It’s time for another CASEing the Catty!
This week we are CASEing the Love and Sympathy Section of the New Catalogue on pages 86 – 101.
If we are CASEing the Love and Sympathy section how can you be using Magical Mermaid I hear you ask! Well remember that CASEing the Catty means to Copy And Share Everything (or Copy And Selectively Edit). That means we can take inspiration for ANYTHING in those catalogue pages – stamps, layouts, colours, backgrounds, boxes…..anything!
And that means you can too!!! So take the hop, be inspired, create your own and hop on over to our Facebook page to upload your design straight to the wall – no blog necessary!
I took lots of inspiration this week from the multiple backgrounds that you can find on lots of the cards in this section this week.
Take a look – the backgrounds to lots of the cards are either stamped, sponged, embossed or watercoloured – just like this one ….
So I decided to make a background worthy of setting off a gorgeous mermaid! My daughter is all about flamingos…before that, it was unicorns, but I LOOOVVEEEEE Mermaids – they’re kind of my thing.
I began by watercoloring on a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock using Pool Party, Pacific Point and Emerald envy reinkers. I then used the ‘waves’ die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlets to cut a mask so I could use a sponge dauber, versamark and clear embossing powder to mimic the movement of the ocean in the water coloured background. You have to do this a few times! Over that I stamped the seaweed image in versamark and heat set with white embossing powder. I then went back and dropped small blobs (technical term) water over the image, let it sit for a minute before patting off with paper towel
One of the most fun parts though was colouring the embossing paste with a crumb cake reinker and smearing it along the base of the card. Once it had dried I stamped right over the top of it with the Soft Suede ink … did you know you could do that? It does have to be reasonably smooth to get a good image.
My mermaids tail is also watercoloured using just the Emerald Envy and Pacific Point reinkers. Even though it was stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock, I still felt it could do with more shimmer. So I hit it with the clear Wink of Stellar Pen before covering it with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and letting it dry! The result is amazing!!!
Not even this picture can do it justice! I need to play with more colours – so I’m sure you will see more of this lovely new stamp from me!
Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Julia Quinn to see what she has created for you all!
Happy Crafting 🙂
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What a stunning card! I think you should keep it for yourself! There’s so much detail, I can’t stop looking at it!
Awwwww. thanks Rebecca. I do love it. Maybe I will make a few and share the love xx
It’s an amazing creation Mel. Love all these little details and the copper ribbon (?) looks just like fishing net. Beautiful work.
Thanks Rachel. It was lots of fun to make xx
Just gorgeous. I looooooove your colouring of the mermaid tail. And the background is scrumptious. Brilliant card.
Thanks so much Julia. It really is soooooo much prettier in real life!!!
What a stunning card Mel! Love where the CASEing process took you! I’m loving the mermaids too. But how cool would a unicorn set be??? Kelly x
Thanks Kelly! Oh I do hear you – Im not opposed to unicorns at all! 🙂
Gorgeous card, so much beautiful detail.
Thanks so much Angela 🙂 It was fun to make!
Gorgeous! Thank you for so much inspiration!
Thanks Jeanne. Its always my pleasure to share my love of card making 🙂
What a beautiful card, Mel. Love the background and lovely colouring of the mermaid. The copper trim works so well with it too.
Thanks so much Judy. She really is better in real life!