Three Window Unicorn Card
by Janet Katz
The Poppystamps Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit is amazingly flexible. It has 2 unicorns with 3 different manes, horns, wings, a heart, stars, a rainbow, clouds. It's like if Lucky Charms cereal was a die kit (and a set of stamps)! I love slimline cards. I use the 3.5 x 8.5" card as my slimline measurements. I started by cutting out one rainbow in toned-down shades of cardstock. The rainbow die simply cuts 6 rainbow-shaped stripes, so there is still a need to glue the stripes down side by side to either your main card, or to another piece of small cardstock. This last one is what I did. I promptly cut my rainbow in half to use in 2 different windows.
Next, I used a circle punch to punch three 2" holes in a piece of heavy white cardstock. Then I chose 3 pieces of blue cardstock for the sky backgrounds and punched out one 2.5" circle from each of them. Next, I used almost all the dies in the kit to cut 3 unicorns, 4 clouds, a moon and 3 stars.
I played around with the different scenes I could create inside and outside the windows. When I'd made my decisions, I glued the three blue 2.5" circles I punched out onto the card front. I used the panel with the three circle windows to guide me in what I put where. I glued the background "scenes" directly onto the blue circles. Next, I glued the foreground pieces, like the unicorns, the moon and 1 cloud onto the front of the white panel. My unicorns had glittery white wings and horns, and manes I colored with a pale purple marker. Finally, I used foam adhesive to pop up the front panel onto the decorated card. My last move was to heat emboss the sentiment onto black cardstock with white embossing powder and glue it to the card front.
Have you made a slimline card lately? If you haven't tried the format yet, I highly recommend it. And so do my unicorns.