Hello everyone! Kimberly here with a fun and sweet card, that also happens to be a shaker card! The coordinating Designer Stamps and Dies from Let’s Be Mermaids will not only make adorable cards, but the stamps and dies will create amazing accents for your scrapbook layouts!
I started by die cutting the mermaid image from Mermaid Kisses Designer Die Set three times. Then I stamped the coordinating mermaid image three times. Once in brown ink, once in purple, and once in pink. I chose my ink colors based on the patterned papers in the collection. I trimmed her tail from the pink stamped image and adhered it onto the brown image. I repeated that for her seashell top in purple. It’s a simple way to add depth and color to a solid stamp image.
I also added some glittery enamel dots! The Let’s Be Mermaids Enamel dots are glittery! I am so excited. They look perfect lined up in her hair, almost like a crown.
There are so many wonderful images in Mermaid Kisses Designer Stamps, that I wanted to create a background scene. To keep the focus on the sweet mermaid, I stamped the images in the background in subtler colors. Those images included the castle, seaweed and fish. For a couple of the fish, I stamped without re-inking, creating even more depth.
To make the shaker part of the card, I cut a rectangle from a piece of patterned paper from the Let’s Be Mermaids 6x6 paper pad. A piece of acetate (clear, thin plastic) was adhered to the back. Along with the acetate, strips of foam adhesive were added to the edges.
Sequins and seed beads were poured onto the acetate. Then the foam adhesive backing was removed. The mermaid and her background were laid over the top, and then the fun of shaking could begin!
Over the front, I added a few more stickers from the Let’s Be Mermaids Elements Stickers sheet. Once again, adding more depth by placing them on the very front.
Who’s ready to swim with the mermaids?