15 September 2018

Be A Mermaid

Hello there, today I have a card to share using the Picket Fence I am A Mermaid stamp set that Picket Fence Studios kindly sent me to use. What an adorable set!

I started off by stamping the mermaid and seahorse from the set, along with the seaweed from the Little Coral Girl stamp set on to white cardstock with black ink. I coloured the images with Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section) and fussy cut them out with scissors.
I then created the background piece. I took Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink and smooshed this on to a craft mat, I spritzed it with water and then pounced a piece of alcohol ink cardstock in to it. The piece was dried and then I moved on to the next colour. I used layers of Broken China, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans, drying the cardstock in between each colour. Once the final layer was dry, I took an ink blending tool and added Distress Micro Glaze on to it. This was then blended on to the panel and the excess buffed off with a dry cloth. This really brings out the colours of the oxide inks.

I took the panel and die cut a SSS Stitched Rectangle die in to the middle. I then stamped the sentiment from the I Am A Mermaid set on to the smaller panel with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. The outside ink panel was added to a white A2 card base with tape runner. I then added the inside piece with foam tape. The seaweed was added on with tape runner and the mermaid and seahorse added with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added shimmer pen to the mermaid's top and tail and a jewel to the flower in her hair. I also added White Blizzard Nuvo Drops to the seahorse's belly.

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, E00, E000, E50, R20. Hair - E47, E27, E25, E23, E21. Top & flower - V17, V15, V12. Tail - BG57, BG53, BG13, BG11. Seahorse - YR21, YR000, YR0000. Seaweed - YG17, YG23, YG01. Stones - E44, E43, E42, E41.
How adorable is that mermaid? I love her! I am looking forward to using more Picket Fence Studios products soon. Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day!


  1. This card is so light and airy with fab colours. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  2. This is such an adorable card Michelle! That background is dreamy, the colours look fabulous. I must get some AI paper as I know it’s different to yupo. I used some photo paper that I had laying around for this technique a few months back, which also worked well. Super sweet images from Picket Fence too! Love this card 😍 xx

  3. so sweet, love your adorable mermaid.

  4. She s so cute, Picket Fence do a fabulous range of stamps, I must admit invest in some soon. Thanks for another great post Looking forward to seeing more.

  5. Oh my! The cuteness of this mermaid. You know I'm a sucker for mermaids!! I just love this one - she's so happy swimming along. The tips about the oxide ink are great. Definitely need to get some Yupo paper :) xxx


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