Authentique Sea Maiden Project Share: Mermaids, Sea Horses, Starfish and Sand Dollars
Hello, Friends! Remember my post from two weeks ago, where I shared a project from my rainy weekend at the beach? Well, it really rained! So I had time to create a couple more projects with Authentique Sea Maiden. This post is filled with Mermaids, Sea Horses, Starfish and Sand Dollars, so pull out your flip flops and let’s take a little beach adventure together.
Sea Maiden Project #1: Sea Horses, Starfish and Sand Dollars
I know…where are the flowers? Where is the ribbon? When designing this Beach Walk Folio, I wanted to keep things a little more simple and streamlined.
The trifold folio is my go to 5″ x 7″ size. But this time I designed a cut away cover with a belted belly band closure.
Instead of flowers, I decorated the cover with this removable mixed media tag.
How to Make a Sea Maiden Mixed Media Tag
You’ll need a Graphic 45 Regular Kraft Tag and the matching die to make this tag. You’ll also need the Tim Holtz Sand and Sea Bigz Die, an embossing folder, Vintage Photo Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink and UTEE powder (Ultra Thick Embossing Powder) medium weight chipboard and a heat tool.
- First, die cut a cover and a back for the G45 Regular tag. Ink the edges and adhere to the front and back of the tag.
- Next, select 2 or 3 patterns of Sea Maiden paper and die cut the sand dollar, seahorse and starfish with the Sand & Sea die.
- Now, die cut again, using medium weight chipboard.
- Place the die cut paper (not the chipboard!) in your chosen embossing folder. I used Tim’s Croc Texture Fade.) On the flat (debossed side) of the folder, rub the surface with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Mist the die cuts lightly with water and emboss according to your machine’s instructions.
- Next, sprinkle Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder randomly over the surface of the die cut images. Heat set.
- Now, apply a generous amount of Versamark Ink over the entire surface of the die cuts.
- Next, add a fairly heavy layer of UTEE over the prepared die cuts. Tip off the excess and heat set.
- Let the embossed images cool completely before handling. Melted UTEE is HOT!
- Once the die cuts have cooled completely you can kind of shape them with your fingers and adhere to the die cut chipboard.
- Adhere the seahorse, sand dollar and starfish to the prepared tag. Spatter everything with diluted walnut ink. Add charms and bow.
Sea Maiden Beach Walk Folio: A Peek Inside
Since I’ve prepared a video tour of this project with you, I’ll just share a couple of photos of the inside to whet your appetite.
Sea Maiden “Be Mermazing” Shaker Card
Because I was having so much fun…and because the rain simply would not stop, I also put together this darling 4.25″ x 5.5″ “Be Mermazing” Shaker Card.
The card base and all the little banner flags were made while I was at the beach. Banner flags are a great way to use up a bunch of pretty little paper scraps! The card was embellished once I got home. I’ve been dying to use this gorgeous seahorse key, and this was just the project for it. The other beachy charms are attached with silver metallic string. Then I added a beautiful bow and Little Birdie Flowers to finish the card.
The shaker element was created when I got home. Spellbinder’s Circle dies can be nested together to create the “porthole” frame for this lovely little mermaid. I love the way the sequins, little pearls, seed beads, glitter and sequins make it look like she’s floating on a wave.
My goal for this project was to use as many of my scraps as possible. So there are lots of little tags and bits and pieces used in various ways.
Since I was at the beach and didn’t have a printer, I just wrote out this Mermaid Wisdom by hand.
Sea Maiden Project Share on YouTube
To help you get a feel for the flow of these projects, I’ve prepared a little video. I’ll show you how all the mechanisms work and share some ideas that I think you will enjoy using in your own craft time.
I hope you’ve found some ideas, tips and techniques that you can use in your own crafty adventures. My only complaint about this collection is that it is so beautiful that you don’t want to stop playing with it!
Thanks for stopping by!
I adore this project….I love sea horses…and this one is a wowzer! OXO
Kathy these are so beautiful..i adore the beach..you sure captured the feeling in these projects..i think my favorite is the shaker card this time..thanks so much for your wonderful inspiration
Hi kaKat, wonderful colours deep and rich makes me want sea air. I love what you have done here, beautiful sea creatures, embellishments in abundance. Your hand written mermaid rules are absolutely fantastic, I love your handwriting and wish mine was readable at times. I am coming back to the video, just so much to see. Xx
You have absolutely outdone yourself with these darling cards, Kathy!
Mermaids, seahorses, and shells…oh my! Love these beautiful papers and embellishments . Living in a NC mountainous area is beautiful too, but your darling projects make me want to visit the ocean ♀️
Adorable card Kathy. Loving the ‘Mermaid Advice’.
Blessings from UK
Kathy this is just fabulous! I LOVE the beach motifs and especially mermaids! That front tag is just so awesome! All the tags and your embellishments are beautiful. Your designs and imagination are just off the charts! I’ve resisted getting this paper pad because I had the G45 under the sea. But today that comes to an end! I NEED this paper. LOL Thank you again so much for sharing your talents! Hugs
Just luv these mermaid cards! And all the tags and photo pockets …its like a mini-album inside! And luv how you used your scraps on the front cover with the split tails! Both cards are so sweet! Mermaid advise adorable! What fun! Gotta make me a shaker card! Luv those! Thanks for sharing more amazing ideas! Hugs to you from Suzy Q
Absolutely LOVE it. The detail is wonderful.
Hello my friend … sorry it’s been so long since my last visit! I see you are still creating AMAZING projects and sharing awesome inspiration! These are beautiful! Sorry you had rainy days at the beach. We just came back from a month long vacation and I’m thrilled to say we didn’t have any rainy days … how blessed were we!! HUGS and Happy Day! I try not to make it so long to my next visit! Hope life is treating you well!