Friday, July 16, 2021

You're Mermazing!

Hi friends! Today I wanted to share a tunnel card I recently made for a very special high school graduate who is "Mermazing"! This was using i-crafter's Tunnel Card Mermaid Add-On. These are drop in plates into a base die which is called Tunnel Card Base, Swan.  There are many more fun add-ons at i-crafter once you have the base plate to make really easy tunnel cards.
The layers were all die cut from Ranger Watercolor Paper with my Big Shot die cutting machine.
I watercolored all the pieces with my Altenew 36 half pan watercolor set including the base. Gave it a good splatter, too. It was a lot of fun layering all the sea images so that the tunnel had a lot of color and depth. 
Here is a picture from the top showing how the edges are folded in to give that tunnel effect.
The sentiment comes from a retired Hero Arts Stamp set called Mer-mazing Messages, but right now available on Amazon, Ebay, etc. It was stamped with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink using my MISTI Stamp Positioner to get that perfect stamping. 
Finally, a little Distress Ink blending with Walnut Stain on the parchment to give it that aged effect. The parchment is actually 3 pieces but I cut an extra set for the ends just to give it a little more dimension and shadow.
The card fold flat and fits into an A2 sized envelope. Perfect!
Thank you for stopping by and I will be submitting my card to the following challenges:

1) NBUS #28 (the Mermaid Add-On)

*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Thank you, Alex! I hope to be able to play along more.

  2. Wow.. this is just amazing! What a awesome make!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
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  3. Oh my goodness, Anita! I had forgotten how much I LOVED your mermaid card!!! It is beautiful... I just wanted to let you know I DID feature your post at last week's Share Your Style #311 for you. I'm just late getting over to visit and let you know, lol. :)

    Hope you are having a great beginning to your week!
    Many hugs,
    Barb :)

    1. Thank you so much, Barb! I really appreciate your kind comments!



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