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Mermaids make me smile!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

   I wanted to share a card that I made about a month ago. This little image was a freebie sent out in The Greeting Farm’s newsletter. I just LOVE mermaids and feel like I have to get ANY stamp with mermaids on it. 🙂

   This is a pretty simple top folding A2 card. I was playing around with coloring her up and decided to make a card. I used Doodlebug’s Sunkissed 6×6 paper pad for this one. I also used a lot of scraps. I even decided to use sequins! Hey, I may have a lot, but that doesn’t mean I want to necessarily USE them. The waves are inverted stitched scallops cut from scraps. The sun background was a file from silhouette that I inlaid. The rocks, I free hand cut myself.

   I didn’t do any fancy coloring with this one. I was mainly practicing hair. For a finishing touch, I put Clear Wink of Stella on the tail. What mermaid doesn’t have a shimmer tail? 😉

   I do hope you like my simple card. I LOVE it! I actually did NOT do anything on the inside. Nope, don’t feel my forehead. I’m fine. Just wanted to use this one as a note card.

Copics Used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13; R02, R00
Tail: YG01, YG03, YG17, YG97
Seashells & Sm. Starfish: RV29, RV25, R43, R32
Large Starfish: YR01, YR04, YR07
Hair: Y00, Y21, Y13, Y19, YR12

Supplies Used:

It’s a Snowy Lawn Fawn Christmas!

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

   Can you see why I’m totally hooked on Lawn Fawn??? OMGoodness! It’s all so cute!!!

   The only copic coloring on this card is using B0000 to color some Neenah Solar White paper before I die cut it. Now, not all the snowflakes on this card are from Lawn Fawn, but the pretty ones that look stitched are!

   I started out with a 3.25″ x 6.25″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. Then I did the die cut inlay technique with Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Snowflakes die. I’m not going to go into detail on how to do it here. There are LOTS of videos on YouTube with how to do it. Even Lawn Fawn has one on their channel. I used the sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Day stamp set. I thought the Simon Says Stamp Smoke ink would look the best. First, I stamped the snowflake from Lawn Fawn’s Winter Gifts tag set a couple of times in Winter ink from Mama Elephant. The other small snowflakes were cut (using my Martha Stewart border punch) from blue & white glitter paper, blue cardstock, the copic colored cardstock, and some vellum. No snowflake looks the same and I wanted to make it a really beautiful snowfall. After adhering down the snowflakes, I added some light blue rhinestones and some clear rhinestones. Then I made small dots using my Stickles glitter glue and Pearl Pen. I just love how this came out.

   After my panel was done, I mounted it to some darker blue cardstock that I colored with a silver pen. This way some of the blue showed through, but most was silver. Finally, I matted adhered everything with foam tape to my 3.5″ x 6.5″ card base.

I’m sorry the color is so off in these. I was trying to get each photo where you could see the vellum snowflakes.

   For the inside, I wanted to continue the snowflake theme, but not to the same extent as on the front. So, I used stamped the “happy holidays” greeting, also from the Winter Gifts stamp set, in SSS Smoke ink. Then, I used some left over snowflakes I had cut for the front (I cut out way more than I needed) and spaced them in a visual triange around the sentiment.

That’s all I have for you today!

Copics Used


Unlinkable Supplies

Bubble Blue Sugar Coated Cardstock – Doodlebug
Lily White Sugar Coated Cardstock – Doodlebug
Random blue cardstocks – Bazzill