Sunday, 24 March 2019

Sending Mermaid Kisses

Good Sunday morning all!  I do admit that I have a lot of mermaid cards to share in the coming weeks and months, I hope you won't mind!  I started today's card by cutting the centre die from the Ariel set randomly into a piece of coconut white card.  I backed it with a piece of seafoam card.  Next I used the Double Stitched Squares and made a multi layered frame to go over the background, with a wider white base and a thin seafoam frame on top.  I cut the seated mermaid from the Mermaid Kisses set twice, once in milk card and once in ocean card.  I inked her hair with Tea Dye ink and added some antique linen to her face and shoulders.  I used a clear perfect medium over the Ocean card  mermaid die cut then embossed it with clear embossing powder twice so it was thick and shiny.  I nipped away the body and added it to the other one cut in milk card, then seated her on the side of the frame.  I cut several of the different sea grass dies from the Can't Wait to Sea You set and added then inside the bottom of the frame.  I cut three sea turtles out of tan card and added some forest green and vintage photo ink to their heads and flippers and glued them into the frame.  I cut the sentiment in teal card and glued it above the turtles inside the frame and added a few seashells.  The card was completed with white and seafoam mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x










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46 comments:

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Your mermaid cards are so gorgeous, love the turtles too ! Just wish I had someone to make them for
Have a lovely Sunday, it was a perfect autumn day here
Hugs
Muriel x

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue, I do love your imagination and it's with these themed cards you allow us a tiny peek inside your childhood, what a beautiful collection of childhood dreams,stories and favourite films, those turtles are just adorable and I'm amazed that we don't have just one Manatee to join the underwater party. Such a pretty feel good sample to wake up to before I get ready for market (hoping a few Mother's Day cards sell today using my rose gift)
Hope your Sunday is a relaxing day xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Hazel

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a lovely card, it has the good factor feel.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, I feel exhausted after reading your instructions about how you made this card. You work so hard making your samples for us, so, THANK YOU. It's a really lovely card.
Hugs xx Pauline

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue fabulous card, colours, mermaid, and turtles. You have such a great imagination with your cards. Thank you x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful mermaid sample today, I love the detail on all of these dies in the set, it is amazing.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

AMAZING!! Love how you realized the background for the fab mermaid and turtles!

Scottydog said...

A lovely fun card for the children today. Those turtles are so sweet! Thank you Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card today, the mermaid and turtles are so cute.

Barbara V

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card-love the Turtles.

Michele

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such a fun card. love Jean Z xxxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful Mermaid card, love the Turtles! Love Jean xxx

Marion Scott said...

Fabulous card Sue, love your mermaid dies.
Marion S x

Jan Sayer said...

What a lovely card. The mermaid looks fabulous.
Jan
Northampton

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
A gorgeous fun card today.
I was reminded of my years as a snowbird when my George and I lived 6 Months in Canada and six Months in Florida and often went to the beach but never saw a mermaid. Your imagination is boundless and we are so lucky to have you,
Love to all/
Marie P.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
This card reminds me of an enchanting scene from Disney’s Little Mermaid. It’s joyful. I love it. More mermaid cards to share you say - no problem. They are so magical x
As I look out of the window I see Blue skies and the promise of sun all day. Obviously that can mean only one thing. My washing is going on the line. Yippee!
Happy Sunday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Anne said...

What a fun card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Such a fabulous card the I love the background made with the ariel die & the mermaid is gorgeous

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. And what a beautiful morning it is.... making a lovely change..... exactly like your gorgeous sample this morning. These mermaids are so lovely along with all the underwater creatures you have created in your set. Beautiful card. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Another bright and cheerful fun card today. If only I could justify buying these lovely dies.
I just love your mermaid and the turtles!
Lesley S x

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card SUE I love the mermaid and how you’ve coloured her and how you’ve made the turtles “pop”

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all
What fantastic card this morning from the Mermaid collection and I will be looking forward to seeing your Mermaid cards over the next few weeks. Every detail is amazing and the colours all work beautifully. These dies are so different and so much you can create for a different style card.
Crafty hugs to all... Wendy

June Horrocks said...

I love mermaid cards yours is so pretty she is beautiful and her little friends thank you sue love always xxxxxxxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card,lots of fun my granddaughter 's would love a card like this.
Best wishes
Karen M

dj from kettering said...



Another cheerful and pretty card today, more
please!!!


Doreen x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful mermaid card & those little turtles are adorable.Yvonne xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really creative mermaid card. I love the turtles. Very different greeting. Have a good day everyone. Bx

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card - so many lovely dies - just love it :))

Lisbeth said...

Hello Sue. Although I am not particularly a mermaid fan, there are definitely bits of these cards that I could take away and use on other projects. Love how you have made the centre of the Ariel die look like an underwater scene.

Lisbeth

KarinsArtScrap said...

so sweet and eautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Those mermaid have the figures that I've always wanted but alas never had, even in the best looking of my days. They are really elegant and I love them.
As I love this card, it's fabulous.
Hugs,Rose

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those turtles are gorgeous and so is the mermaid. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pawprintx4 said...

All your mermaid/ sea creature cards have been over the top fabulous (love the turtles). I don't have any of these dies but am hoping they will be available soon as they are on my wish list. I can tell you enjoyed making cards with them and your shows on Hochanda were fun.
Everyone, have a great Sunday,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great fun card,

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another fun card.I love how you achieved the background

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love the Mermaid collection.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

sued99 said...

I love your mermaid cards. This one is excellent. X

ursula said...

Very pretty card for a little girl, unfortunately I do not have anyone suitable, what a shame, but definitely would be a keepsake...luv Ursula xx

Janice K said...

Good afternoon Sue,
A great design, effective and fun.x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, your mermaid is beautiful and the turtles are brilliant. I also love the aptly named Seafoam cardstock.

Steph - I hope the market was good for you.

Frances

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I love it, love it, love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x your mermaid is beautiful and love the turtles x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I’m sorry once again for posting late I did try yesterday from work but my phone signal was low! We can never have too many mermaid cards they are a delight to look at. Today’s card is beautiful I love the adorable turtles!
Hugs x
Heather T

Eunice Astle said...

Definitely a card for a young lady who loves mermaids!!