Hello! I know I do not need to tell you, but life is hard!! Some days it is much more of a challenge than other days and sometimes you just need a little boost from a buddy to get you through. I made a card today to offer just such a boost! I have lots of friends going through things right now and I just wanted to send all of them a little bit of encouragement!! So, this card is for you if you are having a tough day or if you are feeling down or if you are feeling like the world is dumping on you in massive proportions! I offer you the sentiment behind this card and a great big hug!! :)
This stamp set is so much fun!! I happen to be a big fan of mermaids and this one is an absolute beauty!! My card base is Basic Gray and I added a layer of Pool Party and then Whisper White. I wanted to add some ocean colors, but did not want to color the whole background. I went with Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive. I stamped the squares in that order cascading down the page with a clear block!! How cool is that?! I added some flow-y seaweed and some air bubbles and the background was complete!
I used several of the new Stampin' Blends to color in the mermaid and then covered her in Wink of Stella! She glimmers and glistens just like a mermaid should! After I colored her I fussy cut her and added her to the card using dimensionals. I stamped my sentiment and punched it out with a circle punch and then punched out a slightly larger circle to mat it against. The new Blends will be available November 1st to purchase!!! Woooooo!
After she was on the card I added a shadow with the Smoky Slate Bends marker. It is subtle, but gives the illusion that she is floating! I really think it is the little details that make a card so much fun!
This is how I created the colored blocks in the background! You can use any block and any stamp pad! You can make it a darker sploosh of color by stamping directly or you can stamp off once on a scrap of paper and then stamp your project for a lighter shade!
Here are the goodies that I used to make this little card today:
Any big plans for the weekend? Hope you are able to do something really fun! Thank you for stopping by! I look forward to seeing you again soon! Have a great day!