Good morning Spellbinder Fans.
I have another Spellblogger project to share with you today and I couldn't wait to play with this sweet little Build A Mermaid die.
Its a fantastic set as you get to choose the colour of her hair, tail fin etc.. As all the parts are separate dies even her little sea shell top.
When I received this die I had the idea of making a under the sea themed card and I just had to turn it into a shaker card.
I started with a white square of card and cut an aperture into this. To keep my sequins safe inside my shaker I cut of several square frames to fit the aperture and then glued them all together. Usually about 6 or 8 depends on how big your sequins are.
For my under the sea scene I inked up the background using a blue and green ink pad and then ran this through my platinum machine using the Blistered Embossing Folder from Tammy Tutterow at Spellbinders. I then die cut the Sandcastle from copper mirror card and glued that to my inky background.
I am now ready to assemble my shaker part. I glued the frames over my inky under sea ground and added some sequins I then glued the square of plastic over the top to secure my sequins inside.
I still wanted to create more of a undersea effect so I added a little piece of vellum. I then placed my square of card that I cut with the aperture in over the top and added some foam squares to stick it in place to my base card.
Now I got to have fun with the cute Mermaid. I die cut all the parts I needed and I coloured her hair using promarkers and added the details to her face. I then finished with a few leaves from the Tropics Wild and Free by Debi Adams at Spellbinders.
I really enjoyed making this card as I just love making shaker cards. They just add that fun element to a card and of course all the added the sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week.
Please check out the website at Spellbinders for all the details about the dies I have used.