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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Mermaid Shadow Box Easel Card

It is a hot one here in south Texas on this glorious 4th of July Weekend.  How about a refreshing deep waters card to cool things down a bit....

This beautiful, shimmering, 3D, birthday card was made using Dimensional Scenes - Mermaid Tales
I made it a easel card, added a gift card holder


This is of moderate difficulty using Cricut Design Space. 

I welded wording on to the frame and added and extra shell from Life's A Beach

Papers are laid out in "sync" order of cutting line-up
For me, one of the most tedious parts is choosing all the papers.  This project has eleven (11) different papers - most have a shimmering nature.
 
Blogs I am sharing on:
  1. Die Cutting Divas (Birthday Challenge #272)
  2. Cut it up (3D challenge #99) (be sure to check in next week for their  #100 and blog candy)
  3. The Diva's that cut ...paper (Make it Glitter challenge)
 
Supply List:
  • Cricut Explore Air
  • Cricut Design Space (access)
    • Dimensional Scenes - Mermaid Tales (free with Cricut access)
  • Papers: All Over Water print (NRN Designs), foiled wave, Glitzy Pastels, Pear paper, Cardstock
  • Paper glaze (I used liquid glass from CTMH)
  • Glue / tape runner
  • Metallic sticker dots, brads, or bling
  • Cuttlebug / die cut machine
  • Happy Birthday die cut (I used Spellbinders Phrase Set one)
  • Pop dots
Please feel free to PM if you have any questions and I will be more than happy to give you any info I can.
 
Thanks for looking, God bless and happy scrappin'
 
 
 

13 comments:

  1. Lots of work and a very stunning finish! I love that you made it a stand up card. Hopefully the person getting this card will enjoy it for a long time.

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  2. What a beauty. It will be a special girl who receives this.

    So glad you entered the Die Cut Divas' challenge for "Make it Glitter".

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  3. This looks so great. The color combo and shadow effect is awesome. Thanks for joining us at DCD and our birthday challenge this week.

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  4. Wow! Love your mermaid card! Great colors and an easel caRd to boot. Beautiful shimmery tail. Thanks for joining the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY #183 "Summertime"challenge.
    Have a blessed day DIANA L.

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  5. Wow! Love your mermaid card! Great colors and an easel caRd to boot. Beautiful shimmery tail. Thanks for joining the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY #183 "Summertime"challenge.
    Have a blessed day DIANA L.

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  6. That "special girl" is going to hold onto this card, play with it, imagine with it . . . Very pretty!


    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our 3D challenge!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  7. Beautiful card. I love the shimmering papers you used. How clever to add a giftcard holder. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Summertime Challenge. Katie-DT Member

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  8. OMG! I LOVE your Mermaid! Your card is beautiful, but that Mermaid is outstanding! I love her flowing hair and her gorgeous billowing tail!! This card will be treasured for sure! Thanks for playing along DL.ART Thankful Thursday Summertime Challenge!

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  9. That mermaid is so super cool! Thank you for joining our “Birthday” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

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  10. What a fun birthday card! Wow, 11 papers…..that mermaid tail is incredible; the shimmer really makes it! Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up.
    Katrina
    ScrappyHorses.blogspot.com

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  11. Thank you all so much for the kind words, work (and love) went into this one.

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  12. OOOH, this is just gorgeous! Fabulous easel and I love the dimension and shine. Thanks so much for joining the DL.Art Summertime challenge. xxD (GDT)

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  13. Wow this looks so amazing, I love the dimensional effect you achieved. Thank you for joining the Diecut Divas Make it Glitter Challenge. Cathie DT

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