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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mermaid Card....

I am sooooo excited about how this card turned out!

Scroll to the bottom of this post to see a video of me making another Mermaid card just like this.

The Stamp is from Unity Stamp company
The stamp is designed by Phyllis Harris

I stamped with Black StazOn onto Neenah solar white 80#  and fussy cut out the mermaid but only her body and head. There was no way to get all her flowy hair. I added some post it glue stick to the back. You could use post it tape or paper but I did not have any.

I then stamped the mermaid onto my 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card base.
Lay the mermaid mask on top then placed my new Dina Wakley "Mighty Wave" stencil on top and taped it down.

I used 3 distress inks... Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Broken China
I applied them with a sponge blending tool moving my stencil between colors. After removing the stencil I filled in any white spaces with a "light touch" using the broken china color and let the whole thing dry well.

After it is dry I carefully colored in the mermaid with watercolor pencils and a water brush. Be careful  not saturate the paper too much since the distress inks will blend when wet. I let each section of the mermaid dry between coloring. To do the hair I traced each strand and with my water color pencil then with the tip of my water pen and the tiniest bit of water traced again. The colors do blend a little bit but not too much. Let the whole thing dry well or you can use a heat gun to speed things up.

To get the water mark effect I splattered water with a paint brush, adding a little at a time until I got the desired look.

I Stamped the Dolphin on to a scrap of the Neenah solar white and colored in with my grey and black watercolor pencils. Use a fine tip water brush to blend. I let dry completely and fussy cut it. I added it to the card with some fun foam and double sided tape (foam tape would also work).

To finish off the card I used some small blue gems and come clear chunky glitter attached with Tombow mono multi glue applied with the tip of my stylus. I then trimmed up the card a bit and mounted it on navy  then white card stock and placed on a teal card base.


I am also going to try this on watercolor paper to see if I like the results any better. I liked how the water did not move too much on this card stock though.

Here is the video...


Thanks so much for stopping by!!!


  1. This is gorgeous, I love the beautiful design and sweet images. I am also a new follower.
    Linda xxx

  2. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for the video. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. Beautiful card Paulette! Love your process video! Can't wait to see more of them