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Tracy McLennon

Foiled Mermaid Card Tutorial

Welcome back, crafty friends! Tracy here, and today I have a fun little foiled mermaid card to share. I am using a fun foiling technique to create scales using Metallic Transfer Foils in Variety colors.

Easy Foil Scales

A Foiled Mermaid Tail

Cover a section of coordinating cardstock with E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser. Make sure it is large enough for the mermaid stamp image. Then using the teal Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets cover the adhesive with the teal side facing up, press firmly and peel back the foil to reveal the foiled mermaid tail.

Repeat the same process with the E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser and Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets for the tail fin and the seashell top, this time using the purple foil to create the foiled scales.

Next, using the stamp and black permanent ink, stamp the images on top of the foiled sections. Fussy cut the foiled and stamped sections.

Easy Foil Scales

Inking the Background

Create a simple blended background using water-reactive ink and a blending tool, going from the light inside to dark on the outside.

I splattered the blended background with water and let dry and then stamped the sentiment in the corner with black ink.

Adhere the background to the pink cardstock mat using the E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser, then adhere that to the white cardstock base using Crafty Foam Tape White, so it has a little bit of dimension between the layers.

Stamp the mermaid image once more onto white cardstock and add colour to the remaining sections using alcohol markers. Fussy cut out the coloured section.

Add the fussy cut foiled mermaid image to the card using 3D Foam Squares Small White Size. Using glitter glue, add some sparkle to the seashell and the mermaid’s headband. I also added a line around the edge of the pink cardstock layer.

Easy Foil Scales
Easy Foil Scales

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out this easy foil scales technique!

Creative Time: 60 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Material Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
3D Foam Squares White Small Size
Crafty Foam Tape White
Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Variety Colors
E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser

Ranger Ink Distress Oxide Inks (Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio), Ranger Ink Stickles (Diamond), Imagine Crafts Staz-On Ink ( Jet Black), Cardstock (White, Pink, Teal), Blending Tool, Simon Says Stamp (Beautiful Mermaids)

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