Using the Cheeky Modern Pop Collection - Magical Day
Hey, Crafters. I'm back again with the third installment of my Cheeky Modern Pop series. I still have more to come but I will take a break from the series for a while to give you ladies some different content. For those of you that follow me on Instagram, I announced a few weeks ago that I had been accepted in to the Altenew Educator Certification Program.
I am so excited about this new journey and I have already started taking classes. I can't wait to share with you what I will be making. The wonderful aspect of this program is that it develops your card making skills. I don't want to go in to too much detail here but I will in later posts.
Magical Day set
This set features everyone's favorite animal: the unicorn. I think I bought it for that reason alone. I like the cute sentiments that come with it but this set does have one curious aspect to it. The word 'magical' is out there with no purpose. It doesn't have it's own sentiment, it's just out there stranded and on it's own. I'll figure something to do with it though.
In my excitement to create with this stamp set I die cut as many unicorn profiles as I could from one sheet of white card stock without stamping them first. That made stamping them a little difficult but not hard since I have my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. Once I stamped my profiles, I colored them using my Artists Loft alcohol markers and Spectrum Noir glitter brushes, because every unicorn needs to sparkle. I'll put the colors with each picture.
Card One: One of a Kind
For my first card, I am going to do some ink blending with my Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Inks. I added some soft touches of Salty Ocean Distress Oxide as well and blended over it to give the shapes in the background.
Next I cut white card stock to 4 inches wide and 5 inches tall and cut it again about an inch and a half from the top. Using my Fiskars Scalloped border punch I punched the beautiful edge on the papers to make a window to the ink blending. If you use the Fiskars punch, make sure you line the punched edges with the markings on the punch. Your scallops will match up every time.
Next, I used my Darice foam adhesive to put my card stock down leaving enough space for my blending to be seen. All that is left now is to stamp my sentiments and glue down my unicorn.
Card Two: Find Your Own Rainbow
My next card is a little different than your normal card structure. The card itself is a half front bottom folding note card. I made this card by cutting a sheet of 110 lb blue card stock in half the long way down the paper then scoring it at 5-1/2 inches. I chose which side was going to be my front then cut it in half. I ran the part I cut off through my Spellbinder with my Pink and Main Rounded Stitched rectangle die and since I had it out, I also die cut a piece of white card stock that was the same size as my blue die cut so that it could hide behind blue card stock to display my stamped sentiment.
Now it's time to assemble the card. I glued down my stitched rectangle to the half front then glued my "Find Your Own Rainbow!" card from the Stay Magical paper pad from Craft Smith on top of that. Then I glued my unicorn die cut that I colored earlier on the top making sure not to cover the sentiment too much and that the unicorn's horn didn't go off the card.
On the inside of the card I used Tombow adhesive to glue down the white card stock making sure it matched up with the front. I stamped "Magical" then a few of the small stamps from the set.
I know the instructions can be complicated but I think I do a much better explanation in this handy video.
Card Three: Wishing You a Magical Day
This card was super easy to put together and didn't require a ton of stamping. I cut a piece of pink embossed paper from the mini embossed paper pad in the Cheeky Modern Pop collection to fit the front of my card. When you do this , make sure that the embossed elements match the direction of your card. Don't glue it down just yet.
Temporarily adhere the front to the card base or if you are like me, just use some washi. I put my circle die down where I wanted a cut out for a sentiment and ran it through my Spellbinder. Make sure you open the card so you don't diecut though both sides of your base. You just want to cut down the card base front and the embossed paper.
I lined up the negative spaces and adhered the embossed paper to the card base. My unicorn was already colored with the Spectrum Noir glitter pens so it was easy to just glue her down where I wanted her. I glued my "Wishing You a Magical Day" sentiment down on the front and in my cut out I used a Ms. Sparkle & Co. stamp set to stamp "Have a Wonderful Birthday" in Elderberry Memento dye ink.
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