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 ~

Sweet November Stamps ~ In the Glow of the Moon

Happy Thursday!  I'm celebrating again today with some more of our new 2024 MerMay clear stamp release from Sweet November Stamps.

I started my card by by stamping the gorgeous mermaid from the "Mermee Emotions" in a light blue ink.

I created a mask for this gorgeous mermaid and also a circle mask for the moon.  I applied the masks and then I created the sky using Distress Oxide inks.  I added some white paint stars.  To create the waves, I used some acrylic paint and a fan brush.

I peeled off the masks and colored in my moon and mermaid using Copic Markers.

I made sure to apply some light yellow glow to the mermaid!

I just love the end result of today's card!

Hope you have a great and crafty end of your week!

~ Ally ~

Sweet November Stamps ~ Go With The Flow

Happy Tuesday!  I'm celebrating again today with some more of our new 2024 MerMay clear stamp release from Sweet November Stamps.

I started my card by stamping my little long haired mermaid and the sweet otter from the "Go with Flow" stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I also stamped a variety of little sea creatures from the "Something's Fishy".  

I created a sea floor using Copic Markers and colored that in.  I also colored in all of my critters and my mermaid using Copic Markers.

I fussy cut out my mermaid attached to the sea floor.  I allowed a little bit of paper around the seaweed leaves due to their detail.  I Copic colored around those leaves with blue ink to match the background.  I also fussy cut out all my sea animals.

Next I cut a circle from some acetate and adhered all of my sea animals around the outside of the circle.  I also punched a hole in the circle.

I used a simple brad to attach the circle to my card's background.  The brad allows the circle to rotate making the sea creates swim behind the mermaid.  The acetate also peeks a bit below the card so it's easier to rotate from below.

Next I adhered the mermaid and the seabed to the card front using dimensional foam adhesive.  I made sure that the 3D foam didn't touch or impede the rotation of the acetate circle.

This card was so fun to create and who doesn't love an interactive card!

Make sure to check out all the new MerMay stamps!

~ Ally ~

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