This happy fellow looked like he just needed to be made into an Autumn birthday card, and when I finished getting the colors in, and added all the leaves, I knew I was right. The colors for the Splitcoaststampers weekly color challenge really added a bright finishing touch for the card.
The stamp is from Third Coast Rubber Stamps (Autumn Unicorn BD-028-O) and he is really cheerful looking. I stamped him twice in London Fog grey (Tsukineko Memento Ink) on white cardstock (Bazzill Basics – Coconut Swirl). The first one became the base to be attached to the card. The second was painted with watercolor crayons (Caran d’Ache), followed by pearlescent watercolors (Niji) just over the unicorn so that it had the gleam I wanted. I colored the sky and ground using chalks to create the autumn feel I wanted for the background.
The card itself is done in the colors of the challenge: turquoise, kraft, and red-orange papers (all Club Scrap). The 8.5″ x 11″ turquoise cardstock was cut in half to create a finished card size of 4.25″ x 5.5″. The kraft layer (one of the colors for the challenge) made a nice buffer between the red-orange and turquoise. Using paper photo corners (also kraft paper), I glued fall leaves (from EK Success and Marvy Uchida paper punches) to those and then attached them to the image layer before attaching the whole thing to the card. As a finishing touch, I added the paper punched leaves along the bottom edge of the image.
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