23 January 2019

Hello, Mermaid

Hello there, I am so sorry for being MIA this month. My health hasn't been great and that sadly amounts to a lack of mojo. I am finally back with a card to share though, using the super cute Picket Fence Little Coral Girl set.

I started off by stamping the mermaid on to white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image with Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section) and fussy cut her out with scissors. I then moved on to create the background. I took a sheet of Yupo paper and first added some Alcohol Ink Blending Solution on to it (this helps the inks blend smoothly). I then added drops of Aqua, Patina and Mermaid alcohol ink on top. I picked the Yupo paper up and turned the paper to blend the colours together.
Once the piece was dry, I die cut it using one of the MFT Scallop Edge Frames dies. I then cut a further three of the frames from white cardstock. I took the inside piece and adhered this flat to an A2 white card base. I took the three white cardstock frame pieces and using liquid glue, stacked these up adding the alcohol ink piece on top. These were added to the card, around the inside piece.
For the sentiment, I took the MFT Woodland Friends stamp set and stamped the 'hello' on to black cardstock using Versamark Ink. I applied detail white embossing powder and heat set. This was then cut using one of the sentiment strips form the MFT Hearts In A Row Vertical Set and I cut a fishtail end on to it. This was added to the alcohol ink panel with tape runner and then the mermaid added with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Lucy's Raindrops with liquid glue.

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. Hair - E49, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21. Top/tail/flower - V17, V15, V12.
I really like how the background came out. I was going for a smooth, water-like look. You never know how alcohol inks are going to behave, so I am glad it worked out! Thank you so much for visiting me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day!


  1. Sorry to hear you have not been too good. Hope you are feeling much better.
    This card was worth waiting for! It’s gorgeous.
    Yvonne x

  2. She's adorable Michelle Hope you feel better soon


  3. She is beautiful Michelle! Love your alcohol ink background. Hope you are feeling better soon xx

  4. Such a beautiful card Michelle. I agree the alcohol inks have a mind of their own - but this looks gorgeous. It's my favourite look for alcohol inks, the smooth blended look is stunning xx

  5. I love this sweetie, the image is cute but wow on that background it makes her stand right out, hugs Pops x

  6. Oh sorry to hear you've been under the weather. Snap, got this site throat & cold bug that seems to be going around the country. Understand the missing mojo bit. Hope you're fully fit soon. Great card to kick off with, lovely colours. Thank you x

  7. She is super cute - you know I'm a sucker for a mermaid! Your health is much more important than worrying about us, so take care xxx


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