Thursday, May 28, 2020

Mermaid Wishes

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Kelly McKown-Santi our challenge hostess for the month Finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Celebrate World Creativity Day:  Saturday is World Creativity Day, a day to embrace your own creativity and support each other in the crafting community.  Let’s make a card using YOUR favorite technique ~ the sky is the limit!  Just have fun and get creative.

Anyone who follows my blog knows how much I love interactive and pop-up cards and lately I have also become addicted to Slimline cards. I have been enjoying experimenting with including pop-up or interactive elements into Slimline cards occasionally. So I decided to do that for today's challenge, combine a Slimline card with a pop-up element.

I used Slimline dies from both Trinity Stamps and Mama Elephant. The stitched rectangle which includes the scene is from Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Card Panels and Windows die set. The scallop portion of the card is from Mama Elephant's new Slim Card Basics. I could have used Mama Elephant's stitched rectangle include in their slimline die set for the main panel, but as both the Trinity Stamps and Mama Elephant Stitched Rectangle Panel are about the same size, I decided to leave the 3 window elements included in the Mama Elephant die set intact and use the other option.

I stamped the ocean floor die included in the Sunny Studio Stamps Tropical Scenes stamp set onto my white panel, masking this image and stamping it again to get the full width of the card stamped. I then masked everything so I could create the ocean above. I used Catherine Pooler Juniper Mist Ink for the ocean and then used Honey Bee Stamps Ocean Scene Builder Stencil and white pigment ink to add the rays.

I used the mermaids from Mama Elephant's Little Mermaiden Agenda which I added to the scene. 

Finally I added the sentiment to the top right hand corner of the card which is from a Simon Says Stamps Mermaid stamp set.

For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card. I used the pop-up die included in Karen Burniston's Explosion Pop-up die set and added labels from an older label die set I have in my stash.

I added a sentiment using stamps from Honey Bee Stamps Mermaid Song stamp set. I also added two of the little mermaids left over from the front of the card on either side of the sentiment.

I used the border die included in the Mama Elephant Slim Card Basics die set to die cut two white panels for the top and bottom edges of the card. I colored the bottom panel a sand color using Copic markers and the top panel the same colors to match the front of the card.

I also added a Starfish to the sand.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

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Lynn McAuley said...

I love the sunrays shining down on your sweet mermaids and that fabulous coral reef. What a wonderful interactive card, Frances!

Liz Williams said...

Your skills, talents, and stamps and die collection just amaze me. I am also always impressed with the wonderful ways you add design papers on your designs. They are full of color and patterns and you make them all work together so well. Always impressive and I am always in awe of your talents and skills.

Vicky Gould said...

Your skills are soooo impressive, Lois! You never fail to amaze me with your awesome cards!!! Love, love love this colorful beauty!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Fabulous slimline card with these cute mermaids!

Karen Aicken said...

Such a fun scene and slimline card!

Lois said...

Always love seeing your cards, Frances! The sunrays on the front shining down into your little school of mermaids look so pretty. And that pop-up on the inside is so very versatile. Great job combining your love of interactive and slimline cards!

MiamiKel said...

Wow! This is adorable! Yes, you are the queen of interactive cards and your attention to detail is just amazing! THis is a sweet underwater scene - very creative indeed!