Hello! I can’t get enough of mermaid cards, shaker cards, or the awesome Ocean Scene Builder stencils. So why not use them all on this underwater mermaid scene shaker card?!!! Many times when I create shaker scene cards, I like for the frame of the shaker to blend seamlessly into the inside of the shaker for a continuous scene.
For the background I painted watercolor cardstock with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. Once the background was completely dry (I used a heat tool to speed up dry time), I layered more of the paint on top through the Ocean Scene Builder Stencils for an awesome underwater ocean look. These stencils are fabulous for creating that light filtering effect!
Once dry, I die cut a rectangle from the center of the panel using an A2 Double Stitched Frame Die. The center background piece was adhered to a white top fold card base using the frame as a guide to perfectly center it.
Greetings from the Mermaid Song Stamp Set and bubbles from the Swimming By and Under The Sea Stamp Sets were stamped on a piece of acetate using white StazOn Ink. With the greeting stamped on the acetate shaker window, it will always be legible and doesn’t get covered up by the shaker material.
The mermaid and turtle from the Swimming By Stamp Set, seaweed from the Under The Sea Stamp Set, and the starfish from the Mermaid Song Stamp Set were stamped on smooth white cardstock using black ink, colored with Copic Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. The mermaid was adhered to the inside of the shaker and the hair and mermaid tail were embellished with a white pen and a glitter pen.
The front of the shaker was adorned with the rest of the images as shown.
Two layers of foam tape were used around the outer edges of the shaker, filled with a sequin mix and the front of the shaker was adhered in place.
The card was finished by adhering additional sequins to the card front and filling in the bubbles and starfish eyes with Glossy Accents.