Do you know how you automatically make something a thousand times cooler? You make it mini! Logically, that means when you take something that’s already awesome and make it mini… omgosh! It is coolness overload. That is exactly what this glittery and colorful unicorn birthday card delivers.
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Know anyone in your life who acts like the little girl from Despicable Me over unicorns? This glittery and colorful unicorn birthday card is for them! Click To Tweet
For the longest time, I was fairly blase about unicorns. They were fine but not something that pulled out my giddy girl squeal. I blame it on my reservations (borderline down-right fear) of horses.
As they grow in popularity, though, something awesome is happening. They are full of bright rainbow colors and sparkles and pretty much everything that speaks to me on every level.
When something aligns that much with your personality at its core, how can you not get sucked in? If you have a friend, daughter, coworker… pretty much anyone who acts like the little girl from Despicable Me over unicorns, then this is the perfect handmade card for them!
Note: This looks like a lot of steps but most of them go by incredibly fast. The longest time commitment is in the coloring phase. Once you finish that, the rest flies by.
- 1 Sheet of White 8.5 x 11 inch Cardstock
- Paper Cutter
- Lawn Fawn You’re Claw-some Stamp Set
- Small Clear Acrylic Block
- Black Pigment Ink Pad
- Hot Pink Pigment Ink Pad (Similar Set)
- Teal Pigment Ink Pad
- Magenta Pigment Ink Pad
- Colored Pencil Set (This is the set I used)
- Black Fine Tip Marker
- Birthday Stamp Set
- Corner Rounder
- Teal Cardstock (Can be a scrap piece)
- Glue Runner
- Bright Yellow Card Form
- Large Adhesive Foam Dots
First, cut your piece of white cardstock in half, bisecting the 11″ edge. Set 1 half aside. You need it in step 13.
Next, take the clear unicorn stamp from your set and mount it to your acrylic block.
Then stamp your unicorn with black pigment ink throughout the entire half sheet of cardstock.
Clean your stamp and place it back with your stamp set. Then attach the small star stamp from the set to your acrylic block.
Stamp your star throughout your half sheet of cardstock using hot pink pigment ink.
Again clean your stamp but leave it attached to your acrylic block. Use it to stamp more stars on your cardstock using teal pigment ink.
Finish stamping your stars by cleaning your stamp again and adding the last stars with magenta pigment ink.
Next, pull out your colored pencils set and pull out pencil colors that match the stamped stars and also a bright yellow, gold, and silver colored pencils.
Use your pencils to color in your stamped unicorns, alternating between colors. I used 1 main color for each unicorn then rotated between combining the main color with bright yellow, gold, or silver on the horns.
After you finish coloring your unicorns, go back over the stamped outlines with your black fine tip marker.
Then cut your stamped and colored cardstock piece in half again.
Choose one half (whichever is your favorite) and add Stickles to each of the stamped stars. Set the sheet aside to dry.
Pull out the second half of white cardstock and cut a small rectangle from it that is slightly larger than the “Surprise” stamp in your birthday stamp set.
Attach the “Surprise” stamp to your acrylic block and stamp it with black pigment ink in the center of your white piece of cardstock.
- You can clean and out your stamp away after this step.
Round the corners on the word-stamped piece of cardstock.
Then color each letter of the word with the same colored pencils you used on your unicorns.
Next, mat your stamped and colored word onto teal cardstock using a glue runner. Trim any edges so that they look as pictured above.
Again, round the edges of the teal cardstock to match the white cardstock.
Now, darken the outline on your word “Surprise” with a black fine-tip marker.
Add Stickles to the stars on the word “Surprise” as you did on the stars in step 12. Allow them to dry.
After your Stickles have dried, pull out your stamped elements and a bright yellow card form.
Use your card form as a measure to determine how much, if any, you need to trim from your unicorn stamped cardstock and trim it.
Now, attach your unicorn stamped cardstock to the front of the yellow card form, centered, with your glue runner.
Next, flip over your matted teal cardstock and add an adhesive foam dot to each each corner. Also add one to the center for support.
Lastly, attach it to the center of your unicorn card as pictured above.
Seriously, how much fun is this glittery and colorful unicorn birthday card?! Plus, since it says “Surprise” you could use it for other occasions outside of birthdays. Give it as thank you card and write, “You’re Awesome!” Pretty much any occasion you can think of to say surprise will absolutely work for this card. By the way, if you aren’t already following my on Instagram head over there now for sneak peeks into upcoming awesome projects like these!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.