ALTENEW CELEBRATING PARENTS CARD DRIVE BLOG HOP | GIVEAWAY

by alex
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Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop!

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Today we’re celebrating parents and spreading the word about Altenew’s card drive to collect cards for seniors living in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they are not forgotten.

If you arrived from Virginia Lu’s blog, you’re right on track. If you want to hop along from the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Check the bottom of this post for the full blog hop list!

I hope you will check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards if you have a little spare time or a spare card. Altenew will be collecting handmade cards between March 4th and April 20th, and each donor is eligible to win one of FIVE $30 Altenew gift certificates! If you use #AltenewCardDrive when you share your Celebrating Parents cards on social media, you are entered to win one of THREE additional $15 gift certificates! The winners will be announced on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10th, 2020.

Projects

I have four cards to inspire you to get your stamp sets out and create some cards of your own for this Card Drive! My first duo features basic stamping.

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To create the Dad’s card, I stamped the image from the Faceted Stars Stamp Set onto a card base. I used a combination of inks: Arctic, Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue and Sapphire. I cut the letters for the word DAD out of a dark blue cardstock several times using dies from the Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set and glued all layers together.

altenew-alexsyberia-caps-bold-alphabet-faceted-starsI glued the letters onto the card. I colored them on the bottom with the dark marker. Next, I stamped a sentiment onto a white strip of cardstock and glued it onto the word. For the Mom’s card, I stamped flowers onto a card base from Simply The Best stamp set with Altenew Obsidian Pigment ink.

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I cut the letters for the word MOM out of a rose glitter paper using dies from the Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set and glued them onto a piece of vellum and mounted it onto the card base. I stamped a sentiment onto a white strip of cardstock from  Simply The Best stamp set and foam mounted it.

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The next card is a simple floral card. I was inspired by one of my favorite card makers Agnieszka Malyszek. I stamped images from the Dainty Bouquet Stamp Set using several Altenew inks: Cotton Candy, Peach Perfect and Dark Chocolate. For my sentiment, I used Tall Alpha Die Set and Ornate Foliage Stamp Set.

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My last tall card features pencil coloring on dark cardstock. This is one of my favorite techniques. I adore using colored pencils on dark card stock. It always looks so gorgeous. This time I decided to use dark green cardstock.

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I gold heat embossed the images from the Engagement Wishes Stamp Set onto green cardstock. I then colored the flowers and leaves using Prismacolor colored pencils.

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I used the following colors:

Once my coloring was done, I ink blended the borders of the panel in Altenew Aqualicious ink. For my sentiment, I used Tall Alpha Die Set ( I used negative die-cut from my previous card ) and Wonderful Wycinanki Stamp Set.

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I hope these cards inspired you to create some cards for the Card Drive!  Thank you for spending time with me!

Supplies

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create the project(s). Click on the letters to go to a favorite store: Pinkfresh Studio (PS), Scrapbook.com (SB), Ellen Hutson (EH), Altenew (AN), Amazon (AZ), The Gray Muse (GM). Where available I use compensated affiliate links. This means that I receive a small commission when products are purchased through links I share here (at no additional cost to you). If you enjoy my projects you see here, I would be so grateful if you would consider using the links/banners listed when you are heading off to shop. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and videos.

Thank you!

Altenew Dainty bouquet stamp set
Altenew Dainty bouquet stamp set
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AN | EH | SB
Hero Arts Embossing Powder, White
Hero Arts Embossing Powder, White
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EH | SB | AZ
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
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EH | SB | AZ
Ranger Emboss It Ink Pad
Ranger Emboss It Ink Pad
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SB | AZ
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
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EH | SB | AZ
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
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EH | SB | AZ
Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Cubes, Four Scoops
Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Cubes, Four Scoops
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AN | EH
TONIC STUDIOS Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
TONIC STUDIOS Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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SB | AZ
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88 oz
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88 oz
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EH | SB | AZ
Altenew Ink Cubes, Glacier Caves
Altenew Ink Cubes, Glacier Caves
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AN | EH
Altenew Ink Cubes, Cool Summer Night
Altenew Ink Cubes, Cool Summer Night
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AN | EH
Altenew Embossing Powder, Antique Gold
Altenew Embossing Powder, Antique Gold
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AN | EH
Mini Die Cutting Machine
Mini Die Cutting Machine
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AN
Powder Tool Adhesive Deactivator
Powder Tool Adhesive Deactivator
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EH | AZ
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils
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EH | AZ
Engagement Wishes Stamp Set
Engagement Wishes Stamp Set
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AN | EH | SB
Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink
Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink
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AN | EH
Simply the Best Stamp Set
Simply the Best Stamp Set
Buy from:
AN | EH | SB
Wonderful Wycinanki Stamp Set
Wonderful Wycinanki Stamp Set
Buy from:
AN | EH | SB
Gold Cardstock
Gold Cardstock
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EH
Nautical, Hero Arts Cardstock
Nautical, Hero Arts Cardstock
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EH
Altenew Faceted Stars Stamp Set
Altenew Faceted Stars Stamp Set
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AN | EH | SB
Altenew Tall Alpha Die
Altenew Tall Alpha Die
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AN | SB
Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set
Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set
Buy from:
AN | EH | SB | AZ

Prizes

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/5/2020.

Blog Hop

The next stop on the hop is the Gayatri Murali‘s blog.
Check out the full list below:

Thank you for stopping by!

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52 comments

MaryH March 28, 2020 - 11:25 pm

I loved all your cards; but the last one was Amazing!!! What a wonder creative artist you are.

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Patt H. March 28, 2020 - 9:48 pm

Wonderful cards, Alex! I love them all. Your colored pencil work is so beautiful & makes me want to go practice on dark cardstock! Love the simplicity of the first two & that gorgeous floral card is stunning! Awesome cards!!

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Debbie M. March 28, 2020 - 9:41 pm

Awsome cards! I especially love the last card with the Prismacolors.

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Melissa Leftrick March 28, 2020 - 7:30 pm

These are gorgeous cards!!! I love all the techniques you used. Thank you for sharing.

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Liz O. March 28, 2020 - 9:07 am

Wow Alex! Your cards are fabulous, especially the last one is stunning! Love all of them, thank you for sharing! This drive is such a wonderful cause, I hope to be able to participate, have a great day!

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Jenny N March 27, 2020 - 1:49 pm

Gorgeous cards. I love the bold green card base and the beautifully colored flowers.

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Ta-Tanisha J March 27, 2020 - 6:41 am

Alex, I love your cards – the first two are clean and simple but really make an impact. But my favorite is the one colored with the prismacolors – it’s stunning. Thanks for sharing and participating in this amazing card drive.

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Cyndi Morris March 26, 2020 - 10:40 pm

Gorgeous cards. I especially love the one you colored with colored pencils — stunning.

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Priya March 26, 2020 - 8:48 pm

Lovely card for a wonderful cause.All the cards are great and unique.

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gail March 26, 2020 - 5:55 pm

that pencil coloring was a labor of love

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Linda BL March 26, 2020 - 5:17 pm

The gold embossed floral card is out of this world! I would love to see a video of you putting together that card!

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Brandi R March 26, 2020 - 4:26 pm

Fantastic collection of cards. Beautifully done ♥

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Mindy Drummond March 26, 2020 - 1:25 pm

I admire Altenew for having this Celebrating Parents card drive, it’s a wonderful way to honor our senior citizens that may not have any other joy on such a personal holiday, Thank You Altenew. Your cards Alex are all beautiful! I am always amazed how you can make a simple card look so amazing and then really blow us away with the intricate and stunning WOW of the teal card. Oh how I’ve missed seeing your wonderful talent on the always beautiful Altenew floral stamps, hope to see more soon!

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Christine A March 26, 2020 - 11:36 am

All great cards, but I love the soft, elegant colour combination and design of the second last one, and the jaw dropping colouring of the last card. Outstanding!

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Dorothy A March 26, 2020 - 8:31 am

Gorgeous cards. Some Mom and Dad will be touched to receive them.

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PENNY F March 26, 2020 - 7:17 am

They are all GORGEOUS cards! I’m completely inspired, can’t wait to get back to my craft table.

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Diana B March 26, 2020 - 5:39 am

That emerald card done with colored pencils just knocks it out of the park!

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Lisascreativeniche March 26, 2020 - 5:07 am

Oh that green card is stunning! I just love the details in the coloring!

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Meghan Kennihan March 26, 2020 - 4:56 am

I love the backgrounds you created for these mom and dad sentiments! BEAUTIFUL!

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Pauline Godfrey March 26, 2020 - 2:57 am

Beautiful cards. The colouring on your last card is amazing!

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