Strong Women Make Waves

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a great week and looking forward to the weekend that’s rapidly approaching! I’ve popped in this morning to share an awesome Tape Runner DT inspiration project! I created a fun friendship card featuring some sassy mermaids, and of course, all panels were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner! The mermaid stamps and dies have been in my stash for a bit just begging to be used, and I had a good play with a stencil and translucent embossing paste along with some mists and gorgeous foils – this was totally fun putting together!

As mentioned above, all panels were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner. Wet glue was used only to adhere the gemstones. I cut a standard A2 size card base from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Lagoon cardstock along with layering panels from CutCardStock Basis Teal and Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock which I adhered together and then to the card base. I used DreamWeaver Translucent Embossing Paste and the Taylored Expressions Splash Stencil to create the background on a piece of Strathmore Cotton Watercolor cardstock and allowed it to dry. Next I sprayed Tattered Angels It’s Blue Glimmer Mist and Shade Simply Sheer Mist which gave the background some ‘sea’ color while keeping the splashes white, and then adhered it to the card base once dry.

I then created three mermaid tails using the Taylored Expressions Be A Mermaid detailed die along with DecoFoil Peel-N-Stick Toner Sheet and DecoFoil Glass Slipper, Rainglow and Purple Foil Transfer Sheets which I adhered to solid mermaid tails cut from CutCardStock Bright Gold and Bright Silver cardstock and then adhered to the card front. I stamped the sentiment in Catherine Pooler Bay Breeze ink on Solar White cardstock, trimmed it, and adhered it to the bottom of the card front. The finishing touch was adding several Taylored Expressions White Rhinestones.

I cut the inside panel from 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a leftover strip trimmed from the background on the front and a narrow strip of teal cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For Almost Everything stamp set in teal ink on a scrap piece of Solar White cardstock, trimmed it and adhered it to the panel, then layered the panel on teal cardstock.

And one more peek… I really love how this one turned out! And it’s always great to have awesome adhesive to hold it all together!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Alphabet Challenge Blog: D is for Die Cuts
3. Classic Design Challenge: #5 May Anything Goes
4. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #123 – Anything Goes Always
5. Crafty Catz: #596 – Anything Goes w/ optional Add Some Pink
6. International Art & Soul: #133 – 3 of Something
7. Paperbabe Stamps: #168 – Anything Goes
8. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #05 – Anything Goes

Tape Runner products used:
Retractable Tape Runner

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Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Cotton Watercolor 5×7 cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Lagoon cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Bright Gold Foil cardstock, CutCardStock Bright Silver Foil cardstock
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Be A Mermaid stamp set, Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For Almost Everything stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Bay Breeze ink
Dies/Punches: Taylored Expressions Be A Mermaid die set
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamping tool, Big Shot, DecoFoil Glass Slipper, Rainglow and Purple Transfer Sheets, DecoFoil Peel-N-Stick Toner Sheets, brayer, DreamWeaver Translucent Embossing Paste, DecoFoil Stencil Pal, Taylored Expressions Splash Stencil, Tattered Angels It’s Blue Glimmer Mist and Shade Simply Sheer Mist, Taylored Expressions White Rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get your craft on! Be sure to check out the ah-mazing Tape Runner, Retractable Tape Runner and Highlight Tape Runner at! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

7 thoughts on “Strong Women Make Waves”

  1. Oh my those mermaid tails are gorgeous with the foil! Really love the blended rainbow colors! The background turned out so pretty too! Really fun card Leslie!

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  2. GORgeous colours and design.
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.
    GDT Chrissyxx

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