Mindy here and I'm bringing you a magical project today. I may be a boy mom but there's no denying that unicorns are super popular right now. I do a lot of browsing on Pinterest and Instagram and they are everywhere! I was particularly inspired for this project by all things...a picture of ice-cream bars that looked like unicorns! Inspiration is everywhere!
I used my basic Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (100082) to freehand the eyes and eyelashes. You may want to practice on some scratch paper first. I added little blushing cheeks with some Powder Pink Classic Stampin' Pad (144086) and a Blender Pen (102845). For the unicorn horn, a little bit of our Gold Foil Sheets (132622) cut into a small triangle fit the bill. I glued that to the back of my cake and moved onto cutting my flowers out. The flowers are actually meant to be the top or pom pom of the birthday hat in the thinlit set but they make great flowers! I also cut some greenery out of the Lovely Laurel Thinlits (143731) from Emerald Envy Cardstock (141415) and just snipped off a few leaves. I arranged the flowers and leaves to my liking and then adhered them down. To add some glam, I placed a sequin from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212) or Metallic Sequin Assortment (144214) in the center and then topped those with a Pearl Basic Jewel (144219).
I added my little unicorn to a tag cut from the celebration framelits and simply tied a bow at the top with some Black Solid Baker's Twine (141682). Looping a little Gold Metallic Thread (138401) behind the tag ties in the gold from the unicorn horn. A couple of more randomly placed sequins really pick up the fun colors. I added those with just a touch of our fine tip glue.
I heat embossed the "have a" and "birthday' sentiments from thoughtful banners with White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132) and cut them out. I stamped out "magical" with the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set (141936) using Basic Black Stampin' Archival Ink (140931) on whisper white and cut it out as well. I added them to my card with my very favorite product, our Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108). They are really fantastic for those little jobs and I'm happy I don't have to try to cut regular dimensionals in little pieces now! If you haven't picked up a pack, I highly recommend you do so!
I decided my unicorn needed a friend so I made a quick and cute treat box from our Clear Tiny Treat Boxes (141699. I cut a 2" x 8" liner from whisper white and scored it at 2, 4, and 6 inches. I trimmed just a hair off of each end to make it easier to slip in the box after I made my unicorn face in the same manner as the card. I also made my flowers in the same way and I used Mini Glue Dots (103683) to adhere them right to the box.
The two differences here are the horn and the ears. for the horn, I cut out the party hat from the celebrations framelits using our Gold Glimmer Paper (133719).
It's a bit thicker and I seem to need to run it back and forth a few times to get it to cut through in my big shot. I only ran it though once on purpose so that the cutout parts would actually stay together. Just make sure to lift it very gently from the die so it stays together. For the ears, I simply freehand cut them. I also used my blender pen to put some powder pink on the insides. I adhered both the horn and the ears to the little flap that goes down inside the box and very carefully closed it.
I hope you enjoyed my magical project! And I hope that you'll try to make your own unicorn! I'd love to see it if you do!