June 2024 Inspiration Challenge with Charlene Madrid | Easy Thank You Card with Vivid Colors and Dimension

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Hello crafty friends, Charlene here to introduce the June 2024 Inspiration Challenge and share an easy thank you card with vivid colors and dimension.

June 2024 Inspiration Challenge

Each month, a member of the Altenew Design Team selects a photo they have created themselves and uses that as inspiration for a project. As a guest designer for the June Challenge, I'm excited to share my own inspiration photo and project with you!

Inspiration Photo

I love taking my sweet dog, Cocoa, for walks around the neighborhood. I always find myself inspired by nature on these walks. For this month's inspiration photo, I chose a picture I took of a beautiful patch of purple and fuchsia flowers in my neighbor's yard. The vibrant colors and delicate petals caught my eye, and I couldn't wait to create a project inspired by this stunning scene.

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Easy Thank You Card with Vivid Colors

I wanted to emulate the abundance of florals from my inspiration photo, so I reached for the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Zero-Waste Flowery Pattern. Using the kit, I created a dimensional floral design with ink blending, die-cutting, and dry embossing techniques.

The kit’s included layering stencils, and innovative zero-waste die allowed me to easily create a beautiful, layered burst of florals.

I added a touch of sparkle with Moonstone Glitter Cardstock and a sentiment from one of my favorites – the Versatile Greetings Die Set.

easy thank you card with lots of colors and dimension

First, ink blend a 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 piece of white cardstock using the layering stencils. There are four stencil layers. For the first layer, ink blend Forest Glades and Lettuce Celebrate to create your leaves.

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For the second layer, ink blend half of your floral images using Puffy Heart, Purple Wine, and Cosmic Berry. Use Be Grapeful and Purple Wine to create your remaining floral images.

Tip: Use your Mini Blending Brush to color in the main portion of the floral, then use your Detailed Blending Brushes to add layers of shading in a gradient.

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For the third layer, ink blend the centers of the florals and surrounding dot pattern using Tangerine Dream.

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For the fourth layer, ink blend the stems and leaf veining using Lettuce Celebrate.

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Next, use the coordinating die to cut out the florals, leaves, and dots. I love this die because it cuts out everything at once!

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Then, dry emboss a piece of white cardstock using the same die. Cut down the dry embossed piece to5 ½”x 2 ¾”and ink blend the embossed leaves using stencil layer one and Forest Glades.

Tip: Dry embossing with your large, detailed dies is a great way to create an elegant background for cards.

Photo 8 Charlene MadridFinally, assemble your thank you card by adhering the dry-embossed piece to an A2 card panel, creating a dimensional floral cluster, and adding a sentiment.

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Use foam tape to create dimension and arrange elements to create a balanced composition. Tuck a thin strip of Moonstone Glitter Cardstock underneath the floral cluster for added sparkle.

easy thank you card with lots of colors and dimension

What do you think about Charlene's easy thank you card? Now, it’s your turn! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Play along with our Inspiration Challenge

  • 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 the challenge as many times as you wish!
  • The challenge ends on June 30th, 2024, at 11:55 pm EDT.

FREE Coloring Pages!free coloring pages for adultsNothing from Altenew in your crafting stash? Not a problem!

Introducing our FREE Coloring Pages, a collection of printable coloring sheets that you can use for the Inspiration Challenge. Color them with your favorite medium or combine them with other designs in your stash – the creative possibilities are endless! Get more designs here.

Inspiration Challenge Prizes

After the challenge ends, FOUR WINNERS will be selected. Each will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at www.altenew.com. There's MORE! Each winner also gets a chance join one of our future blog hops as a guest designer. Winners will be announced on July 10, 2024.

More Prizes! 

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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Tara C Prince June 1, 2024 - 7:34 PM

stunning work!!

Altenew June 4, 2024 - 9:40 PM

Excited to see your take on this Tara!

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