To make my card, I started by blending out Cracked Pistachio and Broken China on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock to make the background. When blending any inks into paper, what I hate most is getting my fingers messing and stained. Also when I touch the card to hold it in place, I accidentally remove some of the color. Sometimes I will use a post-it note to hold it in place...but today I couldn't find them anywhere...which led me to a new discovery! I have no idea why I didn't try this before, it worked perfectly! I simply flipped my CTMH All-Purpose Mat over, and used the sticky side to hold my paper. The CTMH All-Purpose Mat is the only craft mat I have found that is sticky on one side. So, it was great to have the mat hold my paper, and still be able clean up the mess with a quick wipe with a microfiber cloth.
After blending my inks, I like to add splatters to finish the background. I wipe a bit of ink on the All-Purpose Mat and mix with water to splatter on my card panel. Then after they dry, I used Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave Border dies to cut my waves out, and popped them up with foam tape to simulate waves. I colored the images from the MFT Mermazing with Copic marker and cut them out with MFT Mermazing Dies. (Don't forget to use the code MFT15 to save 15% at Hallmark Scrapbook!) I then used the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle Dies and added Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish my card off.
Copics Marker colors used:
Skin: E50 E51 E53
Hair: E53 Y32 YR 21 E35 E39
Mermaid top: V01 V04 V09
Kelp: V09 V15
Mermaid Tail: BG10 BG11 BG13 BG23 BG49
Rock: W1 W3 W5
Kelp: YG97 YG99 G43
I've made a card tutorial of the card on my YouTube channel:
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