07 August 2017

Birthday Unicorn - girly birthday card with die cut stenciled background and paint spatter

A happy birthday for a little girl full of hearts, a unicorn, pink, and fun, with paint splatter and stenciling on the background die.

Stamp set, die, and stencil from Simon Says Stamp.


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Putting It Together

The background die cut for this card actually made two cards, one for the positive and one for the negative. The other card is Love You: http://rijacki.blogspot.com/2017/08/love-you.html

I wanted some texture in the die cut background so I started with a stencil. I used the Circular Lace stencil with Cosmic Shimmer on a white panel.

The lace pattern is gorgeous with a bit of texture.

I ran the stenciled panel through the Big Shot with the Floating Hearts background die.

I separated this into the negative and positive. The negative I used on another card.

I dry fit the floating hearts on the blue panel.

I used a box to contain the splattering.

I tapped the brush with paint with the back of another brush to splatter Distress paint and stain drops on the blue panel: Mermaid Lagoon paint, Picket Fence paint, Tarnished Brass stain, and Brushed Pewter stain.

The splattered panel.

Floating hearts dry fit over the splattered panel.

I embossed the unicorn with silver and then painted the mane, tail, and hooves with Pink Gumball Perfect Pearls.

I die cut "Happy Birthday" from silver and white and ran them through the Xyron. I used the bone folder to rub the adhesive.

I stacked the silver on the white to give a little dimension and a slight drop shadow.

I added the unicorn with foam mounting tape and added a cupcake and enamel dots. I clipped off the shank of the button to allow it to sit flatter on the card and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

Inside the card I stamped the cloud burst and sentiment from the same set using Simon Says Stamp hybrid cubes.


Simon Says Stamp Monday: Happy Birthday
Pearly Sparkles: Happy Anything
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Splatter
Crafty Gals Corner: Celebrate
The Crafty Addicts: Girly
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
Polkadoodles: Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful and feminine card. Love your pops of silver - they add just the perfect amount of sparkle and shine to your card. Beautiful background too and the unicorn is just adorable.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    Lena - DT

  2. Gorgeous card Rijacki! It's so sweet and pretty & the splatters look wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  3. So lovely Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts Helen DT

  4. Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)

  5. Super sweet card. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

  6. This is such a cute and fabulous card! Love the beautiful background and the adorable image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  7. very nice. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles. Good luck.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)


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