Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday Mermaid Tails!

Have you seen the latest Essentials By Ellen release? I'm pretty in love with all of it and I've been crafting my little heart out! 

Julie's new set, Mermaid's Tail has some really cute sentiments and the tail is so beautiful but the die is also fun to use by itself. And of course, I had to make it a shaker card with the new Pretty Pink Posh Mermaid Mix.

I cut the tail from a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of solar white and the front of an A2 card at the same time using a metal adaptor plate. I cut them at the same time as an easy way to put them in the exact same place so my shimmery tail would show on the card front and inside. Then I made a "faux" shaker by creating a pocket from a page protector.
I made a second card, using silver glitter paper to fill the tail. I *gently* colored the silver glitter paper with 2 BG shades of Copic markers to create an ombre effect.

To make the glitter paper really sparkle, I covered it with Nuvo Drops. The card front (which the tail was cut from), helped create a "dam" and made it easy to fill the tail with the drops.
Hope you're week is off to a nice start!

xo,
Carly

supplies:
Essentials By Ellen Mermaid's Tail stamp & die
Hero Arts Tide Pool ink
Copic Markers BG11 Moon White & BG13 Mint Green
Pretty Pink Posh Mermaid Mix

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