One of my all time favourite stamp sets from Sunny Studio Stamps is the Magical Mermaids set. Out of all the mermaid themed sets out there, I think this one is the cutest. I stepped a little out of my comfort zone for this one and tried this masking technique for the first time.
I started by cutting a heart mask using a sheet of Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper which was cut down to the size of an A2 card front and a heart die from Lawn Fawn. I chose Bristol Smooth cardstock as I knew I wanted to do some watercoloring.
I chose a bunch of the smaller images in the stamp set to fill the inside of the mask making sure to stamp over the edge of the mask. This is what I ended up with..
I chose a handful of colours from my set of Tombow markers to colour in the images first. I then filled in and around each image with a blue marker.
Turned out pretty good except for the slightly ugly coral at the bottom. I tried to mute a very bright pink colour by adding grey which obviously didn't work. But I went with it. There was no way I was starting over :)!
I stamped one of the mermaids on to Bristol paper as well and coloured her with the same markers. I used the co-ordinating dies to cut her out. For a bit of fun, I decided to add a Mini Wobble Spring to the back of her.
To add a bit of interest to this panel, I used the largest of the Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables to cut it down. I then made my own cardbase by cutting two pieces of cardstock with a rectangle die, scored one of them at the top at 1/2" and adhered them together with some Scor-Tape.
I adhered the scalloped panel on top and voila!!
Of course, the sentiment was the last thing on my mind but thankfully I remembered to stamp it before I attached the mermaid!
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