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You Are Incredible -- Altenew May 2023 Inspiration Challenge Card

Hi crafty friends!

Today I am sharing a beautifully stenciled card that I created for the May Altenew Inspiration Challenge. Never heard of this challenge?

Well, each month Altenew hosts a challenge featuring a designer's color scheme and concept for the month. Participants are encouraged to draw inspiration from the post to create a card and blog post to be shared for all to see. Winners for the month will receive a $30 gift certificate to Altenew and an opportunity to be featured as a guest on a blog post. Sounds fun right?

Below will you find this month's inspiration from Jayce. Aren't these colors beautiful? It is a color combo that I would not have thought of. If you would like to learn more about Jayce's floral inspiration and see his gorgeous card, head over the the Altenew Blog.

As stated before, I love the colors for this challenge. Although I do not own Altenew inks or markers YET, I have Tim Holtz Inks that are similar to these.

I also decided to stretch my stencils and create only using the Sweet Spring Stencil.

I anchored the stencil along the bottom of my card panel, and began to add color. Using smaller detail brushes, I added ink. My inital layer included Milled Lavender on the larger flowers, Twisted Citron on the greenery, and Spiced Marmalade on the tiny flowers.

On the second layer, I blended Seedless Preserves on the larger flowers and smaller flower centers. Crushed Olive was blended onto the greenery. I added additional leaves to the middle flower bunch to fill space.

I was left with a beautifully stenciled card front. To finish it off, I stamped the "You Are Incredible" sentiment from the Kind Reminders stamp set using Intensive Black Ink and adhered Gold Pearls.

I had fun with this challenge and love my completed card! Tell me what you think. There is still time to join in on the fun. Will you be creating a card for Altenew's Inspiration Challenge this month?

Happy Crafting!


Supply List (affiliated links)

Altenew Sweet Spring Stencil

Altenew Kind Remindes Stamp Set

Smaller Detail Brushes

Milled Lavender Distress Oxide Ink

Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink

Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink

Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink

Crushed Olive Distress Oxide Ink

Intensive Black Ink

Gold Pearls

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