Monday, 1 April 2019

Sending Mermaid Kisses


Hello crafters!  We are swimming along with another mermaid card for you today!  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the 3D folder called Bubble Burst.  I inked it lightly with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and then used spray glue on it, coating it with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  Next I cut a multi layered frame using the Double Stitched Circles, doing a larger base frame using Aqua card and a thinner white frame on top.  I added it over the bubble background and trimmed the excess card away.  I cut a larger piece of coconut white card and attached the frame with foam.  I cut the sentiment out of Ocean card and glued it below the frame and added random pearls around.  Inside the frame, I cut various pieces of sea grass from an assortment of green card from my stash and glued them along the lower portion of the frame.  From the Mermaid Kisses set, I cut the swimming mermaid out of milk card and Ocean card.  I added the hair colour and some warm skin tones on the milk card.  I used a clear perfect medium on the mermaid cut from the Ocean card and then embossed it with clear embossing powder for a shiny look.  I nipped away that body and glued it to the milk card version.  I seated her swimming through the sea grass with foam.  I added a couple of fish and a seahorse from the Can't Wait To Sea You set.  The card was completed with white and aqua mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now. Sue x










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45 comments:

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, an absolutely brilliant card, love the underwater scene. Have a good day everyone. Bx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx Hazel

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a brilliant card, so clever.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Enchanting, delightful and oh so clever. Your card today just makes me smile. I love it in case you can't tell.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Vi Wilkinson said...

Absolutely delightful! love everything about it.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. A sweet story to be told via your imagination and design. Cute and adorable and starts the day and week with a smile. Hope your day starts with a smile xxx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, fabulous card, love it.
Marion S x

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.

Michele

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely Mermaid card to start the week off! Love Jean xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card.
B xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh this is such a magical card. Love it. What a wonderful scene of tranquility. You have brought the mermaid to life and it is a joy to behold. The ocean card is the perfect colour for her body and by embossing it there is that subtle shimmer. (Any mermaids checking out the blog will think they are looking in the mirror)!
I am so in awe of the way you add colour to your die cut images. I don’t know how you manage to be so precise when you use a smoothie. Whenever I have attempted this method it is not pretty. Did you use the smoothie method in this card?
I am pleased to say that my boys did listen to my not so subtle hints regarding my preference to my Mother’s Day Gift. I am now the proud owner of Elsa, Matilda, and Tina. The girls are settling in nicely and hopefully we will play together very soon. I also received the Herringbone and Basketweave dies and the Petite Forget Me Nots. I am a very happy (and lucky) bunny!
I do hope everyone had a good day yesterday. I know these days can be difficult for some. Special days and anniversaries can be so incredibly hard when our loved ones are no longer with us x
I think there is a Sunny day ahead so my washing line will be busy.
Happy Monday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful mermaid sample today, I am always amazed at the detail you get on your samples, do you emboss every die as well, no I don't think you do because the dies do not need it.

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

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with lots of lovely details, a wonderful under water scene.x

karenlotty said...

I really love this die set and love your card I will probably try your technique of inking and Glitterbitz but marmaids are not any of my friends “thing” so can’t justify buying the set

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Yet another lovely ocean themed card. So so lovely. Your mermaid looks so relaxed as she is swimming g along..... she almost looks real. Well done here Sue.
Yvonne...so happy for you...getting the dies you hinted at...I am sure you will have many hours of pleasure using them. I hope all you Mothers had a lovely lovely day. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - how little girls would adore this card. Although I don't have anyone to make a mermaid card for, I love seeing all the variations you come up with. Just wish the dies had been around when my granddaughters were younger. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fun card, love it.
Lydia
X

Anne said...

Such a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Clai01 said...

Lovely card. x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Another lovely underwater adventure - beautiful card. Some great techniques to use in all sorts of cards too!
What a lovely bouquet of gifts PP, enjoy them. Hope all the mothers had a lovely day, our Mother’s Day is not until May so I am sorry that I forgot it yesterday.
Hugs
Muriel x

June Horrocks said...

Love your mermaid card sue they always bring a smile I love them thank you suelove always xxxxx
June Horrocks xxxxxx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with a wonderful under water scene.Yvonne xx

dj from kettering said...



Oh wow, what a lovely card!! Anyone would be
over the moon to receive it,



Doreen x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning post...

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue I love the underwater scene you have created. Those dies are all gorgeous. The added sparkle is a lovely finishing touch. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I really wish I was there.............. and I could have a natter with the mermaid about how she keeps her shape.
The card is BEAUTIFUL.
Hugs, Rose

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card. love Jean Z xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love how you have created the watery background for this card. It looks great even on a still photograph and I can only imagine how good it looks when moving the card around.

Lisbeth

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I do love these dies and hope one day to be able to buy them but my list just gets longer. Yvonne you are lucky all those dies.I have two amazing daughters but they are not crafters and so only want to buy me smelly stuff. So my reasoning is I don't need to buy any more creams and perfumes so I have more to spend on crafty things.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your mesmerising mermaid scene, the 3D embossing folder creates a wonderful background for her

PP, your boys did you proud for Mother’s Day enjoy some crafting with those dies

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! I love your underwater collection.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Pawprintx4 said...

I love all your Mermaid/sea die sets and hope to get them some day. All the cards you have made are delightful. I really am not much into mermaids but your cards have drawn me in and naturally all of these sets sold out but eventually I will order.When you were on Hochanda I could only order so much and I had to get some of the Triple Layers which I love also. What can I say? I love all things "Sue Wilson"

Princess Pixie, you have your sons trained right! Congrats!
Everyone, have a good start to your week.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

scrAPpamondo said...

How much gorgeous is this card??!!! Love, love, love any detail!!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Delightful and fun!

lindyloo12 said...

Just cannot get enough mermaid cards, they are all spectacular!

Eunice Astle said...

Delightful you person card!!

Scottydog said...

Another lovely fun card that any young lady would love! It sounds quite involved, I wonder how long it took you to make? Thank you Sue for the inspiration.

ursula said...

So perfect for a young girl, a picture to keep...Shame I do not have that young girl to make one for but this is beautiful...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, a real stunner of a card today. I'm busy paper piecing your stained glass effect sailing boat for 2 men who love sailing.
Hugs xx Pauline

sued99 said...

A fabulous card.x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x beautiful colours and love the dies x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
There are so many amazing layers to this card building up a fabulous underwater scene.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely fun card today. The dies are so lovely and the way you have used them has made such a lovely card.

Barbara V