For the first part of the biathlon, I chose to do some Emboss Resist, using Balloon Strings background stamp and distress inks. I white-embossed the stamp onto both the card base and a card-front sized panel of white cardstock. On both pieces, I masked of the top and bottom before stamping and ink-blending. The bottom piece I masked a bit lower down so that there would be no white areas show through the opening. Once I was finished, I removed the masking tape. I die-cut the stitched dome die from the extra cardstock and the stitched dome frame from a scrap of white cardstock.
I put the shaker components together and adhered it to the card front with some sequins in the opening. The little mermaid was colored with Copics and I also stamped some sea foliage to put behind her. Finally, I stamped the sentiment.
Thanks for visiting.
Stamps: Balloon Strings, Mermazing (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks, Olive (SSS)
Cardstock: White, X-Press It
Dies: Mermazing, Stitched Dome Stax, Stitched Dome Frames (MFT)
Accessories: Copics, Sequins, White EP