Thursday 28 March 2024

My Little Unicorn


Challenge #260 has just gone live at  Time Out Challenges and this fortnight we challenge you to be 


This challenge is generously being sponsored by Lawn Fawn and they are offering our Top Pick as chosen by the design teams a $25 credit to their store!  The Top Pick will also be invited to join Time Out as a guest designer in a future challenge!

Speaking of guest designers, we are joined this challenge by Karen our winner of Challenge 256!  If you're still stuck for ideas, Karen and the rest of the team have plenty of inspiration for you over on the Challenge Blog!

I cut a background panel from some candy stripe patterned paper, then cut an aperture using a WMS Pretty Circles die - which is exactly what I needed to provide a pretty focal space for my little unicorn scene and plenty of room for the stamped sentiment. 

I wanted to create a few of these unicorns for future projects (they're so darned cute) so I created a jig and cut some unicorns and fairies with Lawn Fawn A Little Sparkle Lawn Cuts from white card stock.  I then placed my jig in my stamping platform and aligned the matching stamps perfectly and stamped all the blanks I'd cut. 

I coloured the fairies' dresses and the unicorns mane, tail and hooves with some alcohol markers.  Then added a little sparkle with some glossy accents and glitter!

I stamped the sentiment from the set on the panel with black Memento ink and then again with Versamark (what would I do without a stamping platform) and embossed with a holographic embossing powder.

I wanted my aperture to be recessed, so I laid foam tape strips around the aperture and around the edges and a few other strategic places.  Then I cut some puffy clouds (Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds Border) from some pink vellum and laid these across the base of the aperture so that they would be flat on the card base. Not sure why, but at the time I felt the sky should to be blue so I laid a circle of blue just large enough to cover the aperture and then attached the panel to the card base.  

Then I mounted my unicorn on a wobble spring and placed him on top of the clouds (which is why the clouds needed to be flat against the base) and placed the fairies around him.  Here he is in action

I'd like to enter My Little Unicorn into the following fabulous challenges
Cut It Up Challenge #300 - Happy Birthday;

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your comments are always appreciated and always bring me joy and if you do leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!



  1. Adorable little scene, Kate--love the wobble and that beautiful circle! FYI--Karen is the GD for this challenge.

    1. Thanks for letting me know Greta! Fixed it!

  2. This is so pretty and cute I love the stiped paper and those wee little critter a super card Kate
    lolo x

  3. What a very sweet feminine card, many thanks for sharing at We Love Stamping challenges.

    B x

  4. Oh how sweet Kate. I love that cute little scene in your window. :)

  5. Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CUT IT UP challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  6. What a delightful little scene with the unicorn!! Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge

  7. Such a cutie. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

  8. Fabulous card!
    Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping Challenge;-))m

  9. Oh I just love this, Kate. THat little unicorn is the sweetest and the fairies! Love them. Clouds are the perfect setting for them. Love your candy stripe paper and the sparkly sentiment.

  10. The unicorn on a wobble was the icing on a very cute and dimensional card, Kate. The clouds match your stripes and the glitter adds a magical feel.

  11. This is such a cute card, Kate. I really love this cute wobbling Unicorn. So fun !! Hugsxx Deepti


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