“Be a unicorn in a field of horses”

It was my boyfriend’s niece’s fourth birthday the other day and she had a little party on Sunday morning. SUNDAY MORNING. And it wasn’t exactly a little party – it had a whopping unicorn themed bouncy castle. Having no children in my family I wasn’t too sure how painful the party was going to be – but it was actually quite nice! I didn’t get a party bag, but I did get a unicorn cake at the end!

When asking her mum what we could get her, we were told “anything pink, unicorn/my little pony and sparkly”. A typical 4 year old girl then really! (Although she isn’t really. She’s super bad-ass. She rides ponies, jumps in puddles without wellies and knows exactly what she wants and will do anything in her power to make sure it happens!)

So of course I made her a unicorn birthday card!


To start off, I used this Lawn Fawn scalloped box die and cut it out twice with blue card, I also used the stars in the set and cut out some yellow glitter card. I then cut the front and two side panels out with pink and white polka dot card. I then took some water-colour card and used Kuratake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints. I painted a block of pink and then a block of blue under and allowed them to mix into a beautiful purple colour. I used my heat gun to give it an uneven look like a realistic sunset. I cut out the background and the clouds with this.
I then stamped Clearly Besotted, Fairytale unicorns (and rainbow) & coloured them in with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I used a white Pebeo pen to give the look of sparkly hair. I stamped the castle from Lawn Fawn, Critters ever after and coloured with the pencils. I then cut everything out.
It was then as simple as construct the box and use strips of Acetate to give the illusion of  flying.

I normally find that this box is too small for many of my stamps – and I also find that the Clearly Besotted stamps are on the small side too for “normal” sized cards. So these work fantastically together.

Isn’t it crazy how my little pony has come back around. I remember playing with them when I was a child!


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