Hello there! Gladys here and I'm excited to be back on the BRI blog today. I have a mermaid shaker card for you with lots of products from different companies. Let's get started shall we?
I always start out by cutting watercolor paper using a stitched rectangle die for my card panel. Then I create my own background colors, this time I used distress oxides inks in wilted violet, broken china, cracked pistachio and fossilized amber. As you can see these inks blend so well together you won't even break a sweat! I splattered some water onto my panel and let it completely air dry.
While that was drying I colored my images from the Mermazing stamp set by My Favorite Things using copic markers. I also used MFT dye inks for the solid images such as the corals and kelp. I used the Mermazing coordinating dies to cut my images.
Back to my card panel, I used the lacy layers die from Waffle Flowers that I scored awhile back during one of the daily deals Vanessa was having. This die is very pretty, it has a scallop edge along with piercing details inside and outside which adds a nice touch. Before adding the acetate I placed my card panel on top of my card base and only glued the inner panel that way it is lined up nicely. I then heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set on the center of the panel and also arranged some of my images. Now I was ready to create the shaker component. I used various Pretty Pink Posh iridescent sequins to match my color scheme. I adhered acetate and foam tape onto the frame and placed it onto my card base. Lastly, I placed the mermaid, rock and kelp on top of the acetate.