Monday, February 15, 2021

We Were Mermaid to be Friends

With all of our cold and wet winter weather right now, I decided on a summer mermaid stamp for today's card.  I made this card over the weekend for a challenge to 'Add a drawing or doodling to your image'.  There were a lot of moans when that challenge was posted  - we love to stamp and color but admittedly so, not many of us are artist that can draw a straight line, a circle or certainly anything more complicated.  

I selected C. C. Designs, Merkini stamp set which has two girls, one on the beach and one mermaid and four sentiments.  Here's my completed card, then how I made it and what I added to meet the challenge.

After stamping her on Neenah 110# cardstock I used my Copic markers for coloring.  I drew in the seaweed and rocks on the left side of her - which is easy to spot since my lines are thicker.  I used a Copic Multi-liner .5 mm but know now to find something smaller next time.  It was perfect though for use with the Copic markers.  I also added more of the bubbles on the right side and then filled all of them with "Sea Glass" Stickles.  I added a touch of Stickles on her necklace and earring also.  I die cut several layers of 'water' using Impressions Obsession Die 101-D and secured those across the bottom prior to die cutting the edges.  For the border edges, I used Gina Marie Designs, Labels 3 for the image and the Sea Green solid cardstock background.  I secured both layers to the standard A2 card base to complete the card. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.


I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Creative Fingers ~ Challenge 201 

Your Next Stamp ~ Challenge 157 

The Paper Shelter ~  Challenge 456 

Crafty Creations ~ Challenge 418 

 Pam's Pearls

Copic: Hair: YR21, YR24, YR27, E39, Body: B60, B63, B66, R81, R83, R85, BG11, BG72, BG75, Stone: W3, W5, Seaweed, BG11, BG72, Shadow: C3



  1. A gorgeous card Pam - I picked that you had added the dots around the seaweed, but not that you had drawn one lot!
    Stay safe

  2. This card is so cute. Love the colors. [Bunny]

  3. Oh well done! I never would have known that you’d added your own details to this sweet image. The frame you’ve chosen is perfect-carrying over the look of waves. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!