How can August be just around the corner! This year so far has been such a trial. Let’s hope the second half of the year proves better! Today I have a case of a card I made this time last year, and you can see the details for that card below. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- On a piece of watercolour card, stamp the Out To Sea background in Versamark ink, and white heat emboss.
- Paint the background piece with watercolours. I used Daniel Smith paints. The white heat embossed lines will resist the paint and give interesting puddling effects.
- Splatter the piece with white gouache and perfect pearls solution.
- Die-cut the background with a circle die.
- Stamp the Be A Mermaid tail in Versamark ink on Vellum, white heat emboss and trim out or use the matching dies.
- Use a scalpel to cut a small slit in the Out To Sea painted background piece and tuck the mermaid tail in and secure on the back with tape.
- Paint the mermaid tail with a Tonic Shimmer pen which gives a subtle sparkle, and the moisture on the Vellum causes it to curl – perfect for the mermaid tail splashing in the water.
- Stamp a greeting from the Be A Mermaid set in Versamark ink on Black card and white heat emboss.
- Trim out the sentiment and adhere over the mermaid tail with foam tape.
- Stamp the Tumbling Shells background in Versamark ink on a Desert Storm card base.
- Adhere the circle over the card base with foam tape.
- Embellish the mermaid tail with a few water splashes in the form of Nuvo Water Droplets.
I like the tone-on-tone stamped background on the kraft card base. The subtle effect supports the focal point while not letting things get too busy. Of course, I like the watercoloured circle also, and the mermaid tail on Vellum is again not too out there. You know me, I’m all for muted colours and subtlety rather than being big and bold!
I always like to include further examples if I can, well this time I took it a step further as I’m delighted to be the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers this week. The idea is to case one of the cards from the Featured Stamper’s gallery. So my card today is a case of this card I made in July last year.
I kept the sea theme, tone-on-tone stamped kraft background, watercoloured circle, black sentiment strip etc., but switched out the dolphin from the Never Quit Swimming for a Be A Mermaid vellum mermaid tail and also a heat emboss-resist background to the watercolour circle.
I think the best way to case a card is to look at the card and absorb what you like and then don’t look at it again while creating your version. That way the new card has your take on things, your style, without being too similar to the original. I am delighted to be picked as the Featured Stamper this week and want to thank Splitcoast Stampers for the honour.
Talking of thank yous, I am also stoked to be picked as one of the top 100 card makers by Feedspot!
Meet Oakley or Oaky for short! He’s my daughter’s puppy but seeing as she is living and working from home currently, I get lots of grand-puppy cuddles!
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D
Love your cards! Your watercoloring is so fantastic!! And that grandpuppy is so darn cute.
That puppy is the cutest, and I love the name your daughter picked!
But your cards….. The dolphin card is just as gorgeous as the mermaid tail card. You are amazing!
Gorgeous cards Debby.
So very adorable the new pup, I love dogs.
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.