My Favorite Things

A Mermazing Moment

Hi there! My card today features my first real attempt at a watercolor background. I’m taking an online class taught by the incredibly talented Sandy Allnock at www.art-classes.com. I highly recommend not only the watercolor backgrounds class, but also her Copic classes.

There’s about 15 different techniques that she teaches in this class and the one I used on this card was a “splashy” watercolor technique using green and turquoise watercolor paints. It provided the perfect background for my little mermaid and turtle.

All of the stamps I used are from the My Favorite Things Mermazing stamp set. I colored the mermaid and turtle with Copics and added a little shimmer to the mermaid top and tail with clear Wink of Stella. I die-cut all of the images with the coordinating die-namics to this set.

For the seaweed and coral, I used 2 different Memento ink pads in green and yellow shades to add a little variation and I popped 2 of them up with dimensional adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment on dark brown cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed with fine detail white embossing powder. I die-cut the sentiment using the MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips die-namics and tucked it a little behind the seaweed.

A simple card, but not so simple. I’m enjoying the watercolor painting, but there is definitely a learning curve to it  and I’m glad I took a class to get my feet wet, no pun intended!

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

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