Sunday, August 12, 2018

Kre8tors Blog Hop - Water


It's blog hop time again! This time with the Kre8tors group! You probably just arrived from Rebecca-Jo Unwin. Did you just love what she did with this month's theme?

As you guessed it, this month's theme is water. AHHHH! I love this month's theme! I LOVE ANYTHING that has to do with water!! And I knew immediately I wanted to use the Magical Mermaid stamp set, as I've had it for a quite a while but haven't had a chance to use it.

I'd like to say I came up with this card on my own, but I actually used the annual catalog for inspiration. Look at page 152 and you'll see something familiar! Although I did put my own spin on it, I kept it close to what the talented concept artists at Stampin' Up! originally designed.


First step... color and fussy-cut the mermaid. I do love fussy-cutting! 


Next, use a stylus (I grabbed the one from my score board) and rub it on the back of the mermaid, which is on the piercing mat. This gives the mermaid a bit of dimension (see below).


Next, sponge the background using the sponge brayer and a few different inks, blending them together. Neatness and perfection do not count... think whimsical.


And now for a little texture...


And finally, the finished project!


I hope you enjoyed today's project! Now hop on over to Jo Blackman! If you get lost along the way or want to go back and see a specific project/blog again, you can always use the list below to find your way.

Have a hoppy day!
 photo Sig-Diana - original resized_zps4ta32dll.png




August 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call
Diana Tillery --> You are here!

14 comments:

  1. Love your mermaid, Diana! Wonderful close-up instructions!

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  2. Your card is absolutely entrancing! I love the colors and images so much and they fit perfectly with our theme! Thank you so much for hopping with us! :)

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    1. Thank you, Melissa!! It's always fun to hop along with the Kre8tors! :)

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  3. Gorgeous card design. I love the background and the colors you choose are wonderful. :)

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    1. Thank you, Tricia! I had help from the Stampin' Up! catalog. LOL!

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  4. Lovely card and very neat cutting, I love this stamp set but I hate fussy cuttingšŸ˜‚

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    1. Thank you so much! You can still make this card without fussy-cutting. Well, you'll have to fussy-cut once... stamp the mermaid on a plain piece of paper or post-it note and use it as a mask so you can sponge/brayer around her. :)

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  5. Wow! I absolutely adore this! Your attention to detail is so perfect. Love it!

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    1. Thank you, Jan! I appreciate your comment!!! :)

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  6. this is a great project, love how it turned out! TFS

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    1. Thank you, Tracy! So happy you liked my project! :)

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