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Hi everyone! How’ it going? Vera here. This past few days been quite a whirlwind as we in Houston felt the wrath of hurricane Harvey. Am definitely very grateful that all our family are safe. It was difficult to watch the city went under water. At the same time, I am so proud of of our city. So many people come together and do what they can to help each other. ย At times like this you will see the best of humanities.

Like many of the Houstonians, I spent the past few days staying in. And, to reduce my stress level, I hide in my craft room and play for a bit to take my mind of things. Out of my stress therapy, I made this fun mermaid card. What?? Anotehr shaker card? Sorry, can’t help it. I love making shaker card. ๐Ÿ™‚



I started by watercoloring a panel of watercolor cardstock. Once it dry (I had no patience waiting, so I simply use my heat gun to speed up the process), die cut the hexagon background using Hexagon Cover Plate Top. Then behind it I adhere a piece of acetate. Then die cut 3 more layers of the hexagon. With fine lines like this it’s easier to cut layers of cardstock to create the depth needed for shaker card rather than using foam adhesive.



Done with all the layering, I then sprinkle the Spring Sequin mix between the hexagon opening.

Just make sure no sequin laying on top of the line so when you glued it nothing will slide out. I basically adhere the card base to ย the shaker panel as to make sure I didn’t shift anything. Then I stamped, color and die cut the mermaid from Swimming By set and add the sentiment.

Oh yes, a little glimmer sure don’t hurt. I covered the mermaid tail with Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker. After all, a mermaid tail has to shimmer to be real, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Well peeps, that’s all from me today. I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration and thank you so much for stopping by here. Cheers….

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5 responses to “Swimming By To Wish You A Happy Birthday”

  1. Christie Simpson says:

    Vera, your cards are quite incredible. I’m brand new to card-making and I’m surprised at all of the creativity out there. Your designs are striking! Thank you for sharing!๐Ÿ’•

  2. Kimberly Perkins says:

    Great to see you and your family are safe. Love the card, shaker cards are good anytime. I live in SW Louisiana and we have felt the affects of Harvey. Take care and keep on crafting. Thanks for sharing your lovely card.

  3. Laurie Page says:

    Brilliant. Headed to my craft room as soon as i post this to use my hexagon die like this. I dont have a mermaid though, but am sure i can improvise. Thanks

  4. Eileen R says:

    So glad you all are safe. Love your card! TFS

  5. Melissa B. says:

    So glad you and your family are safe. Your card is beautiful!