Mermaid for each other – special post for my brother


Today I brought a very special card i made for the wedding anniversary of my brother, but i didn’t want to post it until i was sure he got and opened it ūüėÄ So here we go:

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First i made my background by blending various distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I love this cardstock for ink blending, it is much easier to get perfect blend. Then i used a starfish stencil and applied the same inks to create a colourful background, which i die cut with the Avery Elle Wonky stitches die. The mermaid and merman are from the cutest ever Lawn Fawn set, i coloured them with Shinhan alcohol markers. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. The heart is from the flamingo set from Lawn Fawn. I heat embossed the sentiment on a piece of watercolour cardstock with Verdigris embossing powder from Ranger. I stapled it twice to my background and glued my images in place with liquid glue.


The fun part was to cut some glittery sequins in tiny pieces and glue them on the tail of the mermaid and merman. It took a while but i enjoyed the fuss and the final look. A bit of shimmer and a gold pearl on the flower of the mermaid plus the inevitable glossy accent finished of my anniversary card. I used some fun foam under my background panel and mounted it on a simple white cardbase.


I hope you like it and got inspired. I am participating in the Simon Says Stamp Monday (Flora and Fauna) and Wednesday Challenges (Create a scene) with this card.

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I will have a very special post soon, stay tuned ūüėČ

See you,





2 thoughts on “Mermaid for each other – special post for my brother

  1. I absolutely love your card! The ink blending is awesome and cutting the sequins for the mermaid’s fin is genius. Love it! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ‚ô•


  2. What an adorable little scene you created, amazing way to give them scales on their tails!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx


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