Spotlight Ink-Blended Die-cutting | Two-For-One Cards | MFT Mermazing

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a fun project featuring spotlight ink blended die-cutting that results in two cards for one! I
created the two cards using MFT Mermaid Tail Background and Mermazing Stamp sets.

MFT Mermazing

To begin, I stamped the background stamp onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed
one background with white embossing powder and black embossing powder on the other panel. I reached for my Misti to help
me stamp the background in the same spot on both of my panels.


MFT Background

Next, I ink blended the white embossed background using Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, Broken China, and Cracked Pistachio
Distress Ink and left the black embossed panel plain.

MFT Background

In order to achieve the spotlight of the stamped background, I arranged both of the panels one on top of the other and die cut a
heart out of the center of both panels. While the second panel did not cut all the way through, by placing it under the panel
previously, the die left an indentation to place the die and cut it through.

Copic Markers Combination

Mermaid Tail: V09, V06, V04, V01, V000
Hair: YR15, YR18, R29, R59, E47
Dark Turtle: E30, E23, E25, E29, G28, YG17, YG13, YG01
Mermaid tail: BG49, BG45, BG53
Hair: E50, E53, E55, E57
Light Turtle: E40, E42, E43, E40, G28, YG17, YG13, YG00
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20


After coloring and die cutting the images, I added the background panels to a white card base and added the opposite heart die
cut with dimension to highlight the spotlight die-cut. I was able to create two cards at once by using one
background stamp and one die-cut.

I love how the ink blended background perfectly lines up with the black embossed one. I added the stamped sentiment stirps
and added the images to the heart die-cuts and I have two very stunning cards with the effort of one.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

MFT Mermazing ~ Copic Colored ~ Sketch Challenge 347

I finally had a chance to pull out MFT’s Mermazing Stamp set I bought in May to make this week’s card for the MFT Sketch Challenge-Sketch 347.

MFT Mermazing stamp colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

I first stamped the mermaid sitting onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and masked her to stamp the rock behind that she would be sitting on. I also stamped two more rocks as individual pieces.

I used Copic markers to color all of my images in the following combinations:

Skin: E50, E51 and E53
Hair: E50, E53, YR21, YR23, E35 and E37
Tail/hair piece/top: BG10 and BG13, I also used tip to tip for the medium shade blend
Rocks: E31, E35 and E37

MFT Mermazing stamp colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

I fussy cut all of the images and set them aside for the moment. I wanted a sun set as the background for the little mermaid, and I used a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock, an MFT Radiating Rays Stencil and Distress ink to create it.

To put this card together, I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Echo Park Sweet Summertime paper pad using the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables from Lawn Fawn and adhered it to a top folding A2 sized card base. I took the sun rays background and die cut it using a circle die from Hero Arts Infinity Dies and then cut it in half.

MFT Mermazing stamp colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.  I arranged all of the pieces on top of the patterned paper, added a sentiment from the stamp set and a few enamel dots from Echo Park Petticoats and Pinstripes Enamel Dots collection to complete this card.

I really like the end result of this card and I’ve got a perfect little girl to give this card to. Until next time thanks for stopping by and always sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information 

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