Clever Dexter DT – Hello Summer Stampers Delight Chibi Mermaid Salty Kisses

Hi! Have you joined the Clever Dexter monthly challenge? The theme is Hello Summer and our wonderful sponsor is Stampers Delights. The theme also has a wonderful color palette of Peach, Apricot, Sage, Gold and Yellow if that inspires you as well.

Now, here is my second card for this month’s challenge. The stamps are from the Chibi Salty Kisses stamp set and these cute Larvae (baby octopus) was what inspired this card.

Kinjal Trivedi DT Clever Dexter – Hello Summer

The patterned background paper is from Craft Smith Stay magical paper pad. I cut it down to 4 x 5.25 inches and turned it upside down to represent waves. Next, I used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to highlight a few waves and added some Snowflake Tinsel embossing powder to give some shine. I let is dry overnight and added another layer of the Dimensional Magic so that the embossing powder doesn’t continue to flake and let that dry overnight as well. I also splattered some blue and green paint on the background and let it dry using a heat gun.

While that was drying, I cut out the larvae and painted them in using Arteza Gouache Metallic colors Emerald Green and Lavender for the main body, and Apricot and Bubblegum Pink for the suckers on the arms.

Kinjal Trivedi DT Clever Dexter – Hello Summer

The sentiment “I am Inking About You” was printed and die cut using a stitched square frame. I added 3 more layers to create dimension. After everything had dried, it was ready for assembly.

I put foam stickers behind both the larvae before gluing them to the card. To add another element, I used distress oxide blueprint sketch around the edges. I assembled the entire front of the card on a blue cardstock by Recollections on a 4.25 x 5.5 inches folded notecard on 120 lb. Accent Opaque white cardstock.

Kinjal Trivedi DT Clever Dexter – Hello Summer

I finished the card off with some silver sparkle crystals from Studio Katia.

I hope you enjoyed this card and its not to late to head on over to Clever Dexter to enter the Hello Summer challenge.


  • Paper Shelter – Summer Break
  • Creative Knockouts – Die-cuts
  • Use Your Stuff Blog – Summer Fun
  • Color Crazy Challenge – Anything Goes
  • 4 thoughts on “Clever Dexter DT – Hello Summer Stampers Delight Chibi Mermaid Salty Kisses

    1. I love this card – its so creative and so cute! I love the backing you made, as much as the little octopi / octopuses. Thankyou for sharing your creativity with us this challenge – Vic, DT – The Colour Crazy Craft Challenge. x

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