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A Mermaid Fantasy greeting

Hi everyone!  Robin here and I wanted to share a card that I've been working on for quite some time.  Last summer I started this project by taking a beautiful mermaid image from the Mailbox Muse collage sheet and blending it into a larger background with distress paints and a background stamp. 

When that was done, I thought, "Now what?"  I didn't have an answer so I put it into the box on my desk for art-in-progress.  I take it out every once in a while and try different things, but now I've finally finished it. 

I had the perfect stamp to finish this all along and it came in the same kit as the image!  The Mermaid Fantasy Mailbox Muse kit has a great set of stamps including an one of seaweed.  I masked off a border at the bottom and stamped a row of seaweed in permanent black ink.  I stamped the seaweed again on the envelope along with the adorable seashell from the same stamp set.

I wanted the seaweed to stay in the foreground so I opted for paint instead of markers because it was stamped over paint and metallic ink circles.  I used flat, metallic and Art Anthology dimensional paint for the fronds.  I roughly followed the rubber stamp with a detailed brush.
 I love using German Scrap on my cards.  It is a great way to add a little dimension and a little shine without overwhelming the artwork.  And there are a lot of designs!  On this card I chose a border piece from one of my favorite designs in my collection.  The bottom border helps blend the card and the painted seaweed.  I added an identical border at the top for balance.  Then I trimmed a few tiny flowers off another piece of German Scrap.  A few were glued right to the card and a few were attached with bits of foam tape
I added words from two different stamp sets.  The mermaids came with 'UNDERSEA FANTASY" and Altered Pages also has a Dragonfly Dreams stamp set with a lovely script "dreams" so I combined the two and came up with "UNDERSEA dreams", which is stamped in gold ink.
I colored the envelope with permanent markers so that if it has to be delivered on a rainy day, it won't bleed or wash off.
Now it's ready to be sent off into the world.  I love making cards and sharing fun mail.  Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure and check out the other projects this month using Kunze German Scrap.  I just know you'll enjoy them.

Bye for now!




  1. Lovely card Robin! Your background is beautiful and I love the seaweed stamp- Well done!

  2. Robin-there is NO WAY I'd mail that card to anyone! Ha! I LOVE IT! That's a card that needs to be framed. It turned out lovely! The german scrap really added a pop! Love the mermaid image!!

  3. Beautiful card! The collage sheet is so full of wonderful pictures! The stamp sheet from my collection has been used over and over! I also like the clever envelope♥

  4. A delightful and whimsical piece of art. Nice, nice work!

    On a side note, the Altered Pages design team just seems to get more expert and adventurous as time goes on ... you go, girls!

  5. Fabulously beautiful card, Robin. Funny how that last stamp was right there, and suddenly, it all came together, and oh so wonderfully! Love it!


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