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Altenew September 2022 Inspiration Challenge | Fall Inspired Card!

Updated: Aug 20, 2023


Hello and thank you for joining me for another Altenew Inspiration Challenge!


Fall is not quite here yet, but I can feel the nip in the air before work each morning as the temperatures have dropped considerably. I cannot wait for the splash of color to begin as mother nature transitions our landscape into its annual autumn beauty.



For this month’s Challenge, I wanted to use colors from the Altenew Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set that best match the colors in the challenge. To create this month’s card, I began with a piece of Legion Stonehenge Black Aqua Coldpress watercolor cardstock. I stamped the mandala image from the Altenew Blooming Mandalas Stamp and Die Bundle using Altenew Clear Embossing Ink then coated it with clear embossing powder and heat set it with my embossing tool.


The next step was to watercolor the image with the Altenew Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set – the colors I chose to use were Prasiolite, Rose Quartz, and Rhodolite to paint the image. Once the painted mandala dried, I used the associated die and my die cutting machine to neatly cut the image from the watercolor paper.


To add some texture and dimension to this card, I used another piece of the black cardstock, misted it with water, and utilized the Altenew Enchanting Vines 3D embossing folder to emboss the beautiful botanicals onto the cardstock. I followed that by adding silvery splatter all over the card front panel.


Using the Altenew Sweet Sentiments Hot Foil Plate and Die Set, I selected the Hugs sentiment and hot foiled it with a shade of pink hot foil onto a scrap of the black cardstock and cut it out with the coordinating die.


I applied double-sided foam tape to adhere the mandala and Hugs sentiment to the card front panel. Then to wrap up the card I chose some color appropriate gems from my stash and glued them to strategic places on the mandala and scattered about across the rest of the card front.


I was quite happy with the way my spin on the color selection for this month’s Altenew Inspiration Challenge turned out and I hope you enjoyed it as well. I cannot wait to see your project inspired by this month’s challenge image. You can start by clicking on the link below!



Thank you so much for stopping by to see me – I appreciate you doing so!


Until next time…

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