Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday!

Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday!

One of my favourite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets is the Magical Mermaid stamp set! I just love the images in this amazing set!

I created three cards with this set, all in my favourite technique, ink blending. For each card, the base is created from Whisper White Thick Cardstock. For the front, I sponged Whisper White Cardstock with the Stamping Sponges in three colours ink, Bermuda Bay, Balmy Blue and Pool Party. Ink blending sounds hard, but it’s actually a very easy and fun technique. Dip your sponge on an ink pad of choice and then sponge in circling movements over your project. To get the best result, apply a few layers until your satisfied with the end result.

The outline of the mermaid image is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then I coloured the image with the Stampin’ Blends Markers. These markers come in two colours, a light and darker one, so applying shading in your colouring was never easier. I used the Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight and Petal Pink Markers for this mermaid. I added some Glitter Enamel Dots on my background. You can never have too much glitter, right?

I love stamping the stripes on the side of my cards, giving it a little extra, a bit of a personal signature to my cards maybe. The striped image comes from the stamp set Tropical Chic. The text for these cards is stamped on Basic Black Cardstock with Versamark Ink. Sprinkle your stamped image with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tip the excess off your image. Heat it with a Heat Tool to get a great textured white text. For this mermaid, I used the Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I spattered some Bermuda Bay ink on the white parts of this card.

On my square card, I stamped the little mermaid image in circles with Bermuda Bay ink. On the front I stamped two of them in Lovely Lipstick ink and placed them with Stampin’ Dimensionals on to the card. All the images are fussy cut. To give your sponged background a bit of an extra touch, add some water spatters on your paper.

I totally love the stitched look, so for my cards I used a stitched border from the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies and a square for my text on the last card from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

Create what you love, happy stamping everyone!

~ Linda van Wely

Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team


Thank you, Linda, for creating and sharing these beautiful mermaid cards! Our friends at Stampin’ Up! would love to share a fun prize package with one lucky reader that includes the Magical Mermaid clear-mount stamp set and 3 sets of Stampin’ Blends in the following colours: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight!

Thank you Stampin’ Up! for joining us once again and a fun prize package this month! For an opportunity to win this amazing set be sure to leave a comment below by October 31st! Good luck!

Last month…

If you joined us in September, Stampin’ Up! offered a fun prize package including the Blow Out The Candles Bundle and the Birthday Backgrounds Clear-Mount stamp set! And the winner is…

What a cute birthday set! And love the colors you used…purple being my favorite color. Love seeing the different ways everyone uses a set for their cards. ~ Ellen Fayard September 9, 2018 at 11:44 pm

Congratulations Ellen! Please send us your mailing information along with your telephone number to and please put “Stampin’ Up! winner” in your reference line. We’ll send that off to Stampin’ Up! and your prize will be on its way shortly.

Hope you enjoyed today’s Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday! Be sure to visit all our past posts with Stampin’ Up! too! Just search “Stampin’ Up!” in the search box to the right.

Enjoy your weekend!

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  1. Alma Dirpaul October 13, 2018 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing these Stampin Up Saturday inspirations. Love ‘me.

  2. Chantale Desjardins October 13, 2018 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Thanks you so much Stamping up for this amazing price.

  3. Karen Weisher October 13, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Wow… the colors you chose for your cards. Perfect for the ocean and mermaid… I want this set. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Marlene October 13, 2018 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Aren’t these cards lovely. Thanks for the great giveaway. Stamps and blends add so much to our card making. Thanks for making our craft so interesting!

  5. Sue D October 13, 2018 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Wonderful mermaid set and colors.

  6. Jeanne Beam October 13, 2018 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    I just love mermaids and this stamp set is awesome.
    Thanks for a chance to win…

  7. Sharon P. October 13, 2018 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Stamp set is wonderful! Love the cards!

  8. Claudia October 13, 2018 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    What a lovely stamp set. It would nicely complement my other marine-related stamps.

  9. Kailash October 13, 2018 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Love this beautiful set and the cards showcasing it!

  10. Bernice Janssen October 13, 2018 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Wonderful stamp set…I would certainly love to have this!

  11. Marcia Scantlin October 13, 2018 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful mermaid and examples.s

  12. Debby MacLean October 13, 2018 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    So beautiful. Love this set. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Angela Lunn October 13, 2018 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Can’t get enough of mermaids! This stamp set is so neat! Thank you for the chance to win.

  14. Nina Oelke October 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Cute cards. Stampin Up never fails to delight! ❤️

  15. Andre M. October 13, 2018 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    These cards are just so dreamy. Thanks for the chance.

  16. ms.thanhvo October 13, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    These are such gorgeous cards, Linda!!! So beautiful with the technique you did to give the water splash look.

  17. Janice Chandonnet October 13, 2018 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Great stamp set and beautiful colors!

  18. Michelle Montemurro October 13, 2018 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Beautiful coloring. I love the pink mermaid and the ocean.

  19. Carla Hundley October 13, 2018 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    This Mermaid stamp set
    is gorgeous and would be
    an awesome gift to win!
    Carla from Utah

  20. Chantal Berry October 13, 2018 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful mermaid set! And love the colors you used, Bermuda Bay is my absolute fave. Love seeing the different ways the stamps have been used on the cards.

  21. Jan Lariviere October 13, 2018 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    Thanks fir the add and for the post

  22. Maryanne Bruette October 13, 2018 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    I wasn’t sure when I first saw this stamp set but now seeing the gorgeous cards, I have changed my thinking & really want to get this. Love Stampinup for their quality products!

  23. Leanne S October 14, 2018 at 6:35 am - Reply

    Beautiful card & mermaid stamp set.

  24. Debbie Warren October 14, 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Wow. I love the mermaid stamp set. I haven’t seen one so detailed before. Nice to have the chance to win it. Would have lots of uses for it. Thanks!!

  25. Debbie Warren October 14, 2018 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Really love the detail in the stamp set. Will have lots of uses for this set. Thanks for the chance to win this.

  26. Marilyn October 14, 2018 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Perfect for card making with granddaughters
    Thank you

  27. Penny Hanuszak October 14, 2018 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Linda has created three beautiful and magical cards with the Magical Mermaid set and stamping blends. Amazing water backgrounds that look so realistic. I really like the water droplet effect and the sponge blending she did. This set is now on my wishlist! Awesome!

  28. C Sterling October 14, 2018 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    This is such a lovely set! Thank you for sharing such great techniques!

  29. Jean Marmo October 14, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    How beautiful! This mermaid is fantastic! Would love to try these!

  30. Jurist Tran October 14, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Wat a beautiful card and great tips and techniques. I love Stampinup products and this mermaid set is on my wish list! Thanks for the chance and love SCT and their generous sponsor giveaways! Pick me!

  31. Debra Patton October 14, 2018 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Love the water splatter technique. It is perfect for these mermaid cards!

  32. Cindy P. October 14, 2018 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    This Mermaid stamp set is gorgeous!! Thanks for the chance to win !!

  33. Karen C October 14, 2018 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    This stamp set has been on my wishlist for awhile!!! Such beautiful cards,,,thank you for sharing and the chance to win!

  34. lee October 14, 2018 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Thank you Stampn up! such great products and inspiration!

  35. Kirsty Vittetoe October 15, 2018 at 1:46 am - Reply

    So creative and beautiful!

  36. Arianna Barbara October 15, 2018 at 6:07 am - Reply

    Awesome mermaid cards!!! Colors are amazing!!!
    Congrats Ellen!!!

  37. Mary Holshouser October 15, 2018 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I’ve seen the mermaid and wasn’t impressed but
    after seeing these cards, I’ve changed my mind.
    Love the card with all of the fish.
    thanks for sharing

  38. Christine Kiehl October 15, 2018 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    I love Stampin up Saturdays! This is a great stamp set; like all of their products! I love what you did with it! nicely done!

  39. shartl October 15, 2018 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Oooh, I love this beautiful Mermaid set and always like whatever Stampin Up comes up with. The stampin blends would be awesome to try out as well!

  40. Heather Parry October 16, 2018 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Beautiful projects and I think this may very well be my favourite mermaid stamp set so far!

  41. Lori A. Geise October 16, 2018 at 11:17 am - Reply

    I would love to win this mermaid 🧜‍♀️ set. My daughter loves them. I can see layouts as well as cards with this set. It would make both my daughter and I happy, happy, happy.

  42. Debbie Siddle October 17, 2018 at 4:42 am - Reply

    Love anything to do with the seaside, but this prize is magical. xx

  43. Karen Capern October 18, 2018 at 10:24 am - Reply

    What lovely cards! The stamp set has so many possibilities … the blends are sure to help!

  44. Stephanie A Rodgers October 19, 2018 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    I didn’t even realize Stampin’ Up! had a mermaid set! Guess I better call my demonstrator and get the newest catalog! lol These samples are awesome, and they’re making me want to create! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  45. Jeanette Y October 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Love the gorgeous cards! This is a beautiful stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win!

  46. Tracy Ross October 19, 2018 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    really pretty cards – love the color combinations and your blending is terrific!

  47. Cara Feeney October 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Perfect! I’m a mermaid. That’s for the inspiration and opportunity to win.

  48. Meghan Kennihan October 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Mermaids are the best! Thank you for the great ideas and gorgeous colors!

  49. Denise Bryant October 19, 2018 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    Love this beautiful mermaid set!

  50. Janine Pont October 20, 2018 at 3:13 am - Reply

    Wow! Love Linda’s work! The middle one’s my favourite, but they are all so great!

  51. Pat McMullin October 21, 2018 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Beautiful backgrounds, I am going to have. to try that! I would absolutely love this stamp set!

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