Create A Mermaid Scene with Stencils, Stamps, and Dies
Hello friends! I’m a huge fan of creating scenes on my cards and the new stamps, dies, and stencils from the latest Under The Sea Release are perfect for creating all kinds of fun scene cards!
To build this ocean ocean, I started with a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and inked sun using the the Sunburst Layering Stencils, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink, Wild Honey Distress Ink, and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. After inking the sunburst, I removed the stencils and then inked over the whole background with Squeezed Lemonade Ink and then spritzed the background with water from a Distress Sprayer and blotted it dry.
For the ocean wave borders, I stamped the Ocean Borders stamp on Bristol Smooth Cardstock twice with Versamark Ink and heat embossed the images with white embossing powder before adding color to the waves with the Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. The borders were die cut with the coordinating Ocean Border Die and adhered along the bottom edge of the background panel as shown.
Greetings from the Mermaid Song Stamp Set were stamped on the background using black ink and clouds were die cut from vellum using the Partly Cloudy Dies and adhered as shown. The clouds “fill in” the sky but the vellum allows for bits of the sunshine to show through even though it’s somewhat muted.
Images from the Ocean Bliss Stamp Set and Mermaid Song Stamp Set were stamped on smooth white cardstock using black ink and colored with Copic Markers before being die cut with the coordinating dies.
The mermaid was tucked between the two ocean borders to appear to be sitting out on a rock in the middle of the ocean. A message in a bottle floats in the water and starfish and a crab are hanging out next to the mermaid on her rock.
A scattering of Clear Bubbles Sequins, Bokeh Lights Confetti Mix, and stamped and colored hearts from the Mermaid Song stamp set finish off the card.
I hope this has inspired you to try scene building with your Honey Bee stamps and dies. Thanks for playing along with me today!