Ocean Friends

Well, I’m slowly getting my cards finished and blogging done, after a second bout with spring colds and allergies!! I think I’ve had more than my share of “ick”, and now it’s time to get down to business and let the summer fun begin 🙂 When I saw that Tiddly Inks was having a showcase challenge with these adorable mermaid friends, I just HAD to participate 🙂 Christy made this image, from the Little Valentines Mermaid Set available as a freebie for the duration of the challenge…. because I’ve been sick, I’m cutting it close with the deadline, but you can see if it’s still available HERE. I colored the little friends up with my Copics, then fussy cut them out and set them aside while I assembled the rest of the card.

I had picked out the background paper before coloring, as it reminded me of swirls of ocean currents. I really wanted to use some of my new dies….designs by Hero Arts, Avery Elle, and Elizabeth Craft….. With a busy background print and the cute image, I decided to keep it simple with the die cuts and do them all in white. I grabbed the image and glued it on a blue oval that was the same size as the frame. I popped up the frame a bit, added some curvy pieces at the bottom, then arranged the coral and seaweed around this. I stamped a simple sentiment on a fishtail banner, and bent it to fit over and around the frame and image.

I had a lot of fun with this card, and am super pleased with the end result 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Tiddly Inks Challenge – #224 Showcase!

The Crafter’s Cafe –  #218 – Make your own Background and Use Dies and/or Punches – I used dies 🙂

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – Week 18 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of April 30

Cute Card Thursday – #580 ATG


  1. Beautiful card! I love the dies you used and your paper and color choices are great! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inks Challenge! Janice Guest Designer

  2. Beautiful colors and coloring on the Tiddly Inks image! Such a lovely creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  3. Very pretty card, love the die cut. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter’s Cafe this fortnight for our “Make your own background or Use Dies and or Punches.)” challenge.

  4. Beautiful card! And a great combo with the swirly background and the white die-cuts. Thank you so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  5. A gorgeous card, love all of your little elements making up the scene. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.
    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)

  6. Oh my, how adorable are those mermaids. Gorgeous colours too
    Thanks for sharing at Polkadoodles. HUGS Fleur xxx

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