Golden Coral

Oh my, I’m running so behind this week!!! You know how things can be going along just duckily, then life hits…..gah!! My Sunday inspiration for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenge has turned into a Monday inspiration!! The Facebook AND Blog challenge themes this month are Under the Sea. Ching-Chou has soooo many gorgeous mermaid and sea themed images in her Etsy Store that you’ll really be spoiled for choice!! I used one of my favorite images, Coral Addiction, found in this set.

I stuck to a very limited color scheme when I colored this up with my Copics, then added some sparkly highlights with a Spectrum Noir Gel pen.

I saw a picture of this card fold somewhere a while ago, and doodled it down on my handy desk blotter….but didn’t record where I saw it, or what it was called!! It’s really cool, because it folds flat for mailing, and you can use up some of your paper scraps 🙂 I had a piece of gold foil sea print paper for the background, which led me to cut some of the coral in gold mirror card, and the rest of the coral in white card stock that I highlighted with the gold sparkle pen I used in the image. I stamped a quick sentiment on a fishtail banner die cut, and added some pearls that I’d colored to match the color scheme. I’m really loving this card, and will definitely be using this fold again 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

The Fairy and Unicorn – June ATG (not using optional theme)

A Gem of a Challenge – Week 12 ATG

The Corrosive Challenge Blog – #6 June ATG

The Creative Crafters – Challenge #17 ATG

World Wide Open DT Challenge – #06 June/July

Pixie’s Crafty Snippets – #355 ATG using Snippets


  1. Wow Susan – you came back to play with a real bang! I absolutely adore this card and your colouring is divine. I must check out those mermaid images as Mia (grand daughter in Germany) is really keen on mermaids – at least she was a year ago! Kids change their ideas so often it’s hard to keep up – and I do so love Ching Chou Kuik’s work. I only have a couple or so of her stamps from a good while ago – but they’re so lovely!


    Di xx

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