CMCC#86 – A little retro flower power

Hi everyone,

It’s another week of exciting Colour Me Card Challenge #86 and just by looking at this week’s color palette, it is so retro and I just can’t help but to think of those lovely retro floral print during the 60’s and 70’s fashion.

CMCC #86

And so, how about a little flower power for this week’s creation?

Hero Arts CL778 Flower Garden

I wanted to play with Brilliance Archival Ink for this project and I have used the Pearlescent Poppy, Rocket Red Gold, Pearlescent Thyme and Pearlescent Lime.

Took all the lovely small stamps from Hero Arts CL778 Flower Garden and created the background on the card base.

Instead of using a clear acetate for the shaker card window, I decided on using vellum for a change and also to create a blurred out look of the background floral stamp.

I stamped the sentiment using the Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy on a piece of vellum before die-cutting it out with MFT Pierced Oval Stax.

Using red cardstock, I did the red border by placing two MFT Pierced Oval Stax to  cut out the border.  This is carefully adhered to the cut out vellum with Ranger Glossy Accent.

After adding the sequins, I place the window over to the card base using two layers of foam tape.

Hero Arts CL778 Flower Garden

I hope you like this creation.  Using the vellum is really lovely as it mute down the bright colorful background and yet you are still able to see the blurry prints.  The shiny sequins are also more muted and it really blends in to the card well.

Let’s take a look at this lovely floral stamp set by Hero Arts,

Hero Arts CL778 Flower Garden

Hope you give it a try with this method of using vellum for your shaker card window.

Supplies and Tools

  • Hero Arts CL778 Flower Garden Clear Stamp
  • Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink – Pearlescent Poppy, Rocket Red Gold, Pearlescent Thyme and Pearlescent Lime
  • Vellum
  • Sequins
  • Foam Tape
  • MFT Pierced Oval Stax
  • Evolution Advanced
  • Ranger Glossy Accent
  • White hammer texture card base


  1. Antonia says:

    Hi Ren,
    I love your shaker card! I’m a sucker for shaker cards, love putting in all the little beads and sequins. Great idea to put the shaker on top of the card.
    Hugs Antonia

    • Ink A Paper says:

      Hi Antonia, I love shaker cards too! It can be really addictive to make shaker cards, but it’s really quite a long “process” to get one done. 🙂

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