PAPER LAYERING MERMAID CARD – GUNEAUX DESIGNS
Today I am sharing a Hero Arts Paper Layering Mermaid Card. Isn’t she so gorgeous!! I think so!!
On Splitcoaststampers.com, a member, Maura (beesmom), selected a wonderful combination of colors for last week’s color challenge! Her colors are SU Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, and Lemon Lime Twist, and her dessert is “birthdays”.
Although I think this combination of colors is so beautiful, I struggled with it initially. I made three cards working with the colors and was not happy with any except this one. Now that I have created a project with the colors, I am sure it will be one I use again.
I have no products in the SU Lemon Lime Twist color, so I had to improvise by using copics and closely related paper. I used the Basic Gray and Bermuda Bay in card stock only. For these two colors, I also used copics in addition to Hero Arts Distress Oxide Inks.
I created the mermaid with a Hero Arts Paper Layering Mermaid Die that I have had for 3 months but was not sure how to use it, quite frankly. I had not used a “paper layering” die before. I think I determined how to use it, but if I didn’t, that’s OK with me.
I colored the mermaid with copics and die cut her. I lifted the scales and the end of her tail and covered them with sparkles. I also lifted her arms and hair, where possible, and adhered the remaining portions of the die cut to the color-blended panel. I made the panel by sponging distress oxide inks, spritzing a stencil, and laying the wet stencil over the panel. I added seaweed and lots of sequins for bubbles.
My card is a birthday card, but I chose to use a “celebrate” sentiment.
|Paper: Neenah White, SU Basic Gray, SU Bermuda Bay, PTI Simply Chartreuse|
|Ink: Distress Oxides and Copics|
|Accessories: Hero Arts (HA) Mermaid Dies, HA Seaweed Die, HA Stencil, CottageCutz Expressions Plus Die, Sequins, Crystal Sparkles, Be Creative Adhesive, Water, and Spritzer|
|Techniques: Sponging and Stenciling|