Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Floating My Little Pony

 Hello Crafters! 

Today's card is for the Paper Smooches Designer Draft challenge

As soon as I saw the sketch I thought of this card Jennifer Mcguire made where her embellishment floated inside a cut out window. It was such a super cool look I knew I wanted to try it but just hadn't found "the" card to use it on. Until this sketch :) You can see Jennifer's card here. It's gorgeous. Duh. It IS Jennifer McGuire's card!!

PLUS, I have been completely oogling the Spectrum stamp set from Paper Smooches. 


A wonderful, generous crafty friend decided to play Santa and sent it to me. How amazing is that right?! I knew I wanted to make the unicorn look like the rainbow My Little Pony. My niece is obsessed with them lately and I thought this would be a fun card for her. 

Kelly Latevola You and Your Big Dreams

I stamped the unicorn once regular and then once using the mirror technique. If you don't what that is I just did a little explanation over at the Create A Smile blog and you can see it here. See I need the reverse image because you can see the image from both sides. I colored my ponies with copics and then trimmed both of them out. I drew a little rainbow on her bootie and added the heart just like her My Little Pony cousin. of coourse I had to add some stardust stickles too. What kind of pony walks around without glitter?! No pony I know. 

So here is where this card became a giant PITA. 
See in all my excitement I glued my ponies together. BIG NO NO!  So then I either had to pry those babies apart or make a whole new one. Yeah, I risked the prying. I'm lazy. There were many expletives. If you know me in real life you can fill in the blanks :) 
It turned out okay. Thank God. 

Then I cut my window. You cut both pieces together without gluing so they line up perfectly . . .AND my washi tape ripped my front card stock. So then I tried again  . . .AND it ripped the back of my card. WHY?! Just WHY?! More expletives. 
Finally I got it figured out. 

I wanted a background behind my pony but since i was having such fabulous luck with this card already I decided to do it on a separate circle in case I jacked it up and the circles didn't match. It came out fine embossing, masking, and all. Of course it did. I could do it again relatively easily. The top was done with distress inks. The clouds were heat embossed and shaded with copics. 

At last, I assembled this thing and that stupid string was a little loose. I decided I no longer had any cares to give and called it finished. lol. 

It still looks super cool floating though :) 

Kelly Latevola You and Your Big Dreams

and here is the spin in motion. Pardon the fantastic quality I did it on my phone. 

Pretty, pretty awesome.

Thanks for visiting!!



  1. Wow I love this ...loved my little pony too when i was a kid lol. Such a fun set glad you got it what a nice friend you have.
    Kate xx

  2. What a sweet friend. What a terrific card. Sorry you had some difficulties in the making of it, but the travails were well worth the final result. Who can resist a glittery pony floating among the clouds?!

  3. SO SWEET!! Love that you showed how it spins too - you're so clever~

  4. Oh wow Kelly! This is amazing! I love the colorful unicorn with the rainbow mane - of course he's going to fly through the clouds! Amazing!

  5. This is awesome, Kelly! Love that gorgeous rainbow mane!

  6. LOVE this Kelly! It turned out sooo cute, even if the process cut a few weeks off your life with all the trials. :)

  7. i LOVE the tattoos on your unicorns!!! too cool! what a fabulous card! thanks so much for joining us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS!

  8. Cool coloring the unicorn and I love your tattoos there too ...very very cool Kelly...and oh woooow card again...I am really always speechless in each of your are so talented girl...hugs, Monika

  9. I don't know how I missed this adorable card! As always your coloring is amazing, Kelly, and I love the animation! I'll bet your niece really loved it, too!
    CONGRATS on your well deserved win at Paper Smooches! You go, girl!!!

  10. Just like Sweet YOU to make a card specific to your niece - and one with such funness and color and cuteness is just super impressive!! Love your style and I love how you Sparkle and Shine like your gorgeous creations!!!