Hello my sweet friends! I’m soooo thrilled to be a Guest Designer today for my incredibly lovely friends over at Market Street Stamps. I’ve been a fan of theirs (and a collector of their stamps) for a VERY long time. The stamps are of the best quality (made in the USA!), have such fabby designs, and the company itself has some of the best customer service I’ve ever encountered. If you love to use background stamps (like I do) they have a really amazing selection.
I decided to use one of the newer stamp sets for my card today. Since the nautical theme is huge right now, I used the new Dreaming of the Sea set. It’s a really great, versatile set. Lots of fun images and sentiments to choose from.
I knew when I saw this set that I HAD to use the mermaid stamp. She just called to my soul. (Isn’t that what mermaids do?) And since I love using my Gelatos®, well, this was a combination made in heaven…or the sea. Whatever. I just smooshed the Gelato® colors I chose into my work surface, spritzed with water, and then used a small paintbrush to paint with them. The blend of colors you get with these is just gorgeous! I love my Gelatos® so very much. ♥ When the mermaid was all painted I added some Star Dust Stickles to her body and tail to make her scales more shimmery and also to her hair to make it more siren-y.
a close-up of the shimmer, baby! It’s a strange angle, but I really wanted to show off that SHINE!
She takes my breath away. I love her.
I hope you’ll take some time to pop on over to the Market Street Stamps blog to see my card over there and then visit the store to see all the gorgeous, yummy stamps they have. If you’ve never visited? You’re really missing out. Plus, Angelica and Jorge (store owners) are just the biggest sweetie-heads EVER!! ♥ ♥ ♥
Thanks for visiting with me today!! Hope all of you Mom’s, Fur-moms, Moms-to-be had the very best Mother’s Day ever.