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Today I wanted to share the third card I created using the "Mermazing" set from My Favorite Things. This company never fails to amaze me in how they can continue to create the cutest images. Not only are they sweet and cute, they offer a huge variety in their colourability (yeah, I just made that word).
To begin, I stamped the seated mermaid from MFT's "Mermazing" stamp set. I then masked her off and stamped the rocks, then masked those as well. These images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock.
I then used Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress ink to create a sandy bottom. I used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and just a bit of Faded Jeans to create the watery area in the back. I then used some clean clear water and splattered the background and patted it dry with some paper towel. There were too many splatters for the look I was going for so I went back over both areas with the lightest Distress inks so that the splatter faded away a bit.
I then used a scrap of paper to protect the area above her and used more distress inks to darken the background. I wanted it to look as though there were a sunbeam coming from above and shining on her.
Once everything was completely dry, I stamped the fish using CTMH Whisper ink, the kelp using Olive ink, and the coral using Goldrush and Autumn Terracotta ink.
I then removed all the masks and coloured the images in with Copic markers. To finish it off, I used some white star confetti from Recollections to add a bit more shimmer in the sunbeam.
Even though I was done doing what I wanted to do, it didn't look finished. So I cut a frame using Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Rectangle" dies, and used Gathered Twigs Distress ink to make the frame look like wood.
Finally, after much ado, I added the greeting. I wasn't going to add a greeting at all, but it just didn't feel right without one.
It wasn't until editing that I saw the splatter had faded out way more than I wanted it to; but I promise in real life it provides a subtle interest to the background.
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This card is for:
Cute Card Thursday #488
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge