April 28th, 2010
Today is Day 3 of Crafty Secrets National Scrapbooking Day week long celebration. If this is your first time hearing about this, it is not yet to late to have a chance at winning a $50 Gift Certificate. Everyday, starting Monday, April 26th, one of our Design Team member is hosting the $50 Gift Certificate giveaway. To get a complete listing of who is hosting which day this week, simply scroll down to my post on April 26th. Today is Michele's turn for the giveaway. Simply leave a comment on her blog and she will select one lucky person. Sandy will be announcing the winners on Saturday in the Crafty Secrets blog.
I have another card to share with you today and stamps for this card is once more from the Mermaid stamp set of Crafty Secrets. I got the idea for this card some years back from one of the first card making magazines that I got. When I saw the assortment of shells that were included in the Mermaid stamp set, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I started of by arranging the different shell pieces on an acrylic block and then stamped the images onto vellum with Brilliance Moonlight White ink. I heat set the ink and once it was dry, proceeded to dry emboss the outline of the stamps with an embossing tool. The vellum was placed on top of a foam so that when I traced the outlines with the tool it would raise the portions of the image. Then I colored the embossed images with Copic markers. For the rest of the background, I used a grid to guide the holes that I poke all around the images. Border of the vellum was cut with a deckle edged scissor. The stamped piece was adhered to designer paper from the Pastel Paper Designs pad of Crafty Secrets with brads. Finished the card off with ribbon, pearl button and a memories tile.