To begin to create this scene I stamped H182 Rachel in the Sea first onto my plain white card stock. Next I stamped her again on a post-it note and used that as a mask. Next I stamped H181 Seaweed over and partially beside her. The post-it note allowed the seaweed to look like it was growing behind my mermaid and for her hair to appear to be floating in with it. Leaving the mask in place, I next stamped E588 Seaside Shells across the bottom of the scene and over the mermaid. The last thing I stamped was E649 A School of Fish twice going off the edge of the paper.
I colored my scene using colored pencils and a Gamsol blending technique then die cut it and die cut a frame in metallic copper paper to mount it on. I finished off the scene by distressing the edges in blue ink and then added lots of different colored Stickles.
After finishing the main portion of the card, I was trying to decide what to mat it with and decided that the best thing would be to create more ocean background so I stamped more E649 School of Fish all over my mat and then H181 Seaweed and colored those as well. I think it gives the card a finished look and I love how the ocean seems to continue around the focal image.