Today I'm sharing yet another take on the Essentials by Ellen Inner Mermaid stamp set. It's FIN-TASTIC! (so punny)

I used Distress Ink in Wild Honey on 110lb Neenah Solar White cardstock for the base of this card. Once that was colored, I got to work on the stenciled background. I cut some 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock down to 5" x 4" for the base of the background. Then I used a foam blender to stencil some Distress inks. I started with Picked Raspberry and blended out to Spiced Marmalade. I pulled up the stencil and lightly blended the colors over the stenciled image for a softer look.

For the mermaid tail, I stamped the image on Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock with some VersaFine Clair ink in Summertime. Then I used some Peerless watercolors to paint the image. Before adhering the mermaid tail to the card base, I positioned it on the card. Then I stamped the sentiment using Versamark embossing ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder. After the mermaid tail was adhered I added a few sequins as a finishing touch!

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