Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Unicorn Dreams

Another fun day, totally sidewinded from what I should have been doing (a couple of projects for upcoming DT post) and ended up making a tag for a tag swap and a card for my daughter.

To begin with I cut my card blank and covered it with a design paper I have had for years, I think it came in a multi surprise pack I bought about six years ago.  Next I took some woven stuff I had and cut it into three strips, trimmed the edges then overlaid this on top of the covered card blank with adhesive spray.

While this was drying I printed out the digi which I had placed on a brown background digitally and a heart shape with text which will become my topper.  The digi is UNICORN DREAMS �Karen Middleton, isn't it just fabulous, so full of movement.  I knew this digi was going to be a challenge, trying to keep all that movement alive but worth a shot.  My daughter loves horses and got her first horse a few months ago (after having waited 32 years lol) and this card is for her.
Out with my beloved Promarkers again.  Now I now one usually thinks of unicorns as white but I have decided to try to make a chestnut unicorn instead.  I felt like working in browns today hahahaha.
To finish off the digi I used clear embossing powder on the butterfly, leaves and wee flowers.
I wanted to add a charm to the card so found a silver heart I had and, with my gold Promarker, coloured it to match the card.  I also printed out a mount for the digi to be placed on with the text 'magical, fantasy, beauty is in the eye of the beholder'.  With my dreadful spelling I had to double check if beholder was correct and found out by fluke it was also the name of the horse that was the winner of the 2013 Breeders' Cup Distaff - how cool is that!!!! Next I cut some of the same paper I had used for the mount with the sentiment and covered it with brown lace to create another mount. I also had a bit of ribbon cut but forgot to put that in front of the camera when I snapped this pic.

Now time to assemble my card and here we have the finished creation :)

Followed this sketch from Sketch N Stash

  • White card from Craft Creations
  • Digi - UNICORN DREAMS by Karen Middleton, available from Sweet Pea Stamps
  • Promarkers
  • Lace, dp, mesh, buttons, clear embossing powder, charm and ribbon from my stash
I am entering this card in the following challenges:-


  1. Absolutely gorgeous with wonderful autumn colouring and the buttons is a nice touch.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Very pretty card. Love the colours and use of buttons. Thank you for joining us at Get Inky this week. Hope to see you back here soon. Judy DT

  3. Ooooh, you're going to have one very delighted daughter when she receives this stunning card Treasure. The image is stunning and your wonderful colouring has really made the 'Unicorn Dreams' a magical reality. Lightly embossing the butterflies, flowers and leaves not only gives them dimension but also adds that little touch of magical shine ....Beautiful.

    Your sentiments are lovely and the quote so apt. I love the way you have created the illusion of the different textures and colours in the Unicorn's coat in the background card ....and added the three buttons that take my eye back to the Unicorn's horn.

    You 'brown' day has been one of great beauty. Lots of love xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

  4. What a lovely Karen Middleton card you have made. Stunning. Thanks for taking part in the One Sweet Challenge this month of “love” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stamp Design Team xxx

  5. This is a stunner! I love the earthtones. Thank you for sharing at One Sweet Challenge. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, SPS DT-member

  6. Stunning colouring, great make
    Thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly

  7. Wow Mimi, I do so love what you've created. The brown tones you've used are so lovely and such a different way of colouring a fantasy unicorn than I've seen !! I love the sentiment and all the texture to your card too. What a lovely creation. I'm sure your daughter will love it.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar for our "Use a Charm" challenge. Good luck.

    Lynn, BSCB DT

  8. Sweet and wonderful warm card :) Love the gentle horse..
    Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments. Wishing to see you again next week :)
    Hugs, MIkha

  9. Great card, I love all those textures and the cute buttons
    Thanks for joning in with our challenge over at Sketch and Stash and good luck
    Julie x
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  10. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us in the brown sugar challenge.


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