October 2, 2016

Rainbow Unicorn Shaker ft. Mama Elephant

Edit: Cas-ual Friday: Contender / Marker Pop: Winner / SSD: Champion
Hello! I have a cheerful card for you today. What brightens up a person's day more than a rainbow and unicorn SHAKER card? I know, I've added all the happy elements into this one ;) I was inspired by Winnie & Walter's WCMD challenge to create a rainbow card and just received my happy mail from W&W. Besides the goodies I ordered I also received this playful pack of iridescent sequins (as a thank you gift, thank YOU, W&W!) that I couldn't resist putting onto my card. So a shaker card it is!

To create the rainbow I used the curviest die from Lawn Fawn's Simple Stitched Hillside Borders die set. After die cutting it once I shifted the die a bit downwards and ran it through the die cut machine for the second time. This will create a thin strip of arch. Repeat the process several times with each rainbow color, piece them together and you'll get a rainbow! 
One thing to note though, for some reason this particular die doesn't align perfectly when you're trying to die cut for the second time. If you look closely at the left side of my rainbow in the first photo, you'll notice that the ends are skinnier than the rest of the arches. That didn't bother me for this design, but if you are looking to create arches that have even width, you might want to try with another border die.

I used my all time favorite Memory Box cross stitched heart die to create the shaker window. I'm thinking about turning the positive heart piece into another card, but I don't have an exact plan yet. 

 I colored my unicorn using Copic markers. To make it even more magical (as if a rainbow colored unicorn isn't enough), I applied some wink of stella to the unicorn's mane. Since the unicorn's body is a light gray, I decided to use a gray polka dot patterned paper as the shaker's background.  

The sentiment is aww-some and totally matches the card I'm creating for today: "Happy Birthday. Wishing you rainbows and eternal happiness." How cute! I embossed it with sparkle embossing powder to add a touch of glamour. I hope this rainbow card has brightened your day a little, thanks for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:

Maker Pop Challenge #104: For the Girls
Cas-ual Fridays 157: Shaker Cards / Winnie & Walter: Rainbow, Stretch Your Dies (I used a border die to create the rainbow) CASE a W&W DT (I CASEd Gayatri's card where she used a border die and colorful cardstock to create a background. I also CASEd her heart die cut and keep the focus of my card in one corner of the card.) For a friend (I'm dedicating this to the same friend mentioned in the previous post.) Pick n' Mix (white, poppy, mustard, lawn, cerulean + shaker + sequins + cute) CAS

SSD: Color Inspiration(right), Polka Dots, Birthday / Memory Box #17: Sequins
SSS Monday: Powder Power / SSS Wednesday: ATG


  1. Such a gorgeous design - I love how you've die cut the heart through the rainbow and used it as your shaker! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. So pretty. I love the stitched heart. Thanks for joining us at MarkerPop!

  3. beautiful! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays

  4. Love tha unicorn! Sweet shaker! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays :)

  5. Gorgeous shaker card Jessie! The unicorn is so cute and I love the burst of colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  6. Wow, this card is so sweet! I love the rainbow and all the colours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  7. Such a cute cute rainbow card and Thank you for the heads up honest review of the die...sure appreciate it. i need to buy a rainbow die and was looking for one
    Dr Sonia

  8. Such a cute, cute, cute card. Love your coloring on the unicorn and how you incorporated all the rainbow colors. Thanks for playing along at the tic-tac-toe challenge!


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