Magical Mermaid Party Favours

As you know, It was my lovely friend Jackie’s 40th birthday on Saturday, and as the theme of her party was underwater, I decided to make some birthday favours to coordinate using the Magical Mermaid Stamp Set. Here’s what I came up with.

I love the tranquil colours – soft sea foam, coastal cabana, pacific point and night of navy. I backed the stitched oval label to a silver foil die cut using that beautiful die from the stitched labels framelits dies, and tied it onto the pillow box using some jute twice. This twine is still on the clearance rack – it is brilliant for 3D projects and such a bargain at the moment!

I did some tone on tone stamping on the pillow boxes for added interest, but so as not to detract from the labels themselves.

Love how these boxes turned out, hope the recipients liked them too xx

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40th Birthday with Magical Mermaid

I hummed and hawed for ages over what kind of card to make for my friend Jackie’s 40th, but in the end I went with an underwater theme as that is the theme of her party.

I decided to use the Magical Mermaid stamp set in a copper, black and white colourway.

I copper heat embossed the gorgeous mermaid onto vellum and fussy cut her out, and used the scattered sequins embossing folder on my card front to mimic the bubbles of the water.

I adore the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. I was lucky enough to earn them during sale-a-bration, and I can’t believe how much use they’ve already had! They are so versatile and I use them for scrapbooking as well as card making. I chose ‘Amazing You’ as Jackie really is – an amazing friend and person.

I just love how my card turned out. The metallics sequin assortment and metallic pearls coordinated perfectly and pulled it all together.

Happy 40th Jacks, hope you have a special day 😘 xx

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Magical Mermaid Eclipse Card

There seems to be a bit of an Eclipse Card craze going on at the moment and though a bit behind, I couldn’t wait to give this technique a try. In general the technique constitutes letters or numbers ‘lifting’ off the page with a stamped background beneath which only adds to the 3D effect.

I decided that the beautiful Magical Mermaid stamp set would create the perfect backdrop for this effect.  Once I had stamped my background, I attached the letters I wanted to cut out of my card front from the Large Letters Framelits Dies using washi tape to hold them in place and ran my card front through the Big Shot. Once the letters had been die cut, I reattached them to my card front with dimensionals to create that ‘lifting’ illusion.

I gold heat embossed the sentiment and a few mermaid images and mounted my card front to a piece of gold foil sheet and finally to a calypso coral card base.  Although I love the overall effect, I didn’t get the alignment of the letters as precise as I would have liked so would definitely pay more attention to this next time. Can’t wait to try this technique again xx