Hi crafty friends! It’s Lisa back on the blog to share a funny card that I made for my dad’s birthday coming up. My dad has the best sense of humor of anyone I know so I figured if I made him a funny card — he’d really love it! He says he loves everything I make (parents kind of *have* to, don’t they?) but I like to make their cards extra special.
I used a lot of watercolors to color the images but for the mermaid’s tail I also added the Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blue Pigment Powder for extra shimmer. I did the same thing using the Pigment Powder in Wine for the Life Saver Ring.
For dimension I like to use the Thin 3D Foam Squares Mix – White and also the 3D Foam Squares – White Mix. Since there is a lot going on with this card, I want the different layers to be at different heights. Even the smallest foam square can be cut and tucked where you might need it. I did just that and tucked them behind the waves. Works like a charm. The Thin 3D Foam Squares I used behind the cloud and Life Saver Ring.
Speaking of that Life Saver Ring. I thought it would be cute to add a little bit of the Donna Salazar Girlie Grunge Twine in Navy for a little bit of interest and additional color. How else could you throw it overboard, right? 😉
For everything else that’s not adhered with a 3D Foam Square? I used my fave adhesive: the E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser.
Here’s a close-up of the coloring, waves, and mermaid’s tail:
And an alternate view of the card:
I hope that seeing the card in different ways like this gives you a better idea of how it was created. VERY easy to do. All you need…is the right adhesives!! 🙂
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Thin 3D Foam Squares – Mix White
3D Foam Squares – Mix White
E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser
Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Girlie Grunge Twine
Pigment Powder Blue
Pigment Powder Wine
Stamp & Matching Dies: Essentials by Ellen
Die: My Favorite Things Die-Namics
Embossing Powder: Wow!
Cardstock: Bazzill Card Shoppe
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye; Lawn Fawn
Ink: Tsukineko Versamark, Ranger Dye Inks, Kuretake-Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
Other: Marvy Liquid Applique