Monday 14 May 2018

Mermaid Birthday Wishes | Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Challenge #005

Hi and thanks for visiting :)

Today marks the start of our 5th fortnightly challenge over on the Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Facebook Group.

Our fifth challenge #AWLSU005 is a colour challenge, where you can choose to create a project with as many of these colours as you like (plus any neutrals).

Myself and the other group admins will share our creations to start off each challenge and hopefully help kick-start and inspire your creativity.

If you live in Australia and are interested in participating in our fortnightly challenges, click here to join the group :)


So.... I have a friend who has twin girls that are turning 1 soon and I decided to use this colour challenge (and the wonderful seahorse image) as my inspiration for their birthday card.

I managed to use 5 of the 6 colours from our colour challenge. I tried to use all 6, however I just couldn't seem to fit Marina Mist in.

The colours and the picture inspired me to create a mermaid birthday card using the Magical Day Bundle (Magical Day stamp set and co-ordinating Magical Mates framelits), Myths and Magic Specialty DSP, and of course the Number of Years stamp set and co-ordinating Large Numbers framelits.

Sadly all of these products are retiring at the end of May.

My sentiment and the number 1, were stamped directly onto the DSP in Island Indigo ink and then I cut out the 1 using the co-ordinating framelit.

Not sure about you, but I am always a little apprehensive stamping directly onto DSP, because what if I muck it up? It is definitely easier to grab another piece of plain cardstock when you mess up a sentiment. Luckily it all worked out perfectly :)

I stamped and cut out 2 mermaids and then coloured them using a combination of Stampin' Write Markers (Garden Green, Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz) and Stampin' Blends (Light Crumb Cake and Light Bermuda Bay). The mermaids were glued together and then adhered using Mini Dimensionals.

A little something extra was needed, so I die cut a few bits of seaweed from Garden Green & Pear Pizzazz cardstock using the dies from the Magical Mates framelits. These were glued to the underside of the number 1 and then adhered to the card using Mini Dimensionals.

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Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

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*Magical Day Bundle (Clear 145985)

*Magical Day Bundle (Wood 145984)

*Magical Day Stamp Set (Clear 145857)

*Magical Day Stamp Set (Wood 145854)

*Magical Mates Framelits (145660)

*Myths & Magic Specialty DSP (145600)

*Number of Years (Photopolymer 140653)

*Large Numbers Framelits (140622)

*Many Marvelous Markers (131264)

Stampin' Blends Category
Ink:  *Island Indigo, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Blends: Light Bermuda Bay, Light Crumb Cake
Stampin' Write Markers: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz
Tools: Big ShotMagnetic PlatformClear Blocks

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