Magical Mermaid clean and simple card | with Video

Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Do you have a favorite card style or design? Many of my handmade card projects contain watercolor and also some are focused on coloring an image. Today’s project combines two of my favorite styles, a colored image over a watercolor background. Magical Mermaid stamp set is perfect to bridge the two styles together.

Magical Mermaid

Magical Mermaid clean and simple card by Jenny Hall at for #stampinup #cardmaking #watercolor #videotutorial #scrapbooking #magicalmermaid #mermaidstamp #stampinblends #alcoholmarkers #papercrafts

I’m playing along with the CAS Watercolor Challenge today. Be sure to visit and check out all of the amazing cards!


Design Details

measurements for this project

Whisper White Thick card stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Tranquil Tide card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Watercolor Paper panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Thick Whisper White + Basic Black card stock scraps for stamping

All products used are available in my Online Store

Magical Mermaid stamp set

Coloring this mermaid image is always so much fun! There are several fun sentiments packed in here as well as a few stamps to create an interesting background. I had the occasion recently, during an online class, to color in this mermaid image as an example of how to color hair and skin. I saved the image to use in a future project… and here it is! Here’s a tip for hand colored images: run a black marker along the cut edge for a polished look.

How to create a watercolor background

Adding a watercolor background to Magical Mermaid images are a brilliant combination. To keep to my clean and simple design, I chose to only add color to a portion of the background. By dry embossing the flat side of a Layered Oval Thinlit die onto a watercolor paper panel, it left the impression of the oval in a sort of framed area. This helps as a guide  of where I need to keep the coloring and it also adds a bit of interest around the watercolored area.

There were four colors used to get the gradient look, applied in layers. For a visual demonstration of this project, see the video links below. (The video for coloring the mermaid image is in my Stampin Blends Online Class)

Magical Mermaid clean and simple card by Jenny Hall at for #stampinup #cardmaking #watercolor #videotutorial #scrapbooking #magicalmermaid #mermaidstamp #stampinblends #alcoholmarkers #papercrafts    Magical Mermaid clean and simple card by Jenny Hall at for #stampinup #cardmaking #watercolor #videotutorial #scrapbooking #magicalmermaid #mermaidstamp #stampinblends #alcoholmarkers #papercrafts

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For a visual demonstration of this project, CLICK HERE to view on You Tube.


Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂

Magical Mermaid clean and simple card by Jenny Hall at for #stampinup #cardmaking #watercolor #videotutorial #scrapbooking #magicalmermaid #mermaidstamp #stampinblends #alcoholmarkers #papercrafts

Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.

-Jenny Hall

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Crazy Crafters Blog Hop Guest Designer card with daisies by Jenny Hall at for cardmaking, scrapbooking, video tutorials, papercraft gifts and more!        simple watercoloring for cardmaking with Stampin Up supplies and free video tutorial at by Jenny Hall Designs for cardmaking papercrafts stamping and scrapbooking

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  1. Gorgeous colouring of your magical mermaid, Jenny! Love the beautiful watercoloured background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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