When I was craft shopping in Holland I found these fish brads, which I thought would be fun to use for water themed card for a child. As my godson’s fourth birthday is coming up soon, I made his birthday card this weekend. I bought the “Mermaid Emma” stamp by C.C. Designs a couple of months ago (have not gotten around using it yet), but as this card is for a little boy, I thought why not use a boy mermaid stamp? So I headed straight over to The Greeting Farm Web Shop and ordered the digital stamp “Mer Ian”.
This is the first time I’ve ever used a digital stamp as well as digital images (the other images are from the HelloKids website), so I was bit concerned that it would smear when using my Copics on the printed images. However, it worked out surprisingly well; no issue at all with the darker colors, just needed to be a bit careful with the lighter colors. For once I haven’t used any Design Paper, but just plain paper and cardstock. The sand I created by crumbling up some plain white paper, which I went over with distress ink (tea dye & vintage photo), then I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist (iridescent Gold), and finally I added some Stickles (Cinnamon). I haven’t done heat embossing in ages, but for this card, I stamped with a bubble stamp on some blue paper and then embossed it. It’s a bit hard to tell from the photo, but all images are placed on 3D cushions/foam.
Sophisticat – #30 “A Card for a Child”
The Pink Elephant – #64 “Aqua”
A Spoon full of Sugar – #101 “3D”
Everybody Art – #88 Song Title: Under the Sea, the Little Mermaid
Papertake Weekly – “Do Something Different”
Crafty Creations – #65 “Make your own Paper”
Fab’ n’ Funky – #21 “No Design Paper”
Allsorts – #50 “Animals”
Digital Stamp: “Mer Ian”, The Greeting Farm
Copics: Hair: R29, YR09, YR04, YR02, YR00
Mermaid: G29, G16, BG13, BG11
Crab: R46, R29, R17, R24, R22, R20
Corals: YG03, YG11, YG00