Beautiful Mermaid Card - Simon's September Card Kit

I just the Simon Says Stamp card kit for September and I am so excited because it has mermaids! I love mermaids!


I stamped one of the mermaids from the Beautiful Mermaids stamp set on a piece of Bristol Smooth paper with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink. I then used a Copic Multi-liner to extend the lines of the stamp so that the ground went to the edge of the paper on either side. I colored in the mermaid with my Arteza Real Brush Pens. Once the coloring was done I fussy cut the image out with my scissors. Check out the video if you want to see all of the coloring in more detail!


Next I took a piece of Canson watercolor paper and I did some Distress Oxide Ink blending with the colors Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky. I used a seaweed stamp from the Beautiful Mermaids stamp set and stamped across the bottom of the blending with the Stormy Sky ink. I then went over the background with my powder tool to prep it for embossing. I put a stencil over the background and pressed a Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing ink pad down onto the stencil to transfer the design. I heat embossed the design with clear embossing powder for a nice subtle detail.


I adhered my blended background onto a piece of dark gray cardstock and then glued that to my card base. I then popped up my mermaid piece onto the card with foam tape. For my sentiment I chose a stamp from the same mermaid stamp set and stamped it in Simon Says Stamp intense black ink onto some white cardstock. I then adhered the sentiment to a piece of dark gray cardstock to give it a border. Then I popped it up onto my card above my mermaid image.


For finishing touches on this card I added Wink of Stella glitter to the sand and some to the mermaid. I also used a white gel pen to add highlights to the mermaid. I picked out a mixture of white and clear sequins and spread them across the card going from the bottom left to the top right and glued them down with Tombow glue. Finally I added drops of Glossy Accents in varying sizes following the same path as the sequins.