Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Magical unicorn wishes & the Crafty Gals Corner 3rd Blogiversary

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #155 - Anything Goes
& 3rd Blogiversary BLOG HOP


click HERE
to catch a glimpse of all the cards I shared for our 3rd Blogiversary
and learn more about all our amazing sponsors, awesome prizes
... yes, I have BLOG CANDY for a lucky winner


This post is to share more details about the card I made using the
Unicorn Li'l' Miss Sugarpops Collection digital stamp
from Polkadoodles, one of our generous sponsors this week.

I love fancy folds and this is a different take on the gate fold design.

While the stars and patterned paper on the front panels look pretty,
the surprise hidden inside is, dare I say, ... magical?!?!?

I started out on my Silhouette Studio design mat, taking purchased cut file (details below), planning and sizing all the panels needed to make these fancy folds, with matted panels inside and out.
The folded card is 4 7/8" wide x 6 1/4" tall.
It's smaller than my usual cards but that's the largest I could get
when cutting the base from a 12x12" sheet of cardstock.

I created "mirror images" of the front matting panels so that I could mat inside the card too.  I also made matting panels to go under the image panel inside and the sentiment panel on the back.  I sized the image and sentiment panels to suit the matting panels.

I cut all the panels with my Silhouette Cameo, except for the image panel.
I prefer to cut the heavy weight blending card by hand.

I printed the image panel on X-Press It Blending Card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  To add to the magic of this precious unicorn, I added Stickles to the manes & tails and clear Wink of Stella sparkle to the stars & rainbow.  I also added sparkle to the stars on the card and to the darker dots on the patterned paper panels.

I finished it off with clusters of sparkling rhinestones.
... I confess, it was totally unplanned
I made a little "oops" under the toy unicorn and the rhinestones hid it perfectly.
The extra sparkle is quite lovely.

I double matted the back panel with a sentiment
and plenty of space to write a special birthday message.

Polkadoodles - digital stamp - Unicorn Li'l' Miss Sugarpops Collection
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-11
Copic markers - stars - Y35-38
Copic markers - body - YR20-21-23-24-27
Copic markers - mane & tail - R20-21-22-24-27
Copic markers - horns & rainbow
R24-27 + YR16 + Y35-38 + Y11-13-15 + YG03-17-67 + B12-14-16
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Autumn
- Butterscotch
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Summer
- Sunflower
Kaisercraft - 12x12 patterned paper - Sugar Sugar Collection - Chocolate Drops
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #140750
Star Tri-Fold Card by Sweet Afton
Stickles - Fruit Punch - to add sparkle to the manes, tails & patterned paper
Wink Of Stella - Clear Glitter Brush - to add sparkle to the horns & stars
rhinestones - coloured with Copic marker R24
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the stars

Sending a big Thank You to Polkadoodles for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for our 3rd Blogiversary & Challenge #155 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
don't forget to click HERE
to catch a glimpse of all the cards I shared for our 3rd Blogiversary
and learn more about our amazing sponsors & awesome prizes!
  I look forward to seeing your creations.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge #9 - Anything With A Critter Goes
my card features two mythical creatures - unicorns
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Challenge #58 - Anything Goes
Colour It! Create It! Show It Off! - December Challenge - Christmas/Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges - Challenge #357 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Wk 51 - Anything Goes
Koala T Crafts - December (final) Challenge - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #275 - Santa or Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Party
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Party Time
The Cutie Pie Challenge BlogChallenge #118 – Stars and/or Snowflakes
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD ATG Challenge for the week 12-26-17


  1. Darling little unicorns, Tracy! Love the glitter. Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge. Good luck and Happy New Year.
    NanaConnie DT

  2. Darling birthday card! Great coloring & fantastic design! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card! Love a good fancy fold, and you've coloured the image so beautifully <3

  4. hahaha! Such a darling unicorn, Tracy, and very sweet colors! Your shading is wonderful! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or our next guest designer. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  5. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us @ Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  6. lovely design. Thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede.

  7. Your card is fantastic! The shape and your coloring are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  8. A great card design - love the touch of sparkle.

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge and all the best for 2018.

    Helen x

  9. Magical! What a lovely creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://

  10. Definitely magical Tracy. Love the glitz and the bright colors. Precious card. Thanks bunches for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Sure hope you will remember us for our next challenge too! Xj.
    TTCRD DT: Joi@RR{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  11. So cute and fun and the sparkle really shines so great on this card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)


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