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StampInsanity Challenge #8: Mystic Beauties Release & Easel Card

Another week has flown by! It’s time for a fantastic new release from StampInsanity! Beth has 3 gorgeous new images that are being released today! And they are only available at the Stamp Happens shop!

This week’s challenge is to create an easel card. And of course, the Groovy Gurlz had to use the one of the new Mystic Beauties (no twisting of the arm there! I love ‘em!). To learn how to make an easel card, click HERE for a really easy tutorial. I was a little worried about this at first… More measuring? Yikes! But honestly, it’s super easy to make and looks so cool when it’s done!

This is the Pearl Princess. Isn’t she lovely? This is a straight on view of the card, so you don’t really see that it’s an easel. Here’s a different shot.


See how it’s standing? Pretty neat right? The sentiment says: “A circle is round, it has no end; that’s how long I’ll be your friend.” Please note, the sentiment is part of a totally different new release that will be available next Thursday! I just wanted to give ya a little sneak peek!


Here’s a closer look at my Pearl Princess. I love making mermaids green… She’s colored in with my colored pencils and some various Sakura pens. Check out the glitz!


Her eyes, lips, shells, and pearls are all metallic or glittery. Oh! And her fins are colored with a metallic gold pencil. So now it’s your turn! Come and play with the Groovy Gurlz of StampInsanity! Here’s why:

1. Each time you enter a challenge for the month, you will receive one entry into an end of month drawing for a free digi of your choice. If you use an SIS image, you get another entry. The drawing will be done on the first day of the next month.

2. Then, the top 3 entries each week will receive an “I grooved with the Gurlz” badge to display on their blogs. We'll distribute the badges on the day of the new challenges.

Doesn’t that sound great? Are you inspired yet? Make an easel card and show us what you’ve got!

But, for now, please be sure to stop by the rest of the Groovy Gurlz!!!

Jacquie Jennifer Lisa

Margie Sarabeth Suzi Tonya

My card also works for the Scrap, Stamp and Doodle Blog and the Crafty Creations Blog. Thanks for stopping by! Have an inspiring day!!!


Tonya Klar said…
This is fantastic, Alison! You absolutely rock this with your mystical self!!
Erica said…
This is too cool! I love everything about it! i can't wait til next week to see this new sentiment set.
So cool! I love all of the glitteriness!:)

Danielle said…
WOW! That easel card is HOT!! and the mermaid is so pretty!! This card is Bitchin'!! for sure!!
Beth said…
Freaking COOL! Your work always rocks!! LOVE this one!! xx Great job! :)
Randi said…
Wild!!! You always have such a unique, cool take on images!! Your creativity amazes me!! Have a wonderful weekend Alison!
Mrs Weyremaster said…
I love your green mermaid, she's so beautiful. Love how you've coloured her, her hair and fins are gorgeous.

I love you style:)
Alex said…
This is wonderful Alison. I like the way you did the pearl!
Fuzzy Slippers said…
Wonderful card! I love the sparkle and I adore that you made your mermaid green. Thanks for playing with us this week at SSDS! :)
craftyb said…
fabulous the sparkle and the pearls are a perfect accent with this image! thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx
Georgia said…
Lovely card! Thanks for playing at the Crafty Creations.
Alyssa S said…
Great card! Love the little pearls in the corner - really adds to the sentiment and the image!

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