Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Altenew Blog Hop Celebrating Parents Card Drive + Giveaway

Hi there!

Welcome to my stop on this special blog hop! I'm so glad you're here! If you've arrived from the amazingly talented Erum's blog, you're in the right place. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Altenew's blog here.


Altenew is celebrating parents, not only with this hop, but also with a very important card drive. Their goal is to send cards to the elderly who live in nursing homes and shelters, to let them know they're not forgotten. We want these important people to feel loved, celebrated and honored and we need your help! 

PLEASE check out the, "Celebrating Parents Blog Hop" page here to read more about this important cause and to see the details of how you can participate.

Did you know that Altenew has wonderful stamp sets that celebrate parents? With Mother's Day and Father's Day coming soon, their perfect for those important cards we all need to create!



The Penned Rose, Best Dad and Extra Special stamp sets are all fabulous and fun to play with! (They also have a Best Mom stamp set that is beautiful!) 

20% of the the profits earned from the above three stamp sets, by 6/18/2017, will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

Altenew also is having a sale on their Best Dad stamp set and dies, through April 22nd. No coupon code needed.


How awesome is that? It is seriously the cutest set, with so many fun images you can use to create amazing Father's day cards! 


***Prizes!***
Altenew is giving away $50.00 gift certificates to three lucky winners! Be sure to leave comments by Sunday April 30, 2017, 11:59PM EDT for a chance to win. Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on the Altenew blog on May 2nd. Altenew is also allowing me to randomly select a winner for a $30.00 gift certificate to their store! Comment by the date above and I will announce that winner on May 1st, here on my blog! 

Whew! I know that was a lot of info but this blog hop supports such a good cause! 

Okay, let's get to the cards I created for your inspiration. First up is a couple of cards using the Best Dad stamp and die set.

I've linked all supplies at the end of this post.


I loved coloring and die-cutting all these adorable images! I cut a slit in the box so I could slip in the images of the hammer and keys. I also wrote the word, TOOLS on the front of the box.
 

For this card I stamped the stars in the same color ink as the cardstock panel, then die-cut the book image and popped it up onto the panel. A few more die-cut stars, and the sentiment, finish off this simple but manly card.

For my next card, I used the beautiful, Penned Rose set. Colored with Copics to create a white rose for mom, or for any special person in your life.



My last three cards were created using the Best Mom stamp set. For each one, I used the same image and same sentiment. But, I wanted to try three different techniques for coloring this pretty image. The first one is stamped in black and colored with Copics, which are my favorite medium to use.


This next one uses Copics again but this time I did no-line coloring. GASP! It was the first time I've ever really tried it and I still need lots of practice! It is NOT an easy technique, that's for sure but I enjoyed the process!


For my last card, I white embossed the image on watercolor cardstock and used Zig Markers for my medium. It created a softer look, which I think is so pretty!


That's it for me. Your next stop on the hop is Hussena's blog! Happy hopping and thanks for stopping by! ♥






102 comments:

lindagk23 said...

Wonderful Father's and Mother's Day cards! And I think you did a fabulous job on your no line coloring! They are gorgeous!

Jeanne Beam said...

Great cards for such special people in your life . Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Debra Rumpza said...

Fabulous cards today!

Hussena said...

Such a beautiful array of cards. Loved all of them specially the last two! So pretty :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow your cards are just so creative and inspirational. Thanks for sharing:)

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful cards!!

mjk said...

great cards. tfs

Cyndi Morris said...

Wonderful cards. Your coloring is beautiful.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Love the clean and crisp look of your cards. They're just stunning!

I Card Everyone said...

LOve your wonderful cards, Barb!!!
=]

Rebecca Romines said...

What a nice group of cards. The are all so nice and would be a joy to receive any one of them. We all appreciate you time and willingness to share your work.

Barb Ghig said...

Stunning cards, Barb! Your Copic coloring is amazing...especially your blooms with no line coloring...I'm so impressed! So happy to see you on the hop today!!!

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

Great card design's, especially like the second an third flower card!

QuilterLaura said...

All your cards are fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

Nikki said...

Wonderful cards! Your no line watercolor is beautiful. Great job.

Elaine said...

Wonderful cards!

Janet D. said...

Wonderful cards, thanks for sharing!

Deeps said...

Each of your cards are spectacular. Love it a lot.

Beth H. said...

Awesome cards! Love the best mom cards - you did a fantastic job coloring them!

Handcrafted Expressions by Kriti said...

All the cards are so pretty.

Debbie Selby said...

Loving the floral cards in this set.

Meghan Peterson said...

Love these pretty and clean and simple cards!! Your coloring skills are awesome, love the added dimension with the shadows too. Thanks so much for sharing!

Carol Didier said...

Your cards are simply beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

cindybearj said...

Those floral cards are beautiful. I think I like no line embossinf.

Debbie said...

Your florals are absolutely gorgeous!

Lynne said...

Lovely Mom cards but it is the Dad cards that I just love. This is a fabulous set and the whole blog hop has had one great card after another. That red is so enticing.

Kris said...

I am in love with your last card. It is so lovely.

Maryam said...

Love them all Barb., amazing lovely cards.

Carol Rossouw said...

Lovely card ideas -especially for the difficult MAN cards!

Darlene Wood said...

Love your cards. You did beautiful coloring.

Amy Seigler said...

Gorgeous cards! I love each one of them!

Kailash said...

Wow Barb all your cards are so gorgeous. I especially love the 'white' floral card and your use of copics is beautiful!!!

Nowalinka said...

Nice idea for this stamps. I like Your cards :)

Colleen Howell said...

Wow awesome cards each one is lovely

Shona Austin said...

Fantastic cards. I especially enjoyed the flowers and the different mediums. Each card is uniquely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your artistic talents. I love your header on your blog. So pretty and colorful. Love it.

Sandy said...

A great collection of cards. Love your red tool box. You did a great job with the no-line coloring - hard to believe it was your first time, beautiful.

MaryCay said...

Love your designs💜

Ozjane said...

Thank you for sharing

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful inspiration. Thanks for sharing

Joy Meadows said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! Your coloring is exquisite. I love them all.

Gail said...

I loved the three different ways you used the Mother's Day stamp set. Each one is beautiful in its own way.

Helen Budz said...

These are great cards--I like them all. They each inspire me with a different idea. Thanks for sharing them.

theartfulbutterfly said...

Lovely cards!

April Rogers said...

Lovely cards, love your coloring. As for the no line, I have yet to try it. But yours looks good!!
XO April

Tracy A said...

I love how you how used the same design and created 3 different looks. They turned out beautiful.

LauraJane:) said...

LOVED seeing the versatility of the Best Mom stamp set with your coloring mediums/styles!

Brandi R said...

Wow, you were busy! Fantastic cards. Love them all ♥

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Love all of your cards Barb. A very busy lady but it was time well spent!

Liz O. said...

fabulous cards Barb! love them all, thanks for the inspiration!

Abby said...

Great cards!

erika said...

Awesome cards! thanks for sharing :)

Teri W said...

I love the variety of floral cards!

loulou said...

Wow you have been busy, what an awesome collection of cards. I love how you used the different colouring techniques on the same design. It's amazing how different the same design can look.

stamping sue said...

Amazing talent! like the shadows around your flowers.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Michelle H said...

I love that you showed three different mediums on the flower cards. I personally have not tried the no line coloring, but you did a fantastic job, and have inspired me to try it.

Jackie S said...

Amazing that three different mediums can make the same cards looks so different. Thank you for sharing

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the simple pink floral cards

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Fabulous cards ! I loved the use of kraft and black base for Dad's card gives very nice masculine look to them :)

Cynthia Cole said...

All of your cards are fabulous!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Love all your cards. I especially like the florals as you used different mediums to get several different looks. Very nice!

Rema said...

Fabulous cards!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards Barb especially those beautiful flower ones.

bev p said...

You can't go wrong with a kraft card base and some bold colors for the guys, and your card proves that! I love the floral stamp more and more. You have proven that there are great ways to get whatever look you want! I am still trying to figure out which is my favorite, but I am having a ball exploring no-line coloring with different mediums. My goal for the summer is to explore alcohol markers. I have tried them, but not really enjoyed them too much. Yours are beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me to go create something lovely! (Which I might need to donate somewhere because I am building up a collection again!)

Sue LD said...

Lots of great cards you created. My favorite one is the first with the tool box.

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

beautiful cards :)

GAZ said...

While I am partial to hyour beautiful floral cards, the Dad's card is really great too. Thanks for sharing. GlendaJ

Nox said...

Beautiful cards, all of them. Love the tone on tone stars on the one card though - great idea for some subtle shine and embellishment!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wow, so many great cards! Love the "You are my hero" card.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Beautiful flower cards 😊

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are so amazing!!! Love them all and Altenew:)

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your cards.

Heather said...

These are all fabulous!! I think my favorite is the last one with the no-line coloring; it turned out so beautiful!

natashakara said...

Wow! You've been busy! 😲 So many gorgeous cards, Barb. I really love the black and white father day card. But they are all so unique and beautiful. I just love your work. 😘

Jo Ann Usey said...

I love those floral cards - each a little different from the next but each also very very lovely!!

Patt H. said...

The cards are all awesome! Your no-line coloring is really pretty! My favorite!

SHartl said...

All your cards are amazing but I especially love the Dads day one because cards for men are the toughest for me to make. So many fun options!

Jeanette said...

Nice job on all of your cards.

Judie said...

Wow beautiful creations! Thanks for the inspiration!

Leanne said...

Lovely cards!

Kleri F said...

Beautiful cards!I love the white rose one!

Marianne said...

Wow, looks like you were inspired! Thanks for inspiring us in return! Great job on the no-line colouring. I think this card is my favourite.

McStamper said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas.

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Great cards and inspiration!

D Golly said...

Absolutely beautiful cards. Love the three ways to color examples. Thanks for the inspiration!

barbara macaskill said...

All of your cards are awesome but my absolute favorites are "Dads life" and your breathtaking white 🌹! WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! Totally in love with that one! TFS!

Karen B. said...

Barb, these are fantastic! Each design is so stunning and unique too.

Nandini said...

All the cards are really beautiful. Love the colors and the different styles.

Sandy Small said...

Your cards are great, it is amazing how different Mom cards with the same stamp are when a different technique is used on each.

Heidi said...

I love your no-line coloring and so many of Altenew's images are just stunning when colored with any medium --- but I'm especially partial to white embossing with the zigs. Just gorgeous!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards. So many wonderful ways to use the stamps.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! I love the Best Mom stamp set!

mandalj said...

Such fabulous cards! Thanks for showing us the 3 different colouring results - all so beautiful!

Amante del Papel said...

beautiful and awesome cards!

Linda Anderson said...

Wonderful! Each and every one of them! Truly anyone would love to receive these cards. Thank you for showing the three different ways to color your last image. Great stamps, great creativity.

Laurie said...

I love the white rose card! Stunning!! The other Mom cards are stunning, but the rose is my favorite. So pretty!!

Daša said...

Barb very beautiful! My fav is first card....stunning!

Roz M. said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful set of cards, Barb. I really like the great colour scheme of your first "Dad" card, and the beautiful colouring and elegant simplicity of your various Mother's Day cards.

Dana M said...

Terrific cards! You shared so many techniques and great ideas. Fabulous use of the products.

Nat said...

beautiful creations!! love them all. :)

TracyM #6773 said...

W O W
WONDERFUL cards!
SO MUCH to INSPIRE!
LOVE them ALL, especially your 2nd card (Dad's Life) and last card (soft watercolour)!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

Lisa A creations said...

Nice cards! I especially like the dad card you colored.