Anything Goes for Cute Card Thursday

Well can you believe the first week in December is almost already done?!  Yikes!  Christmas is coming very quickly, so I’m happy to be making up some more Christmas cards as I post along here! 🙂

Today starts another new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday and this week it is an easy “Anything Goes“!  So play, create and have fun to your heart’s content and share it with us in the gallery over there!  We look forward to see what you’re working on!!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Whimsy Stamps…so be sure you don’t miss out your chance on possibly winning a prize!!  Yay!

So have you grabbed up any of your favorite digital stamps from the new December release at Whimsy Stamps yet?!  I am using another new one for my challenge card today:

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Now I don’t know about you, but I think a unicorn for Christmas would be a “yes please”!  I have used the new December image by Crissy Armstrong called A Christmas Unicorn.  I thought there was lots of opportunity to really bling up this fun image!

First, I have colored up this image with the following Copic markers:  (click on the underlined numbers to purchase from Whimsy Stamps.)

  1.  Unicorn mane/tail/hooves: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W0
  2. Unicorn body:  C3, C1, C0, R00 (nostril/ear)
  3. Unicorn horn:  YR24, Y23, Y21
  4. Candy Cane/Ornaments:  R39, R37, R35, C1 (white areas)
  5. Tree:  YG67, YG63, YG61
  6. Star/Bell:  YR24, Y17, Y15, Y13
  7. Ground/Around entire image:  B00, B000

Then I thought one of the sentiments from the Whimsy Stamps Penguins Christmas Sentiments 1 digital set fit perfect with this image.  I fussy cut it out by hand as to capture the curve in the design and then I used a sponge dauber to apply a bit of ink around the edges of it and glued it right underneath the image.  (I think it makes it look sort of like a little ‘snow drift’ in front of the unicorn.)

For the card front base, I’ve picked out some papers to use from the Whimsy Stamps Christmas Red, Gold & Green digital collection and then added a silver glitter strip as well as a red cardstock strip that I ran through an embossing folder and then rubbed some white ink over the raised areas.  I glued these pieces to the green paper and then cut it out with a stitched rectangle die.  I mounted this piece over a piece of red cardstock that I attached to an A2 sized top folding white card base.

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Now for the details of my image, I’ve used a Spectrum Noir clear glitter brush pen to go over the unicorn horn and bell around his chest.  I then covered the candy cane with some glossy accents.

For the garland around the tree, I took a Nuvo Precision Glue Pen and sprinkled on some Sparkle N Sprinkle Sassy Silver Glitter.  For the star, I used the Sparkle N Sprinkle Diamond Dust Glitter, and then, for on top of the sentiment as well as along the edges of the image panel, I ran some Nuvo Liquid Glue over it and then sprinkled on some Sparkle N Sprinkle Waterscape Glitter.  (You can see the difference in the glitters next to each other.  The Waterscape is more fine than the one I used on the star.)

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I’ve then mounted the image panel onto a piece of red cardstock and attached it to the front of the card front.  I took some silver sparkle cardstock and die cut three snowflakes and attached them to the left side of the image panel and added a red star rhinestone to the center of each one.

Really had fun with the festive colors and details on thie one!  Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today!  Please be sure to stop by the Cute Card Thursday blog to catch the inspiration from the rest of the design team and come play along!

Here’s the Whimsy Stamps products with links to the products I’ve used on my card.   (*For Copic markers, please refer to the list above.)




glossy accents

Nuvo Craft Glue

Here are some challenges I’d like to enter my card for:

  1.  Tuesday Morning Sketches – TMS482 (I flipped the sketch around)TMS 482
  2. Fussy and Fancy Friday – Winter/Christmas
  3. Inkspirational – Anything ChristmasChallenge175
  4. Crafty Animals – Anything Goes + animal
  5. Crafty Friends – Christmas
  6. Crafty Calendar – It’s Christmas Time


27 thoughts on “Anything Goes for Cute Card Thursday

  1. cute’O’ on a cute card, so love love love this, and yeah….gotta get it…you need a pay rise with the lovely promotion of these gorgeous images.xx


  2. this is so cute, my sweet friend! you have completely “Vicki-fied” your unicorn! BEAUTIFULLY colored, and surrounded by all kinds of sweetness and loveliness! hugs, de


  3. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, your coloring is perfect and I so love the glitter on the golds and that fabulous shiny candy cane! hugs Debxx


  4. Oh, I do love this glorious unicorn, Vicki! Fab coloring, my friend, and the glittery sparkle is perfect. Marvelous card. 😀


  5. What a brilliant image and so beautifully coloured. Super card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz – DT xx


  6. Such an adorable image and so beautifully coloured. Love the bling and the gloss and those cute red stars in the centre of those silver die cut snowflakes. Fabulous inspiration and such a cute card x.


  7. I couldn’t find the comment link! nearly went without saying this is the most adorable Unicorn I have seen, a FABULOUS card.
    PS Thanks for your lovely visit to me.


  8. I love this adorable unicorn and you’ve added just the right amount of wonderful sparkle to go along with your amazing coloring! Love those sparkly snowflakes with red stars and how the tree has matching decorations too! Your take on the sketch is wonderful, and thanks so much for playing along with the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge this week!


  9. OH my friend this is absolutely delightful! Your coloring is always magnificent and I just love your holiday unicorn – super duper cute! The glitter is just the right extra bit of WOW factor, too!


  10. You’ve breathed wonderful life into this sweet unicorn with your outstanding colouring talent! Talk about ‘magical’! Love this! So thrilled you shared this festive delight in the Inkspirational gallery!


  11. Oh, this unicorn is so sweet. His shiny hooves attract attention 🙂 Great coloring and design. I love all these colorful layers. Shiny candy makes me want to crunch it.


  12. Wow! Your coloring of this beautiful unicorn is stunning, Vicki! I love the sparkles you added around the framed image and on the Christmas tree. The coloring of the bell around the unicorn’s neck and star on the tree top is marvelous and the sparkles add a lot to them. The star covered snowflakes are gorgeous! You are one skilled artist, my friend! I love your work! I have to check out this image on Whimsy Stamps; may purchase it too, however, my coloring of it could never come close to yours! Hum, I guess I could call you an enabler now! LOL! Hugs and love!


  13. WOW!! This is gorgeous!! That unicorn has the cutest face! And I know he/she is enjoying that sweet candy cane treat! Love the sparkles on the Christmas tree, snowflakes and down the card! It really makes your card sparkle!!


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