March 2023 Inspiration Challenge | Simple Stenciled Card

by Terri

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Hey there, Terri here! I am super excited to be hosting the March 2023 Inspiration Challenge and I'm sharing a simple stenciled card.

I chose to use a photo I took on a family vacation! We visited Caldicot Castle in Wales, UK. Caldicot Castle is an extensive stone medieval castle surrounded by a 55-acre country park.

I was inspired to use this photo for the March Inspiration Challenge as the natural colors and textures really spoke to me. I thought the mix of green and stone colors would make an interesting challenge.

Meadow Burst Stencil

I started by using the Meadow Burst Layering Stencil to add the stunning design to a piece of 110lb Solar Crest Cardstock. I chose the following colors to represent the image Raw AmberYellow OchreMisty MoorHazelnutJust Green, and Hunter Green Crisp Dye Inks. I used Altenew's Mini Blending Brushes to add ink through each of the stencils, they are perfectly sized and gave a beautiful smooth blend.

Meadow Burst Stencil

I added a few inky splatters using the Hazelnut dye ink, added a small amount to a glass mat, and spritzed it with water. I then used a fan brush to pick up the color and gently splattered it over the card, this gives a smaller, uniform splatter.

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The sentiment was created by ink blending Hazelnut for the shadow layer and Yellow Ochre for the detail layer onto 110lb Solar Crest Cardstock.

I then cut the sentiment using the XOXO & More Die Set. I layered them together and added the sentiment to the right corner of the card. I finished by adding 3 enamel hearts from the Fall Harvest Enamel Dots Set.

Now, it's your turn! Take on the Inspiration Challenge and start creating. Good luck!

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  • Altenew products should be the focus, but other companies’ products can be used.
  • You can use the Color It Up! FREE Coloring Pages if you don't have any Altenew products.
  • 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 March 31, 2023, at 11:55 pm EST.

FREE Coloring Pages!

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Don't have Altenew products but still want to play along?

We've got you! You can now join the Inspiration Challenge with our brand-new Color It Up! (FREE Coloring Pages). These downloadable coloring pages can be used and colored as-is, fussy cut, embossed, mixed and matched with other designs, etc. — the creative possibilities are endless. GET YOUR COLORING PAGES HERE and start playing along!


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


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 April 10, 2023.

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.


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

Good luck and happy crafting!

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Lagene March 1, 2023 - 2:18 PM

Awesome creation,

Cindy C. March 1, 2023 - 3:06 PM

Lovely card!!

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Michele F March 2, 2023 - 10:58 AM

Terri, I love the neutrals in your gorgeous photo and the beautiful way you’ve brought them to your card! Hope to play along!

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We’d love to see your take on this!

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