Monday, June 6, 2016

I'm a little Mermaid...

Greetings Inky Friends!!

This card I found a tutorial from the April/May 2013 Technique Junkies Newsletter called Watercolor Crayons Tutorial.  I began by coloring in blocks of color with watercolor crayons and then using an AquaBrush to blend each color.  I then dropped some water onto the piece and immediately blotted with a tissue picking back up some of the color creating additional texture - which of course the new Pebble Beach stamp covered up! LOL Oh well!

I stamped the background using Black archival ink and the mermaid
from By The Sea in blue. Trimmed her out and added a pearl in her shell
popping up both the mermaid and the banner sentiment with foam dots.

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Until next time...
Happy Creating!
xoxox ~ Tonya :)

Mermaid Tag

I enjoy making cards that will surprise the person who receives it.  This one has a  vellum pocket and a tag behind inside it.  I used several Technique Junkie stamps to create this card: By the Sea SS060 - , and Sea Waves S628 - 

I tore thin strips of a pale blue vellum and adhered those strips on the backside of thin white vellum.  The narrow blue panels at the top and bottom of the card help to create the pocket for the tag to slip in and out of.  I stamped the words from the Near the Sea  from the set By the Sea repetitively on the front  of the vellum pocket.  The base card is stamped with Sea Waves.

The Tag is also stamped with Sea Waves and then the mermaid is stamped over the waves.  It was inked with black Versafine ink, covered with detail black embossing powder, and heat set. The focal verse is also from the stamp set By the Sea.  Ribbons were tied to the tag to pull the tag in and out.

Have a wonderful day -- may the beach be in your future this summer!  And get inky!