Hi, Connie here with a couple of cards using the same stamp set by Joy Clair. It is one of the newly released sets called Mermaid at Heart. The first example is created with Rinea paper and is so shiny! This paper is perfect for this card~
The images (mermaid tail and clam shell) are created with Distressed Oxides. Gather coordinating colors of inks, add water and run the paper through the ink. Heat dry after each color. Stamp the mermaid tail and clam shell (using Archival /Jet Black) and trim out. The Rinea paper is from the Variety Frosted Artist Pack. I used two different shades of blue/turquoise paper, from this pack, to create a card base for the stamped sea images.
Stencil work was added, to the background, using ARTplorations / Helen G. designer. Really love the look the stencil shape added to the card. Trying for a water effect. The sea images are added with tape runner and foam squares for added dimension. The clam with pearl are from the "Pearl of Great Price" stamp set by Joy Clair.
The background on this card was created using an embossing folder and duel tip markers by Leisure Arts. The markers are water based and so very easy to use like you would watercolors. The markers were used with a non stick mat and water. The marker ink was dabbed on the embossing folder to create a sea coral resting in the background. The mermaid tail is stamped on white cardstock and then colored in with the same marker ink that was created by adding water to the marker color. The sentiment is called Scriptures of Love by Joy Clair. Black ink splats were added to complete the card.
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member