Saturday, July 16, 2016

Mermaid Shaker Card

This month at the Gerda Steiner Monthly Progressive Freebie Challenge, Gerda created this darling mermaid scene for us. I decided to use some digital paper behind the digi to create an ocean backdrop for her. I drew a 4X4 inch box cut file using my Silhouette Design Studio software and colored it in with the sea animal background pattern. Then I sized up my mermaid scene by Gerda and added it using the "bring to front" feature. I printed it out, colored the digi with Copic and MEXPY markers and die cut it with a Gina Marie Designs Stitched Square die. I used the duplicate feature to copy just the box with the sea animal pattern and printed a second one out to make the frame for my shaker element. I die cut it using both the largest and second largest dies in the Stitched Square die set by Gina Marie Designs. I did the same with a piece of adhesive-backed foam and die cut a final piece using clear cardstock and the largest die in the set again. I adhered everything and added some beads and sequins for the shaker.
The top-hinge card base was made using a Spellbinder's Grand Square die. I also used a die from that set for the pink layer behind the shaker element.

Here's a look at the inside of the card (die cuts were made using Gina Marie Stitched Square dies):
 I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Monthly Progressive Challenge

A Bit More Time to Craft  (2W,  P1/15, E3) #24 -  Always Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges (2W, P15/last day of the M) #95 - Anything Goes + Option: Flowers + DT Call
Delicious Doodles Challenge (M, P1) July - Beside the Sea
Dies R Us Challenge (2W, P1/15, E3, die cuts) #53 Water and/or Beach
Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies (M, P9, dies) July - Use Dies


  1. This is awesome, Carrie! Love your shaker card! I've got this one printed and ready to go! Love it!

  2. So fun!! Love everything about this fabulous mermaid shaker card!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  3. OH WOW ... what a fun shaker creation! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘WATER and/or BEACH’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  4. I've seen lots of cards using this sweet freebie image. I love your shaker version, such a great choice of DP with fish and the shaker elements also serve as making up a fun, colorful sea bed. Great job! Also want to thank you for the lovely comment you left on my floral card with brushos and gelatos.

  5. Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member

  6. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our " anything goes with optional add flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

  7. Super shaker card!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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