"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, October 17, 2020

leaves and a unicorn!

 Hey there!  As I write this post it is the weekend and I hope you are having a nice one.  I got some crafting in so that is a win for me, right?!   I have two cards to share.  First up is a card for Color Throwdown and CAS(E) this Sketch.  I posted this card on Instagram and the number of likes it has received has absolutely blown me away!   To create the card I stenciled a brick pattern in one corner the panel using frayed burlap distress oxide ink.  The leaves were die cut from orange, black and kraft cardstocks using a sweet little die set that I got from Simon Says Stamp along time ago.  I love leaves so this is a die set that I will NEVER get rid of, lol!   The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp stamp set that is probably as old as the die set and no longer available.  But I love this stamp set and it is a classic so I will probably never get rid of it, either!   I arranged the leaves over the stenciling without adhering them so I could get the right placement for the sentiment.    I removed the leaves and stamped the sentiment using VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink.  The leaves were then adhered with a small amount of glue.  I finished off the card with some orange twine that I adhered around the card panel.  A small bow was then tied around that.   




The second card is one that I have wanted to make since I shared the two reindeer cards I made with the Season's Greetings Deer etched die set from Spellbinders.   I created a unicorn!   It was very simple to do.  I die cut the piece that has the ears from white cardstock and then trimmed off the ears so I could move them to the position they are in on my unicorn.  The horn was created by die cutting the Santa hat from striped pink cardstock and then trimming it down further to fit on my little unicorn.  I adhered the ears, the horn and the little tan portion of the face, then worked on creating my flowers.  Those were die cut with the smallest flower die from yellow cardstock and adhered together.  I adhered the flowers around the horn and then added little gold pearls to the centers.  I then die cut leaves to adhered around the flowers.   The card layout is based on the layout from Freshly Made Sketches so I will be posting the card there.   I die cut the pieces from the sketch from the striped pink paper, as well as white cardstock and then adhered them to a piece of light gray cardstock.   The pieces of the unicorn were then adhered to the white elongated rectangle.  I fired up my Glimmer hot foiling machine and foiled the sentiment using pink foil.   Die cut it with a sentiment strip die from Spellbinders, adhered it and I was done.  I love how my unicorn turned out!



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

13 comments:

Wanda Cullen said...

Both cards are beautiful and unique but I'm a leaves lover as well and the CAS design with the fall leaves is simple yet stunning! Always thrilled to see your cards in the throwdown gallery!

Linda Callahan said...

Your fall card is CAS perfection! And as for the unicorn card I have no words! It is beyond adorable! So sweet and perfectly done!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous pair of cards, Rosemary - just love your leafy CAS card and your darling unicorn made with the reindeer dies. So clever!!

Lisa Elton said...

I see why it has so many likes, it's beautiful and most definitely a winner!! And don't get me started on that adorable unicorn... another winner!!

Greta said...

You are so creative, Rosemary! I can see why you'll never get rid of the leaf dies & stamp set! The leaves are beautiful & so is the font of the sentiment! Absolutely beautiful card! The unicorn card is clever & adorable!

Daffodil Cards said...

As always Rosemary 2 Stunning cards. Love them both.
Faith x

Anita in France said...

Your little unicorn is just adorable, Rosemary ... so sweet ... and so pretty! I can understand why everyone was blown away by your leafy design ... I am too ... what a beauty ... so much dimensional, texture-y loveliness in such a small space! Bon dimanche ... hugs, Anita :)

Vikki H said...

Oh, I never thought that I would like a unicorn but this pink lady is so darn cute!! All the details make your card pop with personality. The leaves should stay in your stash otherwise I'll send my address. What a classy design and noticed around the internet too.

Amy O said...

Beautiful cards! I love the sweet unicorn. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

TK said...

Your leaf card is very classy, and very easy to see why it received so much attention! And your unicorn? Well it's just fun!

Jen Timko said...

Oh so wonderful! Love that unicorn. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Greta said...

Congrats on the FMS win!

Sweet Paper Bliss said...

Congratulations on being the Queen of Clean over at FMS. An absolutely stunning card...