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It’s been a wee while since I did blog due to the French flu.  It really took it out of me. 


Tickled pink to do a card again but with inspiration from Kerri-Ann’s new stamps Melody Mermaid it was so easy 





How To  

Take an 8”x8” card and using a piece of cut and dry, run a border of Salty Ocean Distress Ink around the card.  You do not need to do all the front of the card as it won’t be seen. 


Cut by hand the Deep Sea Dive paper. It really does not cut well with a paper trimmer.  Make it appro 1 cm smaller than your main card.  Fix with sticky pads.   ( gutted mine as it was a gorgeous paper – do stick plenty of pads over the hole to support it if you do the same ) 


Next cut the Powder Blue Lace Card, again approx. 1 cm smaller than the Deep Sea Paper to provide matt and layers.  Affix with sticky pads 


Now take your Melody Mermaid stamps and stamp Melody using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  The sentiment Mermaid Kisses and Starfish Wishes in Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide.  Your shells and starfish and stamped in Fossilized Amber. 

On to Fun in the Sun stamps.  The lovely cheery sun is in Fossilized Amber and the Palm Tree is stamped in Heritage Green. 

Colouring Melody Mermaid -  I shaded her flesh very lightly with the Pale Pink and highlighted her cheeks with a wee bit more pressure.  The baubles around her neck, shell bra and top of her tail (belly end) were all coloured in turquoise which gave a subtle change when the glitter was applied.  Her hair used the gold with whispy bits of darker gold.   

Next I blended the colours with Dorso oil.  The glorious orange oil smell makes it a favourite for blending. 

Palm Tree colouring – The coconuts and trunk were done in brown and branches in green.  Very simple colouring followed by more Dorso oil blending.  


Now to cut all the pieces out and assemble on your card. 

The wording has a wee matt and layer with left over water colour card and covered in Salty Ocean Distress Ink 


This card would be lovely as a wee greeting or get well soon card 

Enjoy.  See you soon 


Debbie xxxx 



Papermania 300gsm 8”x”8 X 6 pak of card from IDC 

Speciality Card from Tonic – Powder Blue Lace 

Speciality Paper from Tonic – Deep Sea Dive 

Distress Oxides – Salty Ocean 

                                Cracked Pistachio 

                                Fossilized Amber 

                                Frayed Burlap   (all available from IDC) 

Heritage Pigment Ink - Green 

Water colour card 350 gsm 

                           Melody Mermaid (IDC)116) 

Perga Liners –  A10 Pale Pink 

                           A18 Dark Gold 

                           A19 Gold 

                           B3  Brown 

                           B6  Green 

                           B16 Turquoise 

Cut and dry or blending pad (IDC) 

Dorso Oil or Windsor & Newton Blending Solution (IDC) 

NUVO Glitter Aqua 

Paper Stumpie 

Dries Clear or other fast drying glue 

Sticky pads (IDC) or jumbo foam roll 

Stamping Platform or stamping  

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