Mermaid for CTS #140

Hi! I’m here with a card inspired by CAS(E) This Sketch #140.

Here’s my card.

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I used a NBUS mermaid stamp set that my parents sent to me. Isn’t she cute?!

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I also used another NBUS stamp, from PTI’s Ahoy stamp set.

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I masked off the mermaid and sponged ink on for the sky. I also used my NBUS Kuretake watercolor paints to color the mermaid. I also used some Glossy Accents and a white gel pen to do make the “splash” and a gold one to add some sparkle to the mermaid’s hair. I added silver to her tail and the water with a gel pen and more Glossy Accents to her shells too. šŸ™‚

IMG_1528editedĀ Ā  I’m going to play along this at CAS(E) This Sketch, Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #200 Let’s Celebrate, Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #5 and SSS Wednesday’s Simon Says STAMPtemberĀ® Use A Stamp Challenge And Blog Hop.

IMG_1538editedI’m pretty happy with how this card turned out.

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XO
Melissa

Places I’m Playing:

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Supplies:

Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5

Ahoy Stamp Set

Guest Designer – JUGS Challenge #310 Trend Week – Balloons

Hi! I’m excited to be here with you today with a card for Just Us Girls Challenge #310 Trend Week – Balloons.

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I’m very happy to be Guest Designing for Just Us Girls for the month of September! This is my second postĀ  as JUGS’ GD this month. I hope that you enjoy the DT cards, along with mine, and are inspired to play along. šŸ™‚

IMG_0275editedI used PTI’s Polka Dot basics II and my NBUS SU Celebrate Today stamp sets to make this card. I also used an Avery Elles’ Pinked rectangle die and the balloon die is from SU. I’m going to play along at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #200 Let’s Celebrate, Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #5, SSS Monday’s Stamp And Punch/Die Cut and SSS Wednesday’s Simon Says STAMPtemberĀ® Use A Stamp Challenge And Blog Hop.

IMG_0278editedI did some ink-blending on the balloon on this fun and bright birthday card.Ā  All paper and ink are Stampin’ Up, with the exception on the black ink which is VersaFine. I also used a Uni-ball Signo white gel pen to do some tracing and highlighting and a gold one to add some sparkle to the stamped confetti image on the balloon. I finished it off with a little gold enamel dot from PTI’s Make it Market : Garden Gild Set and some SU! gold thread.

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
MelissaIMG_0279edited

Honored to be Guest Designing for:

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My Card from Just Us Girls Challenge #309:

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Places I’m Playing:

Simon Monday Challenge BlogGrab our badge:Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Supplies:

Polka Dot Basics II Stamp Set

Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Balloon Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5Gold Metallic Thread by Stampin' Up!Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit

Hot Pink Birthday Candle Watercolor!

Here’s another one of my cards inspired this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch #108!!

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I made this card for my mother to give to my niece.

Here is Gayatri’s inspiring sketch for CTS…

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There were so many great cards shared by the CST’s design team this week. I was especially inspired by Hannelie’s fun and colorful one:

I wanted to add some polka dots to my card.

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The “18” is a big part of the sentiment, so I’ll play this over at Just Us Girls.Ā  CASology’s cue word is “Hot” for week 132, with the hot pink and the candles, I think my card qualifies, so I’m going to play this over there as well. I tried a watercolor technique and will try playing this over at CAS-ual Fridays too.

I wasn’t sure about whether to add the center of the eight back in or not.

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I took a photo of the card before, without the center in the 8. I really liked that by leaving the center of the “8” out you were allowed to see more of the water coloring,

but in the end I decided that the center gave it a more clean, simple and finished look.

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What do you think? With or without?

Thanks for stopping by!

xo

Melissa

Places I’m Playing:

CAS(E) this Sketch

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