Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps: Magical Mermaid

Hello friends! I'm here to share with you a fun suspended shaker card using the lovable Magical Mermaid stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps.

I stamped the images, colored them with Copic markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies. I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment "you Mermaid to be awesome" on heat resistant acetate and adhered it to a frame. This served as the window for the shaker card. I distressed the background with Distress inks and added splatters of water on trimmed watercolor cardstock.

Here comes the fun part. I suspended the jellyfish so that they don't turn upside down when the card is shaken but still move around in a controlled motion. I did this by taping clear thread behind the adorable jellyfish, and loosely sandwiching the thread on the top and the bottom of the foam adhesive (shown below). After adding the fish and some clear sparkly beads from Pretty Pink Posh , I adhered the shaker window to the distressed panel. I'm glad I went with the clear beads because when the card is shaken it reminds me of bubbles and currents in the ocean. I also had fun to watching the jellyfish bobbing around.

To finish, I added the mermaid (she's so sweet, I just love her) and the rest of the images to the front of the card. The idea of the suspended stamped images was inspired by a video Jennifer Mcguire shared on Instagram, to read more about it on her blog click here

I hope you like today's card. Thank you for stopping by!

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