Monday, February 17, 2014

Mermaid Kisses, Starfish Wishes

Here is another card using the new Mermaid Kisses (#529) rubber stamps set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  This is one of the new reveals this month and was included in the SNS Technique Club kit.

This time around, instead of coloring the image first (like I normally do), I started off by creating my "waves" first.   Using the Swirls cutting plate (by Taylored Expressions) I die cut it from a Super Adhesive Sheet and covered it with Seaspray glitter.  Next I colored the image with Copic markers and fussy cut her out.  I added "scales" to her body with a Sakura glue pen and then covered the glue with Cloud Nine velvet glitter.

For the embellishments, I fussy cut out various parts of the other stamps included in the set.  I liberally applied Dimensional glue and added Shell Pink and Bubble Gum glitter to the single Sea Shell, Tiger Orange and Burgundy Glitz to the individual Starfish, and Aqua Marine, Lemonade, Bubble Gum, and Tiger Orange to the combo  one.  Let these dry overnight. (Tip: it's easier to fussy cut them before adding the glue and glitter because the glue is so thick.)

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark and heat set with Seafoam embossing powder.  Then I die cut it using a Spellbinders Labels Thirteen die.

To finish off the edges of the card base, I used the distress embossed technique.  I think this is one of my favorites because it's so easy and really adds an extra bit of pizzazz.  Basically, you distress the edges with either inks or VersaMark and then cover with embossing powder.  For this card, I distressed the edges with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, added Clear embossing powder, and heat set it.


Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow Anne, you really went to town with the SNS's glitters! It's gorgeous, especially the swirl background! Love the scales on the Mermaid too!

Lori Kobular said...

What a beautiful card Anne!! I love that background die with all the glitter and the mermaid stamp is so adorable!!

rachel said...

this is fabulous Anne - and that nermaid is perfect - love it xx

rachel said...

this is fabulous Anne - and that nermaid is perfect - love it xx

jimlynn said...

So many beautiful details! All the shine is just perfect for this beautiful little mermaid! LOVE!!!!

Annie said...

Love the colours Anne and the fabulous background....very glitzy and glamorous. Adore that sweet image and accompanying shells etc. hope you are well and the weather has not been too bad.

Hugs Annie x

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Anne!! I love, love the beautiful mermaid!! The waves look amazing!! This is so absolutely fabulous!! You should link it up at Craftin Desert Divas for our Bring on the Glitter challenge ( Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Tammy said...

She is beautiful and I love all the sparkle you've added. Very pretty card!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Anne,I love all the sparkle
Kevin xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Anne,I love all the sparkle
Kevin xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Anne,I love all the sparkle
Kevin xx

Ellen Taylor said...

Love the sparkly die cut background and that sentiment is fabulous! Beautifully done!
hugs and love

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card, love the mermaid and the sentiment!
Linda xxx

Sandy said...

Beautifully colors - what a wonderful fantasy world for mermaids
to swim!
sandy xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOWZERS- Gorgeous!!! Love the sparkle and the color!

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful colors and sparkle on this pretty mermaid card. She is really pretty and you colored her up nicely. Very fun card Anne. Hugz!

Karen said...

This is so pretty! I love all the glitter and the sentiment! Thanks for linking up your project at Craftin Desert Divas! :)


Creative M said...

This is FABULOUS!!! AMAZING job!!
Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, With all the glitter you use I bet you have glitter all over. I love the color of the glitter you used on the shell it is such a pretty color. That background paper you sprayed with the Seaspray glitter is stunning. Beautiful card.
Hugs, Pat

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Stunning colors and card !!! Beautiful design !!!

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful! I love all the sparkle! I love how you did your "waves" background - great idea. The Seaspray glitter is stunning. I just keep going back for another look :-) Love it!
Lena’s Creations

Shirley said...

Wow! what you did with her is fantastic! The colors of the CS and the die cut are just wonderful to show off how pretty she is!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word...what a sparkly masterpiece!!! You have created such a beautiful underwater scene with that gorgeous mermaid and all the pretty details you added!!!

Eret said...

Anne, I'm amazed by this card. Love the glitter swirls. This color is so cool. I think I need this glitter too :) Love all the sparkling sea shells and your beautiful coloring. Totally stunning card, Anne!