Hi crafters, happy Friday! Are you glad the weekend is here? I am looking forward to doing a bit of crafting in between helping sort out the kitchen, which James has just refitted. There’s utensils in the living room and washing up in the bath so there’s a lot to sort out. But more importantly, I have a lovely Mermaid Treasures paper tearing card tutorial for you today, put together by design team member Sam (check out her lovely blog: https://mylittlepaperworld.blogspot.com/).
Sam says: Paper tearing is the perfect technique to match with Mermaid Treasure Collection Box. It’s an easy and simple way to create a fun background that can represent the waves of an ocean.
You will need
From the Mermaid Treasures collection:
Mermaid Treasures Sparkly Sequins
Mermaid Treasures Die-Cut Ephemera
Mermaid Treasures Basics Paper Pack
Mermaid Treasures Photopolymer Stamps (Birthday Fishes)
Tape Runner/Gluedots/Multi Medium Matte
Step by step
Step 1: Take three strips of pattern paper (measuring: 5cm x 10cm) and rip the bottoms off each one.
Step 2: Adhere these three strips to the top of your card front as shown. (Card front measurements: 10cm x 14.5cm)
Step 3: Corner punch the top right corner.
Step 4: Using black ink, stamp the sentiment as shown.
Step 5: Add machine stitched details (optional). Tip: Try using hand stitching or re-create similar stitched details using a black or white pen.
Step 6: Using foam tape adhere Mermaid Treasures ephemera and embellish card with sequins and twine. Adhere the card front to an A6 card base.
Sam has also used this paper tearing technique to create several other gorgeous stitched cards.
I love how well these makes show off the different cute elements in the collection! Ps if you like the little wooden jellies on the side, they are available exclusively in the complete collection craft box here. Happy crafting! And if you have any comments or questions please just let us know – we love to hear from you. You can contact us here or on our Facebook page.
Hi crafters, hope you are all having a good week! In today’s blog post I have some Mermaid Treasures scrapbooking and cardmaking inspiration for you in the form of a few projects from our design team and one from me too.
Scalloped sea side layout
First up we have this fabulous page from Laura showcasing our Mermaid Treasures scallop pattern digital cut file. We have Laura to thank for suggesting the idea of doing this pattern as a cut file. It’s something new we’ve tried and it just looks so pretty when cut! You can size it to whatever fits your project, whether 12×12 for a layout or 6×6 for a card and you can cut from any material your machine can handle so it’s very versatile. I like how delicate it looks just cut from white cardstock.
In case you were wondering what the cut file looks like sized down for a card, here’s one I made earlier! To help the background stand out I kept the rest of the design pretty simple with just a few strips of paper from the basics paper pack, a mermazing stamped sentiment and a mermaid and merman from the die-cut ephemera pack.
Hythe beach layout
This scrapbook page from Laura uses the offcuts from the digital cut file in the layout above to create a lovely effect of shell pieces scattered across the beach. Laura always manages to find perfect colours to match our collections and the purple and turquoise inks are spot on!
You can read more details on this layout on Laura’s blog post here: http://beadsbuttonsandbirds.blogspot.com/2018/08/hythe-beach.html
Fintastic day card
In the last blog post I introduced our new design team member Christine, and she has been busy with the new collection already!
For this card Christine has cut out the scalloped papers to make a wave design for the bottom of the card which looks awesome! I also love the nautical ribbon ring adorned with glittered starfish, and the glittered mermaid tail. The sentiment is from our Birthday Fishes stamp set and is set off by two pretty star sequins from the sequin pack.
Dream big glitter and kraft layout
Back over to Laura again for another dose of gorgeous scrapbooking inspiration! This time we have a dreamy seaside layout with a blue glitter card base, kraft paper layers and even some pretty foiled blue fish!
Some of my favourite elements of this design are the detail on the starfish (decorated with Liquitex ink and mica powder) and the glittered turtles. They just look SO fabulous! Think I will have to have a go at glittering some turtles too. To see how Laura made this page check out the YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkrx75Xjg2E
I hope that gives you a bit of inspiration to be going on with! If you love all the items in the Mermaid Treasures range, the complete collection is available with a discount here.