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

Edited – 10-06-2021

Creative Creases Challenge #8



  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.

    1. Such a lovely shaped easel card! Love the watercolored flowers. Thank you for playing with Creative Creases Challenge and hope you will join in again soon.
      Join the Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!