Traditional Mermaid Christmas

Hello friends!  Although it still feels a bit like Summer outside where I’m from with the temps in upper 80s and 90s all week long, I enjoy creating Christmas and snow-themed cards any time of the year!  Besides, I know that once Fall hits, it will soon be time for Christmas to come along right behind it!  I have used this adorable September release from Whimsy Stamps once again to inspire you with a more traditional Christmas themed colors and design this time:

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I have used this gorgeous Christmas Mermaid digital stamp by Crissy Armstrong for my card today.  She is an amazing image for the coloring enthusists for sure!

My last card with this image showed her in more soft pastel tones.  (You can see that post by CLICKING HERE if you don’t remember it.)  This time I went for a more traditional Christmas color theme.  I found some really cool green with white splatter pattern paper to use, so I worked around that by coloring the mermaid outfit in reds with gold trimmings.  I took inspiration from the gold ribbon, bells and buckle and added in more elements with some gold on my card as well.

I was almost too scared to try this, but after coloring the image, I took some white Shimmerz paint and a paint brush to add some white splattering effect over top of her to give the appearance of snow and to also coordinate with the pattern paper in the background.  I didn’t get too carried away, but just enough and then I cut her out with the Whimsy Stamps Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles die set and took my ink foam blending tool and went around the edges with some Pine Needles distress ink.  I then took some gold cord and wrapped it around the two corners and then added a double bow with some red jingle bells on one end.  I also glued some cheese cloth on each corner before I added some foam tape behind her to mount her on the card design.

For the card design, the base is a red top folding 5.5″ square design with the green splattered pattern paper over it.  I took some chunky glitter and glued it around the edges and then prehaps you remember this “oldie but a goodie” border die from Whimsy Stamps along the edge of the image panel?  I cut it out with mirror gold card stock and then wrapped some gold silk ribbon over it and attached to the card.  I placed the foam taped image panel over top and then added the finishing touches over the image:

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Here’s a closer look at the image where you can see all of the glitter and shimmer on her.  Before I splattered it, I covered her outfit with a clear glitter brush pen and went over her gold buckle and the jingle bells with a gold metallic gel pen.  I went over the tiny holly berries with a red metallic gel pen.  I then took some liquid glue and added some clear glitter to her hat and outfit trimmings along with the tiny creatures hats.

After she was splattered, I added some gold sequins and then some gold Stickles in the centers of each one.

Those tiny creature faces just make me giggle every time! 🙂

I know she has tons of shimmer and sparkle, but she is a mermaid after all and I do love adding a little bit of this and that as much as I can!  Do you like lots of bling?

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I truly appreciate your time!  I’ll see you again very soon!

Challenges:

  1.  The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes + Christmas
  2. Crafty Creations – Anything Goes
  3. The Merry Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes + Christmas
  4. Winter Wonderland – Use Ribbon and/or Twine
  5. Little Red Wagon – Bling It On!
  6. CRAFT – Christmas
  7. Crafty Gals Corner – 3+ Layers

 

 

25 thoughts on “Traditional Mermaid Christmas

  1. Pretty coloring on such a pretty card! Love all the little details on that image too. The splatters look great. It’s going to be Christmas before we know it I’m afraid.

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  2. How gorgeous! I love what you have done with the traditional colors in a non-traditional setting, and using the sparkly goodies in such fun places! Of course, I am in love with your style and coloring technique. Your cards always bring out the happy in me, and make me smile! Beautifully done! hugs, de

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  3. WOW, Vicki! Incredible sparkle and spatter! I didn’t know mermaids celebrated Christmas but I love the idea of it. Darling image and marvelous embellies.

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  4. Vicki, your coloring is stunning. I love the hair of this mermaid, they look amazing. A great card, a very nice idea for a Christmas card.
    Hugs,
    BożenA xx

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  5. Oh what a gorgeous card Vicki!! I love that image and your coloring is absolutely stunning! So many beautiful details and the sparkle is amazing!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  6. Mermaids sure do need lots of bling. Love the splats and wow to that image. I loved it in the pastels too and loving the Christmas colours just as much. The pop of gold look great and this is one fantastic card with fabulous colouring…..so very beautiful x

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  7. Can I just utter a resounding WOW to describe this schparkling schpectacle of a card! It’s gorgeous with all of the glitter and splattering, and I love the snippet of mesh with those jingle bells too! What stole my heart was the tiny Santa hat on the fish 🙂 Amazing creation!

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  8. I don’t think I have ever seen a Christmas mermaid but she is too cute and with the totally awesome coloring she just pops off the card. Love the little fishes with the cute faces. The splattering is the finishing touch.

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  9. Oh dear you coloring her super adorable
    beautiful Image adorable colored and so in love with this card
    ADORABLE post Vicki
    big hugs and I miss you
    Monika

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  10. What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Judy Crafty Gals Corner DT
    Don’t Mess With Me, I’m Scrappy {My Blog}

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  11. Wow that really does take courage but the effect of the splatters is so pretty – I don’t have it in me to try it….I know I would completely screw it up. And I took a look at the pastel version – wow, what a difference. Both gorgeous, yet completely different.

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