My love for mermaids goes all the way back to the 80’s. I clearly remember watching the movie Splash (on video tape) with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah.
I knew I wanted to be a mermaid. During mid-movie I asked my parents if mermaids were real. I was crushed when I found out they weren’t.
At that point – I thought to myself, the ocean is way too big for such an adamant answer of no.
I knew at some point I was going to be a mermaid. I was determined and had to be ready. So, when my sisters and I would go swimming, we’d practice gliding through the water with the grace of a mermaid.
Since my dreams of being a mermaid never became a reality, I’ve decided to just go with the flow and make a mermaidesque greeting card.
The dimensions of this card is 4″x 6″.
Here’s how I made this –
I bought 5 12″x 12″ sheets of various blue glitter paper at Michael’s (I trimmed off a 1.5″ strip and only used that strip for this project).
Just an FYI, the circle punch I used is 1 1/8″. I couldn’t find that exact size punch, so here’s a link to the closest size I could find, 1.25″).
Anyway, I punched a bunch more circles then needed for this card – for a 4″x6″ sized card I used 25 circles (5 of each color).
Once that was complete I put the circles aside and worked on the card itself.
Then, with my brush pen I hand lettered the mermaidy word – mermazing. Followed by ‘You Are’.
I brought the glitter circles back out and I put them in the order that I liked best.
Then, I put a medium size amount of glue on the bottom of the greeting card.
After I applied the glue, I began layering the circles, one circle slightly on top of the next.
I continued this technique, starting with a different color circle on each row.
I wasn’t a big fan of the circles hanging off the card itself, so I trimmed around the card with my scissors.
After I finished the last row of circles, I hot glued a 4″ piece of semi-sparkly iridescent ribbon on top of the last layer of circles.
I finished off the card with a 10″ piece of ribbon tied like a shoelace bow and hot glued to the middle of the card.
Supplies I used –
Acrylic Blocks, Banner Stamp (similar), Ink Pad
Circle Punch (similar size) and Envelope Punch Board (updated version)
Pens and Glue