Mermaid Garden Shaker Card Tutorial

Reneabouquets By the Sea Collection Blue Fern Seaside Cottage Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Mermaid’s Garden Shaker Card Tutorial with Reneabouquets & Blue Fern

Hello, Friends!  I’m moving a bit slow after a very busy Memorial Day Weekend, but I wanted to pop in quickly to share this Mermaid Garden Shaker Card Tutorial with you.  We had company last week from Thursday through Monday morning.  Breakfast yesterday on the screen porch with our dear friends was beyond delightful.  Once they hit the road for home, I got the house set back in order, started the laundry and popped into the studio to put this Tuesday Tutorial together.

Reneabouquets By the Sea Collection

I probably should have just taken the rest of the day off, but I was so excited to dig into the new Reneabouquets By the Sea Collection that I forged ahead.  I’d received this lovely set in my last order from the shop, and had been itching to play with it.  This 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ top fold card is the final result.

Copper and aqua is one of my favorite color combinations, so all the elements in this collection made me super happy!  Here’s how the cover of this Mermaid’s Garden came together:

  • First, adhere a layer of Sea Shell Lace on the bottom 1/4″ of the prepared card base.
  • Then, heat emboss the square Seashell Beautiful Board Frame with WOW! Vintage Peacock Embossing Powder.
  • Next, adhere clear cardstock (acetate sheet) to the back side of the frame.
  • Now, adhere 3 rows of 1/8″ foam tape around the inside edges of the frame.
  • Fill the frame with By the Sea Beautiful Beads, Itty Bitty Starfish, and a sequin mix.
  • Then cut a 4 1/2″ square of designer paper from Blue Fern’s Seaside Cottage collection.  Add ephemera to the center of the panel and use it as the backer for the shaker frame.
  • Next, place foam tape on the back of the By the Sea Mermaid and adhere in the lower right hand corner.

Embellish the frame with the Sea Glass Glass Wing Butterfly, By the Sea Mulberry Flowers and Leaves and more Beautiful Beads.  Brush the flowers lightly with Stamperia’s Gold Dew Glamour Gel.

A Peek Inside

Do you spy these darling aqua seahorses?  They are part of the By the Sea Collection, too!

The trinkets on this bookmark are also part of the By the Sea Collection.  So perfect for summer/beach themed projects!

There’s even a sea horse hiding inside the flap page where you’ll find this gift card pocket.

Mermaid’s Garden Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see me work on this beachy creation, please enjoy this short video tutorial.

I think I was more tired than I realized, because at one point, I just stopped talking entirely!  So as a consolation prize, I added lots of Dale’s pretty music to entertain you.  You will probably also notice that I changed some things up after I finished the video.  I came in fresh and rested this morning, and added more Beautiful Beads to the bottom of the card, brushed the flowers with glimmer gel, and removed the trinkets from the floral cluster.  All good choices, I think!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post!  Thanks for stopping by, my friends!




9 thoughts on “Mermaid Garden Shaker Card Tutorial

  1. Gena Krannig

    Oh Kathy, this card is over the top! That mermaid is absolutely enchanting! I’ve always been partial to sea themed cards. I love the way you added the pearls. OMG, they are gorgeous. That frame is spectacular and the shaker elements are just perfect. And those darling seahorse images on the inside are so sweet. We love our seahorses, don’t we? Thank you for sharing this very special card! Hugs!

  2. soozyb2013

    My my my, that is a gorgeous jeweled piece! It is up there as one of my favourites. Love the mermaid! Stay safe and get some rest. 🙂 Hugs from Vancouver Island!

  3. Renea Harrison

    Kathy, that break you took must have refreshed your mojo as well, because this is over the top, so Kathylicious STUNNING!! The way you added the details with the beads on top of all the exquisite layers is just magical!! Thank you for using the new collection so amazingly. I am truly humbled and so very grateful for you and your talent. Hugs ~ Renea

  4. Susan Steele

    Another gorgeous card Kathy!!! You truly luv your beach themes …that’s for sure! And I can see why you luv these papers! Just beautiful! And why you couldn’t wait to play with them! Renebouquets have outdone themselves this time! All the embellishments they have are gorgeous too! And your card is just as beautiful on the inside too! Thank you for sharing this beauty! I gotta finish this tutorial! Take care! Hugs, Suzy Q

  5. Ann Heatherton

    Whenever I create something, I am fond of telling people that the beautiful papers do all the work. I just cut and paste. And I’m not being humble. That is a fact. I am not artistic at all. Not so with your creations. I love all your details, and your imagination is without bounds. Yes the paper is wonderful, but it takes a Kathy with vision to make that card. Hope you finally rested up from the weekend.

  6. Joni E

    Thanks for the video! It’s amazing that you had the time to do this! As always, thanks for the tips and inspiration!!

  7. Cheryl Wells

    OH my Kathy!!! I love all the bling on this card/folio – absolutely gorgeous my friend – outstanding!!!!!

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