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Monday, February 24, 2014

By The Sea

Hi Everyone!  I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to warmer weather and being outdoors. It has been very Spring like here the last few days, but it will be getting colder they say. I want to share a card I made that helps me to think about summer. I used the new  Sparkle N Sprinkle Mermaid Kisses stamp set 529. Isn't she lovely?  I did not have a large shell die, so I made one using a scallop circle die. I cut off 3 of the scallops at the bottom of the circle and scored in between the scallops to the bottom center of the die to make it look like a shell. I used a flesh colored marker to enhance the lines. Next I patted the "shell" all over with a Versa Mark ink pad, sprinkled on Sparkle embossing powder EP107 and heat set it. Blue Jewel glitter G1113 was used around the edges if the card, flowers and rock.




I use Sea Glass Mudd Puddles under the mermaid. I love using this product. The pieces are in a clear glue that you pat on with a pallet knife. I added in a few small seashells with them to add more interest. For further instructions on how to make this card, please click here.




Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your day is a good one!


April


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8 comments:

  1. beautiful shell! ingenious... love the hot pink and the mesh and Mudd Puddles are a perfect accent

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  2. Beautiful card and your shell creation is so clever. Sparkle embossing powder is one of my favorites. Love the added Mudd Puddles too.

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  3. How gorgeous! Such a pretty mermaid, and I love the seas glass and little shells! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Tuesday Throwdown Challenge! hugs, Kimberly

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  4. This is stunning April !! I love the colors !! You won a stamp set from 3 twenty crafts , for the comment you left on my blog , yay !

    Hugs,
    Mayra

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  5. Great card April. Love the shell idea! Very clever! The Mudd Puddles and the netting are a gorgeous finishing touch.

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  6. Wow, April, your mermaid is beautiful! I really like how you did the shell and the net piece really makes her pop too!

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  7. What a beauty and eye catching details. Fabulously crafted. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni, DT
    tuesdaythrowdown.

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  8. April, she is magnificent! NEVER would I have used that bright hot pink, and it's PERFECT! Love the contrasting gorgeous turquoise colors and the amazing textures you've put in place. Wonderful card! hugs, de

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