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Mermaid by Lynn Mercurio

Mermaid by Lynn MercurioSupplies:

From Stampendous:
P151 Mermaid
FRG02 Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter
FRC02 Sage Color Fragments
GX900U Ultra Fine Crystal Snow Glitter
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Tim Holtz® Mustard Seed & Peeled Paint Distress Ink by Ranger®
Copic® Markers
Patterned Paper by American Crafts
Twine Netting
Cream Pearls
Pearl Brads
Foam Adhesive
Foam Applicator
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Make a green card base.
  2. Layer white beneath a layer of Garden Café Patterned paper by American Crafts which was a light blue color with this great white embossed pattern. 
  3. Add Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint inks to the patterned paper. The white resists, leaving a great background for this fanciful mermaid that more closely matched the colors used.
  4. Stamp the Mermaid on whitie card stock and color with Copic Markers.
  5. Draw a base for the Mermaid with a Copic Multiliner pen.
  6. Add glitter, gold glitter glass and some of the Sage Fragments to the base. 
  7. Add lots of texture with Fine Crystal Snow, Champagne Glass Glitter and the Sage colored Fragments.
  8. For a final touch, add a few self-adhesive pearls, jute twine , jute netting, and three pearl brads.

Jumbo Pinecone Boughs by Lynn Mercurio

Supplies: CRS5040_SSC1147_LM_800

From Stampendous:

CRS5040 Jumbo Cling Rubber Pinecone Boughs
SSC1147 Tis The Season

FREG043 Aged Green Embossing Enamel
EP020 Clear Embossing Powder
FRC02 Sage Color Fragments
AC672 Dot Sparklers Class A’Peel™ Stickers
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark Stamp Pad
VP001 VersaMarker Watermark Pen


Cling Jumbo Pinecone Boughs, Tis the Season
Green, Shimmery Bard Brown, White
Evergreen Bough Distress Ink (Ranger)
Pine Needles Distress Ink (Ranger)
Coffee Bean Ink (Vivid)
Copic Markers, Color Blending Tool
Labels 1 Nestabilities
Foam Dimensional Adhesive


Measurements: 5.25 X 5.25 inches
1. Stamp evergreen image onto white cardstock using VersaMark Ink pad.
2. Sprinkle on clear embossing powder and heat set
using ink blending tool, add Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles ink filling in the white cardstock, making the edges slightly darker than the center.
3. Once again using the evergreen image, stamp onto the cardstock using the Pine Needles ink.
4. Using the edge of a wetted cloth, wipe any distress ink from top of the embossed images to really make the white POP.
5. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using Coffee Bean ink and die cut using Labels 1 – trim outer edges off the label.
6. Die cut another Labels 1 from green cardstock and mount that beneath the white sentiment
Stamp three holly clusters, color with Copic markers and trim out – attach with foam adhesive.
7. Stamp pine branch onto green cardstock using Coffee Bean ink and trim out.
8. Using the Versamark pen, add to pine needles and sprinkle with Aged Green Embossing Enamel – heat set.
9. Stamp pinecones using Coffee Bean ink onto dark brown cardstock and trim out and attach both to lower left of card base.

Steampunk Owl Goodie Bag by Lynn Mercurio

Supplies: P174_LM_800

From Stampendous:

P174 Steampunk Owl
FREG035 Aged Spice Embossing Enamel
EI101EA Boss Gloss
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle


Paper: Kraft, Orange, Ivory
Jet Black Archival Ink, Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger), Walnut Stain
Chipboard stem (old from stash, but any long stemmed item would work.
Petitle Oval and Petite Scallop Oval Dies (Spellbinders)
Orange Ric Rak, Ivory Lace
Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Velvet Pleats (Maya Road)
Glossy Accents, Burlap Bag (Pouch Mart), Raffia (Michael’s)


Measurements: 8 X 5 inches

1. Die Cut orange card stock using Scallop Oval Petite Die, set aside.
2. Die cut ivory cardstock using Petite Oval die and then using Jet Black ink, stamp Cling Steampunk Owls.
3. Color using Colored pencils and blending with Gamsol using blending stumps.
4. Attach colored image to the orange die cut.
5. Using Boss Gloss apply embossing liquid to the chipboard stem and sprinkle on Aged Spice embossing enamel and heat set.
6. Tie Raffia Bow and attach on top of chipboard stem – add velvet pleat on top of all and attach to corner of owl image.
7. Place nonstick paper inside of burlap bag to keep the glossy accents from sticking the interior of the bag together.
8. Glue Ivory Lace and Ric Rack along bottom of burlap bag and let dry.
9. Then apply glossy accents to the back of the owl layer and glue to the burlap bag.
10. Cinch top of bag and tie off with more ric rac.