Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Mermaid kisses...


Hey there!

I'm up on the TGF blog today and I want to know who else is celebrating MerMay by creating fun and fin-tastic mermaid cards? I went straight to the Cheeky Mermaids clear set for my card today because I love the vintage look of this little beauty in particular. I also grabbed the big, bold sentiment from the Mermaid Kisses clear set and the small fish and starfish from the Little Mermaids clear set to complete this under-the-sea world that Cheeky is living in. To start, I stamped Cheeky Mermaid, the fish and the starfish and masked them off along with the bottom of the card front. Next, I pulled out my Copic airbrush system and a handful of blue and aqua markers and began adding those colors to the background. I started with the lighter aqua colors in the center and then framed them with the darker blues. To add some more drama I pulled out a two step stencil to use with the airbrush and created the rays of light beaming down through the water. Once the water was complete, I removed all the masks and it was time to color up the rest of the card. I decided to give Cheeky a lovely head of red hair because it would really pop against the blues of the water background. The starfish were all colored orange as well so they create a nice visual triangle with the hair, which is a design trick that leads the viewers eye right through the sentiment that I heat embossed in white down in the bottom left corner. A few sparkles and some Nuvo pearl drops are the magical finishing touches to this card.

Stay crafty my friends! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It

stamps- The Greeting Farm (Cheeky Mermaids, Mermaid Kisses and Little Mermaids)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and angel pink, Versamark watermark

Hero Arts detail white
embossing powder
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Nuvo dream drops pearl

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20/G20, YG91/RV34
hair- YR31, YR12, YR14, YR27, E29
eyes- YG01, YG93, YG95, YG97
top/tail- RV00, RV11, RV32, RV34/Y000, YR30, Y21, BG32, BG34, BG09, BG99
starfish- Y17, YR04, YR18, E18
sand- E30, E31, E33, E35, E44

fish- YG01, G02, YG45/FY1, Y17, Y18

water- BG01, BG45, BG23, BG07, B05, B16, B39