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Magical Mermaid Birthday

September 12, 2017

I couldn’t even think about putting the Magical Mermaid stamp set away without first creating a Magical Mermaid Birthday card.

I went through the same steps as for making yesterday’s mermaid card and isn’t it amazing how different each background can look.

Magical Mermaid birthday

Magical Mermaid birthday


finished Magical Mermaid card

Yesterday’s card


I changed up a few things for this Magical Mermaid birthday card:

  • Sand is Soft Suede rather than Crumb Cake
  • Seaweed stamped with Tranquil Tide
  • Three seaweeds rather than two
  • Mermaid is blonder, using Crushed Curry as the base and then bits of Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler in her hair–all with the Aqua Painter
  • After spritzing water on a scrap of Shimmery White card stock I added some Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzazz color from the lids of the stamp pads–using the Aqua Painter
  • After Shimmer White card stock dried I stamped the greeting with Soft Suede Classic Ink, covered with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with my Heat Tool.
  • Used Layering Oval and Big Shot to die cut the greeting which was added to card front with Dimensionals
  • Added three Glitter Enamel Dots for a bit of pizzazz
  • Added Tranquil Tide shading to mermaid’s scales and tail
Stamp pads used with Aqua Painter

It’s crazy but….. these are the stamp pads used with Aqua Painter for today’s card.  I was just about to put them away when I thought ‘oh my, lots of pad’!


Check yesterday’s post for the how-to on the background of this watery card.

If you need any tips on how to put color on a clear block or any other part of these Magical Mermaid cards please don’t hesitate to ask me.




I have a few more Magical Mermaid cards in my head so stay tuned.  I’ll try to change up the colors in her scales.  🙂



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