I am excited to bring you today’s Step-it-up Sunday card. I challenged myself to use a bundle I hadn’t worked with before and you get to see it first. Mermaids, knights, magic and fairytales is what this stamp set is all about. It has a lot of fun stamps and the Designer Series Paper is full of colourful images. The glimmer paper is amazing – stay with me and I’ll give you a top tip on that.

When I received the stamp set on Prize Patrol at On Stage back in November I really wasn’t that keen on it. That’s why it’s taken me this long to make my first card with it. I saw several fantastic projects people had created with it and I’ve been slowly getting pulled in. Isn’t that always the way? Good old Pinterest! I think the stamps would work great for children’s cards. The die set, apart from having the main images, also has waves, sea horse, leaf, bubbles and stars which can be used on other cards to create scenes. 

For the Basic version of today’s card I have made use of 2 layers of DSP. The mermaid has been stamped in archival ink and coloured with Memlon Mambo, Powder Pink, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write markers. To attach the ribbon I have stuck a piece of double sided tape on both ends at the back. The sea horse is from the DSP and the die fit perfectly so no fussy cutting was necessary. 

The Intermediate card has been stepped up with a couple of extra layers and some stamping on the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. To obtain the two tone on the sentiment, I masked the bottom half and inked up the ‘You are’ in Lemon Lime Twist then using the Melon Membo amd Lemon Lime Twist markers I coloured in the rest of the stamp. Then I stamped it on my cardstock. 

For the dedicated crafter I added an extra layer of gloss cardstock which has been stamped and heat embossed with silver bubbles. I then sponged over with Melon Mambo ink. I also added some extra sea horses and die cut some leaves and added them in. 

Now for my top tip. You will notice the mermaid’s dress is made of Melon Mambo glimmer cardstock which we don’t have. All I did was use the white glimmer paper and colour it in with a marker. Now that extends the possibilities with your glimmer paper. Match it with any project to add some sparkle.

Have a wonderful Sunday. Remember – you are one of a kind.



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