This card was a labor of love, that I made especially for my niece. She loves all mythical things, like mermaids and unicorns and it was so great hearing her voice when she received her very special mermaid card. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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The mermaids used in this card were made by using Karen Burnistons “Mermaid and Princess” die set. The smaller mermaid is the original size, I scanned the original pieces in my Scan n Cut machine, enlarged, cut then assembled, to make the bigger mermaid on the inside.

The castle on the inside is from Karen’s Castle pop-up set, but instead of popping it up (see my Hogwarts card from August 13/18) I used it flat to make a sand castle for the background. The palm tree is from the Palm tree pop up die and again instead of using at it was originally intended (see my Double Birthday beach bash from September 7/18) I just attached it to a basic pop up mechanism, a strip of cardstock folded into a square and attached to the base, and the back of the card and then the tree. I attached the mermaid on her wave the same way. I chose this method as I didn’t want the palm tree in the middle of the card, and I was able to place the mermaid further into the middle. The clouds came with the castle set and the sun came with the tropical scene die set. I also used the waves from the tropical seen set to make a mask to sponge waves in the ocean and on the word Birthday on the front of the card.

The card stock and the ink are all from Stampin’ Up, as is the die used to cut out the word Happy the ribbon is also from Stampin’ Up. The detail on the mermaid body and tail was done by running that piece through a big shot with an embossing folder from Stampin up.

The Patterned cardstock to make the card base, and the message banner on the inside is from Wild Asparagus.

I used gold Wink of Stella to highlight the details on both the mermaids and the regular Wink of Stella to a shimmer to the mermaids hair

The letter dies and the shell dies are unlabelled dies from my stache.

The pearls are from the dollar store. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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