Pink & Main ~ Stay Sparkly Mermaids

Happy Tuesday all!  Today I'm sharing another fun card featuring the May release from Pink & Main.

I started by making my background for my little mermaid friends.  I used a variety of blue shades of Distress Oxides and swiping and blending them together.  If you're interested in how I did this EASY background, you can check out my live tutorial over the Scrap 'N Stamp FB page HERE.

Next I stamped out my two lil mermaids, some fish and a shell  from the "Stay Sparkly" stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them up with Copic Markers.  I trimmed the grassy blades from the side of the one mermaid and added them to the sand bottom instead. I cut everything out using their coordinating dies.

I die cut out the tea pot from "Tea Party Dies" and coloured my die cut in.  I tried to make it look like it was older and even had a few cracks in it under the sea.

Next off I torn some kraft cardstock into a few strips and added them layered to the bottom of my sea background.  I tucked the shell, tea pot and grasses into the layers sometimes elevating them with 3D foam adhesive.  Then I added the 2 mermaids and their fishy friends to the sea scape.

For the sentiment, I took a greeting from the "Tea Time" stamp set and stamped on my sandy bottom. I think the tea related and "bestie" sentiment goes well with the scene!

As a finishing touch, I added some dots to the sand and some bubbles to the water.

Such a fun card to make!

Make sure you check out all the new products from Pink & Main today.  They have some VERY COOL foil products too!

Have a fantastic rest of the week!

~ Ally ~

Scrap 'N Stamp ~ Simple Light Up Card featuring Chibitronics

Join me today at 2pm EST for a LIVE tutorial on how to create a simple light up card featuring the Chibitronics Starter Kit.

Today's card also features some adorable stamp sets from Aall & Create, "#355 Eat Play Love" and possibly "#611 Reindeer".

I'll be over on the Scrap 'N Stamp Facebook group! 

Hope to see you there!

~ Ally ~

Sweet November Stamps ~ More Mer-Mazing Things!

Howdy and Happy Saturday!  Today I'm sharing another fun mer-mazing card from the Sweet November Stamps MerMay 2024 release!

Today I'm sharing a fun interactive shaker card!  Who doesn't love an interactive card!?!?

The sweet little mermaid on the front is from the "Crabby But Cute" stamp set.  I just love her little crab friend.

I started by stamping her in Memento Desert Sand ink.  It's a great ink for creating a no-line colored look.

She is colored using Copic Markers - my favorite!  To create some of the finer details, I pulled out my Polychromos Pencils.

For her backdrop, I stamped the little crab from the "Something Fishy"stamp set with Melon Ice CP ink.

I created a simple die cut frame and added some acetate to the back of it.  I also adhered my little mermaid to the front of the acetate.

I used 3D foam tape to adhere the frame on to the card front, making sure the area was completely enclosed.  I added some retired "Sea Critter Sequins Mix".  You could easily substitute the new "Soft Seashore Sequins Mix" instead.

Make sure you visit the SNS Instagram for waves of inspiration!!

Have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~ 

Pink & Main ~ I'm Guest Designing This Month! *WIN!*

Happy Friday all!  Today I'm sharing my first card that I created using the adorable new Pink & Main products!  I am one of their guest designers for the month of May.

Today's card features the adorable "Spill the Tea" stamp and die set!

I started by stamping the sweet little forest tea party image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring the whole image with Copic Markers.  Then I used it's corresponding die set to cut it out.

Next I took a piece of white cardstock and stamped the little tea pot, tea cup and tea bag images in a bright green ink to create my own patterned paper.

Then I wrapped the background with the new "Moss Twine" and adhered on the forest tea scene on top backed with a white oval.

I had so much creating with these cute new products!

Now I have also been invited to join the amazing Pink & main designers today for a fun Insta-Hop...

Come on down and hop along with the Pink & Main crew to check out all kinds of newly released products for May...


There's a chance to WIN a $50 gift certificate to the Pink & Main shop!

Good luck and happy hopping!

~ Ally ~

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