Mermaid Hello

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A sleepless night brought me back to my craft room in an effort to get my mind onto something other than frustration with not sleeping. New dies from Memory Box, a free digi from MFT, found on Pinterest, a Cheapo bull rush die, a few scrap pieces of CS and a stamp set called Vertical Greetings from GKD and I was all set to create this card for the Paper Dragonfly challenge. Firstly I stenciled some waves using various shades of blue inks to make the background. Then I die cut the 2 frames and using some foam tape put them together. After printing and colouring the digi stamp I fussy cut the mermaid and added her to the scene. For her colouring I used Prisma pencils and Gamsol. I added the layers to the card front and used a few of the fallouts to add extra bubbles. I die cut the rushes and used Tombow markers to colour. After stamping one of the small dragonflies included in the set I used some Sakura glitter to add a bit of colour before fussy cutting. When I make a card like this, I always wish I had a little girl to give it to. Thanks for spending some time with me today.

13 thoughts on “Mermaid Hello

  1. What a darling card. You did a wonderful job on the underwater scene. The bullrush die is perfect and a great place for the lovely dragonfly to land.

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    1. Thanks so much Judy. My hubby likes it too. Having something to create when I have trouble sleeping sure helps to get my mind on something else.

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      1. Sure! She would love it. It might be fun to receive as she is having more dental work tomorrow. Hopefully this will finish the job. She is getting a crown.

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  2. Beautiful Johanna. I love your ocean waves and those die cut openings are fabulous. Absolutely adorable mermaid and your dragonfly has found the perfect spot on those cattails. You created a wonderful whimiscal card during your insomnia and would be special for any young at heart girl.

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    1. Thanks so much. My craft room becomes a sanctuary at night if I can’t sleep. Glad you like it.

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  3. Cute, cute card. You’ve created a wonderful underwater background for that sweet little mermaid. The dragonfly found the perfect spot.

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