I am really digging this whole mermaid/unicorn movement of late. I, along with what I suspect to be most crafters, have long been a fan of sparkles and shiny things and rainbows and other sources of pure joy. But it's great to see the world at large embracing these things.
So when I signed up for the newsletter at The Greeting Farm, I was sent a digital stamp. I am going to feature a post about digital stamps soon, but for now I'll only talk about this one.
She's so ADORABLE. I love her. So immediately I printed her out so many times and started coloring with Copic markers. She was the inspiration for this card, complemented with a quote I found on Pinterest. Here are the resulting cards:
The backgrounds were easy (Distress Oxide inks), and she was a delight to color, but everything else was a challenge. The rock she is sitting on was free form cut from grey card stock and then shaded with Copic markers and the algae and coral were from a Hero Arts monthly kit. I added both Clear Sparkle Jewels from Little Things by Lucy's Cards and Nuvo Jewel Drops to different cards.
The quote ("Mermaid hair, don't care") was one I had seen on Pinterest many times. I love it. I think it harkens back to a certain Disney movie, but I interpreted it to mean that of course mermaids would have pink and purple hair (blue or green too). I printed the quote out on cardstock and foiled it with my Minc machine. I'm not really excited about the final shape, but it fits the card.
I also played with dimension for each card. One has the mermaid popped up with everything else flat in the background, the next one has everything flat against the card, and the third one has both the mermaid and the rock popped up with additional dimension in the background using die cut fun foam shapes. Ultimately I think the third card was the most successful as far as the image and scene goes.