04 May 2019

MerMay Hello - coloured pencil, die cutting

Sheepski Designs is sponsoring the latest Crafty Friends blog challenge. I'm joining the Crafty Friends design team as a guest with inspiration for the challenge of two or more dies.

My card features Selene, a Sheepski Designs freebie image. I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils and paired her with dies from Spellbinders, Kaisercraft, and Simon Says Stamp.

Putting It Together

This month is MerMay so I decided to make a card with a mermaid. You can get this image for free on the Sheepski Designs challenge blog freebie page: https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/p/freebies.html. If you enter the challenge on the Sheepski Designs blog or Crafty Friends, you can win some Sheepski Design images, too.

I printed the image on MiTientes and coloured it with Prismacolor pencils, keeping track of the pencils I used on a scrap strip of paper. I love her nose ridges. I almost added a loopy chain earring set.

I used a Spellbinders die to cut a frame from a textured paper and twice more from heavy cardstock to stack for a bit of dimension. I trimmed the image by framing it and drawing around the outside with a pencil to know where to trim.

I used a die set from Kaisercraft to cut two shells from vanilla cardstock and then used Distress ink with a blender tool to add colour.

I used a die from Simon Says Stamp for one more die cut also from Vanilla with Distress ink dabbed on. I dry fit them all on a background from a Kaisercraft nautical pad.

I adhered everything to a white card base. I curved the shells in the middle, only attaching their sides to the card, to give them added dimension.

Inside, I simply added some scrap from the background paper.



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  1. A beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.


  2. Hello Kate

    Your card is gorgeous… Thank you so much for joining in our ‘more than 1 die’ challenge and making your beautiful card for our Guest Designer Spot, we have enjoyed you joining our design team this time. We hope you will join us next time SheepSki Designs sponsors Crafty Friends. Enjoy your weekend.

    Crafty Hugs
    Diane Louise, Wendy and DT Ladies xx

  3. I love how the shells turned out! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

  4. She's beautiful Rijacki <3
    Andrea x

  5. Beautiful Mermaid! Thanks for begint our GDT of our 'use more than one die' challenge at Crafty Friends. Hugs Ela *DT*

  6. Fantastic card, Rijacki! Thank you for joining us at the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge!


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