Saturday 23 June 2018

more birthday fishes

 But this time, not actual fishes, although I am not sure what category a Mermaid fits in ;-).
The Less is More Challenge this week is: from your bits box and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is : Bright and cheerful.

For my card I inkblended a circle as sea onto the cardbase (Versamagic Sea breeze and Turquoise gem and a little Distress Oxide Mermaid lagoon).

I had a stash previously diecut and left over from another project.
The mermaid is from My Favorite Things ( Mermazing) and the turtle is from C.C. Designs (under the sea). The seaweed i diecut from blue green colored card.
I used foam for the mermaid and the other bits are stuck down with liquid glue.
I also had some black starfishes in the bowl, but they didn't go, but they left glue spots, so I covered it with a bit more seaweed.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp (birthday balloons) and I stamped it  with Hero arts hybrid ink.
There's a curved sentiment in the set, that's why I pulled this set, but the curvature wasn't the same as my scenic circle, so I chose to use the tiny one, keep more of the space empty .

For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.
For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, see this.


  1. Super make and use of snippets too


  2. That is one super card from leftover bits Maaike. The mermaid and turtle are adorable and your blended circle gives a perfect focal point. I felt your pain with the glue residue but what a great way to save the card. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

  3. Your card is just lovely! LOVE your design and that it is so sweet and cheerful!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

  4. A very cute card. Excellent use of your "bits" and a great save with the seaweed

  5. So adorable, Maaike! Your ink blended background is beautiful. Perfect backdrop for your mermazing scene. Had you not mentioned the glue residue, I would have never known. Great cover up. Super card from your bits box. Thank you for joining us at Less is More. x