July 2022 Inspiration Challenge | Folk-Inspired Hello Card

by Aga

Folk-inspired hello card

Hello everyone! It's Aga here and I’m happy to host the July 2022 Inspiration Challenge with a folk-inspired hello card!

It’s finally summer, my favorite time of the year. For my family, summertime means traveling together, visiting family and friends, discovering new places, and having fun.

For this month’s inspiration, I’ve selected a picture that was taken during one of the trips a few years ago when we visited Kashubian Ethnographic Park, an open-air museum displaying the typical rural architecture of Kashubia.

Kashubia is a region of northern Poland where my family comes from and the Kashubian people are an ethnic group with a strong cultural identity. Around the pictured window you can spot a beautiful traditional floral print, which is an important part of Kashubian culture.

Inspired by this folk art design, I immediately knew what stamp set to use. Here's what I came up with:

Folk-inspired hello card

Folk-Inspired Hello Card

I started my hello card by creating a background inspired by the blue window.

I used Grid Stencil and applied Misty Morning Crisp Dye Ink with a small ink blending tool. Next, I stamped floral designs from Folk Art Stamp Set with Permanent Black Crisp Dye Ink onto white cardstock and used a coordinating die to die-cut the image.

Folk-inspired hello card

I used the following Altenew Artist Alcohol Markers to color the design: Forest Glades, Desert Night and Dusk from Cosmic Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set A, Maple Yellow and Honey Drizzle from Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set F, and Vanilla Cream and Dew Drops from Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set G.

To finish everything off, I popped up my sentiment with foam tape for an extra dimension.

Now, I can’t wait to see your take on this challenge! I hope you got inspired by my folksy hello card!

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Play Along

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  • 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!
  • Challenge ends on July 31, 2022, 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.


There's MORE! Each winner also gets a chance to receive never-before-seen Altenew products for FREE and join one of our future blog hops as a guest designer. Winners will be announced on August 10, 2022.

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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 badge above and let everyone know that you are participating in our Inspiration Challenge!

Good luck and happy crafting!

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 Beach July 3, 2022 - 12:42 PM

This is so beautiful and I loved seeing how you were inspired!

Carol L McCready July 3, 2022 - 12:43 PM

Beautiful card.

Michele F July 3, 2022 - 2:14 PM

I love seeing the art of regions of the world I’m not familiar with, Aga! you’ve captured that Kashubian folk art beautifully! Yes, that set was the PERFECT choice!

jintyoo7 July 3, 2022 - 3:32 PM

Amazing card, Aga! I always get excited to see what you create and you never disappoint, Beautiful design and colours :-)

mypaperepiphany July 5, 2022 - 5:42 AM

Stunning card and wonderful inspiration!

Debbie Harper July 16, 2022 - 3:13 AM

I love your products. They are so well designed and easy to use.

Tara Prince January 26, 2023 - 7:31 AM

so gorgeous


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