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Snarky Mermaids Are the Best Mermaids

Hey friends!

It's Jess, and I am so thrilled to be joining you on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog for the very first time as a Design Team member. Hooray! We're going to have a ton of fun together this fall, so let's jump right in.

For my first project, I'm sharing a card I made with the absolutely darling 'Mermaid Anya' stamp from The Greeting Farm. When I saw her on the website, I just knew I had to have her, so I snagged her right away. She's way too cute to pass on! I colored her up using Copic markers and added a few gel pen accents in white.

I decided she needed a serene ocean background, so I kept my Copic markers out and got to work. The sky was super easy - it's just streaks of oranges, pinks, and yellows layered on top of one another to form that pretty sunset sky we all love. I colored up my 'ocean' as well and added a few gel pen waves here for some interest.

I cut my background panel down to about 3 inches and then adhered it to my white card base. I decided the perfect sentiment was a snarky one, because let's be honest- snarky mermaids are the best mermaids, right? What better stamp set for this than the new 'Sassy Pants Best Friends' set from My Favorite Things? This set is so hilarious!

I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink from Memento using my Mini MISTI so that I knew I'd get a perfect impression. Once my sentiment was nice and crisp, I used a few clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh to finish off the card.

I have just recently started experimenting with copic colored backgrounds, so I've been going for those a lot lately. What's your favorite type of background to make? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know!

Hugs and love to you all,


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