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Hooked Mermaid

>> Friday, July 3, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well & you have something fun planned for the July 4th weekend! Today I'm using the pretty little Mermaid & 4 in 1 Seashells. After coloring & fussy cutting her, I had an idea to pair her w/ the die cut seahorse & the Hooked on You greeting. I wanted everything shimmery & sparkly, like I imagine an underwater world would be. So I dug thru my stash & found some shimmery pearl card stock in this pretty lt. teal color. I die cut the seahorse & waves & added a some blue w/ a Copic. 
You can see the shimmer in picture below. I also stamped the Versatile Bg with white Stazon inside the circle opening. Then I wanted to stamp the seashells on the same card stock but I had a lot of trouble finding an ink that would stick in the color I wanted. Nothing seemed to work..Memento, Brilliance, Distress ink..nothing would stick & the only colors of Stazon I have are black & white. Finally got out my trusty old Ancient Page & it worked! Yay! After stamping, I fussy cut the shells then I added some stickles to most everything. 

The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great 4th of July weekend! And don't forget to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge...Splatters (any kind, stamped, sprayed, splashed...we're easy)! 
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Stazon white, Ancient Page cobalt, Distress Ink mermaid lagoon (greeting)
paper: Xpress It white, Neenah white, pearl lt teal
accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, Memory Box sunburst circle die, Joy Craft dies Seahorse & Wave, Copic markers, stickles


Robin Clendenning said...

So stinkin cute! Love the mermaid with the seahorse! What great die cuts too! Beautiful colors!

Shelia said...

Gorgeous color combo & the sentiment is so fun with the mermaid! Fabulous card!!

nwilliams6 said...

You colored her up so pretty and the dies and other images are perfect. Gorgeous colors!!! Hugz

Janett Ray said...

Very pretty, love the colors and layout.

Karin said...

Sooo creative! I love the choice of stamps, color and sentiment! Super card :)

Samantha said...

Super fun card, Julie!

Jennifer E. said...

Beautifully done! Love how you've stamped the shells in dark blue and colored them in turquoise. The sparkle is perfect too!

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