Bokeh Dots, Magical Mermaid

Have a Magical (Mermaid) Birthday!

Hello! Today’s card was forming in my head as soon as I saw the Bokeh Dots stamp set in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

I think the mermaid in Magical Mermaid is beautiful and I thought this Bokeh Dots stamp was the perfect backdrop.

To be honest I was a bit disappointed when I saw how small the stamps were. I knew they weren’t background stamps, but I did think they were bigger. They are about 2″ x 3″. These are using the new DistINKtive process and I heard they made the stamps to fit on a stamp pad so you don’t get lines from the edge of the stamp pad. I think these Bokeh Dots stamps are very pretty so I’ll get over the size.

TIP: You don’t want to use these with a really juicy stamp pad. I think these work best with a stamp pad that is a bit drier, but not really dry. Most of my new stamp pads were pretty juicy but I was able to mitigate that with the spoon method – take a plastic spoon and firmly rub the back of the spoon back and forth across the pad, pushing the ink down and out.

The mermaid is bigger than the stamp but I still really like how it looks! And the pearls added the perfect finishing touch.

TIP: I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Bokeh Dots. I didn’t do a perfect job of centering the stamp, but I wasn’t really trying – I was just playing when I stamped this. I think the Stamparatus is great for this, and then you can easily make duplicates!

Thanks for stopping by!


Product List

Magical Mermaid Clear-Mount Stamp Set


Bokeh Dots Clear-Mount Stamp Set


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock


Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad


Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad


Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack


Ivory Stampin' Blends Marker


Daffodil Delight Light Stampin' Blends Marker


Bermuda Bay Light Stampin' Blends Marker


Pearl Basic Jewels


Stampin' Dimensionals