7.14.2017

Tidal Background // CardMaker

Hi all! Today I'm participating in a blog with CardMaker Magazine and Craftin’ Desert Divas.

The kind folks at Craftin’ Desert Divas sent the team some stamps to play with, and for today's card, I used a little mermaid from the new July stamp set, Summer Vibin'.

If you follow my blog at all, then you might know that I am not what I call a "colorist." Copics scare the death out of me, and I only rarely use my ZIG's to color in images. I think "people" images are the scariest for me, but I just had to give this little mermaid a try.
Because the coloring itself was overwhelming for me, I decided to make it easy on myself and use the colors from THIS pin.


I stamped the mermaid in Hero Arts Black ink, and colored in with Cobalt Blue, Blue, Persian Blue, Orange, Mustard, and Bright Yellow. I then trimmed her out, and saved her for later.

For my background, I was pretty lazy and just mashed Oxide Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire together. It's my second time playing with the Distress Oxide inks, and I think I learned a little more this time - they blend easier for me. The whole "oxide" water effect isn't a huge make-or-break for me, as I like how the normal Distress Inks blend as well, but the ease of blending was definitely a plus.

I then flicked some water on, removed it with a paper towel, and once the cardstock was dried, I used the Hero Arts Waves stencil to smoosh a bunch of Versamark. I then heat embossed it with some Clear Sparkle embossing powder.

That finished up my background!



To set the stage, I die cut a window using the Oval Infinity dies, and then die cut a frame using the same die set. I adhered the navy frame to the front of the window, and then created my shaker card using some of the Craftin’ Desert Divas Carnie Sequin mix  I took all the red sequins out of the mix - that's what I love about mixes! You can totally pick which colors you like, or use the entire bunch!

I finished the card off with a bow and a matching sentiment stamped in Indigo ink.

PRIZE


Craftin’ Desert Divas will be hosting a giveaway on their blog of a $75 CDD Shop credit.

HOP


For loads of inspiration, follow this blog!

Craftin’ Desert Divas: http://www.craftindesertdivasblog.com

SUPPLIES


Cardstock: Michaels
Stamps: Craftin’ Desert Divas Summer Vibin'
Ink: Hero Arts Black and IndigoVersamarkOxide Faded JeansChipped Sapphire, ZIG
Other: Craftin’ Desert Divas Carnie Sequin mix, string, Hero Arts Clear Sparkle embossing powder

Tools: water, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Oval Infinity dies and Waves stencil

49 comments:

  1. So cute - love the sequins in the background!

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  2. Love the pretty stenciling in the bg and cute mixing of sequins!

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  3. Such awesome creation love every bit of detailing work with such beautiful coloring!!

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  4. Great shaker!!! Love your coloring!!!

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  5. What an awesome shaker card!!! LOve it!

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  6. Lovely make. I adore shaker cards!💕

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  7. Such a cute card!Love the little mermaid!

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  8. This is so sweet! Love all of the sequins your used too!

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  9. Love the background and all the sequins!

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  10. awesome shaker card, pretty colors.
    Susan

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  11. I love making shaker cards and this one is so cute and fun I'll have to add it to my list. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. love the shakercard. Love the colors you used.

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  13. Great card! Copics scare the dickens out of me too. I usually use watercolor pencils.

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  14. Love the little girl on her
    seahorse. The background
    is so pretty and the shaker
    is great.
    thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love the vibrancy of your card, that mermaid is just too cute!

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  16. This is so beautiful !!! I love the colors !! You did a wonderful job coloring !!!
    Hugs&Blessings,
    Mayra

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  17. Lovely shaker! I really love your background!

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  18. She's such a cutie and I love the shaker background!

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  19. Such a fun and beautiful shaker card.. Love it - Jan

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  20. This is a really fantastic shaker card and your coloring is so perfect.♥
    Many thanks for your inspiration.
    Hugs
    Angela

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  21. You did a beautiful job! Very cute!

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  22. Such a fun shaker, and I love your coloring! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. I love the background you created for the shaker card.

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  24. Beautiful shaker and you did a wonderful job in coloring.

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  25. Love your shaker- the blue really stands out on the white- and love the sweet image you used!

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  26. such a gorgeous simple card! Love it!

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  27. Love the shaker and the colors are so pretty!

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  28. Cute mermaid shaker and you did a great job coloring.

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  29. That background is awesome and I love how the orange tail really pops on here!

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  30. Love this cute shaker card! So adorable!

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  31. Awesome release! Fantastic creation! I love your coloring & background!

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  32. Live your card. Such beautiful colors!

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