Thursday, July 20, 2017

We Mermaid To Be Friends


I have a thing about mermaids. They seem to be very popular in the crafting world these days, and I have collected a wonderful combination of mermaid-themed stamps and dies. I am having a blast with them. For this card, I created a background with DOX inks that was perfect for under the sea. I die cut it with the Memory Box Coral Collage die. Inside the die cut, I placed a gorgeous piece of tissue paper from the Hero Arts May 2017 monthly kit. I used the stencil from the same kit to dry emboss the wave background on the white cardbase. The mermaid tail and sentiment is from Ellen Hutson's Essentails by Ellen Clear Stamps Mermaid's Tail by Julie Ebersole. The tail is heat embossed on heat resistant acetate and die cut. It shows the gorgeous tissue paper behind it.  I just love this card.

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10 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Claire Broadwater said...

Stephanie, I love that beautiful mermaid tail! Your deep sea background is perfect! So happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

Ann Abrahamson said...

Love that you used acetate for the mermaid tail. It lets your beautiful background pop through! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players this week! ~ Annie

Susan said...

What a beautiful piece of tissue paper! It makes a stunning background for the mermaid's tail. Great idea to dry emboss the waves on the cardbase! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Loll said...

Such a creative card, Stephanie! Love your DOX ink background ... and that sweet heat embossed mermaid tail. Using the acetate really lets the gorgeous colour of your tissue paper background show through. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Bonnie said...

What a clever and creative card, Stephanie! I love the DOX panel with the dark blue tissue paper and how you've embossed the mermaid tail on acetate so the tissue shines through! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous card Stephanie. I just love these colours and they are perfect for your scene.
Hugs
Carol x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Just brilliant to use the heat resistant acetate for the tail! That was so much fun today and now I have my own mermaid tail cards :)

Darnell said...

I just love it, too, Stephanie! The depth you have created and the coloring are really sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

~amy~ said...

LOVE how you were inspired...the colors are wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!