Mermaids in the Blue Sea

Hi everyone! I’m back to share two fun projects I created. The first one is a empty toilet paper roll that I flattened and painted with Ceramcoat Turquoise acrylic paint. I used Tim Holtz Scallops diecut on one end of the toilet paper roll which I then glued together. I used two binder clips to keep the end from coming apart until it dried completely. Once dry I applied Mod Podge to the outside of the TP roll. I let that dry and then punched small holes on either side of the roll. I strung twine through holes and tied off each end.

I adhered a Spellbinder die to the front of the TP roll…I’m not sure which set this die came from??? I received this in a swap. Next I “layered” buttons and Dew Drops around the top of the roll. The Mimi the Mermaid stamp is from Penny Black. I stamped the image several times on different colors of cardstock and then I fussy cut and adhered together. Since I don’t own any Copic markers I dug out my chalk pastels and shaded the mermaid’s face, body and hair. I next used a combination of Crystal and Patina Stickles on the “fin”. I added Pearl Dew Drops as bubbles around the mermaid.

The card is a 6″x6″ piece of cardstock folded in half to make a 3″x6″ card. I created the mermaid just like the TP roll holder instructions above. I added various scraps of cardstock and I used the Sizzix Snowball Embossing folder and the Tag, Scallop w/Eyelets diecut. I also inked all edges with Martha Stewart’s Dusk Blue Chalk Ink. The sentiment is something I printed off the computer. The “bubble” that the word birthday is under is actually Epiphany Crafts Bubble Cap that I used with the SST-42 Scalloped Circle 25 punch…it’s very easy to use.

Instead of using Dew Drops on the card I used Stickles…this card is for an order and the customer wanted the cards as flat as possible…it’s been a challenge since I love using buttons, lace, dew drops and anything else that can “chunk up” a card. 🙂 

Also this card and TP roll holder are for a challenge over at Parade Your Crafts.  Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoying creating!!!


14 thoughts on “Mermaids in the Blue Sea

  1. who would have thought that a TP roll could be so cute….I love the imagination….and beautiful projects. thanks for playing at parade your crafts

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