25 September 2017

Swimming By ...

Hello there, today I have a card to share that I made for my niece for her birthday. I was eager to ink up the MFT Mermazing Set and I thought the mermaid and turtle would be really cute on a card for her.
 

I started off by stamping the mermaid and turtle from the set using Memento Tuxedo Black. I coloured the images using Copic Markers & Spica Glitter Pens (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section) and then die cut them out using the coordinating dies. I then die cut a piece of Bristol cardstock using one of the MFT Stitched Dome Dies. I took the MFT Cloud Stencil and used this to create waves on to the panel using Distress Inks. I then stamped the plants at the bottom with MFT Sour Apple Ink.
 
 
To add some fun to the card, I decided to use an acetate card base. I added the background piece first using tape runner and then adhered the mermaid and turtle on top with foam tape. I then took a piece of black cardstock and stamped the 'swimming by to say' sentiment from the Sunny Studio Magical Mermaids set on to this using Versamark ink. I then took the 'happy birthday' sentiment from the MFT Adorable Elephants set and stamped this below. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. The piece was cut down and then added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added Morning Dew (clear) Nuvo Drops to look like water bubbles.
 
SUPPLIES:
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS - Mermaid skin: E13, E11, E51, E50, R20. Hair: E55, E53, E51, E50. Top & hair clip: R85, R83, R81. Tail: R85, R83, R81, RV00, RV000, BG13, BG11, BG10, BG00, Spica Pink 02, Turquoise 08. Turtle: YG17, YG23, YG01, YG99, YG67, YG63, Spica Mint 17.
 
Since the acetate card is clear, I did cut three more of the domes to add to the inside of the card and also the back. This hid the adhesive and gave me somewhere to write. I had been hording the acetate card bases, so it was fun to finally use one! Thank you so much for visiting me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day!

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful! The coloring on the mermaid and turtle is fabulous. Really like the watery background, too. What a sweet card for your niece. I'm sure she'll love it!

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  2. Gorgeous card Michelle! Love your colouring and the little sea scene! Those acetate cards are on my list to purchase, such a fun alternative to cardstock xx

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  3. This is just adorable. I love everything about it and I'm sure your niece will love it. Your details -- the acetate and the bubbles -- add so much fun to this card!

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  4. I bet your niece loves it, but then who wouldn't?

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  5. Absolutely charming, Michelle! I ordered (and now have) this mermaid set specifically to make cards for my niece; you've just given me wonderful inspiration! Thank you!! Bet your niece loves hers immensely!
    Hugs~carol

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  6. Oh my gosh ! How adorable is this mermaid !

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