08 August 2018

Mermaid Birthday - Prismacolor pencil, die cutting

My card today features a long retired stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie stamps coloured with Prismacolor pencils and embellished with pearls and die cutting.

Putting It Together

I love the look of Prismacolor pencils on kraft so, for a watery scene, I decided to try a blue panel.

I stamped this long retired stamp with Lovely Lagoon, one of the Krafty Kolours by Kraftin' Kimmie. I used Tempting Turquoise cardstock from Stampin' up. The cardstock has a really nice tooth for pencil colouring.

I used several Prismacolor pencils to colour up the mermaid with her fishy friend. I Googled angelfish to get an idea how to colour the fish. I am very happy with how both the mermaid and the fish turned out. I most definitely have improved in pencils since I first picked them up and even since the first Kit and Clowder class I took.

I dry fit the frame die to see if it would fit.

I die cut a textured green with hints of blue paper I got at a garage sale sponsored by a local scrapbooking store last year. I like the look of the texture in the die cut. I was going for an impression of kelp without it actually being kelp.

I die cut two more of the frame from Night of Navy from Stampin' Up so I could stack them. I used a dark blue cardstock for the lower layers so the hints of it would look like shadows.

I trimmed the mermaid's panel to fit the frame and adhered the stacked from to it.

I added the mermaid to a kraft cardbase. I love how the kraft brown sets off the blues. I then added pearls to each of the openings in the frame.

Inside, I added a panel with the interior of the frame die cut (die cut a 4th time) and decorated it with a sentiment and small stamps from another Kraftin' Kimmie set. I used the Lovely Lagoon for the sentiment because I love the colour of that ink on the Temptin' Turquoise paper. The crab didn't look as red as I want. I'm not sure if it was the stamp that still had colour from a previous project (though it had been cleaned) or the interaction with the blue.



Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday: Pearls
Seize the Birthday: Water
Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode: Under the Sea
Ching-Chou Kuik: Under the Sea
Watercooler Wednesday: Occasions
Creative Craft Cottage: No Patterned Paper
Tuesday Throwdown: Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun: Anything Goes


  1. Wowsers - what a card. I have never thought to colour with my pencils on anything but a white panel but you have shown what's possible and your mermaid is darling. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. Wow, your coloring on the turquoise cardstock is outstanding! I must try this! I love the way you colored the cute angelfish too!! Great card! So happy you entered your card in the Outlawz Paper Ala Mode Challenge!!

  3. Beautiful card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
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  4. I like the borderframe of this nice card
    Lia DT S4F

  5. Wow, Rijacki, what an amazing card! That frame you created by stacking the three colours is gorgeous. What a clever way to echo the colours you've used in your adorable mermaid. Your pencils show up remarkably well against the blue of your cardstock. I wouldn't have thought to do that but now I'll have to try it myself. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  6. Amazing Mermaid card with your faux kelp! Thank you for joining us at STB

  7. Lovely, Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

    Meena S4F DT

  8. Such a wonderful colouring rijacki, always love the steps you share.you have created a beautiful card. Good luck to you.Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge.Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@S4F

  9. What a stunning card you have made. It fits our challenge this month well of “Under the sea”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Lovely to see how you made the card. Brilliant idea. Best wishes, Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

  10. Wonderful colouring on your great card. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT


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