Get Inspired, Win Prizes, and Join the Fun October Inspiration Challenge!

by Virginia Lu

Happy Saturday, Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. I am super excited to host October's Inspiration Challenge. As we are much more home-bound than in previous years, I am looking into my surroundings even more. As the tree leaves in our backyard are starting to change colors, I am once again reminded that beauty is where you look for it. The tree photo was taken from my backyard last year, and I thought it would be awesome for our inspiration.

Altenew October 2020 Inspiration Challenge

Lucky for me, I have the Fragile Foliage Stamp & Die Set in my stash. It is a smaller stamp set, and yet, it has so many lovely design details that you can use this set all year round.

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Let's start with the background. First, I applied Honey Drizzle, Warm Sunshine, and Almond Butter Crisp Dye Inks from 1/3 top down. With the Woven Stencil and the Ink-Blending Tool, I had the best time creating a textured background.

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I love the intricate leafy trees and decided to stamp them in various colors. Stamp Positioner tools such as the MISTI allow you to stamp each color at a time. Here, I used Lime, Firefly, and Snapdragon for the leaves and Almond Butter Crisp Dye Ink for the tree trunks. The inking process would be easier if you used mini cube sets. I used my regular oval sets and managed just fine, too.

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I hope this tree scene inspired you to get inky. You can simply use these three subtle colors to create any floral, nature, or any other themes that you desire. You can also draw the inspiration from the photo's sketch and theme. Go ahead and step outside of your comfort zone (art-wise!), and start creating with your lovely Altenew supplies!

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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 October 31st, 2020, at 11:55 PM EDT.


After the challenge ends, FOUR WINNERS will be selected. Each will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at

Gift CertificateWinners will be announced on 11/16/2020.

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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Feel free to use the banner above and let everyone know that you are participating in our Inspiration Challenge!

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

Good luck, and happy crafting!

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Cindy C. October 3, 2020 - 10:02 AM

Beautiful inspiration photo and project Virginia! I look forward to play along.

Maureen Reiss October 3, 2020 - 10:51 AM

Gorgeous color combo!!! I love these cards!!

Sharon Brand October 3, 2020 - 2:01 PM

Beautiful card! Love the background too!

Daria Z. October 3, 2020 - 4:17 PM

So beautiful, Virginia! Love your taken on the inspiration photo.

Linda BL October 3, 2020 - 7:25 PM

What a beautiful photo to use for inspiration for this fall. It is breathtaking! I love how you used the Fragile Foliage set as fall trees. The green background looks lovely with the fall leaf colors and the sequins really add a lovely touch as well. Happy World Cardmaking Day!

dawnnz October 4, 2020 - 3:51 AM

Amazing Virginia. Love your card with all the gorgeous colours.

Sue D October 4, 2020 - 12:52 PM

Beautiful backyard photo and I like the colors on the card.

Inkin' Chickie October 6, 2020 - 12:48 PM

Great picture and color choice for the challenge. Can’t wait to see the shares.

donna mikasa October 16, 2020 - 5:10 PM

I love the woven stencil background! Sets off your leafy arrangement just perfectly! I’m inspired…

Andrea H October 21, 2020 - 10:39 AM

The stenciled background is lovely. All in all your card and inspiration are photo is beautiful. X x

Penny October 23, 2020 - 11:07 AM

I love the trees above the stencil…really makes it look like leaves on the ground.

Dorothy Mutafopulos October 24, 2020 - 2:38 PM

Love the fall colors great inspiration!!!

tara prince October 7, 2021 - 10:00 AM

just lovely


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