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 😉).
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.
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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.
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