.

Overall, I had a great time at the show, I’m very glad that I got to attend. I’m thankful to my husband for driving and to Rinea for the tickets. Saving every bit of money is important when you live on a budget.

Here is a map of the Vendors that I visited at the 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas. The ones highlighted in yellow are ones that I visited with or made a purchase from.

2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas

Here is a vendor list for the 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas.

2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas

If you ever get the chance to go to a show I encourage you to go! Being around like minded people is so much fun!

How to make a Layered Easter Card

Easter is just around the corner, so I thought I would share, How to make a Layered Easter Card. Since I’m on the Fantabulous Circut Challenge Blog I’ve even thrown in a Cricut Cut too.

How to make a Layered Easter Card

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When I first got my Cricut I wasn’t sure how to use the device. I would have lots of trial and error trying to figure out how to cut using those dials and the keypad on the machine. Now that I have a newer machine the Cricut Explore Air I love using it almost daily.

Items used in How to make a Layered Easter Card
Calico Collage Victorian Easter Digital Download – FREE
Cricut Explore Air Premium Bundle
Gypsy Font Cartridge – Egg Flourish
Brutus Monroe Easter Blessings (this is a stamp club set)
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven, Aubergine
Circle punch, 1 inch, 1.25 inch, 1.50 inch (here is a Nesting Circle set for many sizes I found on Amazon)
Ranger Blending tool
CUTTLEBUG 5X7 EMBOSS-OXFORD Embossing Folder
Darice Embossing Folder, 4.25 by 5.75-Inch, Brick Wall
3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount
PURPLE 1mm Bugtail Satin Cord Shamballa Macrame Beading Nylon Kumihimo String (210ft Spool)
Stamp Block Set
Stick On Pearls
A2 Greeting card
White cardstock cut just shy of 4.25 in. x 5.50 in., Mat for Rabbit image
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl

Now that I have Cricut Design Space it allows me the ability to customize images to my needs. For today’s project, I pulled the Egg Flourish from the Gypsy Font cartridge into Design Space.

Once I had the image in Design space I then spent a few minutes removing the Egg as I didn’t want that part of the cut I wanted the mat. I then sized the cut to fit on a A2 greeting card and cut on two different shades of purple cardstock.

Using my  Vagabond I made a sandwich with the Darice Embossing Folder, 4.25 by 5.75-Inch, Brick Wall and the light purple cardstock. I also made a sandwich with the CUTTLEBUG 5X7 EMBOSS-OXFORD Embossing Folder and white cardstock.

On both of the newly textured papers I used the Ranger blending tool and Brutus Monroe Aubergine ink to bring out the texture.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl was sprayed over both of the textured pieces. Set aside to dry. (Tip store your Glimmer Mist on it’s side and then it is easier to shake the glimmer into the liquid)

Print the Calico Collage Victorian Easter Digital Download – FREE and cut out the large rabbit image, mat with white cardstock. Next layer on the purple mat.

Stamp the Brutus Monroe Easter Blessings on a scrap of white cardstock and punch with one inch punch. Punch a 1.25 of purple to mat.

Select the round bunny image from the Calico Collage Victorian Easter Digital Download – FREE, punch a purple mat using the 1.5 punch.

Use Aleene’s Tacky Glue to adhere the purple mat with the large bunny image to the White basket weave card topper.

Wrap PURPLE 1mm Bugtail Satin Cord Shamballa Macrame Beading Nylon Kumihimo String (210ft Spool) around the lower portion of the card. Adhere to A2 card.

Adhere Circle Bunny and Easter Blessings using Pop Dots. Add a bow and place the Stick On Pearls around the edge of the purple mat.

How to make a Layered Easter Card

Enjoy the card!

Here is a video showing How to make a Layered Easter Card

Come along and join in the fun on the Fantabulous Circut Challenge Blog since now you know How to make a Layered Easter Card. You could win the prize! Just enter a project that the theme is Easter and uses at least one Cricut cut image. That’s it! Super simple!

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How to make a Layered Easter Card

How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

The Birthday Bears arrived in the mail and it’s time to show you a card. How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card. Using the Brutus Monroe Birthday Bears and Chameleon Pens to make a super cute greeting card. This project is also shared on the Brutus Monroe Blog too.

When I saw this set of bears I knew that these would be the perfect set to use my new Chameleon Pens to color the images.

How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

Isn’t this card super cute? I just love how sweet the image is on this card! The balloons are so fun to color with the Chameleon pens.

Supplies used for How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card
Brutus Monroe Birthday Bears
Brutus Monroe Stamp Sleeve
MISTI
White Cardstock
Black Detail Ink – Raven
Chameleon Pens
Brutus Monroe Aubergine Ink
A2 greeting card
Scrapbook paper in purple print
Aleene’s Tacky White Glue
Bone folder
Fancy border Die cut in Purple
Vagabond
Zig Two Way Glue
Pop Dots
Purple hemp cord
Flat back self-adhesive pearls from Hobby Lobby

Video on How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

The way this card was made is super easy, as it involves stamping and coloring the images. There is no wrong way to color these images. What every looks good to you is perfect.

Since I used the Chameleon Pens I was able to get a pretty blended effect. Watercolor pencils could also be used just add a small amount and move with water to get the blended effect.

A great stamping tool is the MISTI as it can have several stamps loaded and then inked at one time. This is perfect if you want to create several of the same cards as you load the stamps once. Ink and then stamp for each card until you are done.

Today I used a die that I picked up from eBay. I love the design and I think it adds a bit of elegance to this whimsical birthday card.

Flat back pearls are perfect to add a nice touch of bling to the card. Then a small bow made from purple hemp finishes this card.

Head over to the Brutus Monroe Shop and pick up the Birthday Bears stamp set soon. You will love having this set to make art. You too can use the Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card.

I have these cards for sale in my shop, feel free to take a look. If you are looking for custom cards, hit me up. I’ll be glad to work with you. Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? The cards a usually blank inside and come with a matching envelope. The cards I make are A2 size or 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. in size. If you are wanting a greeting on the inside feel free to email me to discuss details or to connect with me via my Facebook page.

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How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

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How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal

Loving the Spring Peacock Kit from Calico Collage. I have to show you How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal. Once you see the images in this kit you will want to download it today.

How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal

For this journal, I decided that my foundation papers would be made from some paper I had in my stash. Years ago when Xpedex paper had a retail store in Oklahoma City I would shop there on a regular basis.

While shopping at Xpedex I would look at their clearance section. One of these visits I found 6 reams of letter size (8.5 in. x 11 in.) paper for four dollars a ream. What was wrong with the paper? It was a flecked sage green. While I love green, it wasn’t a favorite color of mine.

The manager noticed that I was looking at the paper and came over. He said hey I’ve had this paper on the shelf way too long. I’ll make a deal you can’t pass by today. How about I sell these to you for two dollars a ream. I said sold. Not knowing what I was going to do with that paper, but heck at that price I could use it for something some day.

Well, today is that “some day”. Pulling out my Tattered Angel glimmer mists I got an idea. I would mist the papers and change the color. Since the sage was such a light color the glimmer mists would easily change the color.

Wow, what a change the glimmer mists made to the paper. It was so much fun to see the transformation right before my eyes.

Supplies used in How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal
Calico Collage Spring Peacock Journal Kit
Brutus Monroe Surface Ink Aubergine
Tim Hotz Distress Inks, Vintage Photo,  Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberry
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: True Turquoise, Cranberry Zing, Turquoise Blue, Pop Rocks, Blarney, Vintage Pink, Party Pink, Blue Bubbles
Glitter Washi Tape
Copy Paper
Heat Tool
Books by Hand Bone Folder
Fiskars 5 Inch RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears
Dictionary Pages
ATG Gun
Waxed Linen Thread
Book Binding Kit – Awl, needle
Jumbo Paperclips
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Scrapbook paper
Chipboard
Blue Book Binding Tape
Butterfly Stamps
Peacock Stamp set – Recollections.
Jr Legal paper pad
Lace Seam Binding

Now down to How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal.

The best thing to do is decide on the final size you want your pages. The kit is designed for 5 in. x 7 in. I chose to cut my pages down to 7.5 in. x 11 in. That way there would be a small border around each of the Calico Collage image.

Sort through the images and choose which ones you want to use. In my case, I was able to decide that I wanted three signatures of four sheets of paper each.

Next start selecting Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and spray each piece of copy paper, or text weight paper on both sides. Dry with a heat tool, or set aside to air dry.

Select images from the kit. Use coordinating Brutus Monroe ink or Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the images to finish the edges. Adhere the images with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. When I adhere a full page I left the top open so that it created a natural pocket. Think of gluing in a U shape. Also don’t use tape if you are planning on making a pocket, as items put into the pocket will stick to the tape.

On some of the pages, I wanted to have lined journaling spots. This is where a Jr Legal paper pad is handy. They are light weight and add a perfect touch to the journal. These look wonderful with a little glimmer mist sprayed on these as well.

Here is a fast process video on How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal

It took me about four hours of playing with this journal to get it finished. I really enjoyed making this journal and plan to make more similar to this one.

The completed journal is available for sale in my shop.

Now that you have seen the images and see How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal, are you ready to make your own? Please share what you make by joining the Fans of Calico Collage Facebook group. It is a small friendly group and we love seeing what others create with Calico Collage images.

 

 

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How to make a quick Keychain

Need a quick gift? Today I’ll show you How to make a quick Keychain Using Calico Collage Spring Peacock digital images, Tim Holtz distressed inks, Brutus Monroe detail in and Rinea Foil in Sapphire.

How to make a quick Keychain

When out shopping I saw a package of plastic Button Keychains by Playside Creations. These are 2.75 in. in diameter and I knew these would be beautiful keychains to add images inside.

Using my Silhouette Cameo 3, I pulled the 1 in. Digital images from the Spring Peacock set into the software and adjusted the size until it was the correct size for the keychains. I set the images to cut and saved the file.

Sent the images to my printer with the registration marks so that my Silhouette would recognize the sheet for cutting. Then placed the sheet on the Silhouette mat. Loaded the mat into the Silhouette Cameo 3 and told the software to send to Silhouette.

I just love watching my Silhouette in action! It cut the circles the perfect size for my project.

Once the images were cut I then took apart the plastic keychain case. Using Zig Two-Way Glue I glued two circles back to back.

Since the edges don’t always line up perfectly I then used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass to go around the edges. This will cover up the white areas.

As another measure to make the images look finished I then went around the outside with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven.

Selecting a sheet of Rinea Foil in Sapphire I then used the Tim Holtz Bow Paper Punch to punch a bow.

Time to put the keychain together. Make sure that the images are right side up and place inside the well of the keychain. Add the bow or other die cut shape then snap the cover back in place. Bam you are done. It took less than 5 minutes to make one of these keychains.

How to make a quick Keychain

Here is a list of supplies use in How to make a quick Keychain
Silhouette Cameo 3 bundle
Spring Peacock 1 inch Images
Playside Creations Plastic Button Key chain 16 count
Zig Two-Way glue
Rinea Foil – Sapphire/gold
Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Tim Holtz Bow Punch

Video on How to make a quick Keychain

This was a super fun project and didn’t take very much time at all. It was fun to see how each one turned out and I have made several and plan to make a lot more of these.

Pick up the supplies to make some yourself, now that you know How to make a quick Keychain, it’s fun!

How to make a quick Keychain

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How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Needing a greeting card to send to a friend I decided to make one and share How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card. This card will also be entered into a couple of challenges I found online.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Recently while out shopping I found the Hampton Art Mama Elephant Clear Stamp & Die Set-Over the Rainbow Which features Unipegs, Or Flying Unicorns. This set was so cute that I couldn’t pass it up!

Knowing that I wanted to keep this card simple and cute I decided to go with simple stamping and masking. The concept of masking is to stamp the image on a text weight piece of paper and place that over the image you want to be in the front.

To make a mask I do the following, I stamp the image on text weight paper, or a sticky note. I cut out the image and then on the backside I use Zig Two Way Glue. Let the glue air dry for a minute. This then turns the paper into a temporary sticky mask that will stay in place. Repeat these steps for all of the stamps that you want to mask on your project.

Once all of the masks are created it is time to create the card. Begin with loading the MISTI with the UniPeg, Rainbow Clouds and Hello Stamps. Ink with Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven, then stamp on white cardstock that has been cut at 4.20 in. x 5.45 in.

Place the masks for the Unipeg and Rainbow Clouds over the images. Stamp DOTS Stiched Clouds over the Unipeg and Rainbow Clouds. Place masks over the clouds.

Using the Ranger Blending tool and the Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass blend on the card a background to represent sky and clouds.

Remove the masks when the background has been completed to satisfaction.

Color the Unipeg, clouds and Rainbow with Chameleon Pens.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Spray entire card  with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl.

Highlight images with Tulip Dimensional Glitter glue. I even go around Hello to help it stand out as well.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Supplies Used for How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card
Mama Elephant Clear Stamp & Die Set-Over the Rainbow
Brutus Monroe Sharon’s Script Stamps – Hello
DOTS – Stitched Clouds
MISTI
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass
Zig Two-Way Glue
Tulip Glitter Glue
Chameleon Pens
Self Adhesive Rhinestones
Ranger Blending Tool
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
White Cardstock
A2 Greeting Card
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Pearl

Here is a video of How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Isn’t this a fun card? I hope that my friend loves it!

I’m also entering in in a couple of challenges.

Entered in Sunny Day Crafting – A themed Challenge Blog; March Challenge – Rainbows.

Entered in Creatalicious Challenges – Challenge #111 Anything Goes + Optional Gems or Pearls.

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