Hey everyone! I have so much for you today! Let’s jump in.
I don’t know about you but I am trying to hold on to the last few days of summer. And I think this card is helping me do it. The beautiful sunset and the ombre mermaid tails are taking me to paradise. And the bonus was using the Tim Holtz travel size Glass Media Mat to make it.
Now the glass media mat has been out for little while now, but I am just getting to try it out. It comes in 2 sizes – standard and Travel Size. I picked up the travel size because I knew it would be easy to pull out to use it and put away when I’m not. It’s made of tempered glass which makes the mat very durable and heat resistant. I also like that there are several different types of rulers on the mat which come in quite handy when creating. The white palette on the side is great for smooshing ink and seeing their true colors. I am loving the glass media mat and I’m glad I decided to pick it up. Check out my YouTube video for more details.
Back to the card. This card uses the Sun stencil from Hero Arts. I inked the background with Distress Oxide inks and when I pulled the stencil away, I thought the white part was a little stark. So I went over the image with a little more ink using a light hand. Much better!
The mermaid tails are stamped and die cut with the Be A Mermaid set from Simon Says Stamp. I got this set earlier this summer and it has been a favorite of mine. I used an ombre effect for ink blending pink to purple. No mermaid is complete without a little sparkle. So I added some Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen to the top of the tails.
The third layer of the card is the water. I used the Ocean Background Stamp from Hero Arts. Once I heat embossed the image, I inked it up with Distress Oxide Inks. I trimmed it down to give the effect that I was looking for.
Once I completed all the layers, it was time to assemble the card. With the sun panel as the base, I attached the tails and the water with foam tape to pop the up a bit. I stamped a sentiment from the Be A Mermaid set and popped it up on the card too. And with that, the card is complete.
Check out the video on my YouTube channel for more details on making this card. Subscribe while you are there to be notified of when I post new videos.
Until next time, Enjoy!
Robin, The Delta Crafter