Monday, June 27, 2016

Altenew June Challenge...

Hi! The photo inspiration for the current challenge at Altenew is absolutely gorgeous!

I was very inspired by the soft colors, the subtle texture of the dress and the sprinkle of crystals at the top. I also needed a special card for somebody celebrating her first wedding anniversary. So here is my take on this card.

I decided to combine a shaker with a circle easel card. Here is the card when open.

I started with a piece of some textured, translucent paper that I attached to some cream card stock. I really love that matte look! I stamped the blooms from the Painted Flowers set by Altenew and water colored them with distress inks. Once dry, I cut them out with the matching dies. The sentiment is from the Floral Fantasy set by Mudra Stamps. I stamped it with Versmark on a piece of acetate and heat embossed with black EP. Here is a close up.

I used the Gina Marie X-stitched Circles and Lifestyle Crafts Nested Circles sets to cut the circles and make the shaker. The sequins are from my stash.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Altenew June Inspiration Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add Some Shimmer:

Stamps & Stencils June Challenge - Floral Frenzy

Fairy's Challenges:

Penny Black and More June Challenge - Flower Power

CASEplorations June Challenge

Stamplorations Theme Challenge:

Mod Squad Challenge - All That Glitters

Virginia's View Challenge #22



  1. Love the combination shaker easel card. Beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing it with us at Mod Squad Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your creations.

  2. wow!! such a clever shaker card!! this card is a treasure! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  3. A gorgous Anniversary card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Penny Black and More this month.


  4. What a beautiful anniversary card! I love the cluster of pale flowers, and how you've used pearls as stoppers for the easel. Thanks for playing along at CASEplorations :)

  5. Nahini, this circular easel card with a shaker inside is just beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
    Suchi- DT xx

  6. Love your circle easel shaker card with its beautifully soft flowers. What an inspired CASE of Shelly's card. Thanks so much for joining us at CASEplorations this month. Good Luck! :-)

  7. Love this circle shaped easel card, the shaker makes it extra fun!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Penny Black and More!

  8. What a spectacular card, pretty shape and stamping! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stamps & Stencils.

  9. Amazing shaker card! Love it! Thank you for sharing with us at Stamps and Stencils! Branka DT

  10. I love shaker card, shaped cards and easel cards and you have combined all of those in such a beautiful way. Lovely! Thank you for joining STAMPlorations June challenge, hope to see you again in July's.