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Mermaid Kisses

October 31, 2019

and Starfish Wishes.  Today I am sharing the card that I made for my Granddaughter Jae to celebrate her 11th birthday.  While this is not strictly a Fancy Fold card, it does feature a spinning wheel to change the colour of the Mermaid’s tail.    I followed a video that Sharni Haines shared on a demonstrator only Facebook Page.  I began by stamping the mermaid image from the Magical Mermaid stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I masked the mermaid image and stamped the tall seaweed image from the Magical Mermaid stamp set across the bottom of the card using Granny Apple Green ink.  I stamped the tall seaweed image from the Sea of Textures stamp set across the bottom of the card using Old Olive ink.  I also stamped the dotty image from the Magical Mermaid stamp set across the top of the seaweed images using Balmy Blue ink.  I removed the mask and coloured the hair and body of the mermaid but not the tail using Ivory and Daffodil Delight Blends and a Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker.  I used my Paper Snips to cut out the tail image. I stamped the tail image onto Window Sheet using Stazon ink and attached it to the back of the stamped card so that the tail showed through my cut out.  I cut the largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Dies and coloured it using Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green ink.   Once coloured, I pierced the centre of the card and laid it behind the stamped panel.  I attached the scalloped circle with a retired Silver Brad so that it would spin and add colour to the mermaid tail.  I decided to add two more brads for a bit more sparkle before attaching the panel to scored and folded Melon Mambo card using Foam Adhesive Strips and making sure that they didn’t interfere with the spinning circle.   I stamped the greeting from the Magical Mermaid stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out using one of the circles from the Layering Circles Dies.  I attached the greeting to a Melon Mambo scalloped oval  cut using the same dies, and then the card front.  I cut a small “sand dollar” from Crumb Cake card using the Under The Sea Dies and attached the Crumb Cake starfish over the stamped starfish on the greeting panel.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the tall seaweed image from  the Magical Mermaid stamp set using Granny Apple Green ink.  I stamped the tall seaweed image from the Sea of Textures stamp set using Old Olive ink.  I cut the tall seaweed image from Granny Apple Green card using the Smooth Sailing Die.  I cut the smaller seaweed image from Soft Sea Foam card using the Under The Sea Die.  I cut one small and one large “sand dollar” image from Crumb Cake card.  I layered the die cut images over the same seaweed before stamping another greeting from the Magical Mermaid stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I love how this turned out and can’t thank Sharni enough for sharing her video with other demonstrators.  I know that Jae will love it too.

EDIT:  I did a little more searching and found that Sharni has a post with a video creating this type of card on her blog here.  Enjoy.

Bye for now,

Kris

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Patricia Gessner permalink
    October 31, 2019 7:01 am

    I love this card! I am a demo also how can I get to the video?

    Like

    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      October 31, 2019 7:47 am

      Hi Patricia, I did a little searching and found that Sharni has a video on her blog. I will put the link at the bottom of my post.

      Like

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