I'll start by saying that I wasn't going to get this Mermazing set, but then every release I tell myself I'm not going to get the Birdie Brown sets and my resolve lasts maybe a month and then they're in my cart and on their way to my house! I paired up this adorable mermaid with an iced coffee from Essentials by Ellen set. I thought this particular mermaid looks like she might be bending over a big cup of caffeine so that's how I built my card.
The background is sponged through an oval mask directly onto the Tropical Teal card base. The frame is a panel sponged with Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio then spritzed with a Perfect Pearls mist. I had to do some fairly major surgery on the sentiment to get it to fit. I cut off the word "love" and added a die-cut word "coffee" cut from black cardstock. I also had to cut off the "Sending You" and stamp that separately so I could centre it properly.
The mermaid and coffee are popped up on foam tape and I finished with some clear droplets to represent bubbles. The coffee, straw, mermaid tail, top and the starfish are all painted with clear sparkle pen for some shimmer.
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Stamps: Mermazing (MFT), Oh Frappe (Essentials by Ellen)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Versamark, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers
Cardstock: Tropical Teal (MFT), Black, Bristol Smooth, X-Press It
Dies: Mermazing, Oh Frappe, Pierced Rectangle Frames, Coffee Cuip (MFT)
Accessories: Copics, Spectrum Noir Clear Spakle Pen, White EP, Perfect Pearls Mist, Clear Droplets