Monday, June 5, 2017

BBTB2: Be a Mermaid Tag Using Gelli Plate and Cricut

It's Summertime at Bitten By the Bug2.  Our 'hot' challenge this week is to show us your summer-themed cards and projects.  Link them up to our blog and show us what Cricut projects remind you of summer.

When I think of retreats and mermaids, my mind goes to the beach. Our group of crafty girls got together last year for our 6th annual retreat.  We were at Dillon Beach, in Northern California where we rented a house with a great view of the ocean.  We had a large living room area which we cleared out and put in our tables and chairs so we could craft all weekend.  We made quite a mess - we all bring at least 4 tote bags of supplies and paper - it's amazing.

These are the tags that I created for the event.  I used the 'Mermaid Iron-on' icon for the saying and added words using the Easton font.  I then used the 'Print then Cut' feature to print on plain paper and glued it to my tag.  The Mermaid saying is "always be yourself, unless you can be a mermaid. then always be a mermaid."  The painting on the tag was done using a Gelli plate with a template I created from the Scallop Pattern on the Mermaid Party cartridge.  I first used a turquoise blue print and then a slight bit of white to top it off - it was supposed to resemble ocean waves.  I really loved how it turned out.   I also attached a second tag that had rick rack wound around it as part of the swag items.   I really liked working 'out of the box' on this one.

Have a Great Summer Everyone!

Linked to the Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge - #303 - Summer
Linked to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


  1. These are fabulous! ~Janis, BBTB2 DT Sister

  2. Oh, that sounds like sooo much fun! How can you go wrong with being at the beach AND crafting! The tags are amazing. Love the scallop pattern, sure looks like waves. Nice job!

  3. Maureen, I have to say that these Mermaid tags are pure eye candy. I have been admiring them since you first posted to the unpublished blog! I love the mermaid and the saying, but WOW (!), that scaly background is fabulous! What an amazing work of art!!

  4. Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  5. I wish I lived close enough to be part of your crafty group! The retreat sounds so fun and I could definitely get my craft on with an ocean view, lol! The tags are SO cool-and I LOVE the saying!

  6. Super cute!!!!! Love these tags! Thanks for playing along at Hiding In My Craft Room! Miranda DT