Thursday, April 29, 2021

Mermaid Birthday

 Hello! I hope you are having a good week. I'm popping in to share this card I made for a friend. I'm calling it a mermaid-on-a-clam-shell card, heehee. Seriously, I believe it's called a rocker card, but I'm not certain. For a shaped card, I found it pretty easy to make as I saw it in my mind, so I once again worked like I like to and did it organically as opposed to looking up a tutorial.

I began by cutting a circle out of SU navy card stock using my Coluzzle as my circle dies do not go this large. This one is just shy of 6 inches in diameter to fit the envelope I was using. I cut the patterned paper one circle smaller. I scored the card base circle at its diameters, cut the patterned paper in half and adhered to the base. For the focal image mat, I used 2 smaller Spellbinders circle dies to cut the SU and the Scrapworks in the same manner. The 12x12 paper is some very old Scrapworks that has stripes on one side and quirky but very cute fish on the other side.

My focal image is Seaside Mermaid by We Are 3 Digital Shop.  She is colored with Promarkers and Faber-Castell Big Brush Artist markers and pens. The sentiment she's holding is by CC Designs and was hand-stamped and heat-embossed, then cut out freehand, colored with Promarkers and ink-edged with VersaMagic chalk ink. The ocean plant life was cut using my Whimsy Stamps Build An Ocean die cuts. I colored those with Smooch inks. I added sequins and Stickles. 

This photo is the circle base opened up and laying it on the focal circle. That's a CC Designs sentiment stamped with Versafine Clair and heat-embossed, then cut with a Lawn Fawn Everyday Banner die. 

The back of the card when displayed. Gelatins siggie stamp clear heat embossed and circle punched.

Here's the card flattened out on top of its 6-inch square envelope to show how I mailed it. I added a 5-3/4 inch square piece of cardstock to the envelope over the card front to protect it during mailing.

Here you can see some of the shine. I brushed clear Wink of Stella on her tail and yellow WoS on her hair.

And a final view. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a great rest of the week! XOX

2.   Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge 4/20-5/3 -- Option played! Blue / Green / Yellow + Die cuts
6.   613 Avenue Create April 2021 Challenge #4: AG -- #3/8  Optional Twist not played this time
10. Passion for Markers Week 589: Sentimental (Add a Sentiment) -- I used Promarkers and Faber-Castel Big Brush markers on my sentiments and mermaid
11. I Love Promarkers #434: AG + Opt. Girly Card -- #1/3 Option played and I used Promarkers to color my sentiments and my mermaid.


Judy McKay said...

Beautiful mermaiid card. Love the design and colours of your card. Thank you for joining us this month at 613 Avenue Create. Judy DT

brenda said...

A fun and colourful Ocean inspired creation, many thanks for joining in with our Rainbow theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Mummylade said...

Lovely details. Thank you for joining us this week at Allsorts Challenge

Jocelyn said...

A great shaped card and I love all the seaweed embellishments. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Diane said...

What a beautifully created fun fun card, looks like a lot of work and love went into it! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D and also for taking the time to come by my blog and leaving a comment, I appreciate it so MUCH!'
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Pamela said...

I love this! Such a lot of work and it's turned out beautiful.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Darlene said...

OMG ... this is amazing Aimeslee! Beautifully crafted (I would have definitely needed a tutorial! lol) and the colors are FABULOUS! WELL DONE my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘April Showers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Mervi said...

Gorgeous card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, welcome again;-))m

Sandy said...

Looks fabulous! great under the sea theme and love that colourful hair on your mermaid! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hugs, Sandy DT

Mari said...

Such a lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers.
DT Mari, my blog Ittetehty

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Aimeslee, this is amazing, I love all the sea details and your mermaid with gorgeous colour mix. The rocker shape is Super and of course as always, so is your insert. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card.
Faith x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the shape and the fact that it is a rocker card, there's something about an interactive card that's a bit special. A super theme too and great details. Thanks for joining in the fun at Passion for Markers this week.
Lorraine DT

Susan (rainy) said...

What an awesome design!! Beautiful card!

LeslieT said...

Super cute! Love that really tanned mermaid in all her glory! Great underwater scene!

Vee Cassidy said...

Hello, this is lovely. Mermaids are brilliant. Thank you for the kind comment. Vee xx

Carol said...

What a great card. You have reminded me that I haven't made a rocker card for years. Watch this space.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

I flipped out when I saw this card, and if I just wasn't looking at making this style of card too. LOL. I do love ocean-themed cards and found a wonderful Brutus Monroe 6 x 6 paper pack in teals, navy, pinks. I'm putting a waterfall card together.

Your image and sentiment are darling. Seaweed is well placed, and I do like how colourful they are.

Margarets designer cards said...

Nice to see a shaped card, lovely ocean scene
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT

Sheryl said...

Love this card, it is just beautiful.
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Shawna said...

I saw this card at AAA Birthday and I must say 'Bravo'. This card is absolutely fantastic! I giggled because I have that exact paper and it is at least 10 years old. The good thing is you got to use it while mine sits with the others wanting to be used. I love the attention to detail both the front and back! If I were a DT this would be my choice for winner.. Great job and thank you so much for the inspiration.

Julie Reed said...

Such a lovely card with all the die cut elements and great colours, thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter.
The Paper Shelter DT

Nananas said...

Such a fabulous rocker card! I also love all the details you added!
Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!

Cards By MI said...

A lovely looking card with a sweet image. Thanks for joining us over at PFM.
Love n hugs

Julie said...

Fantastic card = so many lovely elements! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Passion for Markers this week, good luck! Juliexx

Seafield Jo said...

What a fabulous card. I must try and make a rocker card.

CD Sunday Plus DT

ahlers5 said...

This card is so beautiful. I love all the sea plants and how you attached them. Gorgeous work, as usual.

Furrbster said...

What a gorgeous rocker card!! It is amazing,

Thanks for playing along with us at I Love Promarkers,

Hugz Tinz

Valérie said...

Wow, your card is amazing! I love the mermaid and the color combo. And the sentiment is funny. I really love it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at AAA Birthday. Hugs, Valérie DT

Valérie said...

It's me again! Thanks for joining our birthday challenge at Aud Sentiments Challenges. Stay safe and keep crafting! Hugs, Valérie DT

Clare Jones said...

Such a fun card, I love it
Thank you for joining our challenge at I love promarkers
Clare DT xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Absolutely brilliant - that's you and the card! I adore the mermaid in her undersea world. Hugs, Chrisx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous rocker card, love the Mermaid and die-cut plants
carol x