Saturday, 25 March 2017

I hope your day is magical, with video

Today's card I made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, use more than one die and showcase Memory Box products.
And for the Less is More challenge: use a frame.
Now all the frame son the Less is More blog are actual frames, not sure mine qualifies although I feel I framed my  scene.

I started the card by stamping the unicorn with Simon Says Stamp intense black and then I used the Scan N cut to cut them out. I did this first this time lol.
It worked great. 

I then used the grid lines on my desk paper to align the Memory Box die tree branch circle and diecut it from a sturdy 140lbs cardstock. Poked out all the bits.

this panel is slightly smalller than the cardbase, so I traced the outline and the circle onto the cardbase, so I know where to inkblend my background.

I used one of my Distress recipes and chose Distress inks: forest moss, frayed burlap and old paper. They're all green tones, although with old paper you might think yellowish like the lid looks, but it's not ;-)

I then dripped on some water and used a paper towel to soak up the extra moist. My cardstock is not really happy with water and will swell up a little, all adds to the interest haha, I thought the splatter would make it look like a forest canopy.
I wanted to use the Memory Box puffy clouds, but then realised  I should have chosen blue tones. I caught that just in time...

Also diecut from the same 140lbs cardstock is the Memory Box mini picket border. Like the unicorns are in a paddy...I mean if they exist someone might keep them ;-)
I've sponged on some brushed corduroy on the fence to make it stand out from the panel.
I mounted the panel with foamtape and added the fence, then a bit of taperunner where the fence is and I want the unicorns.

To position the unicorns I hold the panel the right side up and position it that way, making sure the eyes aren't covered with branches, that looks weird  to me, you need eye contact I think.

Mounted the panel onto the cardbase and as I had to cover the inked area I was out of centre a little, so cut off a sliver from one side to even it up again. If you look from above you can't see it, but there's a little sliver of green peeking from behind the cardpanel, on the other side, as I like to take my photo at an angle I flipped the card ;-)

The sentiments are both from Simon Says Stamp, (secret garden and it's your birthday 3x4), both stamped with Versafine black onyx ink and heat set with my heatttool to be safe.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this
For more information on the Less is More challenge, see this


  1. Such a sweet card...perfect for the challenge! Fun to watch your video! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  2. I love this creative take on our challenge - you've achieved such a wonderful result with the fairytale forest scene and unicorns! Fab idea! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  3. WOW! Maaike I am swooning and your stunning, magical, fairytale scene. What perfect framing and fabulous colouring. An adorable card and thanks for playing along at Less is More this week x

  4. This is so pretty, Maaike.The woodland diecut frame is perfect for the little unicorns and lovely background.

  5. this is super fun!! thank you so much for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!