It’s time for the Papercraft Challenge and the theme for this month is Water/Ocean. The Brutus Monroe June Inspiration Box “Magical Mermaids” was the perfect fit for this theme!! Here is the card I created as a Design Team member using an add on stamp set called Merfriends.
To create this card, I took a 9″ X 12″ sheet of Cansons Watercolor paper and cut it vertically in half. I taped my panel at the top and bottom onto my glass mat. I prepped the card by swiping some clean water over from top to bottom using a wide watercolor brush. I squeezed some Aqua Sparkle Pigment onto my glass mat and picked up the color with my damp brush and swiped the color across the panel – then I also flicked some pigment onto the paper to create some blue bubble effects.
After it dried, I took the Random Dots Stencil and taped in onto one half of the panel. I used my rubber palette knife to spread the Fallen Snow Glitter Glaze onto the stencil taking care not to go outside of the stencil on the other side.
Then I set it aside to dry for about 10 minutes, and cleaned off my stencil. Then I did the same thing but on the other half of the panel.
I am a HUGE fan of the Fallen Snow Glitter Glaze because it dries clear, leaving behind all the glittery goodness! I also tint the glaze with Aqua Pigments, and when its all dried, it leaves behind whatever color you tinted it with but with all the glitter!
I stamped out the two merboys and the Waving Hello sentiment from the Merfriends stamp set and colored them with copics.
I stamped the Coral Reef background stamp onto watercolor paper, then watercolored them using the Sparkle Aqua Pigments and then fussy cut the areas I needed for the bottom of my card.
I adhered the background onto a 3.5″X 8″ slim line card base. Then I used foam dots and adhered all the elements onto the card.
I’ll see you over at the Papercraft Business Challenge blog. I can hardly wait to see what you create! You just might win this versatile Hello Sunshine stamp from Jillibean Soup.
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‘Til next time!