Simon Says Stamp | Positive Mermaid Vibes handmade card by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #ssssendacard #sssunitedwestand #SSSSendHappiness

Simon Says Stamp | Positive Mermaid Vibes. Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video!  In this episode, I am sharing a summer Positive Mermaid Vibes card with Simon’s latest Be a Mermaid stamp set. This is a fun and easy to make project that doesn’t need a whole lot of supplies.

Simon Says Stamp | Positive Mermaid Vibes handmade card by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #ssssendacard #sssunitedwestand #SSSSendHappiness

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD DETAILS

I started to work on my card by heat embossing the Out To Sea background stamp in Simon’s Detail White embossing powder on Sea Glass cardstock. I tried stamping this background in black on white and coloring it with Copic markers for a similar look, but truth be told I really overcomplicated it, so I gave up that idea and just did good old heat embossing in white embossing powder. After all, white embossing always looks fantastic. And it works really well for this stamp.

Simon Says Stamp | Positive Mermaid Vibes handmade card by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #ssssendacard #sssunitedwestand #SSSSendHappiness

I love the look of these waves on light blue cardstock! I think this background would also be fun to emboss on various shades of blue and blue-green cardstock, cut the individual waves out, and layer as if coloring the background with paper. I did share this technique last year in another video featuring Simon’s Waves background, that video is called Color with Paper, in case you’d like to check it out.

Next, I stamped several images from the Be a Mermaid stamp set in Simon’s Intense Black ink on white cardstock and did quick Copic marker coloring.

Simon Says Stamp | Positive Mermaid Vibes handmade card by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #ssssendacard #sssunitedwestand #SSSSendHappiness

I used RV00, RV10, and RV09 to color the seashells pink. I got this idea from Nina Marie Trapani, she colored the seashells on her recent card pink and yellow and I thought that was such a fabulous idea! Otherwise, I would probably color them the natural seashell color!

To color both of my mermaid tails I used B000, BG45, and BG09 markers. I also used yellow markers to color the starfish and here I went with Y11, Y08, and Y17 markers. These are small images, so not a lot of blending can take place. Doing quick coloring is really the best way to go.

Simon Says Stamp | Positive Mermaid Vibes handmade card by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #ssssendacard #sssunitedwestand #SSSSendHappiness

There are coordinating dies available and so I used mine off-camera to cut these images out.

I trimmed my heat embossed background to 4 x 5 1/4”. My idea was to slide the mermaid tails into the waves and to do that I needed to make tiny slits in my background. Easily doable using a craft knife. Just remember to cut the paper on your craft mat and not on your desk! Follow the curve of the wave and you have yourself a perfectly cut slit!

I added my seashells using foam adhesive squares and glue, I also created a sentient that reads Positive Mermaid Vibes, I love that this sentiment has a coordinating die!

Simon Says Stamp | Positive Mermaid Vibes handmade card by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #ssssendacard #sssunitedwestand #SSSSendHappiness

I added large foam adhesive squares behind the mermaid tails, but I didn’t remove the backing paper, so these aren’t actually adhered to the card, they are just raised.

Next, to add sparkle and make the tails look wet I used a Tonic Studios Nuco Shimmer pen in Glitter Gloss and gave these a very generous coat of silver glitter. Lastly, I added several dimensional water baubles using Nuvo Drops in Sea Breeze!

Have fun stamping!

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 Be a Mermaid
Simon Says Clear Stamps Be a Mermaid
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Simon Says Stamp Be a Mermaid Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Be a Mermaid Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Be a Mermaid
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Be a Mermaid
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Simon Says Cling Stamp Out to Sea
Simon Says Cling Stamp Out to Sea
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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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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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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Hero Arts Misti Regular Black
Hero Arts Misti Regular Black
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Hero Arts Misti Mini Black
Hero Arts Misti Mini Black
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder White Fine Detail
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder White Fine Detail
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Copic Sketch Marker Y11 Pale Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y11 Pale Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y08 Acid Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y08 Acid Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y17 Golden Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y17 Golden Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker RV00 Water Lily
Copic Sketch Marker RV00 Water Lily
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Copic Sketch Marker RV10 Pale Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV10 Pale Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV09 Fuchsia
Copic Sketch Marker RV09 Fuchsia
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Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain
Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain
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Copic Sketch Marker BG45 Nile Blue
Copic Sketch Marker BG45 Nile Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker BG09 Blue Green
Copic Sketch Marker BG09 Blue Green
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Tonic Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel Drops
Tonic Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel Drops
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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7 Comments

    1. Lovely cards. Who would have thought that you could get such a fantastic card using mermaid tails? Thanks for sharing your techniques with us!

    1. This was such a fun video! I seriously appreciated that there was minimal coloring on the fins and I could probably use my Zigs. Your card is gorgeous X 2!

    1. Beautiful! Love the pops of pink and yellow against the sea of blues.

    1. Fabulous card, Yana – love how you made the “waves” and the slits for the tails. So beautiful! I just got some mermaid stamps and the HA waves background – very similar.

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