Video : September 2016 Inspiration Challenge – Craft Room

by May Sukyong Park

Hello, crafty friends. It's May here hosting the September Inspiration Challenge. I chose a photo of my craft supplies I took in my craft room as an inspiration photo this month. Don't you just love all the colors and elements you see in the photo?

I decided to take three main colors – yellow, blue and red – and circle elements from the inspiration photo to create my card for today.

Altenew Floral Stamped Background Card_May Park_1Besides my recent go-to technique, watercoloring, my favourite cardmaking technique is creating a stamped background by mixing small images from different stamp sets. Altenew Floral Stamped Background Card_May Park_4Here are the stamp sets I used for my card : Floral Sprig, Vintage Flowers, Floral Shadow, Precious Moments, Sentiments & Quotes, and Thinking of You. By the way, I used Spicy Yogurt cardstock as a stamping panel to give an earthy texture to my background.

Altenew Floral Stamped Background Card_May Park_2I made another card with the same design but different color scheme. Depending on the placement of your images and colors you choose, you can create many different looks.

I made a video tutorial to show you how to make this card from start to finish. I’m also sharing something special/different at the end of the video you won't want to miss. :) You can watch it here or on YouTube channel. Hope you find it helpful.

Altenew Floral Stamped Background Card_May Park_3Play 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 Friday, September 3oth at 11:55pm 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, October 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 not wait to see where this month’s inspiration takes you!


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Michele F September 1, 2016 - 9:11 AM

May I never tire of seeing you make these brilliant patterned papers! NObody does tiny stamps like you, my friend! Bright, sweet, and gorgeous in every color! xx

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Thank you for your sweet comment, my friend!!! Always love to hear from you! Hugs!

Chriss Blagrave September 1, 2016 - 9:37 AM

Delightful video, May! I love seeing you stamp and create with the tiny stamps. I love doing this, too!
Congratulations on your creative book publication!

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:01 PM

I really appreciate people who watch my videos. That means a lot to me! Thank you so much for your support, Chriss!

Susi September 1, 2016 - 9:47 AM

Lovely card, May – the BG’s are beautiful but not so overpowering that they take the focus away from those sweet sentiments!

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:02 PM

So glad to hear that you love my card! Hope you are having a wonderful (and crafty) day! Hugs!

Irina Polikarpova September 1, 2016 - 10:13 AM

So pretty colours! I like this palette very much!

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:03 PM

Thank you, Irina!

Thalia September 1, 2016 - 10:50 AM

I love your videos, May! Very inspirational, easy to follow. Sure wish I could get your book in English, it looks fabulous.

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:06 PM

Hi, Thalia! I couldn’t expect that people would love my videos when I started making videos last year. Your encouraging comment makes me do more and much more. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!

Lynn Dalby September 1, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Very pretty Card.

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:07 PM

Thank you, Lynn!

conil September 1, 2016 - 1:27 PM

Wonderful inspiration…looks like the skies the limit on this challenge. May’s video has so many tips that I’m definitely going to us.

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:08 PM

That’s so sweet of you to say so, Conil! You are one of my favorite cheerleaders! Thank you so much for your support!!!

FeM September 1, 2016 - 2:48 PM

I could watch May’s videos everyday. She shares her tips and tricks and of course her creations are always beautiful. Congratulations on your book May!!!

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:09 PM

Your sweet comment made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for your love and support!!!!

Esther September 1, 2016 - 5:28 PM

Such a beautiful and effective technique for creating unique, personalised backgrounds! Fab cards – thanks so much for the inspiration :) Esther

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Hello, Esther! I’m so glad to hear that you found my card inspiring! Have a wonderful day, lovely!

Donna September 1, 2016 - 5:54 PM

I love your cards, May. I am so happy to see that you published a book. It looks wonderful filled with your gorgeous art.

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:12 PM

Thank you so much!!! It took me almost two years to get a copy of my own book. However, it was worth putting my time and effort! :)

Maureen Hayes September 1, 2016 - 11:03 PM

I loved watching you create this card using all your tiny stamps as your very own patterned paper. I always mean to do this and then forget to try. Because of you video I am going to give it a go, who knows, if it turns out, I can enter the challenge! Thank you for giving us a flip through your beautiful book at the end of the video as well. It was a treat for th eyes.

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Hello, Maureen! You are always so sweet to me. Thank you for your love and support! Your crafty friendship makes me to do better and much better! :) Hope you take some time to create you own stamped background!

Bonnie September 2, 2016 - 7:21 PM

What a pretty background, May! Love those little flowers!

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Thank you, Bonnie!

Debbie Bassett September 2, 2016 - 11:53 PM

Hello May,

I just have to say, I love all three all these back ground inspired cards!! You really do have the Midas. touch when it comes to paper-crafting! You can take such simple designs and make some really lovely cards!!! Watching you craft really makes me happy!!!! Thank you for sharing!

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:17 PM

That’s so kind of you to say so! I didn’t know I have the hand of Midas! Haha!

Deepa Lakshman September 3, 2016 - 7:42 AM

I love the way you make these backgrounds. Thank you for showing a glimpse of your book.

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:19 PM

Making my own stamped background using small stamps is so therapeutic!

Cassie D September 8, 2016 - 10:39 AM

May, you should have that book published in English!!!!
Love your card, sometimes I forget about the small stamps. This is a great way to use them

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:20 PM

I wish I could see my book published in English some day! :)

Jean Marmo September 11, 2016 - 4:39 PM

Gorgeous!! So very pretty!

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Thank you, Jean!

Beverly Jordan September 12, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Gotta try this!! Gorgeous samples, May!

May Park September 13, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Thank you, Beverly! Hope you take some time to make your own!!!

Swapna Patil September 16, 2016 - 1:49 AM

Hi… When The August challenge result will be announced…?

May Park September 19, 2016 - 4:28 PM

Hi, Swapna! The winners will be announced on 9/24. Thank you for the patience.


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