Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mermaid Kisses & Starfish Wishes

We're celebrating Summer at The Twinery! What could be more summery than a seaside vacation? You have to hit the beach at least once this summer! There's nothing like the wind in your hair and your toes in the sand! I always leave with wonderful memories - the kids building sand castles, collecting seashells, and wading in the surf. Something about the experience just makes me feel alive! So I though this cute little mermaid was just the thing to get you summer dreaming of beaches and tropical places! 
 thought I'd make a fun underwater scene for my little mermaid. She's surrounded by her fishy friends and some underwater life. For my background I wrapped colorful Twinery Twine in Caribbean, Denim and Midnight Blue around a card panel several times. I thought the different shades of blue would add a little underwater depth to the scene. The lightest - the Caribbean is the upper surf, and of course the Midnight Blue is the ocean's deep. 
I kept the cover panel of the card slightly smaller than the base to make room for the twine. I secured the twine on the reverse side of the cover panel. I wanted just enough to fill the inside of the die cut wreath. When I had enough twine wrapped around the panel I secured the panel to the card base with adhesive foam tape. I only added the foam along the top and bottom of the panel where it's free of twine. This leaves lots of room for the twine and helps the card lay flat.

Next I added the die cut images. I used adhesive dots to attach the pieces to the twine wrapped area. Since the mermaid didn't lay completely flat - since most of her is sitting on the twine her tail is raised. I added an adhesive foam dot to her tail area. I embellished her hair with a gem and the clam shell with a little pearl. 

A sprinkle of clear sequins are like a splash of ocean water - sparkly!!
Enjoy your summer and make the most of every moment!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Twinery Twine | Carribean, Denim, Midnight Blue
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Mermaid Kisses

Die | Reverse Confetti Wreaths Confetti Cuts
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh


richardbreaks said...

Oh my goodness. I just mailed yesterday (?) a card you need to watch for, and keep that twine in mind.

Marybeth said...

Wow, awesome way to create a beautiful twine background ! Darling card Jeanne!

Nora Noll said...

That twine background is SO COOL!! What a great way to use it. LOVE the little mermaid and the fun frame. Amazing design!

Lisa Elton said...

What a fun twine treatment! This is so cute Jeanne!

Diane Jaquay said...

Superb use of the twine on this card, Jeanne, and I love all the little stamped images from Mermaid Kisses!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my goodness Jeanne this card is so adorable, I LOVE that twine background and the way you used the wreath--well done!

Chark said...

wow, so cool!

Sharron said...

Wow, so adorable! Love the wonderful twine background! The wreath looks wonderful with these sweet images.