Craftin Desert Divas – July Release – Mermaid Lagoon



Happy Tuesday!!

I’m so excited and happy to bring you my daily post at Craftin Desert Divas blog today! Well, since it’s also day 1 of the CDD new July release, I just couldn’t help myself making another project featuring Mermaid Lagoon and Sunny Smiles stamp sets!!!

Oceans of Birthday Wishes #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

My today’s card is a clean and simple one with a pop of bright summer colors matching perfectly new MERMAZING stamps and dies! I created once more a circle focal point on my card like in the sneak peek project, but interpreted it in a different way. Hope this this card will inspire you and give some ideas how you can stretch you supplies!

For A Mermaizing Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Like I mentioned before, I used the same supplies on both cards for a totally different look as you can see! This time instead of transforming the circle focal point into a shaker under the sea scene where sequins brought some fun interactive part, I played with different layers and dimension!

Oceans of Birthday Wishes #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I starter with the background elements. I used the same Inside Scalloped Circle Die on the front panel, but did a partial die-cutting instead of cutting out the whole circle. I also hand cut the waves, using as a guide Ocean Border Dies since I liked its shape, but you can definitely go freehand or download some wavy lines from internet to use as a guide for the ocean part.

As for the colors, I used Distress Oxide inks which for a moment I have in a very limited color range. Well, here’re some tips and tricks how you can get more out of a few colors. For the sky portion I blended some yellowy-orange and pinky colors overlapping them and creating new customize shades! The waves were made using ONLY ONE blue color: I blended the ink from the top part using a heavy hand to archive a darker shade; while for the other layer, I went vice versa and applied the ink from the bottom part toward the top with a very light hand for a more soft gradient look. Well, what do you think of that?

Oceans of Birthday Wishes #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

For the ocean critters I used Zig Clean Color Real brush markers, made a simple splotchy watercoloring and finally arranged the elements on my card base. A foam tape helped me to give some dimension to my scene and the sentiment from Mermaid Lagoon set was simply stamped on a hand cut fishtail banner.

That all for today! Hope you like summer and planning to make a few summer theme cards or maybe scrapbook layouts! If so, please, check Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more inspiration and amazing projects from the Design Team, freebies and awesome giveaways! As always thanks so much for stopping by!

 

ZIG MARKERS:

n.50 Yellow – n.70 Orange – n.23 Scarlet Red – n.22 Carmine Red – n. 21 Light Carmine – n.80 Violet – n. 71 Flesh Color – n.64 Oatmeal – n.66 Dark Oatmeal – n.63 Ochre – n.94 Gray Brown – n. 38 Light Blue – n.42 Turquoise Green – n. 40 Green

SUPPLIES:

Mermaid Lagoon

Sunny Smiles

 Ocean Border Dies

Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Mono Sand Eraser

Multi Medium Matte

White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen

DISCLOSURE:

As a Design Team Member I’m affiliate to Craftin Desert Divas online shop. Where available I use their compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I really love their products and enjoy using them. All opinions are my own. I truly appreciate your support and will use the money raised to bring you more crafting projects.

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