Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Magical Mermaid - Tutorial

Hi Friends! If you love mermaids, you're going to love today's card. This tutorial is from the "Project Sheets Demonstrator Leaders" group that I belong too. Each month we create projects to share with one another and today's card was made by Susan Best - it's absolutely stunning. I hope you enjoy today's tutorial!

·       Stamp SetsMagical Mermaid (144017; Timeless Textures (140517)
·       Card Stock – Whisper White (100730); Basic Black (121045); Watercolor Paper (122959)
·       Stamp Pads – Lemon Lime Twist (144086); Berry Burst (144083); Powder Pink (144084); Bermuda Bay (131171); Elegant Eggplant (126969); Crumb Cake (126975); Soft Suede (126978); Versamark (102283); Black Archival Stampin’ Ink (140931)
·       Misc. –  Window Sheets (142314); Embossing Buddy (103083); White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Heat Tool (129053); Pretty Label Punch (143715); Aqua Painters (103954); Stampin’ Spritzers (126185); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Paper Snips (103579)
·       Whisper White:            4 1/4" x 11” (scored at 5 1/2")
·       Basic Black:                4” x 5 1/4”                    2” x 3”
·       Watercolor Paper:       3 7/8” x 5 1/8”              2” x 4 1/2"


  1. Rub the Embossing Buddy over the Watercolor Paper mat.  Using Vermark ink stamp the flourish from Timeless Textures in various places on the mat.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with the Heat Tool.  NOTE:  It may be difficult to see where you are stamping so it might be beneficial to stamp a few flourishes, add the Embossing Powder and then do a few more until finished.
  2. Use a Stampin’ Spritzer to wet the Watercolor Paper.
  3. Take a 2” x 4” piece of Window Sheet and “smoosh” it in one of your ink pads (shown here are Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Elegant Eggplant) and then Spritz it with a little water.  Take the colored Window Sheet and “smoosh” it onto the Watercolor Paper.  Clean the Window Sheet and do the same thing with the other ink colors until you are satisfied with the look of the Watercolor Paper art piece.
  4. Rub the Embossing Buddy on the smallest piece of Basic Black and use Vermark ink stamp the sentiment and cover with White Embossing Powder and punch out with the Pretty Label Punch.
  5. Use Black Archival ink to stamp the Mermaid, allow to dry, and then color her using an Aqua Painter and ink.  You can squeeze the stamp pad to get some ink into the lid and pick up the color from there.  Shown here is Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay on the tail, Powder Pink on the body, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede for the hair.  Use Paper Snips to cut her out.
  6. Use SNAIL to attach the mats onto the card base and then add the sentiment and the Mermaid with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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