July 2018 Inspiration Challenge

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hello, friends!

Svitlana is here today with this month’s Inspiration Challenge and probably one of my favorite color schemes of blues and gray.

I took this picture of The Cathedral of St. Patrick through Rockefeller Center’s Atlas statue in NYC on my way to work (I work in that area).

Recently, I made a card for the Altenew blog using the To the Moon Stamp Set and, while I was making it, I remembered how much I loved this set but for some reason forgot about it. I really wanted to play with it again soon. So I decided to use this set for my card, especially since a round object would replicate the shape of the world Atlas is carrying on its shoulders.

I started making the card by stamping the moon onto a Solar White Cardstock using the Silver Stone and Industrial Diamond Dye Inks. I skipped stamping the very bottom most solid layer of the moon. After stamping, I die-cut the moon using a circle die from the Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set.

Next, I stamped several magnolias using the Build-A-Flower: Magnolia Stamp Set and Sea BreezeTurquoiseTide Blue, and Starlight Dye Inks. I made some flowers darker and some lighter using lighter and darker triplets of the abovementioned blue inks.

After that, they were die-cut using the matching die from the Build-A-Flower Set. Then I cut apart all the flowers (originally, they were as a branch of two flowers).

I made a panel out of a Woodgrain White Paper and colored it with the Starlight Dye Ink, using a direct-to-paper technique (in other words – I swiped the ink pad onto the panel until it is colored completely). After that, I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base.

Next, I glued the moon and flowers onto the panel.

I stamped the word You onto the moon using Jet Black Dye Ink and adhered the rest of the sentiment, which was white embossed onto a Jet Black Cardstock strip, below it.

Lastly, I added several white crystals to accentuate the card.

Cannot wait to see what you make for this month’s Inspiration Challenge!


To the Moon Stamp Set
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Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set
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Build-A-Flower: Magnolia
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Classic Crest Solar White (25…
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Silver Stone Crisp Dye Ink
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Industrial Diamond Crisp Dye Ink
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Sea Breeze Crisp Dye Ink
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Turquoise Crisp Dye Ink
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Tide Blue Crisp Dye Ink
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Starlight Crisp Dye Ink
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Woodgrain White (10 sheets/set)
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Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink
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Jet Black Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Make a card, a tag, a layout or any other project based on the inspiration photo above. You may use either the colors, the composition, the elements, the texture or any combination to create your project.

  • Altenew products should be the focus, but other companies’ products can be used.
  • Make sure to use our challenge image above in your blog post.
  • Include a link back to the Altenew Inspiration Challenge post.
  • When uploading your project, make sure you link your entry post, not your entire blog.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish!
  • Challenge ends on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 11:55 PM EDT.

After the challenge ends, FOUR WINNERS will be selected. Each will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at www.altenew.com.

Winners will be announced on 08/05/2018.

WAIT – there’s more!

If you use #AltenewChallenge when you share your challenge entry on social media, you are instantly entered into a raffle to win a $15 gift certificate to our online store!

Please click on the blue button below to link your challenge entries. We cannot wait to see where this month’s inspiration takes you!

Good luck and happy crafting!

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Karthikha Uday July 2, 2018 - 10:16

Such a beautiful creation!!

Svitlana Shayevich July 31, 2018 - 12:20

Thank you, Karthikha!

Terrie D. July 2, 2018 - 13:35

What a lovely card! The photo is beautiful, too :)

Svitlana Shayevich July 31, 2018 - 12:26

Thank you!

cat craig July 4, 2018 - 00:08

Wow, that looks spectacular.

Svitlana Shayevich July 31, 2018 - 12:19

Thank you!

Carmela Hubler July 9, 2018 - 22:30

Gorgeous photo and lovely color combinations. All the projects posted are beautiful!

Svitlana Shayevich July 31, 2018 - 12:07

Thank you, Carmela!


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