Magical Mermaid Match Book Card
This card was so much fun to make. I love a fun fold. I want each person who receives my cards to feel like they are the most special person in the world and for that one moment in time, they are!
The Magical Mermaid stamp set is a no brainer. It is fun from the start and with so much under-the-sea inspiration you can make so many different fun cards with the same set. I wanted a card with wow-factor and with a die-cut magical mermaid. I think I got everything I wanted in this card.
To make the match book card itself is very simple. It is all in how you cut and score your paper.
First, start with the cardstock of your choosing. Cut it length wise at 4.25″ x 8.75″.
Second, score the cardstock with your Simply Score at 2″ from the top, flip your cardstock around and score from the bottom at 2.50″. Fold flat and burnish. It might take more then one stroke around the fold to get it to fold flat.
Here is a visual example of my measurements:
Third, you decorate.
I decided to decorate the front and the inside of the card. I used my circle framelits and the coordinating circle stitched framelit to create my sentiment, first running them through the Big Shot in Whisper White and Tranquil Tide. I water colored washed the Whisper White Circle before stamping to create a beautiful two tone color.
I knew my mermaid had to stand out and so I stamped her and embossed her in basic black and then I used my Aqua Painters and water colored her with Granny Apple Green and Tranquil Tide. I went slow and blended and used a small amount of water and lots of color. She turned out terrific.
The inside had simple stamping and lots of room for written words!
This card lays flat inside a regular size envelope and should mail fine with no extra postage. It is a wonderful way to make someone feel special on their magical day.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed my match book card and are inspired to make a couple yourself. I hope to see you again, soon!
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