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Thursday, April 28, 2011

All American Mermaid

     I love this color combination and since I married Capt. America I get to use it a lot.  We are even planning in redoing our kitchen with an Americana theme.  BTW do not tell any one that you know Johnny Luv is Cappy.  It is a secret and he cannot battle the forces of evil if everyone knows who he is, but I trust you all.

    Johnny Luv purchased some crystal lacquer for me at the last scrap convention as well as the little anchor charms.  Both were used on this card.  The lacquer really makes the mermaids tail shine and the color is so rich.  The paper was a wonderful find in the clearance aisle, where I recently hit a mother load of red, white, and blue papers.

      The embossed ship on the inside of the card was part of the same design paper that was used to mat the different layers.  Some room was left to add a sentiment that will probably be embossed in white or else a little white tag will be added with the sentiment stamped onto it.

Bombshell Stamps - Mermaid Anchor
DCWV Nautical Pad Design Papers
Offray Ribbon
Brads and Charm from stash
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Crystal Lacquer
Black Memento Ink
Faded Jeans Distress Ink
Copic Markers
Prisma Pencils and OMS
Red Metallic Twine from Stash
Sakura Glitter Pen
Signo White Pen
Red Gel Pen


  1. This is AWESOME!!! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love that you kept the nautical theme throughout!

    We are so happy you played with us this week at Use It Tuesday!

  2. What a FAB card!Everything is just a right match! I love also the little anchor charm,everything goes really well together!

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  4. Sorry about the last comment...I made a mistake with stating what challenge I was thanking you for so let me try again...
    Such a awesome card and I love the charm on the inside too! Thank you for playing at IDIC this challenge and good luck!

  5. woohoo how sexy! I luv the mermaid & patriotic color so this is a win win card for me! :-) wow nice background paper you found, and luv the inside of the card too! :-)

  6. Looks fabulous! I love her in patriotic colors.

  7. very nice. thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion's challenge blog. Good luck !

  8. WOW the coloring is wonderful Thanks for playing at Aly's

  9. Baeutiful card. Love the nautical theme and the fact that you decorated the inside too. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion for our current challenge:"Show us your layers." We hope that you will stop by again on Monday for our next challenge. Barbara GDT

  10. Great take on the Raise the Bar challenge. Thanks for joining us this week.

  11. Cool card. Love the mermaid & the American colors for sure.

  12. Wooaaw, such a stunning card!! Great colours, love the sailor theme and the motiv is awesome.

    Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week :)

  13. Love how you've colored the image.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

  14. What a great card, thankyou for joining our challenge at Stamp'n'Doodle
    Kate xxx
    Stamp'n'Doodle DT

  15. This card certainly has the wow factor.You couldn't have chosen better papers and you colouring is super.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  16. a lovely card, thanks for playing at IDIC this week! Gemma :)

  17. Love it! - thanks for sharing with us at IDIC this week
    Debbie x

  18. ohhh wow this is very amazing image.
    Great design.
    Thanks for join us at the Crazy Challenge.

  19. Great card Mary Anne love the image and the colours thanks for joining our sketch challenge at papertake weekly
    Angie x

  20. Very creative!
    SP and Company Stamps