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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®

Plus:
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

Instructions:

  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.

Mermaid Kiddo by Taylor Usry

Supplies:

From Stampendous:

P164 Mermaid Kiddo
SSH46 Large Rectangle Acrylic Handle

Plus:

Card Stock: Lime Crush, Yam (Bazzill); White (Mohawk)
Patterned Paper: Bahama Striped Towel (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Wild Honey (Ranger)
Coloring Medium: Copics
Accessories: Ribbon (May Arts)
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilites

Instructions:

  1. Cut card base from Lime Crush card stock.
  2. Cut Yam panel and patterned paper; adhere together.
  3. Die cut Yam panel and coordinating White one from card stock. Prior to removing white card stock from die, add Wild Honey ink to inner edges with a sponge.
  4. Stamp Mermaid Kiddo on White panel; color as desired with Copics. Adhere to Yam die cut panel.
  5. Adhere patterned paper panel to card base; tie ribbon around in a knot. Finish card by adding die cut image panel.

PenPattern Fish by Lea Kimmel

Supplies: PenPattern Fish by Lea Kimmel

From Stampendous:
V298 PenPattern Fish
Taupe Color Fragments

Plus:
Bazzill’Neenah
Echo Parks “Splash” 6×6 Paper Pad Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Micron 005 Black Pen
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black Ink Pad Derwent Inktense Pencils:
Dark Aquamarine (1210), Green Aquamarine (1220), Iris Blue (0900), Sea Blue (1200), Bright Blue (1000), Golden yellow (0230), Cadmium Orange (0250), Burnt Orange (0260), Mid Vermillion (0310), Apple Green (1400)
May Arts Ribbons
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium Matte Glue Dots
Foam Mounting Squares

Instructions:

  1. Stamp image, color some areas and create pen patterns in other areas
  2. Trim image to desired size
  3. Create card base in a tent fold
  4. Trim patterned paper
  5. Create mat for image
  6. Adhere patterned paper to card base
  7. Attach matted image to card with foam mounting squares
  8. Using Glue Dots, attach ribbons
  9. Add multi-medium to bottom of card and sprinkle on fragments, tap off excess fragments and return excess to jar