Sunday, 27 April 2014

Mermaid Shadow Box Card

I haven't made a shadow box card in absolute ages so when I saw Crafty Sentiments Challenge to use fancy folds, I thought I would have a go at making one. This card is also for Charisma Cardz Challenge #9 to use purple and blue, although I have added a bit of green and orange in there too, but the majority is blue.

And here it is - lots and lots of Silhouette Portrait die cuts for this one including the actual base. Love having a machine that can all these fancy shapes out for me, even if it does struggle with the thin bits like the seaweed flourishes.

I couldn't find a sentiment related to mermaids anywhere, so I cut my own out on the Silhouette as well and stuck it on. I also added loads of dew drops to be the water bubbles (finally found them after hunting for ages for them and they were not where they should have been! No wonder I couldn't find them!).

And here's a closer look at the actual mermaid...She looks a bit too brown for my liking- one of my Copics is just not right and on their own they seem fine, but when it comes to blending together, they go all blotchy. Had to do a lot of blending on this one to get it smoother and not patchy round the edges. Might just need to have a play with this combo and get right!


Stamps: Mermaid from The Paper Shelter, Whimsy Wheel (Retired) from Stampin' Up

Papers: Soft Sky, Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Soft Sky Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Soft Sky from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch from Stampin' Up, Dew Drops, Silhouette Portrait Die Cuts - Seashell Banner, Shadow Box Card, Seaweed Flourishes, Sentiment, Waves

Copics Used:
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Rock - W1, W3, W5
Tail - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15
Blue Shell - BG11, BG15
Purples - BV11, BV13, BV17
Sea - B91, B93, B95
Starfish in Hair - YR16, YR18
Crab - R02, R05
Small Starfish - YR12, YR15
Shadow - BG000, BG01

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by.


  1. This is gorgeous, I love how you did the mermaid's tail, amazing coloring. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

  2. A gorgeous card, looks good to me, thanks for joining us at Charisma this week, xxx

  3. what a beautiful shadowbox and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments