Saturday, July 27, 2019


(Shout out to Sister Lee for her astonishing graphic arts skillz!)

Hello and happy Saturday to you.
It's time for the new challenge at the
This fortnight is brought to you by the
letter S, as in SEA!
We want to see your ocean themed projects.
This is a card I made for one of my sisters a couple months
ago, but it fit this challenge so perfectly that I saved
posting about it until now. LOL! 

and the inside:

I bought the fish scale plate and the mermaid stamp earlier this year, and
this was the first time using them. I started by creating my underwater
background using Dylusions spray inks on watercolor paper, then adding
some Aquamarine Glimmer Mist over that for additional sparkle.
While that dried, I colored and fussy cut my mermaid, and die cut the fish
scale plate. I added some Diamond Stickles to the centers of the flowers
in her hair, and added Wink of Stella to her bottom half.
This card is sooooo shimmery IRL!! I cut up a group of rhinestones
and added them because to me they looked like air bubbles.
A simple sentiment on the inside finishes my card.

I hope that you find some time to play along in our Sea challenge
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! We'd love to sea what you
come up with. My Sisters and our reigning Queen Rina have created some fabulous underwater
masterpieces, so please visit their blogs to check them out.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous day!

Stamps: Unity - She Mermaid; Gina K. - Stippled Flower; Avery Elle - Happy Hour
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue; Versamark
CS: Strathmore water color paper; Neenah; Darice; Taylored Expressions; Crafter's Companion
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Impression Obsession - fish scale background die; Dylusions spray inks - London Blue, Vibrant Turquoise, Cut Grass; Tattered Angels - Aquamarine Glimmer Mist; Ranger - Diamond Stickles; WOS pen; MISTI; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; David Tutera - rhinestones
Adhesive: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte


  1. Totally gorgeous! What a beautiful card, Chris, Jo x

  2. Beautiful, really beautiful! I've got some pre-cut backgrounds that are scalloped like that and I've never thought of them as fish scales, I've looked at them the other way up as fans, so they are very versatile

  3. Shimmery and gorgeous. One very beautiful card and what a fabulous mermaid. Love the texture from the die cut scales too x.

  4. Ohhhhhhhhh gorgeous!!
    I love the mermaid and the fish plate!
    I am totes enamoured...

  5. Now I'm really confused - you made it for one of your sisters and still there's no snark? :D This is one gorgeous card!

  6. Gorgeous background, love that fish scale die and the mermaid is beautiful. Great card design.


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