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Mermaid 03

Sometimes, I watercolor a few quarter sheets of watercolor paper (it’s kinda therapeutic to slop watercolors around randomly with no end in mind) and just stash ‘em for a rainy day (or when the mojo goes AWOL). This one made a perfect ocean-like background to just stamp the tail over in a mid-tone green. *fist pump* White emboss a greeting on a scrap strip of vellum and wrap it around.  Add some Clear NUVO drops.


Before I knew what was happening, this card came together in 5. *fist pump* And a sentiment that makes me and m’ fellow mermaids chuckle? WIN!!! Every.Single.Time. ;)




Supplies List:
Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Mermaid’s Tail by Julie Ebersole
Hero Arts Shadow Ink, Mid-Tone Green Hills
VersaMark Ink Pad
My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight, Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb, 25 pk
Essentials by Ellen 40 lb. Vellum, 25 pk
Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad 9×12
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Mini Runner
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Kuretake Gansai Tambi, 24 Color Set
Hero Arts Embossing Powder, White
Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush, Large Fine Point (23637)
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Morning Dew

Just can’t help m’self…

Ft life is lovely 01

 feat. Life is Lovely Flower

 Stamped simply in Memento Tuxedo Black and outlined/colored with pale hues of alcohol markers . . .

FF butterfly Jar 01

 feat. Butterfly Jar

Stamped simply with pigment inks.

The hand-drawn art style of Flora & Fauna gets me every.single.time . . . *happy sigh*

Have a glorious and safe Independence Holiday this weekend! :)



SUPPLIES (Affiliate links used when possible):

Flora & Fauna Clear Stamps, Life is Lovely Flower
Flora & Fauna Clear Stamps, Butterfly Jar
Flora & Fauna Clear Stamps, Texture
Memento Ink Pad, Tuxedo Black
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight, Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb, 25 pk
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Taffy, 10 pk
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Taffy, 25 pk
COPIC Sketch Marker C1, Cool Gray No. 1
COPIC Sketch Marker E51, Milky White
COPIC Sketch Marker E41, Pearl White
COPIC Sketch Marker YR00, Powder Pink
COPIC Sketch Marker R20, Blush
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Mimosa
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Fizz
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Strawberry
Mama Elephant Creative Color Ink Pad, Bubblegum
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Lemon Grass
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Sea Glass
Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Tip Marker, Clear
My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Mini Runner
Scotch Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Foam Squares, Mix White

A Clean & Simple One Layer Card with Masking

TT Flower friends masked WEB1

So, I really, REALLY wanted to do a video in time for Cath’s release blog hop, but I just could not squeeze it in with all the irons I had in the fire… Video editing (for me) is often fairly time-consuming… It can sometimes take me two hours just to do the voice-over because my dog starts barking like a rabid canine at some innocent, harmless bunny rabbit sitting in the front yard (Unfortunately, I don’t have a sound-proof recording studio built into my home).  Or, I sometimes ramble… Or get the hiccups out of nowhere… Or get a tickle or frog in my throat and have to cough to clear it… OR, yes, scandalous though it may be to say it, I burp. GAAAAAH!!! *cheeks flaming scarlet*  Yup!  That can happen. It’s horridly embarrassing to be human sometimes, ya’ know what I mean???  Anyway, when I play it back, I think, “O.M.G., nobody wants to hear that crap!–Heck, *I* don’t wanna hear that crap!!!”… So, then I start all over. AGAIN.

Hey. I’m just keepin’ it real.

You can read more about my processes, if you are interested, HERE, where I was interviewed by the infamous and much beloved Joan Bardee, of Dear Paperlicious. Joan is probably my most favorite crafty blogger ever in the history of the world. I love her cards and totally, utterly, absolutely adore her writing style because I always leave with a big grin, laughing with her, and chuckling at myself!

But, I digress…

TT Flower friends masked WEB2

I shot this video on my iPhone using the Hyperlapse app; the card and technique are pretty straightforward and self-explanatory as you watch.

If you’d like to give the video a thumbs up over on YouTube, click HERE–it is much appreciated!



Have a gooder day! *big cheesy grin*




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