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Magical Birthday!

September 29, 2016

Magical Birthday!

September 29, 2016

My daughter loves ponies.  She is practically obsessed with them.  Nothing unusual for a three-year-old, I suppose.  So, when I first saw the Magical Ponies stamp set by Your Next Stamp, I knew that I had to have them!  I fell in love with this adorable set right away and I knew that my daughter would too.  In fact, this is how I actually discovered Your Next Stamp, and I am so glad that I did!  They have so many adorable stamp and die sets!

I created this card for my daughter’s 4th birthday which is later this week.  I’m pretty sure that she’s going to love it.  Although, I don’t think it matters to her what the card looks like, as long as it has a pony on it!

I also decided to play along with the Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenge #48.  You can choose to either use the basic sketch, the challenge colors or both for your inspiration (see below).  I decided to use only the sketch because as much as I love fall colors, I didn’t think they would go very well with the pony birthday card that I had in mind. (Although, I suppose the rainbow technically does have four of those colors 😉).

Basic Sketch
Challenge Colors

I first created the outer frame of my card using the All Prettied Up Die Set by Mama Elephant.  I also partially die cut the inner stitched circle on the bottom portion of my card.  I then used the Rainbow Fun Die Set by Your Next Stamp to die cut the rainbow and the clouds.  I cut the rainbow on white cardstock and colored each piece with my Copic markers.  I then embossed the rainbow pieces with some Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder to give them some shimmer.  Before I attached my clouds, I glued a piece of clear acetate on the bottom half circle of my card.  I then added my clouds behind the acetate and then put some 3D foam adhesive on the back panel of my card to make room for my shaker embellishments.  For this, I used both 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh and Caribbean Dream Sequin Mix by Clearly Besotted.  I then attached that entire panel to a piece of shimmery blue cardstock.

I then stamped, colored and die cut my unicorn using the Magical Ponies stamp set and coordinating dies.  I also added some more sparkle embossing powder on the unicorn’s mane, wings and hooves.  I lastly added a tag using Sizzix Tags Stamps & Dies and a small bow from Lawn Fawn’s Put A Bow on It die set.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I love to hear from you so please feel free to leave any comments or questions!

Also, if you get a chance, check out these biweekly Sketch and Color Challenges by Your Next Stamp!

I will also be entering this into Simon Says Stamp “Anything Goes” Wednesday Challenge.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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