Waving hello to you all! I’m back sharing another card featuring stamps from the August Release. It’s no surprise that the Sea Friends stamp set has been so popular. I think almost every Hello Bluebird fan has been hoping for a Mermaid stamp set to be released. It certainly does not disappoint!

I’ve made a grid style slimline card using some of those cute images from Sea Friends along with a few from Sea Life. The background is a blend of Salvaged Patina and Unchartered Mariner Distress Oxide Inks. I used the Uncharted Mariner color to stamp the schooling fish silhouettes right onto the background in random spots. Next I added the die cut frame piece with foam adhesive. This frame is part of the Gallery Frame #5 Die.

I Copic colored several images from Sea Friends and Sea Life. I didn’t have the scene completely planned out so I colored more than I needed. Some didn’t make it onto the card and that’s ok. I’ll have them colored for the next card. After die cutting all the images, I played around with placement inside each little square until I had a pleasing layout. I used foam adhesive to add them permanently.

I picked out 3 puns from Sea Sentiments to add to make this an encouragment card. Lastly to complete the card, I added some Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel Drops in a few spots.

Copic colors used are listed below:

  • mermaid tail – RV52, RV63, RV55
  • mermaid hair – E41, E42, E43, E44
  • mermaid skin – E00, R11, E21
  • shells – YR000, YR61
  • starfish – YR12, YR18
  • octopus – YR61, YR65, YR18
  • yellow fish – YR02, YR15, N2, N4
  • seaweed – YG01, YG03 & G00, G03, G05