Hi there! I'm Elena, and thrilled to be guesting with Waffleflower today! I love working with Waffleflower stamps, especially because they are so unique! You won't find a mermaid-monkey stamp anywhere else, hee. I have 2 cards to share with you today. My first card combines Birthday Fishes with Little Mermaids. They pair so naturally together! birthday-fish-card I started out by coloring the sweet monkey with the seashell in her hair, the algae, the big balloon fish and the smaller fish. Once I colored them with copics, I die-cut them and assembled them onto a circle die-cut. I love the little fish staring at the fish balloon! Cracks me right up. birthday-fish-closeup Instead of masking, I've taken to making my die-cut images look more seamless by drawing in extra lines. Like I did on the monkey's hand that is holding the balloon string. My next card uses Little Mermaids exclusively: Perfect-day-card I colored both mermaids, and other images from the set (the pearl, of course! to go with the sentiment.) I arranged them all onto a Doily Square Die. I die-cut a square into the center of the doily using the inset square provided with the die-set. It is the perfect frame to match the jewel on the monkey's head. perfect-day-closeup I colored the little jewel drops around the doily in pink, to really match the jewel on the monkey's head. I hope you like the 2 cards I created! -- Elena