trifold mermay card

#merMay trifold gate card with Lawn Fawn Mermaids

Hi, all! I’m back with another card making card. This time, I decided to go with a trifold card in the honor of #merMay, and I have used the beautiful Mermaids stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I got also a chance again to use the ZIG clean watercolor brush markers and to test out a lot of color combinations. I love the classy blonde haired mermaids and the purple version is just fun.

The trifold card  I have taken the example of Jennifer McGuire, and used one of my borders dies. Many thanks to Jennifer McGuire for showing an innovative way to use border dies.
inside of the card for mermay, trifold card lawn fawn mermaids


This year challenge in the month of May is to draw or color everyday images that represent mermaids or lives of mermaids. I did not participate in the everyday challenge, but I wanted to use my pretty stamp set.

Stamping and watercolor

I started stamping on an A4 piece of Canson Montval watercolor paper. I am also using the Versafine Onyx black ink, since it is waterproof and the perfect black. I decided I will not use any water to blend my colors, instead, I will blend with two different colors of markers. I noticed that when I use water, the colors fade easily in a week.

front view for mermay card, trifold card, whale, waves and clouds, and lighthouse

Assembling the trifold card

Once I finished coloring, and fussy cutting all my images I started to assemble my card. We start with the front of the trifold, the waves and clouds. I used a combination of glue and foam dots for dimension. The mermaids and all elements on the inside of my card I have adhered with a lot of Tombow mono multi glue.

trifold mermay card

In the end, I had a lot of leftover colored images, that I used to make many more cards with mermaids.

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Hi! I'm Claudia, welcome to my blog for crafts and everything art related. I am a blogger paper crafter and artist, sharing my love for the arts.

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