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How To: Taking inspiration from a card challenge

Hi crafty friends! I’m entering the Altenew July Challenge. The colour pallet is a soft blue, bright yellow and vibrant green and features a folk art inspiration photo.

The Sisters of the Heart set and Garden Harmony embossing folder called out to me! I applied arctic ink to the inside of the embossing folder and ran through my die cut machine.

I stamped the image and used the stencils to create two beautiful flowers, which I die cut. For my first card I adhered the larger flower at an angle, added a Hugs die cut with starched dimension and vellum shadow, and finished with blue pearls. I stamped on the envelope in matching ink.

For my second card I channeled my inner Michelle Short (the card grotto) and made an adorable tag card! I die cut the tag, embossed using the Garden Harmony embossing folder and ink blended Arctic and Caribbean Sea. I stacked two white die cuts behind and adhered to my scallop die cut card panel, with some blue floss to finish.

I added the smaller flower die cut, a sentiment strip from the BAF Magnolia set and finished with glossy pearls. I used the embossing folder with some residual ink on the envelop flap.l for a cute finish.

I hope you enjoyed these two cards, thanks for stopping by! Please see full supply list below.

Beth x


Full Supply List

Altenew Sisters if the Heart stank, stencil and die set

Altenew Garden Harmony Embossing Folder

Altenew Scalloped Cover Die

Altenew magnolia stank set (for sentiment strip)

Altenew Hello and Hugs die

Altenew Crisp Dye Inks in Blueberry, Arctic and Caribbean Sea; Lemon Ice, Warm Sunshine, Sunkissed and Raw Amber; Lime, Limade and Frayed Leaf

Gemini tag die


White embossing powder

White cardstock

Black cardstock

Tonic Studios Black glossy card stock

Tonic Studios Black Matte Velvet cardstock


DMC Blue floss

Lucy’s glossy eggshell pearls

Lucy’s blue pearls (from a mermaid mix)


Sizzix Big Shot

Tim Holtz trimmer

Heat gun


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