Shaker Card Making–Little Mermaid

Mermaid Shaker Card TutorialMermaid Shaker Card--Free card making tutorial


Cardstock –Watercolor ,White Card Base (folded size is 4 ¼”  X 5 ½”),  Blue-Green Cardstock 4 ¼” X 5 ½”, Clear Sheeting
Stampland Chicago Little Mermaid
Ancient Page® Ink Pad Coal Black
Twinkling H2O’s shimmering watercolors™TW-1209 – 12 Color Pack LARGE POTS—Wild blueberry, Lemon Drop, Guatemalan Green, Light Blue
Karat® aquarell watercolor crayons
Darice®  ½ mm No Hole Glass Bd Gld 8 Gram Tube
Fine Detail Watercolor Brush
Fiskars® Shape Template™ Rectangles and  ShapeCutter™
Foam Mounting Tape
Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®


  1. Use Coal Black to ink up image and on watercolor paper. Using the watercolor crayons color in the image as follows: lips red, hair van dyke brown and yellow, flesh peach and golden ochre, cheeks light magenta and white, barnacles white and golden ochre, flowers yellow, rocks red, scales light olive and coral orange. Use Twinkling H20’s as follows: water bubbles light blue, fish wild blueberry and Guatemalan green, mermaid fish area kiwi, wild blueberry, lemon drop and Guatemalan green.
  2. Cut a 4 ½” x 3” rectangle from watercolor cardstock. Use 3.5” X 2” square template to cut out window opening. Paint frame with blue green water color crayon. Cut clear sheeting slightly smaller than frame. Attach clear sheeting to the back of frame.
  3. Frame the mermaid image with foam tape. Make sure that the tape won’t show through when the window is covering it. Note: It is important that the foam tape frame is solid so the beads won’t come out of the card when shaken. Fill base with some glass glitter beads. Attach window piece to mermaid image.
  4. Coat frame with Aleene’s Tacky Glue and sprinkle on glass glitter beads. Use photo for reference.
  5. Attach shaker to blue green paper. Then attach it to the card base.

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