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Under the Sea birthday shaker card | Jung AhSang

Hello friends! I am so excited to be guest designing on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today.

For my project, I am making an Under the Sea shaker card.  
I looked through my collection, and pulled out some of the Lawn Fawn stamps that would fit my theme. I will say some of these stamps are older, but I love them on my card! I will have a list of supplies linked down below.

To start, I stamped all of the images on white cardstock, then colored them with Copic markers. It did take a bit of time, but I just plopped myself in front of the TV with my stamped images and a clipboard, and colored away. Once finished coloring, I added a little bit of detail with a fine tip black pen and a white gel pen. I used the coordinating dies to die cut all the images.

On another piece of white cardstock, I used Distress Oxide inks in tumbled glass, salty ocean, and chipped sapphire to ink blend a watery scene. I sprayed some water on the panel, and used a piece of paper towel to create the bleached spots. I also used some watered down white acrylic paint, and splattered it on the background with a small paintbrush. Once the background was fully dry, I used the Mama Elephant Circular Grid die (one of my favorites) to die cut the ink blended panel.

On a white A2 sized card base, I ink blended a little bit of Distress Oxide ink in tumbled glass directly to the front panel, and this will serve as the back of my shaker. I glued a couple of the greenery pieces directly to the front card panel, making sure that it would show through one of the circles on the ink blended panel.

I flipped the circle die cut panel over, and glued a piece of acetate to the back. Next, I cut some foam tape into thin strips, and added them to the outside border of the card. I also wanted some stability to the card so I added horizontal strips of foam tape between each row of circles, creating 4 wells of shakers instead of one big shaker. I filled the rows with sequins in my stash. Since I didn't double up on the foam, I chose sequins that were flat. I carefully lined up the card base and adhered it to the shaker panel. 

Next, I glued the fish, seahorses, turtle, seals, hearts, bubbles, and greenery to the panel. I used double sided tape and foam tape for dimension. 
For the sentiment, I used the "I sea it's your birthday" sentiment from the seahorse stamp set, and white heat embossed it to a piece of black cardstock. I trimmed it in 2 to fit in one of the open circles on the card. To finish off the card, I used a clear glitter pen to add some sparkle to the stamped images. I also drew on some bubbles and dots with a white gel pen, and added some clear glitter drops.

A lot of work went into this one card, but I absolutely love how it turned out! I used all my favorite techniques: Copic coloring, lots of color, Distress Oxide ink blending, and shaker. I hope you love the way my card turned out too. Don't forget to check out the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop for all.the.things! Have a wonderful day!



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