January 2017 Inspiration Challenge

by Yoonsun Hur

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Hello crafty friends, it's Yoonsun here hosting the January 2017 Inspiration Challenge!!

Before I begin, Happy New Year dear friends! I hope you had a fantastic New Year's Eve with amazing fireworks or a toast of champagne!

Ok, so let's start our January challenge! I took this photo in Summer but those flowers do look a little like white snow, do they not? Christmas is already over, but we are still waiting for the snow :D

Here is what I came up with:

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For my thank you card today, I used the Adore You Stamp Set as my main supply.

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To start, I randomly stamped the flowers and leaves from the Adore You Stamp Set on an A2 sized watercolor paper panel using VersaFine Vintage Sepia pigment ink.

I then lightly touched the flowers with Antique Linen Distress ink & Gansai Tambi Watercolor No. 44 Light Brown. With Light Brown, I also colored the background.

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For the sentiment, I die cut the word “Thank you” from the Woodgrain Bark card stock using the Majestic Bloom Die Set 3 times, and then glued them together.

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Play Along:

Make a card, a tag, a layout or any other project based on the inspiration photo above. You may use either the colors, the composition, the elements, the texture or any combination to create your project.


  • Altenew products should be the focus, but other companies’ products can be used.
  • Make sure to use our challenge image above on 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 Tuesday, January 31st at 11:55 pm EST.


After the challenge closes, FOUR WINNERS will be selected. Each will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at www.altenew.comWinners will be announced on Saturday, February 11th.

There is more! If you use #AltenewChallenge when you share your challenge entry on social media, you are entered to win a $15 gift certificate to our online store.

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

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Virginia L. January 1, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Beautifully inspired card, Yoonsun! Love the use of golden yellow and use of stamps so much!

Preety January 1, 2017 - 1:41 PM

Pretty card!! I love the colors :)
happy new year

janet January 1, 2017 - 2:28 PM

How beautiful Yoonsur! Happy New Year to you :-)

maria f. January 1, 2017 - 6:22 PM

So beautiful!

May Sukyong Park January 2, 2017 - 12:30 AM

Love this!!!!

Deb W January 2, 2017 - 9:26 AM

So beautiful. You are just so talented!

Michele F January 7, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Yoonsun you may have all of my snow, if you’d like it!!!
Gorgeous photo, and card … I’m certainly inspired – and thinking SPRING!

Dottie January 15, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Beautiful! Just the cards that inspire my desire! LOL.


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