Ocean Scene Shaker Card | Distress Oxide Ink Blending

Hey y’all! Today I am making a card featuring another Distress Oxide ink blended ocean sunset! After doing the last one I just had to make another. This time I created a little scene and it is a shaker card! I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth paper and masked off the bottom with some painters tape. I blended the sky using Distress Oxide ink with the colors Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral, Tumbled Glass, and Salty Ocean. I then masked off the sky and blended the ocean with the same colors excluding the Squeezed Lemonade and adding in Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot.


I then painted in some soft cloud with clean water, dabbing up the ink with a paper towel. I used a Copic Multi-liner to add three little seagulls to the sky. I used the Nested Circle dies from Hero Arts to cut my blended panel into a large circle. I then cut a piece of Neenah Desert Storm, thick plastic, and a scrap piece of paper with the same die. I cut a wavy line across the Neenah Desert Storm circle to create the beach for the scene. I used some Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide ink to add some shading to that piece. I picked out a sentiment from the Beautiful Mermaids stamp set and emossed it on the plastic circle with white embossing powder.


Using the scrap paper circle as a base I started putting the shaker together. I glued the blended circle to it first. I then placed the plastic circle on top so I could line up the beach and glue it to the front of the shaker window. I created a frame using two circle dies out of Gina K Designs In The Navy cardstock. I glued the frame to the plastic circle and then added foam tape around the edge of the back. I added Coast sequins from Lucy’s Cards, large clear glitter, and clear Micro Pearls and closed up my shaker.


I stamped a mermaid from the Little Mermaiden Agenda stamp set from Mama Elephant onto some Neenah cardstock with Gina K Jet Black Amalgam ink. I colored it with Copics, cut it with the Scan N Cut, and then glued it to my scene. I made a 6x6 card base and glued a piece of patterned paper from the Bee’s Knees pack onto it with my ATG gun. I then adhered the shaker to the center of the card. I took three pieces of think twine and braided them together. I wrapped that around my shaker and glued it down with liquid adhesive.


I had a small amount of warping on the plastic from heat embossing the sentiment which caused a noticeable dip in the shaker frame. To fix that I filled the dip with foam tape and then adhered a second frame on top of the first. Using some gray Copic markers I added a drop shadow for the mermaid and some texture on the beach. I then took a white gel pen and added highlights to the mermaid and some dots to the beach so that it looks like it id glistening.

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