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.
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!


  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!

  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

  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!

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

  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!

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

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