April 2021 Inspiration Challenge: A Bird’s Nest in Springtime

by Aga

Hello, everyone! It's Aga here, and I’m happy to host the April 2021 Inspiration Challenge! This month, I’ve selected a picture that was taken last year, and it shows my Easter decoration I created with flowers in a pot and painted eggs.

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Here's what I came up with using this photo as my inspiration:

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I started my card by creating a background using Garden Harmony 3D Embossing Folder. Next, I wanted to mimic the floral nest from the picture, so I used Branches and Berries Die Set to die cut about 30 little twigs and branches out of white cardstock. Then, I colored the die-cuts with green markers from Cosmic Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set A and purple markers from Mediterranean Terrace Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set B. I arranged them in the center of my card.

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To finish everything off, I stamped a sentiment from Circled Sentiments Stamp Set with Ocean Waves Crisp Dye Ink, die cut it using a die from Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set, and stuck it with foam tape.

Now, I can’t wait to see your take on this challenge!


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Play Along

  • 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 April 30th, 2021, 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.

Gift CertificateWinners will be announced on 5/17/2021.

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!

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

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Cindy C. April 3, 2021 - 10:05 AM

Wow so beautiful!! Love the layers and dimension!

jintyoo7 April 3, 2021 - 10:14 AM

Made my Saturday morning coffee break perfect seeing your post, and your card is beautiful. I love the look of all that delicate texture. Gorgeous creation from the photo.

Carmela Hubler April 3, 2021 - 11:37 AM

I love this color combination and your card is amazing!

barbara lassiter April 3, 2021 - 12:26 PM

Love this beautiful card!

Connie Griffin April 3, 2021 - 3:52 PM

Wow this is just gorgeous, love all the dimension with the background embossing!

Billie Anderson April 3, 2021 - 5:35 PM

Stunning. Beautiful.

Carol McCready April 3, 2021 - 8:41 PM

Love the color palette.

donna mikasa April 3, 2021 - 10:27 PM

SO gorgeous, Aga! I love all that texture and dimension!

Marisela Delgado April 4, 2021 - 12:34 AM

So pretty! You had me at purple! 💜💜💜

Esther April 5, 2021 - 9:06 AM

What a beautiful card!! I love that pretty spring wreath!

Kathy R April 19, 2021 - 6:46 AM

I love this card! Great idea to make floral like nest. Very creative!

Jeanette April 19, 2021 - 12:36 PM

Very creative. Love the colors and design.

angelabrennancreations April 30, 2021 - 10:05 PM

Love this colour combination and the card with the spring wreath is lovely.

Patt H. May 16, 2021 - 6:14 PM

Absolutely stunning! I love that embossing folder & your design is perfection!

tara prince July 15, 2021 - 8:52 AM

so gorgeous!!


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