I used the new stamp and die set from Marianne Design, This set includes 3 cute unicorns as well as a cloud and coordinating dies. For this card design I decided to make a window card. A different way to use the coordinating die.
I started with a card base measuring 4 1/4 x 5.5 " and decided where I wanted my image to be. Keep in mind, when choosing the placement, that the image will be on the inside of the card as well so you want to leave space to write your greeting. I placed my unicorn of to the right side so I have enough room for the make a wish sentiment on the front as well as a greeting inside.
You'll place the die over the spot where your image will be and die cut thru the front panel of your card only.
Once this is done you can place the card closed into your stamping platform and line up your stamp into the die cut area. Stamp your image thru the die cut onto the inside of your card. Now you can go ahead and color the stamped image. I used my Tombow markers and I also grounded the unicorn by adding a bit of shading under it using a light color.
To add some interest to the front of the card I made a rectangle stencil using my multi frame rectangle die onto some acetate, this way I can see thru the stencil and I can have it to use in the future.
I place this stencil center on the front of my card, open, and ink blended over it. I used distress oxide inks and my blending brushes from Neiilie's Choice, but you can use any ink you like to blend with.
Once the blending was dry I heat embossed the "Make a Wish " sentiment with brilliant sparkle silverlight embossing powder. Finally I added some stamped stars and that will finish the card for today.
Here is a little extra. If you don't have coordinating dies you can always use a plain shape to make the window element on your card and I think it turns out just as cute.
I hope you give this technique a try and have some fun with it. The possibilities are as endless as the stamps you have in your stash.
Until next project
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