Hope everyone is having a SUPER Memorial Day weekend! Much to my husband's astonishment (and relief) we had absolutely nothing planned for this weekend! It will be a much needed reprieve from our usual hectic schedule! I wanted to quickly share a card I made for my DDs BFFs birthday that was a couple of weeks ago. She had a pool party at her home so I though this cute little mermaid from By The Sea by Lizzie Anne Designs would be so cute for the theme. I hand wrote on the inside "at your birthday bash"- yes, corny but kinda cute, too! First, I stamped the mermaid and her bubbles on Stamper's Select CS in Memento Tuxedo Black. As I have mentioned, this is my absolute favorite type of ink to use with my Copic markers at present. Yesterday, I found a site that carries the FULL- sized Memento ink pads and they are on sale, no less! So I placed my first order with Creative Play Stamps for both the Tuxedo Black and the Rich Cocoa pads (shipping is very reasonable, too.) After stamping my image, I colored her with Copics markers, using Spica glitter pens for highlights. The bubbles and shell top are covered with Crystal Effects and the top sprinkled with Pearl glitter from Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter. The image was then die cut and matted on Tempting Turquoise using my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities. The little shell accent was created the same way using Apricot Appeal. Her background is a piece Cool Caribbean CS (does anyone else miss that color besides me?) embossed with a CB Swirl folder. I went over the swirls with a Versamarker then popped them with Shimmer Chalks by Pebbles. Ribbon is May Arts (I think) and the shell is attached to the image with a turquoise pearl brad by The Paper Company Studio. This was all mounted onto a Pixie Pink base which had the corner trimmed with my Marvy Uchida Paper Trimming Buddy (scalloped blade) and the sentiment stamped in the resulting corner. Voila, a birthday card for a 10-year-old girl! Just wanted to stop by for a minute. Rachel has been sick with fever and cold-symptoms since Friday night and she is needing my attention. Once again, wishing all a Happy Memorial Day! It's ALWAYs a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!
I'll add the recipe later!