Hi Stampers. As summer nears an end, I’m playing with the Magical Mermaid stamp set and the recently retired Seaside textured impressions embossing folder (although the new High Seas embossing folder would look even better!). I used the layering circles dies and some foam strips to make this a shaker card.
Today’s card starts with a Bermuda Bay card base, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. Using the Magical Mermaid stamp set, I stamped the mermaid onto a scrap of Whisper White CS and colored with the Stampin’ Blends. This piece is fairly easy to fussy cut with paper snips, but I chose to use my Brother Scan N Cut machine.
Using the Layering Circles Dies, I die cut a circle in the right center of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Pool Party CS and the dry embossed it using the Seaside embossing folder. (The folder is retired, but I think this card could look even better using the new High Seas embossing folder.)
For the sentiment, I stamped onto a 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Coastal Cabana CS using Versamark ink. I used the new shimmer white stampin’ emboss powder and heat tool to heat emboss it. On the sides and bottom of this layer I stamped the seaweed in Bermuda Bay ink. To cover the hole in the center of the top layer (from the backside) I used the clear acetate that comes on the photopolymer stamps. Next, I surrounded the circle (from the backside) with foam strips, added the buttons and placed the Coastal Cabana layer over that. (The buttons have retired, but this would look great with the iridescent sequins, too. I was just trying to use up some retired product – which I also recommend.)
To the backside of the top layer, I added more foam strips around the edges and then applied it to the card base. Note: be sure to use the foam strips and not dimensionals because they are not the same height. The mermaid was then attached to the front of the card using multipurpose liquid glue.
The interior of the card is lined with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White CS. I stamped the sentiment and the seaweed onto this layer using Bermuda Bay ink. This layer was stamped before adhering to the interior of the card in case there was a mis- stamp, then I could use the other side. 😉
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