Wednesday, May 31, 2023

My MerMay Card

Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! I am sharing My MerMay Card using the Mermaid Set by Paper Nest Dolls for my Design Team Inspiration Card. This Set comes with 12 digital stamps, and I use 3 of them on my card.

The Details of My Card

For my card, I decided to create an underwater scene using the Under the Sea Slimline Designer Paper by Whimsy. Once I decided which sheet of paper to use, I coloured my mermaids with my Copic markers in different colours to match my paper,

I die cut the Whimsy Bubbles in a lighter blue designer paper to make them stand out from the background and highlight my mermaids. Then I placed my mermaids so that they each centered on the circles with the one sitting on the rock overlapping the sentiment. The sentiment was sitting on my desk leftover from another mermaid card. Crumb Cake ink was brushed over the sentiment to give it a sandy feel.

Next, I added real shells in the bottom corners on top of some pink and green vellum die cut seaweed. A silver seahorse charm was added to the sentiment using my Flush Wire Cutter to cut off the loops on the charm to make it lie flat. Tip: use Glossy Accents to create a strong adhesive hold for shells and charm.

I added a scattering of clear bubble embellishments to mimic air bubbles in the water and add dimension.

Clear Wink of Stella was added to the mermaids’ tails and starfish to give them a subtle shimmer and Glossy Accents to the pearl and braid tie for the Green Mermaid. 


Copic Markers:

Mermaid in Pink
Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04/R20
Hair: E25/YR24/Y38/Y35
Outfit: R85/R83/R81
Pearl: R83/R81/0/ Glossy Accents
Pearl Bed: R81/0
Shell: E15/E13/E11
Flower: R85/R83/YR24

Mermaid in Purple
Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04/R20
Hair: W9/W7/W5/W3
Outfit: V17/V15/V12
Rock: E47/E44/E43/E41
Shell: E15/E13/E11

Mermaid in Green
Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04/R20
Hair: E49/E47/E44/E43/E42
Outfit: YG67/YG63/YG03
Starfish: YR18/YR04/Y38/Y35


Card Recipe for My MerMay Card:

Mermaid Set, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Rosealea Mermaid And Sentiment Bundle, Conie Fong Art & Design
Under the Sea Slimline Designer Paper, Whimsy Stamps
Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, Stampin’ Up!
Foil Designer Paper 12” x 12”, Craft, Dollar Store
Build an Ocean Die Set, Whimsy Stamps
Slimline Connected Bubbles Dis, Whimsy Stamps
Spring Blooms Embellishments, The Robin’s Nest
Seahorse Charm, Bead Landing
Shells from Dollar Store 
Crumb Cake Ink Pad, Stampin' Up!
Blending Brushes, Stampin' Up!
Clear Wink of Stella, Stampin’ Up!
Glossy Accents, Ranger
Flush Wire Cutter
Cucumber Crush Card Stock, Stampin’ Up!

Finished card size: 8 ¾” x 3 ¾”


Hope you like my Design Team card using
Mermaid Set by Paper Nest Dolls!

Thank you for stopping by!


Saturday, May 13, 2023

Happy Mother’s Day Card

Hello Crafty Friends! It’s Laurie here! I am sharing my Happy Mother’s Day Card as my Design Team Inspiration Card for Paper Nest Dolls using Lulu with Peony. I decided to make a Mother’s Day card since tomorrow is Mother’s Day, but Lulu would be great for so many other cards like birthday, thinking of you, and more!

The Details of My Card

For my card, I decided to colour the peony a hot pink colour using my RV Copic markers. We have peonies in our garden that are this gorgeous colour and I just love them! I went with purples and greens for Lulu since these colours go so well with the peony colour!

When I looked through my papers, I didn’t have any peonies the particular colour. So, I went online and found some digital papers to match my colouring. This is a great resource for papers that you may wish to find. It’s amazing how many digital papers are available!

The other papers were pulled from my stash to match the purple and green of Lulu’s dress. I already had the Graphic 45 die cut green piece leftover from another project. So, I decided it would work for this card to give Lulu a nice backdrop from the peony paper.

The sentiment was stamped in Berry Burst onto a tag that came from the Artistry Collector’s Edition Vol 2. The doily under the sentient and stamp also came from that Collection. I love it when you get a collection that has all these fun elements that match the papers!

I added a wooden butterfly layered on top of the stamp to add interest. The rhinestones and glossy dots added some sparkle to the card. Clear Wink of Stella was added to her bow and to the peony for shimmer.


Copic Markers

Skin: E04/E11/E21/E00/E000/R20
Hair: E37/E35/E33/E31
Peony: RV09/RV04/R83/R81/RV000
Purples: V17/V15/V12
Greens: YG67/YG63/YG11


Card Recipe for My Happy Mother’s Day Card

Lulu with Peony, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Mystique Paper, Vintage Artistry Collector’s Edition Vol 2, 49 and Market
Tag, Stamp and Doily, Artistry Collector’s Edition Vol 2, 49 and Market
Botanical Tea 8” x 8” Paper Pad, Graphic 45
Labels Eight Dies, Nestabilities, Spellbinders
Berry Burst Ink Pad, Stampin’ Up!
Dressed to Impress Stamp Set, Stampin’ Up!
Glossy Dots Assortment, Stampin’ Up!
Butterfly Elements, Stampin’ Up!
Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin’ Up!
Clear Wink of Stella, Stampin’ Up!

Finished card size: 5 ½” x 4 ¼”

Stamp Size: 4”


Hope you like my Design Team Inspiration Card using Lulu with Peony by Paper Nest Dolls!

Thank you for stopping by!

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