Have you ever made a card that took you such a long time to make that you wound up in a weird love/hate relationship with it?
This was such a card for me. A die cut inlay shaker card with about a bajillion pieces to inlay. Kidding. It wasn’t a bajillion; only 207. Yes, I counted.
After applying double sided adhesive to the back of some black cardstock and rainbow colors of glitter paper I cut them all using the Mermaid Scale background die from Momenta.
I poked all the bitty negative pieces out and saved them, organized by color to make things slightly easier.
I adhered the die cut from the black piece of cardstock to a piece of white cardstock and got to work.
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
I took the Seashell Cut and Emboss dies (also from Momenta) and die cut three shapes from my inlaid panel. Next I lined my panel up on a white A2 sized card and lightly traced the shapes using pencil.
I did ink blending inside the shapes and stamped the sentiment from the Mermaid at Heart wooden stamp set (also from Momenta) in the large seashell shape.
I used foam tape along the edges of the card and to create wells around the shapes. I laid my foam outside the pencil lines and then erased said pencil lines.
I filled the wells with guts (sequins, beads, glitter, etc) and stuck some acetate behind the shaped windows on my inlaid piece.
I removed the tape backing from all that foam tape and stuck my inlaid piece down over it.
Finally I added a few stickers from the Extra Puffy Mermaid sticker set (you guessed it; from Momenta!).
Ta da! I love the way this turned out but holy cow it was a lot of work!
See you in three and a half years! 😂
*Because I like transparency* While none of the links I’ve shared in this post are affiliate links I did receive all the products I used and that I’ve linked to in this post for free. I was not paid to create this card nor this blog post.