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! 

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. Compensated affiliate links used. 

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! ♥