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SEAS THE DAY!

Mermaid 02

My family and I are on a seaside vacation right now, but I wanted to share this one with y’all this week!

I couldn’t NOT make a shaker card with the tail. I mean, come on…  Not with those purty Seaside Holiday sequins begging to be used in one! This is a traditional shaker made by using foam tape to create a box around the seaweed/under sea images from the Otter Ware set.  The tail was just stamped with an Aquamarine ink over Juicy Pear card stock and die cut out.  Trimmed off what I wouldn’t need and 3D mounted it inside the shaker frame.  I wanted this one to have some pretty significant shaker action, so I added an additional layer of foam tape all around the perimeter, before topping the whole thing off with acetate and a white frame.

And, now, of course, I wanna make another one.  Maybe with some real sand mixed in with the sparkly mermaid litter. :)

 

 

1Julie

SUPPLIES (Affiliate Links used wherever possible):
Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Mermaid’s Tail by Julie Ebersole
Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Mermaid’s Tail by Julie Ebersole
Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Otter Ware By Julie Ebersole
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Aquamarine
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Jungle
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Strawberry 
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Mint To Be
Brilliance Ink Pad, Graphite Black
My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight, Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb, 25 pk
Crystal Clear Plastic, Medium Weight 8 1/2″ x 11″ (10 pk)
28 Lilac Lane Sequin Tins, Seaside Holiday
Sizzix Big Shot Plus 
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray 
Scotch Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Mini Runner

NO THIGH GAPS.

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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.

BOOM!

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. ;)

 

1Julie

 

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

NO GRIT, NO PEARL.

Mermaid 01

For this one, I wanted to create a sort of “murky” underwater effect so I stamped the tail onto a white panel with some rich green pigment inks and then white embossed the sentiment onto a quarter sheet of vellum card stock.  After cutting the bottom edge with a wave die,  I trimmed the width of the vellum piece and adhered it to the white panel by scoring along the top edge and folding it over to secure it to the back side. By mounting this panel to a (white) base card, I could sandwich that vellum flap in between so there is no adhesive showing.    I die cut the shell from some watercolor paper and watercolored it quickly and then 3D mounted it.  I could have used one of the bubble die cuts from the set, but instead I used White NUVO Drops to simulate a pearl nestled inside the shell.

I debated adding more to this, but I loved it SO SO much just like this, I decided I better not mess with it. LOL!

 

1Julie

SUPPLIES (Affiliate Links used wherever possible):
Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Mermaid’s Tail by Julie Ebersole
Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Mermaid’s Tail by Julie Ebersole
Lawn Cuts Dies, Ocean Wave Borders
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Mermaid
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Celery 
Essentials by Ellen 40 lb. Vellum, 25 pk
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight, Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb, 25 pk
Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad 9×12
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss White
Peerless Watercolor, Small Bonus Pack, Set of 40
Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush, Small Fine Point (23638)
VersaMark Ink Pad
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Embossing Powder, White
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Mini Runner
Sizzix Big Shot Plus 
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray 

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