Challenges · Making Cards

Mermaid Kisses-Hero Arts

Surprise! Happy Tuesday. I know, it’s a bit quick for another post. But, I was so excited about this card, I couldn’t wait to share it!

It’s funny, I was struggling so hard for inspiration this weekend, then all of a sudden I had seven new cards!

This card was made for A Blog Named Hero’s July Challenge: Birthday Cards.

I really thought I was going to use the new My Monthly Hero kit for this challenge. It has that lovely Happy Birthday sentiment set. But, I seem to be struggling with ideas for that set. It took me a while to figure out what to do for this challenge. Actually, it kind of happened by accident.

As I mentioned, I was struggling for inspiration. When this happens I get out my miscellaneous die cut pieces and left over scraps and start playing around.

Do you remember this blended piece of cardstock that I stenciled Nuvo Glitter Paste on  in June, then cut in half?


I still had the blue half left, and was playing around with it. I wanted to do something different, rather then throw a die cut sentiment over it. Wouldn’t this make a great ocean?

And, I just so happened to already have some mermaid images from the MMH August 2017 kit colored and die cut, ready to go.


This is where I started to think about the challenge, and how I could make this fit… I needed to use this sentiment, as I thought it was the most birthday like. However, it’s a bit odd to use, and would not have fit if I had used the whole stenciled piece. So, I cut it in half again! Basically, the design divides the card front into to halves.


The right half of the card with the sentiment was a little plain. I decided to use the ink from the MMH August 2017 kit to add some splatters. I wanted it to be light splatters, as the left was already pretty busy. Then I stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Deep Ocean ink.

I adhered the glimmer paste piece with Scor-Tape, and then layered the mermaid. The seaweed was die cut twice from a white, iridescent cardstock twice, and adhered it with liquid adhesive.

The card base is MFT’s Summer Splash. To round out the Birthday message, I stamped Happy Birthday from Lawn Fawn’s birthday gift. UnfortunatelyI didn’t have a Hero Arts birthday stamp that would match.


I really like this card! I like the design, how its a little outside of the box, with the two halves. Ink splatter is also new for me. I hope you like it too!

Thanks for stopping by!



2 thoughts on “Mermaid Kisses-Hero Arts

  1. This is Karen Bull, a design team member with A Blog Named Hero. The background behind the mermaid is lovely – I like how you showcased it by trimming the panel down! Thank you so much for playing along this month.


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