Sunday, 20 January 2019

Mermaid to be Friends - new Tonic Studios Mermaid with Love dies

Jodie Johnson is back on Hochanda today launching the new Mermaid with Love dies from Tonic Studios. This is a huge collection with 2 large layering sets and 4 different sentiment dies and although they have mermaids within the collection, it can be used in different ways to just become an ocean/sea themed project. I've taken one of the larger sentiment dies to create my shaker card with a difference ...

Surprisingly the only shaker element to my card is the central panel. I have coloured the sentiment die cut with my Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Inks which work seamlessly and blend superbly too. The shaker part is full of new Nuvo confetti, glitter and sequins which are due to be released in February, so you are getting a wee look at them before their official launch. There is also a couple of the new Craft Perfect papers/card too ...

The other smaller circular apertures have just been created to be windows, where you can have a sneak peek in at the wonderful sea creatures and shells.

As a finishing touch, I have die cut the 'Oceans of Love' sentiment several times and just used the fish border to decorate the front of the card. I wanted to create the illusion that the fish were swimming in and among the apertures.

Such a fun collection of dies which layer up beautifully but with a change of colours, could easily be used on a male themed card; especially if you changed the centre panel to be either 'Oceans of Love' or 'Make a Splash!'Ohhhh, given myself another idea ....

x x x


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I would like to enter my shaker card in to the following challenges:
Crafter's Castle - anything goes
Crafting with friends - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Creative Playground - anything goes
WWODT - anything goes
CDTOC - anything goes


Chris said...

You have created a beautiful colourful card with these fabulous's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

cghundley said...

Awesome shaker card!
Love the colors.
Carla from Utah

Creative world said...

Love your make with bright colors xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Lou
Gr Karin

Gwyneth said...

I think your card is fab. Love the graduating colours and the apertures to see the elements. Great card.

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

This is gorgeous just love it so different Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Gorgeous colours and gorgeous design. You have done such a beautiful job with this lovely project. Nice work. Love it. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

Wow! The colors are amazing! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. We hope to see you next time too!
Blessings, Jeanie
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