Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Mermaid Friendship

I am one of those guilty of having many images that I haven't used yet.  You win some then you win some more, but you have birthday cards and Christmas cards and DT cards to make and before you know it month's have gone by!
I really fancied making a shaker card, so decided to use the beautiful 'Lilies Commitment' from Ching-Chou Kuik that I won a while ago.  Lilies are my favourite flower and I thought this image would work well as a friendship card. 

I started by colouring the image and fussy-cutting, then decided on a 5x7 card which I made from 350gsm white cardstock.  I cut a slightly smaller piece of dark blue GlitterSilk card to serve as the front of the shaker.  I positioned my image and sentiment to decide where to die cut a circle for the shaker portion. Once the circle was cut I placed it over the card base and pencilled in where it would be.  I coloured the base card with a matching ProMarker to serve as a background for the shaker window. 
I then glued a circle of acetate to the window and added 3D foam tape around all the edges.   I put all my sequins and pearls within the coloured portion of the base card before adhering the window card.  
I finished off by attaching the image and sentiment, plus some silver net and shells.

Product list:
  • White cardstock
  • Dark Blue Core'dinations GlitterSilk
  • X-Cut circle die
  • 3D foam tape
  • Cuttlebug acetate
  • Silver net
  • Pearls
  • Sequins (Walmart)
  • Shells (Michaels)
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Burgundy, Mango, Soft Peach, Pine, Apple, Pumpkin, Amber, Olive, Pear, Black, Ginger, Saffron, Oatmeal, Mint, Tea Green, Sky Blue, Arctic Blue & Powder Blue

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #56 AG
  2. Pile It On - #129 Interactive and/or Birthday
  3. Work It Wednesday - March AG Spring
  4. The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - #171 Easter and/or Spring
  5. TTCRD - AG WK 18th April
  6. World Wide Open Design Team - #21 AG
  7. Ching-Chou Kuik Blog - April Under The Sea
  8. Crafting By Designs - Girls or Flowers
  9. A Perfect Time To Craft - #4 AG
  10. CCC Digi Creations - #71 Add Some Glitter
  11. Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook - April Spring is in the Air


  1. Beautiful Love It. Thanxx For Sharing With Us At Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends
    Sherry @ LPOCF DT

  2. Wow gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Stunning work. I love it. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  3. Back again and again just stunning work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

  4. Beautiful card..
    Nice little card...
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

  5. Oh this is stunning. Love the sparkle. hanks so much for joining in the fun at Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes. And I hope you will come back next week as well.
    Linda DT TTCRD


I am always trying to learn new techniques and improve my cardmaking and colouring skills, so your feedback and comments are greatly appreciated.
Many thanks, Nicola x

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