Magical Mermaid

One of my friends challenged me to come up with some ways to use Stampin’ Write Markers outside of colouring… challenge accepted!

This card makes me smile every time I look at it!  It is using a style that makes me think of vintage post cards, but with a modern twist!

A Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker is used to free style draw the border lines around the card front.  I love this method because it is meant to be imperfect meaning you don’t need any special tools to do it!  And – Basic Black is the one Stampin’ Write Marker that you can get as a solo marker!

Here is the finished project:


I used the leaves from the Poppy Moments Dies to create a feeling of sea weed on the card that our sweet mermaid is swimming through.  Vellum is such a great way to give texture to the card front.

I used 3 colours of Stampin’ Write Markers on her tail: Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive and Coastal Cabana.  I wanted to give the feeling of light shimmering off of her tail.  I finished off her tail and hair with Wink of Stella – the perfect tool to add a little shimmer “magic” to any project.

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I’ll keep working on the challenge of finding unique ways to incorporate Stampin’ Write Markers.  If you have a suggestion, leave me a comment below!  I’d love to give it a try!

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