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🧜🏼‍♀️MerMazing MerMail 💌

Hey Guys! It’s Marie again! Happy Friday! I am super stoked to be back on the blog today To share a mermaid themed card inspired by the beautiful colors of this Month’s Butterfly Reflections Ink Mood Board Challenge .
Today, I am featuring one of my all time favorite mermaid Stamp sets from Waffle Flower Crafts entitled "Mermaid Mail" as well the Beautiful Slimline Series: Foliage Frame Dies
 By Trinity Stamps. It was my first time ever creating with this slimline frame die and I am so in love with the results!
First thing I did to create my card was to color in all my images with watercolor and the newest Distress ink color in Saltwater Taffy all on watercolor paper then die cut them using its matching die set. I then cut out my foliage frame using dark teal cardstock paper. Using distress ink "Chipped Sapphire" and MFTStamps Ink In "Beyond Blue" , I inked the edges of my frame.
To create my underwater scene, I used Speckled Egg Distress Ink for my sun rays and darkened the edges using Evergreen Bough distress ink however, you can also use the oxide version. To create my ocean floor, I used a combination of Fossilized Amber Distress OxideVintage Photo Distress, and Milk Chocolate Dye ink from MFTstamps. I also used some water and a paintbrush to add some background splatter texture.
 To create cute underwater bubbles. And that finishes off my card for today! I really love how the card came together especially using the April moodboard colors! Saltwater Taffy and teal with yellow, just a stunning combo! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!!


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