Mistletoe Kisses - Sami Stamps Release!!!

Hi everyone and Happy Friday!!!!
It is time once again for a new Sami Stamps release!!  You're going to totally love this one, it's all about Christmas Mermaids!!  Eek!!  So fun!

For my card this week, I've used the lovely Mistletoe Kisses Mermaid.
I just love this image so much!  This card took me several attempts though...I had this really fun idea in my head to have some sort of watery swirled looking background behind the kissing mermaid and fish.  After a couple practices, I felt ready to put it on the card.  Well...first round I messed up big time and had to scrap it.  Second round, I sprayed the background too many times and it smeared quite a bit...but I went with it anyhow hoping to salvage it...and failed again.  I had tried to turn it into a shaker card and ended up loading so much stuff into the shaker that the image ended up covered completely...so scraped that.

And tried again.  This time, I went slow with my swirls and I carefully misted the background, checking after each spritz to make sure it wasn't too saturated.  And it turned out perfect!  To do the watery background, I just cut a couple of masks with a border die and swiped my ink blending tool away from it to get a faded line.

I printed off the image twice so I could get more of a 3D look by layering them together with foam tape in between.  To add a little more excitement to the present, I took some silver thread and wound it around in loops behind the bow.  I also stuffed a couple bows in the lower right corner to get a fun shoot of string there as well.

To finish it all off, I just scattered some pearls around the image and heat embossed my sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas Elegant Christmas stamp set (appears to be sold out since I can't find the link to it..)!!  That sentiment just seemed perfect for this lovey image! Fun fun!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    613 Avenue Create #98-Anything Goes/Hello
    Catered Crop-Anything Goes
    Crafty Catz #256-Winter Theme
    Delightful Challenge-Add Bling
    Sweet Sunday Sketch #245
    The Cat's Pajamas #279-Anything Goes
    Word Art Wednesday #159-Anything Goes

So be sure to visit Sami Stamps today and check out all the awesome DT creations!!  And don't forget about our Anything Goes challenge!!

Thanks for stopping by! <3


  1. Emily, you did a fantastic job on this! Your coloring is beautiful, and I like all the elements you've added. It really looks like water!

  2. so stunning emily.i love your mermaid and your colouring is fabulous :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Beautiful card. Your image is so cute. Love the colours and the general design. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Cheers,

  4. Your coloring is beautiful - a really fun and different Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at The Cat's Pajamas.

  5. This is really cute, Emily. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us this week, and please join us again soon. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too!
    God bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Thank you so much for joining us for our Word Art Challenge this week. We are always so grateful to have someone with your talents showcase projects for our challenges. Thank you for joining us...we appreciate you so much.
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

  7. Emily, that image is the cutest! A Christmas mermaid! Who would have thought? Thanks for joining our "You're a Gem" challenge this week at Delightful Challenges. Julie, DT member

  8. Loving your work and what a lovely Blog you have too. I justr wanted to say thank you for your lovely comment on my Blog today. Judy x

  9. WOWZER!! That is quite a fancy cut image lady!! Your coloring is always so gorgeous Emily!! I love that she's a festive mermaid too!! LOL!! Beautiful work my friend and wishing you a very blessed Thanksgiving!! :)

  10. Very cute card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Crafty Catz! Ingrid x