A Friend Like Blue and a Quick Tip for You

Hello again my crafty friend! I’m back from Creativation and I have a quick and easy card to share featuring Sassy from The Rabbit Hole Designs. I’ve also got a great tip for a less messy way to apply shimmer to your backgrounds!

For this card, I Copic colored the sweet and Sassy unicorn in shades of blue, and added Aqua Shimmer pen highlights. Cutting her out with my ScanNCut was a breeze (I’m terrible at fussy cutting). I stenciled the background onto my card base using the Twisted Sunshine stencil and three shades of blue ink, then added some shimmer

Quick Tip

Here’s a quick tip I picked up at Creativation from Fleurette, the inventor of Liquid Pixie Dust. To add shimmer to your backgrounds without splattering or misting it all over the place, try spreading a few drops of Liquid Pixie Dust onto a Gel Plate with a brayer. Then dip your background onto the plate to pick it up. It’s similar to ink smooshing, but with shimmer. And there is no splattered mess! I love this new technique!!! 

Assembling the card was quick and easy. The vellum layer is sandwiched between foam tape, hidden under the unicorn. It’s a heavier weight vellum that I embossed my sentiment onto. I chose the vellum because it diffused the background enough to allow the unicorn to pop, but didn’t hide too much of the pretty stenciling. If the vellum was flat against the background, it wouldn’t soften it enough, so the foam tape is important. A few sequins added some more sparkle and finished the card. 

You can recreate this card in any color scheme you like. Wouldn’t it be fun to make a whole rainbow of cards and give them as a gift set? If you’d like to see more cards using the Sassy stamp set, check this out. You can also find the sister article to this post on The Rabbit Hole Designs’ Blog today! Head on over for even more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by; I’ll be back soon with another super card to share! 

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  1. Cindyellen Robinson says:

    Oooo. Great tip!!!

  2. Great way to use your gelli plate for shimmer. You could probably get 2 or 3 images from one application!

  3. Lovely card and
    thanks for the tip!
    Carla from Utah

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