Saturday, June 17, 2017

Open To The Deep Blue Sea

Escher made a birthday card for his kindergarten teacher. But not just made, he designed the whole card from start to finish all by himself. I was so proud!
I started off by showing him all my stamp and die collections. He decided the theme (mermaid) and the layout (shaker + deckled rectangle window) very quickly. When he told me he decided to make a open shaker card, I didn't really get it... how can a shaker card be opened and not having the sequins fall out...? He then told me step by step how to seal the window from both front and back with acetate. Took me a while to get it.
He also explained to me that all the sea elements need to go inside the card so that it looks like they are deep in the ocean. He needed to watercolor the background to create the water effects. And the text will go to the back of this card because there will not be space for him to write in the ocean.... Everything is so planned out! All I need to do is help him with detailed execution such as lining up the shaker window pieces and heat embossing the sentiment...etc.


I'm submitting this card to the following challenges:

Supplies used in this card:
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Card Kit May 2017 release (HA)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities deckled rectangular dies (S)


  1. Katrina, this is a great shaker card. LOVE the watercoloured background. You should also link this up over at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge!

  2. this is a fun shaker card, great background too! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  3. Wonderful shaker card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
    x Daniela (DT)

  4. it is such a beautiful shaker card. Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More.
    Shylaa DT@ATSM

  5. Wow!! This is an amazing effort for one so young!! A big hug and a special Thank You for playing Paru’s Card Making Challenges

  6. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x