After the fun of the Under The Sea hop (you can see my projects for that here, here and here) the organiser, Teresa Russell from Scrapping for Less, suggested continuing the fun through August with weekly mermaid themed projects. I thought that sounded like a fun idea! These projects will be shared using the hashtag #MermazingMonday and you’ll be able to find inspiration on YouTube, Instagram and blogs.
I thought I would have some fun with techniques for this card. I started with a black card base and dry embossed a rectangle onto it with one of the Kat Scrappiness Never Ending Rectangle Dies. I then added embossing ink to the die and ran it back through, again to emboss not cut, so that I could heat emboss the lines of the rectangle with Love From Lizi’s Rainbow Wishes embossing powder .
Next I masked off around the outer edges of the frame and positioned the Skull and Cross Buns Large Mermaid Scale stencil over the card base. I pounced Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue over the stencil to add a thin layer of adhesive. I then removed the stencil and quickly cleaned it so that the glue wouldn’t dry on it.
By the time I returned to my card base the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue had dried to its tacky state. I removed the masks, then placed a piece of Rainbow Shattered Glass foil over the stenciled glue and pressed it into place. I rubbed gently but firmly over all the glue areas to make sure it picked up the foil nicely, then carefully peeled the foil sheet away. I took it slowly, laying the piece back down and rubbing again if there were any spots of glue that hadn’t got foiled. Once it was completely removed I used the sharp tip of my craft tweezers to gently scrape off any foil that had stuck where it shouldn’t have.
I made two banners with two of MFT’s Stitched Sentiment Strips Dienamics and turned the longer one into an embellishment by heat embossing it with the Rainbow Wishes Embossing Powder. I used the shorter banner for my sentiment which is a stamp from Love From Lizi’s We Are stamp set and I heat embossed it with Silver Dollar Embossing Powder.
For my focal point I stamped, coloured (with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers) and fussy cut one of the mermaids from Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid For You. I tried to colour her hair and tail to coordinate with the foil I had used for the background.
Finally with all the elements ready I simply used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the pieces into place. I wanted the banners and mermaids to be more or less level with eachother, so I added some layers of the same black card I’d used for the banners behind the mermaid.
Don’t forget this is part of a hop, so make sure to jump over to YouTube, click on the hashtag, and join in! You can also join in over on Instagram as well.
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