Alicia Bel Inspiration Post & Tutorial

Good Morning and welcome to an inspiration post from me for Alicia Bel. I decided to do a quick tutorial today to create a mermaid in a fishbowl card!

When finished it will look something like this....

You will need some cardstock, patterned papers, a mermaid digi (I used the gorgeous Beautiful Little Mermaid for my project), some sea life themed dies, acetate sheet, fish bowl template, glitter card and a sentiment stamp, along with your favourite colouring card and medium. (I do change my mind about what I am using as I make this card, so not all of the items in the photo were used and I added extras too!)

Start off by drawing round the fish bowl template, scoring the lines in the centre as well.

Draw round the 3rd sized layer on what will be the front side of your card and cut out with a craft knife. 

Draw round the second layer in a different colour cardstock for the inside.

Draw round the third layer again but this time on to patterned paper (I used the Under The Sea Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts).

Then cut out all your die cuts and a wavy piece of glitter card for the sand. I did end up cutting out more than I did here as I wanted to embellish the outside of the bowl once I had put it all together.

Colour in your mermaid digi and cut out right up against the outline. I used Copics and the colours are listed below. 

Add a piece of acetate to the front of your card with double sided tape. Add the cardstock and patterned paper layers and die cuts inside and attach your mermaid using 3D foam tape. Add further die cuts to the outside if you want as well. I closed the card using a piece of ribbon and punched two holes through both the front and back using a Crop-a-Dile.

When open your card will look like this! 

Hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial and have a go at making one of these fish bowl cards! 

This card is also for


Stamps: Beautiful Little Mermaid from Alisha Bel, You're Fin-Tastic from My Favorite Things

Papers: Lost Lagoon, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar (Retired), Hello Honey, Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired) & Coastal Cabana (Retired), Champagne Glitter Card all from Stampin' Up, Acetate Sheet, Under The Sea Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Lost Lagoon from STampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Fish Bowl Template from Dutch Doobadoo, Driftwood Dies 6002/0495 & Bubbles & Seaweed Dies 6002/0496 both from Joy Crafts, Under The Sea Dies from La-La Land Crafts, Mini Shells Dies from Impression Obsession

Copics Used:
Skin - E50, E51, E53, E21, R20
Hair - G02, G14, G07, G17, G28
Eyes - BG02, BG05, BG07
Lips - V05, V06, V09
Tail - V12, V15, V17
Starfish - YR04, YR16, YR07
Pearls - V12, BG02, Blender Pen

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Alicia Bel Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards and projects from the DT and why not join in our monthly challenge, Anything Goes or Spring, whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fabulous prizes to be won!


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  2. Sweet Card. Very beautiful colours. I love it. Thanks for joining us at BSC

    DT Brown Sugar Challenge

  3. Hi Vannessa! Many thanks for this tutorial . Mermaid is so fashionable nowadays. it looks great! Good luck from Christelle Crafty Ribbons DT.

  4. This is amazing, your tutorial is fabulous too!
    Many thanks for joining us at CCT this week!


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