Thursday, November 21, 2019

You're Fintastic! Mermaid card for my daughter

My daughter, who is a freshman, recently had the opportunity to participate in her first overnight trip for the High School Swim Team! I was so excited and nervous for her because I had never missed a swim meet up until then. I wasn't able to travel to Moab, Ut for this particular swim meet and I wanted my daughter to know how much I was thinking about her and wanted to give her lots of love and encouragement, so I put together a little bag full of her favorite swim meet snacks and this super cute card.

I have always called my daughter My Little Mermaid and felt that it was fitting to make her a mermaid card. 
Not too long ago I started trying to create scenes on my cards and now I have fallen in love with that style. I had soooo much fun creating this underwater scene of encouragement! 

I used Neenah 80lb solar white cardstock and blended together Distress Oxide Inks of Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon with my Picket Fence Lifechanging Blending brushes. I splattered some water on the ink and blotted it off to give it a cool water effect.

I used my MISTI with some Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the mermaid and all of the sea life and other sea creatures. I mainly used the Beautiful Mermaids stamp set from Simon Says Stamp but some of the fish and also the sentiment are from Lawn Fawn's Fintastic Friends stamp set. 
I colored in all of my images using Prismacolor pencils. I used the coordinating dies from the mermaid set and my Cuttlebug to cut out those images and had to fussy cut the Lawn Fawn images because I don't have the dies for those. 

I adhered the images onto the water background using Tombow Mono Multi Glue and used Scotch foam tape to pop up the Mermaid. 
Some clear Wink of Stella was used on the Mermaid tail, seashells, and headband, then I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins for a little more sparkle and I think they also look like bubbles! 

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