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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Dream Big Magical Mermaid

You may have to zoom in to see all of the magical treasures in this underwater scene.  I've been waiting to open this Stampin' Up Magical Mermaid stamp set, as I wanted to spend a little uninterrupted time on the dreamy background.

This is really very simple to do.  Beginning with a piece of YUPO paper, I spread some blending solution along the left side and let it glide down to the right, working quickly before it dried, I added drops of Ranger Alcohol Ink in Sunshine Yellow, Pool, Lettuce and Purple Twilight, added some blender solution to a #12 round brush and drew the ink across the paper in a wavy fashion then spritzed the entire card with alcohol.

Once the background was dry, I stamped the sandy bottom of the card with Ranger Vintage Photo, and stamped the seagrass in Distress Peeled Paint.  Blender medium on a #0 round brush was used to enhance the seagrass.

The mermaid was stamped in Momento black ink onto a piece of Neenah Solar White smooth card stock and colored with Copic markers, a very light spread of Nuvo Golden Sunset Glitter Drops was spread over the mermaid's hair and tail.

A 2 1/2" piece of Copper Trim was pulled apart and stretched to create a mesh net and attached on the left.  The mermaid was fussy cut and popped up on Mini Stampin' dimensionals.

I used the Mini Misti to stamp the sentiment from CTMH Your Own Kind of Wonderful stamp set in Momento black.

Card base is thick white A2, with the main image framed with basic black.

Thank you for taking a look at my dreamy underwater scene.

Submitted to The Paper Players Challenge #353 Claire's Clean and Simple Challenge, Summer Fun In The Water found here:


  1. What a fabulous background you created for your mermaid Betty - I love the mix of colours and for a CAS card there is so much depth and interest. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  2. Betty, this is gorgeous! I absolutely love the background you created for your pretty mermaid! The color combo is lovely! So happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX