Thursday, February 15, 2018

Marvella Mermaid

Today's card is being made for the 3-2-1 Challenge #190 at The Crafter's Café, scheduled to begin on February 15, 2018. The challenge ends Tuesday, February 27 at 7 pm US Mountain Time. The items assigned to the DT are 3 papers, 2 butterflies and 1 flower, which seems odd for an undersea image but I made it work. After all, in "Card-land" we use imagination and artistic license all the time!
The three decorative papers are the background, which is a recycled Kleenex box, the gold foil and the green embossed foil. The image, Marvella Mermaid, was downloaded from Rick St. Dennis, resized, colored with Copics and fussy cut. It was adhered to gold foil and fussy cut again, then adhered to the background paper with foam tape, along with the green foil die cut seaweed and the punch cut butterflies. A white flower was heat embossed using a Versamark pen and gold glitter embossing powder and a few dots with a Copic marker. The glass droplets were also adhered onto the drawn bubbles. The elements were adhered to a card base of Pool Party on white with a strip of gold foil. Two butterflies were cut from the background paper and adhered to the inside. I chose not to use a sentiment - I will wait until the right occasion comes along.

Check out The Crafter's Café Challenge Blog. We'd love to have you submit a project to the 3-2-1 Challenge #190. We also urge you to visit our sponsor's website, Rick St. Dennis, for some unique digital images.

Techniques: Up-cycling, coloring, die cutting, punch cutting, fussy cutting, heat embossing
Size: A2

Stamp: Rick St. Dennis "Marvella Mermaid" digital image
Inks: Copic Alcohol Markers, Versamark Pen
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Pool Party
Paper: Kleenix box for background, DCWV Gold Foil, Pressed Petals Embossed Foil (green)
Dies: Simon Says Stamp "Curly Streamers"
Punches: Stampin' Up! "Bitty Butterfly" & "Elegant Butterfly"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape), The Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Recollections Tinsel EP, flowers from stash

1 comment:

  1. Such a pretty card! The layering is perfect and I love the image of the little mermaid. :)