You're A Gem - Clean & Simple Card

by - October 19, 2017

When card making friends send you a gift you make a thank you card, of course! I wanted my thank you card to be a little different than the traditional so I dug deep in my stash and found this Recollections unicorn stamp set that I've had for quite some time. I saw the sentiment "You Are a Gem" and I immediately knew I wanted to use it for my thank you sentiment.

I first stamped the unicorn on a scrap piece of card stock and colored it using my Copic Sketch Markers. I tried a light blue color at first but I don't have many light blue colors that blend very well together. So, I moved to a blue-ish green and I have to say, I'm happy with it. I colored the hair in different colors to bring more interest to the unicorn since I knew this would be a simple card in all other aspects. I then cut her out using cutter bee scissors.
After positioning the unicorn without adhesive where I thought I may like her, I placed the cloud stamps beneath her and the gem stamps around her to create my scene. I took the unicorn off and using my WRMK Precision Press, I closed the door to set the stamps, inked them up, and then stamped them exactly where they had been before. I would be a very, very, sad girl without my precision press.
Then I inked up the sentiment in Versafine black ink, and stamped it on the card stock in the bottom right corner. I didn't want the sentiment to be the focal point of the card, but it was important that it could be seen easily because of the pun. I do love a good pun. I then put some foam tape on the back of my unicorn to give some dimension and set her right into place. I grabbed some iridescent sequins in two different sizes and placed them near and around the unicorn for a little extra sparkle. I adhered the card stock with Glue Dots tape runner to a white 110lb card base. And voila! 

This is also my final card for my Clean & Simple Challenge. I am actually pretty impressed by how much I like the outcome of all three cards. I'm also a bit surprised that it actually took me a bit longer to brainstorm a C&S design. Probably because I needed to make sure i stuck to the plan and didn't add too many embellishments like I love to do.
Thanks for being such a gem and checking out this card. If you'd like to see my other Clean and Simple cards from this challenge click the link below. 

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