Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Mermaid Wishes And Star Fish Kisses

Good Morning!
Back again on the Dies R Us Blog.

Check out my latest Shaker card!

I found this wonderful  Cheapo Dies Mermaid die in the Dies R Us Store.
She is magical AND affordable!

Cheapo Dies - Mermaid

And she complimented these Frantic Stamper Beach Comber shell dies beautifully.

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Beach Comber Icons

Here's how I created her:  

I cut all the dies from White card stock.

All cuts were colored with Copic Markers.

Adding Stickles for lots of sparkle and shine, which can be found in the Dies R Us Store.

Using Spellbinders dies in Standard and Lacy Circles I cut my layers to create the Shaker portion of my card.  Teal Backdrop, White Insert, Fun Foam Frame, Acetate, Teal Frame.

My ocean background was created by sponging Oxide Inks on to White card stock.
I also added water drops to lift some of the ink and then splattered White Craft Paint using and old toothbrush.  I assembled my Shaker part and added glitter and sequins in all shades of Blues and Greens.  Adding my shells as a border below my Shaker. 

Using the Best Glue Ever I placed my beautiful Mermaid on the Acetate.  Adding Adhesive Pearls to my Mermaid, creating a necklace and waistline and a few on the card base and shell border.

Inside Shell Border stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.
Gifts From The Sea by Gina K Designs.

Lots of dimension!

She is magical!

This card will also be entered into the following Challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday, Use A Die Or A Punch
Simon Says Work It Wednesday, The Great Outdoors
Scrapy Land, Anything Goes

Here's what I used:

Cheapo Dies - Mermaid

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Beach Comber Icons

Stickles Glitter Glue - Gold

Best Glue Ever

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Broken China

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  1. Beautiful shaker card! Your dies are fantastic. Love the coloring and the sparkle.

  2. This is really amazing Donna! I always think I don't need a mermaid...but now you have me changing my mind once again! Your step by step photos are super helpful too! Awesome job!!

  3. I love that you made this one a shaker card. The sea is so fantastic with the mermaid in it. A magic card.