Welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop. We have all been creating with the Stamp set. If you have arrived here from Doreen Watkins, then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.
Today I would like to share with you my project which features the available exclusively throughout December 2017 for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75.
This month there is a special calendar kit available and I made up the kit and then had lots of scraps left over that I decided to use to make my cards with this months Stamp of the Month - the CUTEST stamp set = there are so many options for these stamps and I loved the Mermaid stamp most so after seeing some ideas on Pinterest and around abouts, I decided to make a mermaid scales card.
I used the second smallest thin cut circle and used some green, yellow, pink (Aka , and Bashful Cardstock) plus ... The circles were exactly in the three-quarters of an inch on each side. I had to cut more than was pictured because I decided to go up higher than I originally planned.
I placed the first three circles touching the sides, the bottom and slightly overlapping each other. Then I cut some in half to do the bottom overlapping and the pink bottom corners were a half cut into quarters. The rest were full circles besides down the sides that were half sized, vertical. The bottom halves were horizontal.
Hint: only put adhesive on the bottom half of the circles to start with - then go back and add glue dots to those that require it after you've finished.
I added the text We MERMAID to be Friends with 3D foam tape. I stamped in
Black Memento™ Ink.
The second card I made was using the gem stamp on white cardstock using Black Memento™ Ink. I didn't take any progress photos. After I had stamped I then coloured in with Watercolor Pencils the bottom third of the gemstone and spread the colour around using the . The photo doesn't show it but the gemstone is glittering and shimmering. My birthstone is amethyst so I think I'm partial to purples stones :)
This purple () is scraps from the Calendar kit also. As is the grey leftover from that kit. Added a tiny touch of , dovetailed with my and it finished it off nicely.
Remember this great stamp set is only available throughout December from my website or from your Close to My Heart Consultant.
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