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!

Linda

Product List

Magical Mermaid Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$20.00

Bokeh Dots Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$15.00

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

$7.75

Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

$6.00

Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Ivory Stampin' Blends Marker

$4.50

Daffodil Delight Light Stampin' Blends Marker

$4.50

Bermuda Bay Light Stampin' Blends Marker

$4.50

Pearl Basic Jewels

$5.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00