It’s the Magical Mermaid bringing birthday wishes.

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click EAD or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Magical Mermaid Stamp Set, Perennial Essence DSP, Mercury Glass Paper, Layering Ovals Dies, Well Written Dies, Stampin' Blends Markers; #birthdaycards #mermaids #magicalmermaid #mermaidsoncards #perennialessence #stampinblends #alcoholmarkers #wellwritten #hamndmadecards #handcrafted #diy

Mermaid Wishes


When I saw the Fusion challenge, my first thought was Stampin’ Up’s Magical Mermaid Stamp Set. Although, honestly, I thought of eating that cupcake too!


I began by stamping the mermaid in Basic Gray Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. The Stampin’ Blends I used for coloring are in my Product List below.

TIP: I used my Paper Snips, trimming close to the mermaid’s lines, to eliminate a white border.


For her background, I cut an oval, using the largest Layering Ovals Die, in a piece of Mercury Glass Acetate. Next, I glued this to a selection of Perennial Essence Designer Paper. Then, I glued this background to a Shaded Spruce card base.

TIP: Applying tiny dots of glue to the solid areas in the Mercury Glass, keeps the glue from showing.

“Wishes” is from the Well Written Die Set, cut from Nobel Peacock Foil in Old Olive.


I completed the inside with two stamps from the Magical Mermaid Stamp Set, stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink, and highlights of Granny Apple Green.

I decorated the Whisper White, medium envelope with the same Perennial Essence DSP, cut 5 3/4″ X 2 1/4″ , glued to the flap, and trimmed with Paper Snips.


Thank you for visiting. I hope your day goes “swimmingly!”

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