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Monday, August 27, 2018

“Dream Big Little Mermaid” card and matching envelope (Whimsy Stamps AND Glue Dots blog hop)


Hello friends and Happy Monday. I hope you all had a great weekend and that creating was part of that. Today I'm joining in on the Glue Dots and Whimsy Stamps blog hop. As part of the Glue Dots design team, I got the privilege of working with the Whimsy stamps for the first time and I have to say that I'm now a fan. I love the design of the stamps and the cool dies that was sent to me. 

Whimsy Stamps and Glue Dots Inspirations HopJoin us from August 27h through August 31st for a fun joint blog hop between Whimsy Stamps and Glue Dots. Our teams will be sharing lots of beautiful projects featuring products from both of these companies. And we will have lots of prizes hidden along the hop as well as a grand prize valued at $100! To enter into the giveaways, you just need to comment on EACH blog throughout the hop. Then for the grand prize after you have commented on all stops along the hop, enter your name and email in the linky tool at the last stop. Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, September 3rd. Good luck and have fun!

Here's a card and envelope that I created for the blog hop.....


“Dream Big Little Mermaid” card and matching envelope
Designed by: Grace Tolman
Time: Approximately 1 hour
Level: Intermediate
Size:  A2 card size (4 ¼ x 5 ½), Envelope (4 1/3 x 5 ¾)


Notes:  When I saw the mermaid image on the “Let’s Be Mermaids” stamp set, I knew I had to do an underwater card. It just called for it. And with some ink blending technique and marker coloring, I was able to add various layers of coloring to this card using only white cardstock.

Materials
White Cardstock- Earth Tone Cardstock Pack, The Paper Studio
Stamp set- Let’s be Mermaids, CWSD 227, Clearly Whimsy Stamps
Markers- Bold set (1122 BL-6N) and Natural set (1122 BL-6M), Brush lettering, Marvy Uchida
Envelope- Source unknown


Tools:
Ultra Thin, Glue Dots®
Pop Up, Glue Dots®
Removable glue tape, Glue Dots®
Mini dot, Glue Dots®
Ink- Black, Hybrid, My Favorite Things; Embossing,  VersaMark, Tsukineko; Pewter, Mix’d Media, ColorBox; (Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass, Fossilized Amber, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive) Distressed Mini Ink cubes, Ranger
Ink Blending tool- Ranger
Stamp Positioning Tool- Tonic Studios
Glimmer mist- Maya Mist, Maya Road
Embossing Powder- Gold, Hampton Arts
Glitter pen- Shimmer pen, Nuvo, Tonic Studios
Die cuts- Card Builder Window Set (WSD 423), Whimsy Stamps; Leaf foliage 1 Die Set (WSD410) Whimsy Stamps
Manual die cut machine- CuttleBug, Provo Craft
1 ¾” punch, EK Success
Paper Trimmer
Scissors

Directions:
1. Cut the 8 ½ x 11 white cardstock piece into two 5 ½ x 8 ½ pieces. Fold one into an A2 card size and set aside.

2. Use the other piece to cut out the frame and the leaf shapes using the respective dies.


3. Using another piece of white scrap cardstock, stamp the mermaid image using the black ink. The stamp positioning tool is best for these kinds of projects so you can get a clear impression by stamping the image 3-4 times without worrying about alignment issues.


4. Color the image with the Marvy Uchida markers. Cut out the image using some scissors. Add some shimmer to the mermaid with the Nuvo shimmer pen. Set aside.


5. Grab the rectangle die cut piece and create a water background. Blend the 3 blue distress ink pads together (Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint sketch, Tumbled glass) using the blending tool and some sponge pads onto the white paper.


6. Spray some glitter mist using the Maya mist and set aside to dry.


7. Place some Removable Glue Tap, Glue Dots® adhesive onto a white scrap of paper. Temporarily adhere the leaves on it and add color to it using the rest of the distress ink cubes and the blending tool. Spray some more glimmer mist if desired.
8. Heat emboss the sentiment on a white scrap of cardstock using some gold embossing powder. Punch out the shape with a 1 3/4 “punch.


9. Assemble the card- Place the “underwater” panel onto the center of the card using some Ultra Thin, Glue Dots® adhesive.


10. Add the underwater foliage on the bottom of the panel using some Mini Dot, Glue Dots® adhesive.


11. Place the mermaid onto the top left side of the card. Adhere with some Pop-Up, Glue Dots® adhesive.


12. Place the sentiment onto the underwater panel using some more Ultra Thin, Glue Dots® adhesive.
13. Stamp the mermaid image onto the front left edge of the envelope with Versamark ink. Heat emboss with gold powder.

So there you have it. I hope this post inspired you to create today.

Full Hop Link List
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Make sure you check out the rest of the blogs that are participating in this blog hop. There are some fun prizes to be had if you do so. Check out the Glue Dots and the Whimsy Stamps blogs for more details.

Till next time,
Grace

48 comments:

Lisa said...

What a wonderful job you did!!!! Very nice coloring and using inks.

cebelica said...

This is very nice. I like the lil mermaid. :)

Dawn Barrett said...

Love all the detail shots...very helpful!

Lillian A said...

Thanks for detailing how your cute card came about - nice coloring and addition of embellishments.

SusieQ62N said...



the backgrounds on this hop have been amazing. Love this one , too. I have not seen the Maya Mist before. I think I need some.

Linda Brown said...

Thanks for sharing your card. I have never seen this done before. Nice touches.


M DelValle said...

Very cool card and tutorial

TrainWithMeghan said...

Thank you for the step by step! Beautiful background! And great coloring on the Mermaid

Corinne said...

beautiful, just love that Maya Mist..
hugs

Pam said...

Lovely card! Love that little mermaid!

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

Adding the mist to the background is the perfect touch of sparkle - I love it

Kay seuferer said...

Beautiful colors, great background.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! I love the coloring and details! Awesome die cuts to set the underwater scene!

Iris said...

Lovely mermaid card and great instructions!

Hugs,
Iris

Debbie Gehringer said...

Love the mermaid. Pretty card!

Jennifer Dove said...

I love the look of the background against the color of the "sea weed" Fabulous!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my! What a fabulous card and coordinated envelope!!!

Laila B. said...

Now...I need to buy this stamp!!!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful creation! Love this stamp set and your beautiful inky background is fabulous. Gorgeous creation. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Patricia Ceccacci said...

My grand daughter would want this card. She loves mermaids and she is beautiful I love how bright and colorful the card is

Marcia said...

Love your background work

Erin Thompson said...

Such a pretty mermaid card. Love how you used the foliage dies to add sea plants. Great idea!!

Michelle O'Driscoll said...

Pretty, lovely mermaid! Wonderful background colors/shading!

Sandi said...

Beautiful background and very creative!

Debbie Davis said...

Cool background and I always like stamped envelopes too!

Pat said...

Gorgeous card with a lovely image and beautiful background.

Pat xx

Pat said...

Gorgeous card with a lovely image and beautiful background.

Pat xx

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely card - thanks for sharing how you made it:)

Lynne said...

Gorgeous colours on the background. Thank you for the step by step.

Robin said...

Love the scene you created

Jean Barney said...

Love the background

Mary Holshouser said...

The mermaid is gorgeous.
Love the gold for the sentiment.
Fantastic card. thanks for
sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Andrea Shell said...

Love that mermaid! What a great way to create seaweed!

Janet Sanii said...

She is gorgeous. I love your background with the sparkle.

Lori Podolsky said...

I just LOVE that darling image! Beautifully done!

Sobi said...

beautiful !

Dorinda K said...

oh my goodness, your tutorial was fabulous and i LOVE the finished project. Adding the gold embossed mermaid was just the perfect piece.

Angela T said...

Beautiful mermaid card! Your background is perfect!

Laura Willwerth said...

Beautiful card. Thank you the detailed directions

Sue D said...

Pretty mermaid card and I like the matching envelope.

Cherri said...

Pretty. Thanks for sharing your work.

Cindy Holmes said...

Beautiful Mermaid! And that background is absolutely gorgeous! I also like that you put a Mermaid on the envelope too!

Sue said...

This is beautiful Grace, I love the background and the mermaid id gorgeous...xxx <3

Wendy Lambert said...

What a sweet mermaid! I love the added touch of a matching envelope!

Andre M. said...

This is a fun design with these fab images. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Amanda T said...

How sweet is this card? I love the colors and your coloring is perfect!

Deborah L. said...

What a beautiful card!

Shari said...

Oh my goodness. This mermaid is so beautiful. Beautiful work on that background too. 💗💗💗