Rainbow Bookshelf Inspired Paper Crafting Projects – October 2019 Inspiration Challenge

by Laurie Willison

Hello there!  It's Laurie here with a new Inspiration Challenge for October. I recently visited my favorite craft house with some friends and I always come back with lots of great photos filled with inspiration. Check out this photo I took during my visit.

This card was definitely inspired by the colorful books on the shelf.  I love the colors in this photo and they are always fun to add to a card.

To create this card, I took a white card panel and blended in Sapphire, Rubellite and Buttercream to create the ombre look with Sketched Lines Stencil. I love the detail in the stencil and the look it adds to a card.

Cutting the card panel down into 3 strips makes the color combination pop. I attached each strip to the white card base with foam tape for a fun raised look.

To keep it simple and really showcase the stencil and color, I added in a blue Simply Hello die-cut by creating my own Sapphire cardstock. I attached the “hello” die-cut to the card using fun foam to give it a little dimension.

I hope you found inspiration like I did in today's photo. We would love for you to play along!


Sketched Lines Stencil
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Simply Hello Die
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Buttercream Crisp Dye Ink
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Rubellite Crisp Dye Ink
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Sapphire Crisp Dye Ink
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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 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 31, 2019, 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.

Winners will be announced on 11/9/2019.

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!

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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Lisa Petrella October 2, 2019 - 09:24

Fabulous card, Laurie!!! Love your inspiration photo ;) and this color combination!!! So gorgeous!!

Yasmine Omar October 3, 2019 - 23:36

Beautiful choice, Laurie! I love these delightful colours.


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