Summer Vibin’ with Craftin Desert Divas

Today I made another card with the Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin’ stamp set. This little mermaid is so sweet…almost as sweet as the little alligator I used on my card for the Craftin Desert Divas & CardMaker Magazine Summer Blog Hop. Truly, all the stamps in this set are so cute it’s really unfair to play favorites ūüėČ

I started my card by stamping the mermaid with Memento Tuxedo black ink on Copic friendly cardstock and coloring her in with Copic markers. Then I cut her out with a pair of precision scissors leaving a small white border.

TIP: To get a the effect of scales on her tail, I dotted on different shades of BG, B and BV Copics.

I used¬†Distress Ink and a blending tool to create my background. I started blending from a craft mat onto my card, adding more ink towards the bottom for a nice ombre effect. Then I used a paintbrush to flick on some water drops ‚ÄĒ because Distress Ink is reactive with water, anywhere the water lands becomes lighter.

It’s hard to see in the photos but, I also flicked on some Clear Wink of Stella giving the background a bit of shimmer.

I cut out my distressed background with a stitched rectangular die, mounted it on a slightly larger mat of purple cardstock and attached it to a white A2 card base.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments on the purple cardstock with VersaMark ink and white embossing powder. Then I cut them out with Lawn Fawn Sentiment Banner dies, trimming the strips to fit my card.

I attached the mermaid to the card with foam adhesive for some dimension and added some sequins with micro glue dots for a bit of bling.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

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Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin Stamp Set

Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin Stamp Set

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Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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SSS | AMZ

Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock

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Purple Grape Cardstock 100#

Purple Grape Cardstock 100#

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CDD | MFT

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Beyond the Horizon)

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Beyond the Horizon)

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Ranger Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers

Ranger Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers

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Copic X-Press Blending Card

Copic X-Press Blending Card

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COPIC Sketch Markers

COPIC Sketch Markers

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Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD

Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD

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MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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Ranger Blending Tool

Ranger Blending Tool

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Ranger Blending Tool Refill Foam

Ranger Blending Tool Refill Foam

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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag 05847

Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag 05847

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WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE

WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE

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WOW! Heat Tool

WOW! Heat Tool

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Lawn Fawn EXTRA SENTIMENT BANNERS

Lawn Fawn EXTRA SENTIMENT BANNERS

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MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax Die-namics

MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax Die-namics

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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker

ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker

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EK Success Precision Scissors

EK Success Precision Scissors

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 EK Success Thin Foam Adhesive

EK Success Thin Foam Adhesive

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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

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AMZ

Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

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Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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Happy Crafting!
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