Simon Says Stamp | Summer & Mermaids Card by Yana Smakula using Summer Cuddly Critters and Beachy Waves stamps #simonsaysstamp #sssgoodvibes #stamping #cardmaking #handmadecard

Simon Says Stamp | Summer, Cats & Mermaids

Hello friends! Hope your Summer is exactly the way you like it – hot and sunny or with a bit of gloomy sky and rain. Ours has been chilly lately, not much sun or warmth, but that’s just another reason to spend some quality time in my craft room! Today I have a fun mermaid card to share using some goodies from Simon Says Stamp.

Simon Says Stamp | Summer & Mermaids Card by Yana Smakula using Summer Cuddly Critters and Beachy Waves stamps #simonsaysstamp #sssgoodvibes #stamping #cardmaking #handmadecard

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CARD DETAILS

I started making this card by heat embossing the Beachy Waves background stamp in clear embossing powder onto Surf Blue cardstock. I actually stamped just the bottom waves part of the stamp onto my paper, next rotated it 180 degrees and stamped same image (just the waves) again creating one solid background filled with waves. I didn’t worry about the images aligning perfectly, I knew I’d cover the area where they “meet” with a sentiment and a die cut.

I used Fine Detail Clear embossing powder by Simon and heat set the image creating a background for my card. If you tilt it in the light you can see the “wet” look. Pretty cool, especially for a summer card.

Simon Says Stamp | Summer & Mermaids Card by Yana Smakula using Summer Cuddly Critters and Beachy Waves stamps #simonsaysstamp #sssgoodvibes #stamping #cardmaking #handmadecard

Next, I used a square die and die-cut a square twice on diagonal out of white cardstock panel creating an opening (it’s hard to tell that I die cut the square here because the area where the two squares overlap is covered for the most part, it looks more like an odd-shaped diamond) and adhered my white cardstock panel onto the heat embossed background. My idea here was to create a pool using blue heat embossed panel and outline it with white cardstock.

Simon Says Stamp | Summer & Mermaids Card by Yana Smakula using Summer Cuddly Critters and Beachy Waves stamps #simonsaysstamp #sssgoodvibes #stamping #cardmaking #handmadecard

I stamped, die-cut and colored a gorgeous cat-mermaid from the Summer Cuddly Critters stamp set. I used the following Copic marker colors:

  • E33, E11, E00
  • BG18, BG13, BG11

I coated my mermaid with shimmer using Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and added some detail using a white pen.

I also looked through my stash for other Summer items to complete this card. I came across the tropical leaves stamp set and I actually had a few of the leaves stamped and already cut out. They were stored together with my stamp set – a leftover from a previous project. This is why I love the clear storage pockets so much – I can store my stamps and dies together and even toss any leftovers in there for future use.

Simon Says Stamp | Summer & Mermaids Card by Yana Smakula using Summer Cuddly Critters and Beachy Waves stamps #simonsaysstamp #sssgoodvibes #stamping #cardmaking #handmadecard

I adhered the leaves onto the card, foam mounted my cat-mermaid, added a Summer sentiment. I also used my Nuvo drops in Morning Dew and added a number of drops onto my background further emphasizing the look of water. Love the way it turned out!

ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION

I though I’d share a few more card ideas from by blog Archives using the tropical leaves stamp set from Simon. It’s an older set, yet it is a great one to have for summer cards. Click image to view blog posts (some of these have videos):

Simon Says Stamp | Tropical Foliage Card Simon Says Stamp | Dimensional Pattern Stamping. Video. Tropical Leaves & Summer Flowers Be Happy Card by Yana Smakula Simon Says Stamp | Desert Island Scene Card. Video Simon Says Stamp | Jungle Encouragement Card using SSS Tropical Leaves stamps & dies. Project by Yana Smakula

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Surf
Simon Says Clear Stamps Surf’s Up
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Tropical Leaves
Simon Says Clear Stamps Tropical Leaves
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Simon Says Stamp Tropical Leaves Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Tropical Leaves Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Tropical Leaves
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Tropical Leaves
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Beachy Waves
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Beachy Waves
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Summer Cuddly Critters
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Summer Cuddly Critters
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Simon Says Stamp Summer Cuddly Critters Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Summer Cuddly Critters Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Summer Cuddly Critters
Simon Says Clear Stamps Summer Cuddly Critters
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder Clear Fine Detail
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder Clear Fine Detail
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Evergreen Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Evergreen Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Catkin Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Catkin Dye Ink Pad
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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Copic Sketch Marker BG18 Teal Blue
Copic Sketch Marker BG18 Teal Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker BG11 Moon White
Copic Sketch Marker BG11 Moon White
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Copic Sketch Marker E00 Skin White
Copic Sketch Marker E00 Skin White
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Copic Sketch Marker BG13 Mint Green
Copic Sketch Marker BG13 Mint Green
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Copic Sketch Marker E11 Barley Beige
Copic Sketch Marker E11 Barley Beige
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Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand
Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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7 Comments

    1. Oh Yana, how sweet is this? The background looks amazing!

    1. OMG! I adore that cute Cat Mermaid. This card is fabulous.

    1. Yana you have really shown us crafters how one stamp set can be used in a variety of different ways to create different projects. Thank you for this. :O)

    1. This Cat-Mermaid card is adorable, I can’t help but smile when I look at her LOL. I love the way you did the background with the “wet-look”. That looks so cool and I’m definitely going to try it.

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