February 2019 Inspiration Challenge

by Sveta Fotinia

Hello everyone! Sveta is here to start this month with a new inspiration challenge. For this challenge, I picked up a photo of flowers that I like a lot: ranunculus and eucalyptus.

February is the month of St. Valentine so I decided to come up with Valentine’s cards. Last month, I already showed you two heart-themed cards and I will share some more ideas of how to create quick and simple cards using some patterned paper.

Coincidentally, I found one sheet from the Pastel Dreams 6×6 Paper Pack that fits the color scheme of this month perfectly. I added a gray color using Pale Gray Cardstock as the card base.

For the first card, I fussy cut some flowers and used them to decorate a heart that I die cut using Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set.

As the sentiment from Adore You Stamp Set I wanted to use is too long, I stamped it in two rows. I also added stitch doodles around the heart and some glitter on the flowers.

The second card came from the negative die-cut I got after the first card – all I needed to do is to add patterned paper on the background and stamp a sentiment from the Halftone Hearts Stamp Set.

Here is a how-to video! Watch it below or in HD on Altenew’s YouTube channel. Enjoy!



Pastel Dreams 6×6 Paper Pack
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Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set –…
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Adore You Stamp Set
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Pale Gray Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
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Halftone Hearts Stamp Set
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Halftone Hearts Bundle
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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 Thursday, February 28th, 2019 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 3/10/2019.

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!

Feel free to use the banner above and let everyone know that you are participating in our Inspiration Challenge!

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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Beverly Jordan February 2, 2019 - 10:08

Gorgeous cards and am in love with these colors!!

Cindy C. February 2, 2019 - 11:44

Beautiful inspiration photo and projects!! Hope to play along!

Rosa M. Vasquez February 2, 2019 - 12:47

Lovely cards.

barbara lassiter February 2, 2019 - 13:22

These are beautiful and really caught my eye. I need some more Valentines and I’m going to check my paper stash and see what I can do. Thanks! :)

Carmela Hubler February 2, 2019 - 18:09

Pretty cards, Sveta!

Kirsty Vittetoe February 2, 2019 - 18:21

Gorgeous cards!

Shelly February 2, 2019 - 20:21

Beautiful cards and inspiration!

Hamutal Shafrir February 4, 2019 - 05:59

Wonderful cards!

Gaylynn February 12, 2019 - 14:42

Beautiful inspiration. Very happy to play along this time.


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