I'm joining in the Global Design Project Challenge this week and the theme is Take Me to the Sea. This is a perfect challenge for someone surrounded by the sea and I love nothing more than watching the waves.
I immediately thought of mermaids and knew the perfect stamp set to get creating - Magical Mermaid.
The base for my card was made using Whisper White cardstock and was measured to fit into a medium Stampin' Up! envelope. I created a panel for the card by smooshing three ink pads (Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana and Shaded Spruce) onto a large rectangle acrylic block and then spritzed with water. I placed Shimmery White cardstock on top to pick up the ink and then let it dry naturally. As soon as I saw how the colours had blended it reminded me of an aerial photo of a tropical beach.
I stamped the mermaid in Coastal Cabana and then added Wink of Stella to the end of her tail. I coloured her skin with Petal Pink ink using an Aqua Painter. To add interest to the card base, I stamped the dots in Coastal Cabana and then finished off with the sentiment which was layered using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. I coloured the top half of sentiment masking the remainder so that I could stamp that on the inside of the card. I used Coastal Cabana and Shaded Spruce ink pads to create an ombre effect.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Global Design Project 151 - Theme Challenge
Watercooler Wednesday - All Occasions