CardMaker Magazine & Craftin Desert Divas Blog Hop
Hey! Thanks for joining us today for the CardMaker Magazine & Craftin Desert Divas Blog Hop. You should have gotten here by way of Tatiana’s blog, but if you’ve gotten lost be sure to head back to the beginning here, so you don’t miss a thing!
Craftin Desert Divas was kind enough to send us each a stamp set to play with, and I got Summer Vibin’. The little mermaid in this set is so dang cute, and the unicorn is too. Oh, what am I saying – the whole thing is fabulous! There’s even a tiny margarita image in there. That’s an instant win in my books 😉
Of course, I went with the mermaid and the sun for my card today. To make the background, I cut a piece of Arches Watercolor Paper and painted a rectangle of clear water. Then, I swirled some blue and green pearl watercolors from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Set into it.
While that was drying, I stamped the mermaid and the sun in Staz-on Ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Brush Pens.
You can really see the pearl finish of the paint in the photo, huh? The highlights and extra sparkles were made with a Uniball Signo pen in white and a GellyRoll pen in silver.
Once the background was dry, I die cut the circle and heat embossed the little starfish images with White Detail Embossing Powder. Then I adhered it to the turquoise cardstock (Bazzill Candy Necklace) to frame the watercolor panel.
Using some foam tape, I popped up the inner circle from the panel and attached my mermaid and sun. Next, I added a few sequins with some Glossy Accents to hold them in place.
Then, I heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of matching cardstock. To finish off, I flagged the ends of the strip and attached it to the card front with foam tape.
Your next stop on the CardMaker Magazine & Craftin Desert Divas blog hop is the lovely and talented Lindsay!
Oh, and be sure to take part in the giveaway at the Craftin Desert Divas blog for a chance to win a $75 gift card to the shop!
Love The colors and sparkle
Awesome release! Fantastic creation!
Awesome release! Fantastic creations! I especially love the layout with the circle die!
Very cute. I like the sparkle.
She is so sweet! I love her starfish background!
Thank you Lisa!
I love the shimmer in those watercolors- I did not know they were shiny like that! Great background- a fun backdrop for your sweet mermaid and sun!
Those are really pretty watercolors, and they look so good on your card! Great job!
Thanks Lori 🙂
Super cute card, I love how the pearlescent the background turned out.
Adorable card! I love the white gel pen accents you added to the float!
Thanks Kristin! Those white pens are good for so many things, and I love to add accents with ’em 🙂
Adorable card! I love the reflection marks you put on the float to make it look like it was shinny!!
Beautiful card, love your background!!
This is SO adorable! Love the subtle shimmer and bold colors of the mermaid.
Love it! How can you not use the mermaid! Too cute!
Such a gorgeous shimmer on your background! Truly amazing!
Your card looks really cute and the background is so wonderful.♥ Many thanks for your inspiration.
Super adorable card
So cute, and so so sweet!
She’s a sweetheart and you colored her so beautifully.. Love it!… Hugs/Jan
Aw thank you Jan 🙂
What a sweetie! I LOVE that pearl finish!!
Adorable card! Love that shimmery background!
Adorable card! Love that shimmery background!
Your background is stunning! The card is so adorable, thanks for the inspiration.
Your card is beautiful! Loving this blog hop!
Thank you, Roberta!
This is absolutely beautiful !!!
Thank you for your kind words, Mayra 🙂
Gorgeous card, it truly looks like its underwater!
So shimmery and adorable!
Love the glistening water.
the sun with his sunglasses is
darling. Cute card.
thanks for sharing.
Love your card. This stamp set is being added to my list of must haves. 🙂
It’s so cute, isn’t it? Definitely a must have 🙂
Oh, shimmer heaven. Beautiful card.
I LOVE all the white you used, it really makkes the card pop!
Sooo summery!! Love it!!
Soo fun! Love the sparkly background!!
its so pretty card!
Gorgeous card! Love the shimmery background!
So adorable! Love that background!
Love this – so sweet:)
I love this card….great design and the colors you used a wonderful!!
love the cuteness of this card. i have a slight obsession with mermaids and sea horses 🙂
Me too – but add foxes to that list as well 🙂
Beautiful, Niki! That shimmery finish is so pretty!
Thanks, Brooke 🙂 I’ve tried quite a few shimmery watercolor sets, and that one is the best by far!
This is so super sweet!
So beautiful, love it!
Lovely inspirations from you!