July Inspiration Challenge – Weddings!

by yana.smakula

Hello friends! Its time for a new challenge, I hope you'll join me this month and create with your Altenew goodies! Summer is considered the Wedding Season of the year and I couldn't help but stamp a simple, yet eye-catching Wedding card to congratulate my friends on their big day. I think you will all agree that an avid stamper needs to have a Wedding card or two ready in their stash just for such an occasion.

Altenew July Inspiration Challenge - Wedding Season!

The photo on the inspiration banner comes from my little balcony garden. Every Spring I like to dedicate a little bit of time to do some gardening and plant a couple of flowers that bloom thought the Summer. My garden is very small, as its a balcony garden, and all of the plants are potted; nonetheless I enjoy spending my free time there enjoying a cup of coffee or reading a book. Plus my cats adore it too, as plants always attract insects and my kitties just love to play with them.

This month theme – Weddings!

Usually our challenges are based on the inspiration photo, but this month we decided to also add a theme to the photo – Weddings.  

We'd like to encourage you to break out your Altenew stamps, dies and inks (and antique trims, too!) and create anything Wedding related. Be it a Wedding Greeting Card, a sample Wedding invitation, a Wedding Table Place Card, a Wedding Menu – anything you can think of. Don't be afraid to surprise us with your creativity and ingenuity! 

Altenew July Inspiration Challenge - Wedding Season! Happy Wedding Card using Peony Bouquet stamps & dies by Yana Smakula

To create this card I started by making a card base out of white woodgrain cardstock. I feel it is a perfect match for Clean & Simple projects and the texture on the paper adds so much to the card. To stamp the flowers and leaves I used Peony Bouquet stamps and matching dies, although just about any floral stamp set from Altenew is a great option to use on a Wedding project such as this one.

The Happy Wedding sentiment came from another set, Vintage Roses. Altenew offers several different sets that work beautifully for Weddings and Wedding Stationery, for example: a simple Congratulations can be found in many sets, such as: Beautiful Lady, Dodecagram, Magnolias For Her, Scribbled Flowers; you can use alpha sets to spell out the names of the bride and & groom like I did here using Calligraphy Alpha or Modern Deco Alpha; you can also use other sets, such as Ori Kami, Thinking of You or Trophy Life for unique Wedding sentiments; finally there are From the Desk Of and Painted Poppy sets that will help you stamp sentiments for Save The Date cards and Anniversary projects.

Altenew July Inspiration Challenge - Wedding Season! Happy Wedding Card using Peony Bouquet stamps & dies by Yana Smakula

As for the colors I followed my inspiration photo and used gold embossing powder along with Buttercream, Mango Smoothie and Warm Sunshine for the yellow color; Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades for the green; and finally Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry and a touch of Ruby Red for the pink.

Altenew July Inspiration Challenge - Wedding Season! Happy Wedding Card using Peony Bouquet stamps & dies by Yana Smakula

Play Along with our July Inspiration Challenge – Weddings!

Now it’s your turn to join in the fun! Make a card, a tag, a layout or any other project based on the inspiration photo above and Wedding theme. You may use either the colors, the composition, the elements, the texture or any combination to create your project. Make sure the theme of the project is related to Wedding Season.

Challenge Rules:

  • 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 – Weddings 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 Sunday, July 31st at 11:55pm EST.

Prizes:

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 Monday, August 8th.

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’t wait to see where this month’s inspiration takes you! ?

Yana Smakula

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Vicki F July 1, 2016 - 10:27

I can’t wait to play, Yana! Another beautiful project from you.

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yana.smakula July 1, 2016 - 16:57

thank you! hope you’ll get a chance to make something beautiful!

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Holly Saveur July 1, 2016 - 10:42

Stunning!!

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yana.smakula July 1, 2016 - 16:57

thank you!

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Celeste Goff July 1, 2016 - 11:08

These are just beautiful Yana! Love how they have your signature gold touches.

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yana.smakula July 1, 2016 - 16:58

thank you, Celeste!

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Taunya Butler July 1, 2016 - 13:58

WOW – gorgeous, gorgeous colors and what a wonderful challenge – I want to play – hope I get a chance to!!

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yana.smakula July 1, 2016 - 16:58

thank you, Taunya! I’ll keep an eye out for a project from you ;)

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Rosy Newlun July 1, 2016 - 15:35

Thank you for your beautiful inspirational card, Yana! I think so far I have one AltaNew stamp set, but I would like to play along. I will see what I can do ♥ The colors are summer, sunshine and happiness!

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yana.smakula July 1, 2016 - 16:59

awww, thank you, Rosy! I can’t wait to see what you make! which set do you have, btw?

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Rosy Newlun July 1, 2016 - 22:30

I just have the “Henna Elements” so far. I posted the picture/link just now. Squeee. It’s a miracle when I can play in a challenge. Love your card!

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Dottie July 1, 2016 - 16:12

Of course this creation is beautiful! Yana you come up with such wonderful card ideas. I’m seeing this time and time again.

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yana.smakula July 1, 2016 - 16:59

thank you so much, Dottie!

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Deborah July 1, 2016 - 18:16

Another stunning card!! Love that you’re teaching techniques !! Your designs rock!!

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yana.smakula July 2, 2016 - 05:59

thank you, Deborah!

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Linda Langes July 2, 2016 - 01:38

An absolute beauty Yana!

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yana.smakula July 2, 2016 - 06:51

thank you, Linda!

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Janet July 2, 2016 - 11:14

Perfect challenge for the time of year! AS it happens I do have a wedding coming up – hope to get something done and incorporate this challenge :-)

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Mac Mable July 2, 2016 - 16:35

The most beautiful inspiring project. You are one talented and very creative lady. Thank you x

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Lydine Arriola July 16, 2016 - 11:02

Beautiful Yana! You always inspire me with your gorgeous projects!!

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Daria Grushina July 25, 2016 - 09:58

So beautiful Yana!

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Gaylynn July 28, 2016 - 15:48

Wow, the colors are soft yet so vivid and gorgeous. Lovely layers Yana. :) I’m playing along in the challenge this time with a couple of wedding gift and favor tags.

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April Williams August 12, 2016 - 08:41

I just love using the Altenew stamps. I have just gotten to know them! Also, where do we see the winners of the July challenge?

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