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Shell-Ebrate with Mermaids

Diy, Coloring, Paper crafting, Crafts, Quick Quotes, How to, Tutorial, Color, CardsGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here today with a card I made using the Anchors Aweigh Collection and a stamp I really love. I decided to make a mermaid themed card using the shell pattern from the Anchors Aweigh papers. I started with my stamp and then colored it in using my Copics.

Then I traced, colored and cut out my shell.

Then I used some of my chalking inks and a blender pen to color the top inside of the card.

I decided that I wanted to make the card a pop-up, so I attached some paper to both sides of the "shell" and attached the mermaid.

I added some glitter with my Wink of Stella pen in Clear.

Then I added some iridescent bubbles and did a little more blending on the inside.

Here is the final product.

I had a blast making this card and getting into this month's challenge! I hope you all do too!

 Quick Quotes Products Used:
Anchors Aweigh - 106, 100, & 109
Powder Puff Chalking Inks 2016

Tulle Shaker Mermaid Cards

Supplies, Stamps, How to, Tools, Crafts, Diy, Color, Cards, Graphic, Coloring, Paper craftingGabriela SimsComment

So I have been working on the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge and I have spent about 5 days on these, but I am so happy with the result. 


All boxed up. 

All boxed up. 

I started by stamping all of my mermaids and coloring them, and then fussy cut them all.


A school of mermaids. 

A school of mermaids. 

Then I did some distress ink backgrounds to resemble water and then sewed tulle around the edge to make shaker pockets.

I sewed circles on to make pockets. 

I sewed circles on to make pockets. 

Then I used my We R Memory Keepers DIY Confetti Punch to make "Bubbles" out of glitter paper and trimmed down the tulle.


Almost done. 

Almost done. 

Finally I sewed up the tops and attached them to A2 sized note cards. 




I boxed them up with envelopes to complete the set and shipped them to a friend. 



I hope you try some new ways to make shaker cards and you have the chance to send someone happy mail! Happy crafting! 

The Daily Marker 30 Day -Day 7

Crafts, Graphic, Color, Cards, Diy, Supplies, Stamps, Paper craftingGabriela Sims2 Comments

I'm a little behind, but here are some mermaids that are for a card set for a friend. These were done on Bristol paper with Copic Ciao markers. That's one of my favorite stamps and I stamped the image using Memento in Tuxedo Black. 


7 Mermaids waiting for their close up. 

7 Mermaids waiting for their close up. 

Surprisingly this didn't take that long, fussy cutting them was probably the most tedious part. I will post the completed set when they are done, happy crafting!