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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Mermaid Shadow Box Easel Card

It is a hot one here in south Texas on this glorious 4th of July Weekend.  How about a refreshing deep waters card to cool things down a bit....

This beautiful, shimmering, 3D, birthday card was made using Dimensional Scenes - Mermaid Tales
I made it a easel card, added a gift card holder

This is of moderate difficulty using Cricut Design Space. 

I welded wording on to the frame and added and extra shell from Life's A Beach

Papers are laid out in "sync" order of cutting line-up
For me, one of the most tedious parts is choosing all the papers.  This project has eleven (11) different papers - most have a shimmering nature.
Blogs I am sharing on:
  1. Die Cutting Divas (Birthday Challenge #272)
  2. Cut it up (3D challenge #99) (be sure to check in next week for their  #100 and blog candy)
  3. The Diva's that cut ...paper (Make it Glitter challenge)
Supply List:
  • Cricut Explore Air
  • Cricut Design Space (access)
    • Dimensional Scenes - Mermaid Tales (free with Cricut access)
  • Papers: All Over Water print (NRN Designs), foiled wave, Glitzy Pastels, Pear paper, Cardstock
  • Paper glaze (I used liquid glass from CTMH)
  • Glue / tape runner
  • Metallic sticker dots, brads, or bling
  • Cuttlebug / die cut machine
  • Happy Birthday die cut (I used Spellbinders Phrase Set one)
  • Pop dots
Please feel free to PM if you have any questions and I will be more than happy to give you any info I can.
Thanks for looking, God bless and happy scrappin'


  1. Lots of work and a very stunning finish! I love that you made it a stand up card. Hopefully the person getting this card will enjoy it for a long time.

  2. What a beauty. It will be a special girl who receives this.

    So glad you entered the Die Cut Divas' challenge for "Make it Glitter".

  3. This looks so great. The color combo and shadow effect is awesome. Thanks for joining us at DCD and our birthday challenge this week.

  4. Wow! Love your mermaid card! Great colors and an easel caRd to boot. Beautiful shimmery tail. Thanks for joining the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY #183 "Summertime"challenge.
    Have a blessed day DIANA L.

  5. Wow! Love your mermaid card! Great colors and an easel caRd to boot. Beautiful shimmery tail. Thanks for joining the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY #183 "Summertime"challenge.
    Have a blessed day DIANA L.

  6. That "special girl" is going to hold onto this card, play with it, imagine with it . . . Very pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our 3D challenge!


  7. Beautiful card. I love the shimmering papers you used. How clever to add a giftcard holder. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Summertime Challenge. Katie-DT Member

  8. OMG! I LOVE your Mermaid! Your card is beautiful, but that Mermaid is outstanding! I love her flowing hair and her gorgeous billowing tail!! This card will be treasured for sure! Thanks for playing along DL.ART Thankful Thursday Summertime Challenge!

  9. That mermaid is so super cool! Thank you for joining our “Birthday” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  10. What a fun birthday card! Wow, 11 papers…..that mermaid tail is incredible; the shimmer really makes it! Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up.

  11. Thank you all so much for the kind words, work (and love) went into this one.

  12. OOOH, this is just gorgeous! Fabulous easel and I love the dimension and shine. Thanks so much for joining the DL.Art Summertime challenge. xxD (GDT)

  13. Wow this looks so amazing, I love the dimensional effect you achieved. Thank you for joining the Diecut Divas Make it Glitter Challenge. Cathie DT


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