Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wide, wide as the ocean....

I have just a very quick post today. This is my final Shaker card. For this one I followed the directions given on SCS and made my own shaker.

I found this wonderful ocean paper at my LSS. It's by BoBunny called Paradise Locals. Even though it is a double sided paper, I chose to use the 'ocean' side for my card. I have used several Magnolia images on this card. First is #306 Little Mermaid Tilda. I created an underwater scene using #432 Sea Weed. The Seaweed was stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with Alexandrite Embossing Powder. I purchased this embossing powder from a person who mixed their own colors, so I don't have a source of this specific powder. I will give a detailed recipe at the end of my post for those who are interested in knowing what I used in making this card.

Here is my card...

As you can see I added Dew Drops as the little shaking bits. They are, however, just a little too thick and they don't shake very well. I also added them to some of the circles on the embossed seaweed.

Inside my card I added some Flourishes using the same cardstock as my mats and again I stamped and embossed the seaweed and added some more Dew Drops. The little Sea Horse is mounted on pop dots to have her swimming above the other images. The Sea Horses were stamped on a very different paper that has a swirl texture to it and so reflects the light. They look a bit more shimmer in the photo than IRL.

For the notation portion I repeated the Nestie shape and then added the sentiment, which is from SU, and used one of my Fancy Labels shapes by Spellbinders. Another Seahorse was adhered with pop dots and a couple of Dew Drop 'bubbles' were added.

Here is my card recipe...

Mermaid Tilda ...
Copics Used -
Skin - E00,000,0000
Hair - E13, 15, 17, 18
Bra - EE35, 34, 30, 000
Tail - BG10, 32, R12, B34, B0000 Waterfall Stickles
Bubbles - BG10 and Stardust Stickles

Cardstock - Whisper White, Not Quite Navy (SU)

Seahorses - BG32, 10, B34, 21, R21, Stardust Stickles
Flourishes - Sissix
Dew Drops - I picked out some blue ones from my Spring Bloom bottle
ScorTape, pop dots, FabricTac
Sewing Machine and thread


  1. Gorgeous! I really like the addition of the seaweed to the DP.


  2. A beautiful card Barb!
    That blue is so lovely. what agood idea putting those dew drops in the shaker. They looks so like bubbles.
    I hope you are starting to feel better Barb. It's awful not being able to craft. I pray that you get better quickly.
    Hugs Maz

  3. Wonderful shades of blue. Another shaker idea, great! The embossed seaweed is lovely and the card is totally delightful.
    Sue S.

  4. OMG.......and how long did it take you to make this beautiful creation?? Love all the details - this card is stunning Barb!!
    Deb T.

  5. Beautiful card, Barb!! I love the idea of the dew drops with Mermaid Tilda! You're so creative! Gorgeous papers and love the inside too! HOpe you're feeling ok!
    hugs, Sharon

  6. Very nice "underwater" theme here! I love the dew drops and the seaweed you stamped and embossed. Hugs, Cami

  7. Oh Barb,
    I have fallen in love with all of your shaker cards!
    This one is delightful. LOVE that you used the dew drops inside ( thick or not ). Tilda is simply gorgeous!!!
    Really like your specialty embossing powder and the addtion of the sea horses :o)
    Hope you feel better REALLY SOOON....
    Hugs, Candy

  8. Just soooo pretty!!! I love the whole scene...everything goes together so perfectly! Hope you are feeling stronger each day!

  9. Gorgeous card with perfect DP. Love the undersea coloring and the beautiful shaker you made. The seahorse inside with dew drops are so cute!!

  10. What a great design for another terrific shaker card! The dew drops are the perfect addition for your bubbles to go along with the adorable Mermaid Tilda! Great job again Barb! Hope you're doing well!

  11. Lovely card. It's just all-around cute.

  12. Oh love this! Those papers look wonderful with this image! And I love how the dew drops look like bubbles as your shaker parts. This is really wonderful, Barb! hugs, Angela

  13. Stunning my friend, love the added stamped seaweed and that you used the seahorse to decorate the inside, BEAUTIFUL!

  14. Hi Barb...another stunning creation, m'dear!! Such gorgeous colors...and your coloring on Tilda's mermaid tail is spectcular!!! Love the dew drops...they're perfect...they may not shake, but they sure do look like bubbles!! Just delightful!! Pat Frank

  15. Oh Barb, glad you finally corrected your blog cause I sure wouldn't want to have missed this card.. Love the pp and the design.. the mermaid is so perfect for this design and love the little Dew Drops in the shaker.. love the colors you used, looks so real.. and the inside, love the little sea horse and design... a great card..
    Hugs, Jean

  16. Barb, simply adorable. Mermaid Tilda is a real cutie. Hope you're feeling better!



  17. Hello Barb, This card is so adorable!! I love the colors and everything else. I pray for your quick recovery and I also hope that your hubby is doing better too! You guys are in my prayers. Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  18. Hi Barbara, Love this card, the colors are so pretty. I was wondering what to do with my dew drops. What a great idea and they really look like bubbles next to the seahorse!! Hugs Teresa E.

  19. Barb it's absolutely gorgeous!

  20. What a great card. Love the paper with this image and the seaweed and dew drops.

  21. Of all your shaker cards this is my favorite - beautiful workmanship!

  22. Wow so glad I didn't miss seeing your shaker card. holy cow this s beautiful.
    I can see see all the time you put Into it. Thanks for sharing. I love it!

  23. Another little piece of art. You are so talented! I don't have this image, but now I think I want it. Thanks again for sharing.


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