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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!


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Brenda said...

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

Anne Temple said...

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

Kimberly S said...

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

Mayras Designs said...

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 !


Shona Erlenborn said...

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

Shirley said...

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

Berni Cuttino said...

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.
Berni, DT

Donna Ellis said...

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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