Jeweled Mermaid Card

Materials

  • Bazzill Basics Paper Cardstock: Bahama, Lakeshore, White
  • Large mother-of-pearl button
  • May Arts Satin Cord: Blue, Brown

Tools

  • Stampendous! Cling Mermaid Stamp
  • Stampendous! Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle
  • Milwaukee Embossing Heat Tool
  • Fiskars Large Corner Rounding Punch
  • Tsukineko Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
  • .Too Marker Corp. COPIC Markers
  • Stampendous! Clear Embossing Powder
  • Stampendous! Fran-táge Finishes: Shaved Ice, Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel, Powder Blue Color Fragments, Crushed Glass Glitter in Fresh Green and Steel Blue
  • Adhesives: Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Paper Glue, foam squares

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil

Directions

STEP 1

  • Make 4-1/4"x5-1/2" dark blue side-fold card. Cut 4"x5-1/4" light blue panel; glue panel to card.

STEP 2

  • Follow manufacturer's instructions to apply handle to mermaid stamp. Stamp black mermaid image onto white cardstock; trim to 3"x4-1/2". Round top corners of panel with punch.

STEP 3

  • Using photo as guide, color image with markers or desired medium. Let dry completely.

STEP 4

  • Apply VersaMark ink over entire stamped panel using direct-to-paper method. Cover panel with clear embossing powder; tap to remove excess and return it to container.

STEP 5

  • Sprinkle Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel, Powder Blue Color Fragments, Steel Blue and Fresh Green Crushed Glass Glitters, and Shaved Ice randomly over embossing powder.

STEP 6

  • Using heat-embossing tool, heat powders from underneath panel. This prevents powders from blowing away from image. Heat until finishes are raised and shiny.

STEP 7

  • Cut 3-1/4"x4-3/4" dark blue panel; round top corners with punch. Glue stamped panel to blue panel.

STEP 8

  • Holding silk cords together, wrap cords twice around bottom of layered panel. To secure, insert cord ends through holes in button; knot cords and trim ends.

STEP 9

  • Sprinkle Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel over upper left and lower right corners of layered card base. Heat from underneath to set powder.

STEP 10

  • Adhere stamped panel to card with foam squares.

Tip

  • 1. Using a heat-embossing tool, always heat powders from underneath the panel to avoid blowing powders from image. As embossing powder melts, it will adhere other embellishments to the surface.
by Debi Hammons for Stampendous!
Jeweled Mermaid Card
Jeweled Mermaid Card