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Good morning! I was working on a card for the Lawnscaping blog and ended up with three so I’m sharing one over there and two over here! Mermaids everywhere!! 🙂
My first card is quite CAS (I know, I know…almost never happens around here!) 🙂
I had one leftover mermaid from my coloring frenzy and didn’t want to leave her out! So I stamped the sentiment from Lovable Legends with versamark and heat-embossed it with silver embossing powder. Then I adhered my mermaid and seahorse with foam mounting tape and added a healthy covering of spectrum noir clear sparkle!
Then it was shaker time!
When I first got my mermaid set I stamped a ton of mermaids and sea creatures with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder onto watercolor paper. Then I spent an afternoon watercoloring them with my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors before cutting them out with my ScanNCut. Most of my sea creatures went to my Lawnscaping card but I did have a few leftover for my shaker! For this card I started by painting the background with distress inks. I used Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon (of course!), and Chipped Sapphire distress inks. I also added flicks of water to create subtle bubbles throughout my background panel. Next I added my mermaids and their pet narwhals and a small herd of colorful seahorses with foam mounting tape. I stamped the sentiment with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder.
I filled my shaker with a mixture of clear sequins, seed beads, and microbeads to create the look of bubbles! The frame for my shaker was cut with a stitched rectangle die and is mounted with a double layer of foam mounting tape to allow the beads to move freely.
And that’s it! Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you’ll head over to the Lawnscaping blog to see my third card!
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Susan Andrews says
Congrats on two years. Your cards are fabulous, I love shakers cards they are so much fun.
Two successful blog years, good for you. Obviously, it’s because of darling and gorgeous cards like these. So much attention to detail on these little scenes. Just charming and fun.
Maggie B says
Hi Jessica ~ Once again, happy anniversary!! How awesome for you!! These cards are absolutely adorable….and I’m a TOTAL sucker for shaker cards!! Thanks for the inspiration and have an awesome week! ~HUGS~
These are super cute!! Love them!
Congrats on two years! 🙂
Hi Jess, really cute! Of coarse you know I love you be the shaker, lol. The card with all the fish surrounding the mermaid reminds me of Ariel, very cute idea. TFSAAI.
Patt H. says
Happy Anniversary! Love your blog & these adorable cards. The shaker card really caught my eye! Great job!
Taunya Butler says
These are three unbelievably cool and fun under the sea cards – you have done a marvelous job on each one of them, I love how each one has something special about it that makes it shine!!