Thursday, 4 October 2018

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid - Create a simple Coastal Cabana Mermaid Card

Handmade Mermaid Card in shades of light blue and green made by www.craftyhippy.co.uk using Coastal Cabana Ink and the Magical Mermaid stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Sea-themed cards after a trip to Orkney...
As followers of this blog will know I love a simple (and easy!) card. Today's card is no exception, and has been inspired by mine and Mr Hippy's recent trip to Orkney.

We haven't had a holiday in years so we were super-excited as we drove up through the UK - it is such a long way! We got a ferry from Scrabster, which is at the very top, over to Stromness, which takes about an hour and a half. Unfortunately our ferry trip coincided with the tail end of Storm Ali, so we had a very rough crossing indeed - lots of very sick people on the ship! Needless to say we won't be going on a cruise anytime soon.

Mr Hippy and I standing by the Ring of Brodgar, which is about 5 miles from Stromness, Orkney

We had a wonderful time - we visited several neolithic sites including The Ring of Brodgar (above), Skara Brae and Maeshowe, all of which were on my 'Ancient History Bucket List' (yes, I have one of those), and we had a lovely walk around Stromness.

We weren't there for long but had time for a bit of Groatie Buckie hunting... these cowrie shells, or 'Groatie Buckies' are very hard to find and are considered good luck. Mr Hippy found a couple and I found three; treasure indeed:

In my hand are the three 'Groatie Buckie' cowrie shells that I found on Birsay Beach, Orkney

After spending a few days by the coast I came home feeling inspired, and wanting to make sea themed cards. So out came Magical Mermaid (again), sorry!

A handmade Mermaid Card in shades of light blue and green made by www.craftyhippy.co.uk using Coastal Cabana Ink and the Magical Mermaid stamp set by Stampin' Up!


Make today's project 
This is such an easy project - a little bit of time is needed for colouring and fussy-cutting but other than that it's a quick make.

The Stampin' Supplies I used for this card are listed at the bottom of this post, all you have to do is assemble it according to the video below.




I really hope you'll have a go at this one - feel free to send me pictures of your creation!
Cursive signature of Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for the UK Lauren Huntley, aka Crafty Hippy







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