Today’s card is one I created a week or so ago to send off to a lady that put out a call for birthday cards for kids at a Sydney Hospital, so I put my hand up. Ove the next few days, I will share with you the other cards posted off.
The age group was 11-15 year old girls & boys (yep, I took 2 groups) so I decided to go with the Magical Mermaid Stamp Set. What girl doesn’t love mermaids?
I took my inspiration from one of my previous cards which I created when the set first come out. The layout come from a challenge I set for our FB Group last week. You can see that card & layout out here.
You are able to download a free tutorial to create your own card by clicking on the link below. This includes all products used to create my card along with the measurements (metric & imperial).
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Today I am showing you the card we will be creating in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class this morning. It is not too late to come along – 9.30am – 11.00am. All you have to bring is yourself! Everything is supplied!
I am ashamed to say I haven’t used Cool Treats Stamp Setfor sometime & then only once or twice but never shown you a card created using it.
Each month there is a different them & this month, the focus is on the Kids.
I actually created this card a couple of weeks ago when I first received the lovely “Magical Mermaid” Stamp Setwhich I think is perfect for girls. So many ideas, so little time!
I wanted to try & use the set a little different while at the same time, create a different fold. It is very simple but with all the Whisper White I think it is quiet effective.
To create my Base Card – Bermuda Bay, I scored & folded it in half but cut about an inch from the right hand side so that I could continue the “ocean” on the side of the card & the mermaid overlapping a little.
For the inside, I masked off a piece of Whisper White on the left hand side, repeated the same process as I did for the front so that the “ocean” continued across the card & the adhered it to the inside of the Base Card.
I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White in Early Espresso, fussy cut it & adhered it to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I’m just loving this cute little stamp set “Message in a Bottle“. So many ideas, so little time! It is perfect for all occasions! In fact, when I first saw this stamp set, I knew what I had to create with it. It has taken me some time, but am happy with the result.
I wanted to show my “Cards @ Toogoom” class how much fun it is to play with the Watercolour Paper ,Aqua Painters& water & I mean water as we really wet our paper. It also doubled as my card for our challenge over on our FB Page.
I did start out sponging Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette & Night of Navy but it wasn’t giving me the result I wanted so I switched over to Powder Pink, Fresh Fig & Tranquil Tide! I then watched the magic happen as no 2 pieces will ever end up the same.
I used Archival Basic Black Ink to stamp my mermaid onto Watercolour Paper. She was coloured with Powder Pink (skin), Lemon Lime Twist (hair), Fresh Fig (cap & bra) & Tranquil Tide for the tail along with an Aqua Painter. Between the colouring of different inks, I let them dry as I didn’t want the colours to run into each other.
To achieve my “footpath”, I added a 3 small amounts of Embossing Paste onto the Silicone Craft Sheet, added a very tiny drop of Crumb Cake & Chocolate Chip Ink Refills to 2 of the amounts but not really mixing them.
I placed the “Brick” Decorative Mask to the bottom part of a piece of Whisper White Card, applied the White Embossing Paste followed by the Crumb Cake & then the Chocolate Chip to the Mask. I found doing it this way, I had a more of a distinctive look with the colours.
I’ve been playing with the lovely, lovely “Magical Mermaid” Stamp Setover the weekend & must admit am loving it. For such a little stamp, it sure packs a bit of a punch!
I saw the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches& I had a piece of Watercolour Papersitting on my desk waiting for inspiration to hit me so it was perfect timing to create something with the Paper using the sketch provided. The only stipulation was keeping the card “clean-lined & fresh”. I think I have managed to do this, but would love to know if you think I have!
It is not very often I create square cards, except for special occasions or if I am ask to do so. In fact, my card is actually a 6″ square card but am loving the end result! Now to create an envelope to fit it!
Thanks to the Watercolour Paper I could apply lots of water & with a big help from my Aqua PainterI was able to achieve what I had I my mind. The key thing when working with water & your Aqua Painter is to let your card dry completely & also between colouring with different Inks so that they don’t run into each other, unless of course, that is what you are aiming for, eg my background.
Thank you to FMS for a great challenge. Loved it! Why don’t you pop on & play along with their challenge. You still have a little time before the link closes.
You are able to download a Free Tutorial to create your own card. The tutorial includes a list of supplies & measurements (metric & imperial).
Let’s face it, this time of the year we usually have stacks of that lovely DSP left that we just didn’t dare cut into. BUT now, we’re sort of stuck with heaps of it sitting on our shelves. I’m not sure but over the past few weeks, I’ve been creating with lots of that pretty DSP.
Yep, this is another that is retiring at the end of May. I will miss “Playful Palette” DSP Stack. It took me a long time to warm to it, even though it was purchased in my pre-order, I just couldn’t get my head around it. This little beauty is a DSP Paper Stack & I love them!
To grab your Free Tutorial on how I created my card, please click on the link above the photo.
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