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Ocean Mermaid ATC and Flip Book | CraftyPaws

I was so excited to have won the Let’s Be Mermaids Echo Park 12 x 12 paper collection and ephemera pack on Instagram! I just couldn’t wait to break into it and get crafting.

20160708_170055I made the little ATC (artist trading card 2.5″ x 3.5″) using a watercolor background that I made with various blues and aquas from the 60 piece set of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, fussy cutting out a bunch of tiny mermaids from the paper collection, and a bit of polka dot vellum that I die cut into waves with the smallest of the MFT Die-Namics Stitched Scallop Edges dies. The title is text from one of the patterned papers too.

The flip book includes a watery gel-filled shaker (tutorial HERE) as well as a spinner card with a magnet closure that I created using the mirrored stamping technique and one of the fish from the “Cute Fish” cling stamps from an old Inkadinkado stamp set that I had picked up at Tuesday Morning about 6 months ago.

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I used the following Copic colors to color up all four fish from the stamp set:
Clown fish (on front): C1, 6, 10 and 0; YR00, 12, 04 and 07
Blow fish (on front): Y00, Y11, YR31, YR21, E93, E95, E97
Rainbow colored fish (on tuck spot for tags): Y08, Y13, YG07, G19, B000, B01, B05, B18
Angel flame colored fish (mirrored for spinner): Y15, R32, R35, R37, B01, B24, B29


There are so many details to this flip book that I’d be writing a 3 page post to cover it all so instead, please enjoy the following video share:

This flip book is being entered into the following challenges:
MFT 10th Birthday Bonus Challenge – 10 ephemera pieces used in this flip book
Simon Says Stamp Monday Red White and/or Blue Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Photo Inspiration Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black and More Anything Goes With a Stamp Challenge
Craft Galore Encore Create Your Own Sunshine Smiles with Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with an Optional Rose Twist Challenge
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes Challenge


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