Well, I’m slowly getting my cards finished and blogging done, after a second bout with spring colds and allergies!! I think I’ve had more than my share of “ick”, and now it’s time to get down to business and let the summer fun begin 🙂 When I saw that Tiddly Inks was having a showcase challenge with these adorable mermaid friends, I just HAD to participate 🙂 Christy made this image, from the Little Valentines Mermaid Set available as a freebie for the duration of the challenge…. because I’ve been sick, I’m cutting it close with the deadline, but you can see if it’s still available HERE. I colored the little friends up with my Copics, then fussy cut them out and set them aside while I assembled the rest of the card.
I had picked out the background paper before coloring, as it reminded me of swirls of ocean currents. I really wanted to use some of my new dies….designs by Hero Arts, Avery Elle, and Elizabeth Craft….. With a busy background print and the cute image, I decided to keep it simple with the die cuts and do them all in white. I grabbed the image and glued it on a blue oval that was the same size as the frame. I popped up the frame a bit, added some curvy pieces at the bottom, then arranged the coral and seaweed around this. I stamped a simple sentiment on a fishtail banner, and bent it to fit over and around the frame and image.
I had a lot of fun with this card, and am super pleased with the end result 🙂
I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks Challenge – #224 Showcase!
The Crafter’s Cafe – #218 – Make your own Background and Use Dies and/or Punches – I used dies 🙂
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – Week 18 ATG
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of April 30
Cute Card Thursday – #580 ATG