Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Today is the March OSAT Blog Hop where we are creating projects with a Happily Ever After theme. Below are links to all of the blogs in this Hop, showing more ideas. I have chosen to create a card and matching gift box with Magical Day stamp set and the Myths & Magic DSP. The colors in the project are inspired by the magical mermaid.
March OSAT Blog Hop
measurements for this project
For the card:
Whisper White Thick card stock card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock panel: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ & a scrap for die cut circle
Bermuda Bay strip: 1 7/8″ x 5 1/2″ & Myths & Magic DSP strip: 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
For the box:
One Clear Tiny Treat Box (finished size is 2″ square) + a fussy cut mermaid from Myths & Magic DSP
Whisper White scrap for die cut
How to create an underwater look
This little mermaid appears to be so peaceful in her underwater home. I colored her with Stampin’ Blends markers to get the nicely blended colors seen underwater. For her natural looking underwater environment, I used the alcohol markers in much the same way. Starting with the darkest color applied close to her body, I used the lighter shades to blend the color out into a mottled ocean look. As water is in a constant state of motion, I did not want a solid look for the water.
Don’t miss the video tutorial on my YouTube channel
Matching gift box
I’m a big fan of easy to assemble treat packaging. The Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are easy peasy. Something as easy as assembling the box and surrounding it with a coordinated ribbon is enough to make it customize the project for any occasion. Add a fussy cut mermaid from Myths & Magic DSP and it’s sure to be a success. The mermaid is sitting atop a tag created from Sweet Cake Framelits.
For a visual demonstration of this project, CLICK HERE to watch on You Tube.
Here is a list of participants in the Blog Hop, I encourage you to visit all of the amazing projects!
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase
Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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