Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Mermaids & Friends Fran’s Clear Stamps & Cutting Dies Stampendous Set – CSD18.
To make this card I used a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut a piece of coral cardstock to the size of 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ and adhered it directly to the base using double-sided tape. I created my own background paper using Crayola chalk, water and American Crafts Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Foundations Paper cut to the size of 5.25″ x 4″. Once the paper was dry, I embossed the whole background with Emboss It – Clear ink and then added Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. I heat embossed this with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I did this same technique with the paper that I used to cut out coral with my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and Elizabeth Craft Designs – Seaweed dies. For the main background, I added some sand to the bottom using Seth Apter – Baked Texture – Dirty Sand and my Ranger HEAT IT Craft Tool. This process takes a little longer, but it allows you to just sprinkle the embossing powder on top and then heat from the bottom first and then on top. I think this gave it a more natural look. Using U-Line double-sided tape, I added the chalk embossed background to the base card.
The images were stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the images using copic markers. For the pearl, I coloured it in using Cosmic Shimmer Opal Blaze Touch Tip – Turquoise Peach and then embossed it with Ranger – Holographic Embossing Powder and heat set it with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Clear – Wink of Stella was added over top of the bikini top and the fin to make them glitter. Unfortunately, you can’t see that in this photo. Once the images were coloured, I die cut the turtle and the mermaid using the dies that came with the stamp using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine.
My card was now ready to assemble. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the 2 images and all of the buttons. I removed the backs from the buttons earlier. I popped each of the characters and added a second layer of tape to the mermaid and then popped it up on the card as well. To finish it off, I added in some bubbles using Your Next Stamp Gumdrops – Crystal Clear And Sparkle Gumdrops. The crown was coloured in with Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold.
Stamps: Mermaids & Friends Fran’s Clear Stamps & Cutting Dies Stampendous Set – CSD18.
Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Emboss It – Clear ink
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Foundations Paper 12″X12″ – Smooth White – 140lb, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.
Die Cuts: Mermaids & Friends Fran’s Clear Stamps & Cutting Dies Stampendous Set – CSD18, Elizabeth Craft Designs – Seaweed (1752)
Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder, Ranger – Holographic, Seth Apter – Baked Texture – Dirty Sand
Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Crayola Chalk, Water, Your Next Stamp Gumdrops – Crystal Clear And Sparkle Gumdrops, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold, Dress It Up – Ocean’s Alive, Cosmic Shimmer Opal Blaze Touch Tip – Turquoise Peach, Ranger HEAT IT Craft Tool, Clear – Wink of Stella, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20
Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, V09, V04, V01
Fintail: V000, BG32, BG10, BG01
Bikini Top: RV66, RV63, RV558
Turtle: E97, YG11, YG07, BG34
Hope you like it and have a great week!