You Are A Mermaid


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Hello crafty friends!


I am back with another mermaid card today πŸ™‚

As you can see I am somewhat obsessed with the Beautiful Mermaids from Simon Says Stamp… I just cannot get enough of them and all mermaids in general!

For today’s card I did paper piecing – the embossed paper that came in the kit is so amazingly beautiful I had to use it again!

It is however one of those specialty papers that you never want to use or cut into because it’s just too pretty! I did save a piece so I can just admire it forever – Ha ha!

I started by stamping the mermaid, coloring then fussy cutting her. For the tail I used the scarp piece of Tonic specialty embossed paper – I stamped just the tail part of the mermaid in black ink. This paper is very textured and dark and it was pretty hard to see the stamped image.

I had to restamp it several times to get somewhat of an impression. I fussy cut the tail and adhered it to the mermaid using liquid glue. Since the paper is very textured I placed the mermaid under acrylic block making sure the tail adheres properly.
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The background was created using Distress inks in Faded jeans, Broken china, Tumbled glass and Peacock feathers. I started blending faded jeans on the bottom then continued with broken china and tumbled glass making sure not to put much color in the middle and top of my panel.

I wanted to create a glow in the water as the light was coming from the sun. When the blending was done I die cut the panel with stitched rectangle die and added water droplets to create bubble effect.

Once the background was dry I white heat embossed the sentiment in the top right corner and adhered the mermaid using foam tape.

To embellish the card I used Nuvo drops.

Supplies Used:

  • Stamps – Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Mermaids
  • Dies – My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Cardstock – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Michael’s Recollections 110lb gray
  • Specialty Paper – Tonic Studios
  • Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink in Faded Jeans, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers
  • Alcohol Markers
  • Nuvo Drops in Silver Lining



4 thoughts on “You Are A Mermaid

  1. crafteeme

    What another awesome mermaid creation Ana! How clever to use the beautiful textured paper as her tail – it adds so much interest and gives her character 😍 Your background too is amazing and looks like we are transported to the ocean! Thanks for sharing and providing us with inspiration! Such a beautiful card!!!

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