Digital Stamp Card - Mermazing Holiday Wishes

by - November 02, 2017

It's November 2nd. Do you know what that means? It's Christmas time! YUP. I'm one of those. I've been making Christmas cards for months now, truthfully, but this is my first non traditional one. I decided to use this Digital Stamp from Craftin Desert Divas for my card. This mermaid and her crab friend are just the cutest. And those shell presents? LOVE IT.

This card was really simple to make and the best part was that I didn't have to wait for shipping. Score! Here's how I put it all together.

I first imported the digital stamp into my silhouette software (though you don't need one to use these digital stamps). I created the offset cutline around the mermaid tree scene and the shell presents but only printed it. I colored it all in before putting the page through my silhouette for cutting. I also printed the sentiment and created a cut rectangle around it. Once I had them all cut I was able to set up how I wanted my card without adhering anything just yet. I used an MFT Stitched Rectangle die to create my card front slightly smaller than an A2 sized card. (which seems to be my go to lately. It adds so much interest while keeping a clean look).

I blended some Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon (very fitting) from the center out to look as if its just a piece of a much larger blue ocean. I then spritzed some water over the blended ink to create these little bubble-like details. Next, I adhered the mermaid scene with foam tape to where I thought it looked best on the ink. I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew which dries completely transparent. This gave an even more convincing bubble look.

I wanted to highlight my sentiment a bit so I cut a piece of white vellum slightly larger than the sentiment piece. I colored it with Copic Marker B02 which I thought matched Mermaid Lagoon quite nicely. I placed some double sided tape on it and adhered it to the card front just below my mermaid. I glued the shell gifts to opposite corners of the vellum, and then used foam tape for the sentiment itself to pop it up a bit. Because I can't seem to NOT add sequins, I used two blue sequins and one smaller purple one to compliment the colors of the scene. Finally, I adhered my card front to a Recollections brand 110lb card base.

I just love how the white stitched rectangle looks on top of the white A2 card base. It looks like matted art work to me. I think it gives it a really special feel.

I hope you enjoyed learning how I created my first ever digital stamp card! See you soon!

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