Hey guys! I am back to share a stamp set that I am absolutely in love with! The Moody Unicorns stamp set from Gerda Steiner is SO much fun to colour and is perfect for any unicorn lover! I just had to use all three images to create this custom trifold card!
I start this card out by using an A2 size white cardstock panel. I will be using Distress Inks in the colours Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass to create these whimsical clouds with the Clouds Stencil from My Favorite Things. I am also using the Life Changing Blending Brushes from Picket Fence as I want a light and smooth colour blend.
I am also using another really cool tool to keep my cardstock in place while I am blending. It is the Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion and this tool is fabulous when you are trying to keep your paper from straying across your desk! I love that it comes with 4 heavy duty round magnets as well as this magnetic ruler with the “centre 0” to help you easily find the centre of your cardstock piece!
Once I have all the ink blended cloudes done I will set that piece aside so the ink can set up a bit. I will move on to die cutting and ink blending the trifold card pieces.
I am taking one of my A2 card panels and having it so the card opens up backwards. I will then use the Meadow Border from Lawn Fawn, however you could also use the Grassy Hillside Border and partial die cut the border onto the left side panel of the card base using Removable Purple Thermo-Web tape to secure the die to the cardstock and then will run it through my Gemini Jr.
Now….I probably should have done my ink blending first…..but, I will remember that for the other side! I will then use this piece to gage where I want to cut the other grassy hill on the other A2 Card base (the one that opens like a card usually does). But before I die cut…..I will do my ink blending! The colours for the grass are Pine Needles and Mowed Lawn. I did get a bit of ink transfer from my finger to my cardstock and I just used my Tombow Mono Sand Eraser and it works like a charm to remove that ink.
I also need to make sure I leave enough room on the bottom for my stamped sentiment. Using my Fiskars Sure Cut Trimmer I will cut off the portion of the card that is not ink blended, this will form one of the trifold portions of the card.
I will go ahead and ink blend on the first portion that we die cut and use the trimmer again to cut off the top portion that we don’t need.
Once both card bases have been inked up and blended I am going to take the card that opens up backwards and adhere our stenciled cloud piece onto the left side of the card and then trim a VERY tiny bit from the left side of the card so that when I lay them together the cards can fold over eachother easily. This might be a bit hard to understand so I encourage you to watch my YouTube video to see how that comes together. I will then adhere the two pieces together using my tape runner.
Now we have the trifold portion of our card complete and we can close up the “flaps” making sure the taller one is closed first so that the smaller grass portion lays on top.
I will set this card base aside and work on my cute little Moody Unicorns. I pull out my stamp perfect and using Memento Tuxedo Black ink I will stamp these unicorns onto some Crafter’s Companion Ultra Smooth White Cardstock as I will be Copic colouring. The colours I am using are C0, C1, C8, YG01, YG03, YR02, B01, BV00, RV02, W0 and W1. I will link here to a great Copic set if you are just starting out. This set has a great variety of colours for you to start with and once you decide the shades and colour families you like you can add individual makers to fill in your set.
Once these cute unicorns are all coloured in I will fussy cut them out. However, you can get the coordinating dies by clicking here. Now it is time to stamp our sentiments onto the folding grass pieces. Again, I am using sentiments that come with the Moody Unicorn stamp set. I will stamp the sentiments using my favourite ink for sentiments, the VersaClair Nocturne Ink. If you want to emboss your sentiment, make sure I use an embossing powder tool!
I will stamp the “Seriously” sentiment on the front flap. The second flap is stamped with the sentiment “Did you think I would forget?” and then for the inside I went with a big and bold “Happy Birthday” from the Hero Arts – Snarky Mix & Match Sentiment stamp set.
I will then adhere my cute little unicorns to the card, and for a final touch I will add Clear Wink of Stella to the bold Happy Birthday sentiment as well as the hair on the unicorns.
Here is a look at each of the finished parts of the tri fold card.
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