Mythical Mermaid Stamp | Handmade Card

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today, it’s been a busy week so we have lots of wonderful Design Team inspiration to catchup with here on the blog. Lynda has made a really beautiful handmade card with our gorgeous Mythical Mermaid stamp, on a fabulous gelli print background..

As you may have been made aware, this week has seen World Oceans Day being celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of looking after our seas. Todays project for Visible Image was made with that in mind. Obviously mermaids don’t really exist, but I like to think they do , and in this card the Mythical Mermaid is watching over her sea creature pals keeping them safe.

mythical mermaid stamp | handmade card

My card started from a circular gel print that I had made a while ago while creating backgrounds for the recent summer release of stamps. I made it on my round gelli plate using acrylic paints and the fabulous Ripped Fishnet stencil.

I started by stamping my mermaid in position using a stamp platform. Once stamped, I kept the paper and stamp in place as wanted to lay down a layer of white gesso in the areas for colouring, and then once dry I was able to stamp in the details.

I painted her with skin tone acrylic paint, and used a Sparkle Pen on her top and tail to add some shimmer.

I then stamped the dolphins, and background stamps inside the circle, embossing the bubbles in white and the fish with Distress Glaze.

I coloured the dolphins and sand with Polychromo pencils, and also added some shading to the mermaids features.

To finish, I coloured the bubbles and added glossy accents, and mat and layered on complimentary blue card.

The beach really is my happy place, so creating this sea themed card was so relaxing to do. Hopefully I will find time to visit the coast for real soon, and who knows, I may even spot a mermaid !


Ripped Fishnet stencil

Mythical Mermaid stamp | Under the sea | clear | rubber

What a gorgeous card! The circle gelli print looks fabulous and perfect for our mermaid stamp, surrounded by all her under water friends. Thank you Lynda ♡

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Transform | Mermaid Stamp | Fishnet Stencil

Good Evening! We are sneaking in with another project tonight… Ericka Strange has teamed up our awesome NEW ‘Ripped Fishnet’ stencil with our ‘Mythical Mermaid’ stamp to create a stunning card…

Today I’m showcasing the NEW Ripped Fishnet stencil with Distress Oxide inks

mermaid stamp | fishnet stencil | torn | ripped | underwater theme card

I used Bristol Smooth paper and post it tape to mask off a section of my card. I then took Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers and blended the two colours together. I then used the Fishnet stencil and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide and blended it on top of the two colors.

I didn’t want the background of the mermaid to be white, so I first blended Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio.

I stamped the image with Versafine ink and only heat embossed the portion on the mermaid I wanted to sparkle with Cloud 9 embossing powder.

wow embossing powder | cloud 9 | mermaid stamp

I took a water brush and paper towel and removed the ink on a portion I wanted to be lighter. I then added some Zig Real Color Brushmarkers for added depth to the image and cut her out to use on my card.

mermaid card

I applied foam tape to the back and adhered her to the card base. I added the sentiment from the Wings of Change set to finish off my card.


mermaid stamp

grungy butterfly stamps | transform sentiment

ripped fishnet stencil

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wow that’s the sparkliest mermaid tail ever! Absolutely beautiful card, love your choice of sentiment and we adore your colour choices… thank you Ericka 

You will find more of Ericka’s fabulous cards over on her blog.

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