I’m so excited I was asked to share my projects with you for the next few months! It’s going to be so much fun!
Now… onto my first project that I get to share with you!
I started with a piece of 110# cardstock. I placed the Lacey’s DIY Window Dies – Straight Edge on my cardstock using Purple tape to keep them in place.
After die cutting them, I used a Sharpie marker to create my own dotted border by hand.
For all of the following steps, I used the absolutely adorable Shell Yeah stamp set.
On one of my small squares that came out of the frame die, I stamped “Shell Yeah” with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I used this stamp pad specifically because I knew I was going to color the square with Copic markers and didn’t want my inked image to get ruined.
For my large square and the 2 small squares, I blended Copic markers to create a rainbow background.
I stamped my mermaids with Memento black ink as well.
I colored all my mermaids with Copic markers.
Skin:E000, E00, E21, RV10 Hair: YR20, E51, E53, E55 Rock: T0, T2
Purples: V04, V09 Yellows: Y11, Y13 Blue Greens: BG05, BG09, BG 11, BG34
Oranges: YR02, YR07, YR09 Pinks: RV04, RV10, RV13 YGs: YG21, YG03, YG17
I fussy cut those lovelies out with some detail scissors.
Once my backgrounds were dry enough, I stamped the sea plants and the bubbles.
I glued down these AMAAAAZZZINNGG Flat Back Bubbles. I seriously want to use these on every project ever. They’re gorgeous!
To make my shakers:
I glued down each of my square backgrounds. Then, I placed 3D foam adhesive strips around each of my squares (leaving no gaps). I filled the squares up with some glitter and sequins. I pulled off the paper backing of my adhesives and placed my clear acrylic squares on top.
I placed more 3D adhesive on to my black background cardstock and adhered my framed white cardstock to it.
I grabbed 2 of the sentiments from the same Shell Yeah stamp set to heat emboss with white powder. I used my handy dandy scissors to cut them down and make them into ribbons. I adhered them with some 3d foam strip adhesives.
And voila!! Here are some close-ups:
Thanks so much for reading my very first blog post with Ink Road Stamps!!