Tuesday, 3 April 2018

KB DC Always Be A Mermaid

Good morning friends

It's time for Karen Burniston's April 2018 Designer Challenge with the theme: "HIP TO BE SQUARE" - incorporate a square (or squares) into your project of any theme." 

I used the Spinner Square Pop-Up and some new patterned papers to create my card today. I thought this 4 x 6" sticker had such a cute saying so that is what started my card.

I kept the front nice and simple, and just added a die cut seashell to the mermaid's hand.

All the fun is on the inside!  Below is the card opening...

... and here it is fully open where the blue mermaid spins out from behind the centre square.

For the mermaid, I cut her hair 3x and staggered them to make a really full head of hair floating in the water. I also made her skin light blue to mimic the blue mermaids on the patterned paper.

I went over the words 'a Birthday Wish' with a wink of Stella pen to make them blend in with the background a little better. The words catch the light when the card is turned, something it's hard to see in photos.

The cute crab from the Sea Animals Set was also cut out of blue.

A few snips with my scissors and I turned the shark into a dolphin!

I had a lot of fun making this card!

I hope you will check out the rest of the Design Team posts  - their blogs are linked on the right. Karen Burniston will have her project on HER BLOG tomorrow (Wednesday April 3) and she will also share the teams posts. It's always fun to see them grouped together in one post!

Teal Soft Finish Card Stock - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stickers and Patterned paper - 'Mermaid's Tale', Reminisce
White and blue card stocks
1042 Spinner Square Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Word stamp inside - Stampendous
Clear embossing powder
Distress Oxide Inks
1038 Tropical Scene - Karen Burniston
1036 Princess & Mermaid - Karen Burniston
1037 Sea Animals - Karen Burniston
Medium White Gel Pen - Karen Burniston
Black fine point marker
Marvy LePlume II Markers
Water Brush
1003 Word Set 2 - Birthday - Karen Burniston
Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

Thanks for stopping by today


StampOwl said...

Oceans of fun in this card 😊

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card!

Arlene W. said...

What lovely paper and you've tied in all the new water themed Karen Burniston dies! Everything works together so well! Thanks for the tip on making the mermaid's hair fuller and wavy in the water!

Juliette said...

WOW! Looks amazing, Karen!

Marlene L said...

Delightful card! Who can resist blue mermaids? Love the sentiment and the dolphin and the paper and everything!!