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Fresh Vintage Blog Hop: You're a Unicorn

It's Blog Hop day again! Today's die is Flower Layers #9, by Eileen Hull. On Tuesday, after posting my spooky moth project, I spoke to Eileen on the phone.

EILEEN: What did you do to my butterfly?!

ME: I know, right? But I really had Halloween on the brain. 

EILEEN: Well it is that time of the year. Your butterfly was, uh, cool. Scary.

ME: I have been a little macabre on my first two projects, huh? First the black flowers of death and then the spooky butterflies (but really, they were moths). 

EILEEN: Yeah, you have been a little on the dark side.

ME: Well, don't you worry. Thursday's project is going to be all puppies and unicorns and rainbows.

EILEEN: Yeah, sure! Bwaaa! Ha ha ha ha ha ha haha hhhhhaaaaaaaa!

Why does nobody ever believe me?

01 Card Closed

OK, so this actually might be a pretty cool card, like, for a young niece or granddaughter who really loves pretty, pretty ponies. In that case, a princess or crown on the front would be far more indicated than a random wiener dog, but I promised Eileen a puppy and gosh darn it - I was going to deliver! On the front of my 6x6 card I added an eClips dog with a cute twine collar and some googly eyes. (Nothing sprinkles sunshine on a card more than a set of googly eyes!)

02 Side View

The Flower Layers #9 die was cut from SEI patterned papers and then spritzed with Luminarte paints. Then I crumpled and layered the flowers. The center is a glittered metal flower from my stash.

03 Pink Flower Closeup

As the card is opened the rest of my prophecy is revealed . . .

04 Card Partial Open

Up pops a Unicorn! And a Rainbow! And another sparkly flower! (fairy dust, fairy dust

05 Card Open

The unicorn is made from the Pop-up Snowman die. I hand-cut a snout, body and legs to convert it into a unicorn. The eye is from a Basic Grey deer die. The mane is twine from The Twinery with some beads sprinkled in. The rainbow was made using circle Framelits dies.

06 Unicorn

The inside layered flower is made the same way as the pink one, with die cut patterned paper, Luminarte sprays, crumpling, and layering. I added a couple of clear "arms" attached to the unicorn to lift up the flower and rainbow as the card is opened.

07 Purple Flower

Supplies Used:

Other supplies: Luminarte paints (Creative Imaginations), Glitter Paper (DCWV), Metal flowers, beads (stash)

So you have by now figured out that this card is mostly tongue-in-cheek, but along the way it does illustrate that the Pop-up Snowman die can be turned into anything, and it also shows that the Flower Layers #9 die has the versatility to look great anywhere, even in fairyland surrounded by sprinkly sparklies!

BTW, does anyone know what the "You're a unicorn" greeting is borrowed from?

To check out other projects made with this die, visit Eileen Hull's Blog Post here.