Tuesday 7 June 2022

Mermaid Wishes

Meet today's card.
It turned out a lot better then I had pictured in my head, always great when that happens.
I decided to make a wrap around card using this fun newly released stencil called Mermaid Crossing from A Colorful Life Designs.
I have some little friends who have birthdays coming up and I thought this would work so well for that.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock that would become the wrap around part of my card.  I cut a piece of cardstock that was 4 1/4 x 6".  I could have stenciled directly onto a side fold card base, but I like adding the panel as it gives a bit more weight to the card.
  • I placed the Mermaid Crossing stencil onto the panel I had cut and inked it up with some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink.  I added some Blueprint Sketch ink to the areas around the mermaids and a hint to then mermaids as well.
  • I removed the stencil and used the Bubble Release stencil to add some details in the open areas.
  • I lifted some of the ink by spraying with water, then set aside to dry.
  • While the panel dried, I stamped the little Mermaid, coloured with my Copics and then die cut her out.
  • I cut a white cardstock circle and stenciled one of the shells from the Shells stencil with the same ink colours I used for the panel.
  • I placed the circle into my Misti and stamped the sentiment, then gently inked up the edges of the circle.
  • I cut another circle from some blue cardstock and glued the 2 circles together.
  • Now to assemble my card....I took the 6" panel and scored it at 3" and glued that onto my A2 card base that had a side fold.
  • I cut 2 thin strips of the blue cardstock and glued them along each edge of the panel.
  • I pop dotted the circle over the card front and then pop dotted the little stamped mermaid onto the circle.

Here are the stencils I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crafting Happiness- ANYTHING GOES
Make My Monday- SUMMER FUN
Allsorts- SUN, SEA, SAND

Stamps- Word Bubbles (Avery Elle); Mermaid for You (Lawn Fawn)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair
Paper- Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.
Accessories and Tools- stencils (ACLD); TE Inking Brushes; Make Art Station (Ranger);
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Infinity Circle dies (Hero Arts)


aussie aNNie said...

Think this idea or wrap around is briliant, think I need to give it a go too. ♥

cuilliesocks said...

A fabulous design and so cute, Kate x

Dena J said...

Fastastic stenciling and colors! Love the unique wrap around design. Thank you for joining the Sea, Sun & Sand challenge at Allsorts this week.

Pat said...

How sweet and pretty with the cute LF mermaid and lots of mermaids stencilled in the background Karen, and the stencilled shell on the circular topper too, and I love the wrap around finish to the card too. x

Christine Alexander said...

loving the ocean themed stencil and that great wrap around card ♥

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully stenciled mermaids with shades of blue for your background and even the back of your card (wrap a round technique), Karen. Love your shell and sweet mermaid circle image too. The perfectly sweet card design for you little friends. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Many thanks for sharing this lovely card in our challenge at Allsorts this week.

Cazro said...

A beaautiful mixed media cad. Great stencilling and a gorgeous stamped memermaid. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz. DT.

Sue Jackson said...

I just love your stenciling and your wrap-around card. I've never seen one like this, and now must try it soon! Thanks for playing along with my MMM challenge. I hope to see you in the gallery again soon!

Dawn Phillips said...

The stencilling on this card is so brilliant with your mermaid image. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

Billie A said...

sweet card. Love the stenciling and colors. the image is darling and great layout. So glad you shared over at Make My Monday.

Lisa :) said...

this is a fabulous card!!