Monday, June 26, 2017

Tropical Mermaid Alana

Today's card showcases the Tropical Mermaid Alana stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I used the digi version of the stamp set and my background paper is also digi paper (Digi4002FS Watercolor Paper Blue). 

I brought in the digi paper first onto my Word document and then inserted the .png version of the image and layered it on top of the digi paper.  The image portion stayed white while the rest of the background was the digi paper.  I then changed the shape and added a silver border before printing the entire thing and fussy cutting it out.  

The image was colored with Copic markers. Shimmering Sea glitter and Sea Spray glitter accents her body.  Oceanic glass glitter was used to accent the sea floor and Neptune Nuvo Crystal Drops accent the water bubbles.
The sentiment was printed at the same time and die cut using a Sizzix die (Tim Holtz Labels).  While the die cut was still in the die, I outlined the inside of the die using a Sakura glue pen and then covered the glue line with Sea Spray glitter.  The small images inside the sentiment were colored with colored pencils.
A strip of 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and  1/8" Tear-ific Tape were added to the front panel and covered with more Oceanic glass glitter.  The sentiment was then pop dotted on top of these strips.


Lisa said...

Oh wow, Anne, this is absolutely stunning!! I love, love the gorgeous mermaid!! The colors and sparkle are perfect!! The fish paper makes me smile!! One of my all-time favorite of yours, my friend!! So spectacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Donna Ellis said...

WOOOOOOOOO! Beautifully rich colors, Anne! I love the vibrance of your water and mermaid, and the gorgeous hues in her hair! Wonderful card.

Lori Kobular said...

Oh my goodness!! She is absolutely gorgeous Anne! I think I may just have to get this stamp!! Beautiful card!

Annie said...

what a fabulous card Anne x Love the background and the beautiful mermaid stamp. You have made such a lovely job of the colouring too xx
Sending my best wishes
Annie xx

MiamiKel said...

Aw sensational coloring, Anne! Lovely card and this sentiment is so funny!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This came out great using the digi! Love it! Love the background paper too!

Bev Roberts said...

Love this say you layered the digi paper with a .png version of Alana. How does one know what the .png version is??? Thank you. Bev Roberts.

Anne Temple said...

Hi Bev,

When you look at a digi image, the 3 letters after the period indicate what type of file it is. A .png means the background is (should be) transparent so you can layer it onto patterned digi papers. A .jpg means the background is white and if you layer that onto patterned paper, you will not see the background paper through it.

All of the new SNS digi versions come in a .png and a .jpg format when you purchase and download a digi set. No matter where you buy a digi image, you need to read the description to see what you are getting. Some only sell a .jpg or just a .png and some companies have both.

I hope that helps :-)

Lena's Creations said...

Such a lovely card! Love our colouring and all the sparkle and shine. Beautiful sentiment.