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.
http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2016/08/gate.html
inside of the card for mermay, trifold card lawn fawn mermaids

#merMay

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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Supplies

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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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