Friday, April 20, 2018

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway




Hi, there!
I'm so honored to be joining the Altenew Blog Hop for Celebrating Parents Card Drive.
If you came from  Karin's blog, then you are on a right path, or you can just start your hops at Altenew Blog
Today we are showcasing Best Dad Stamp Set and I'm sharing two cards for it and one more card featuring another set.



Prior to getting started, I had planned to make two cards with different moods : one with a chalk board background for masculine mood and the other with white background for lovely mood for us daughters who give their cards to dads. 

To begin my first card, I trimmed a black card stock into 4.125×5.375 inch, heat embossed sentiments from Best Dad Stamp Set with white embossing powder, then blended white dye ink around the edges of panel. 





I stamped all the images of Best Dad Stamp Set  on a copic friendly paper, colored them with copic markers, and cut them all using the coordinating dies. Next, I adhered them onto the panel as shown below.




I foam mounted the panel onto a kraft card base, glued some clear sparkling sequins mix and 3mm clear sparkling sequins and finished off the card.



For my second card, I simply adhered stamped images onto a heavy weight white card base using foam tapes. 
I added gray shades under the images using copic markers, too. To maintain clean look, I added enamel dots and finished off the card.




Did you enjoy my two Dad's cards?
Actually this was my first trial of chalk board effect card, and I loved what it turned out. Hope you will like them, too. 






After I finished the two, I decided to make Mom's card as well, so I picked Penned Rose set from my Altenew stash.  I heat embossed blossoms and leaves on watercolor paper, then did watetcoloring using my Daniel Smith Watercolor inks, then I simply fussy cut the images. 



To compose a card, I also used Doodled Lace Cover Die,  Precious Moments, Simple Alpha Die Set from Altenew.  I finished off by adding various sequins here and there. 





Thank you so much for reading this. Now your next place to hop is beautiful Heidi's blog.



Celebrating Parents Card Drive

Let us join the Altenew's good cause which is sending cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. Please check out Celebrating Parents Card Drive for more details.

You can also support ALTENEW by purchasing the special items that are great for your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day projects :  Best Dad, Painted RosePenned RoseExtra Special, and Best Mom sets. 20% of the profits from these stamp sets until Father’s Day, June 17th, 2018, will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.





Special Offer

Save 35% Off on the Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle from 4/20/2018 until 4/23/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed to enjoy this deal.



Giveaway I

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by May 6th at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Mother’s Day, May 13th, 2018.


Giveaway II

Please leave a comment here on my blog. One lucky winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to Altenew store. I'll announce the winner on May 2nd 2018. The winner will need to contact me within 1 week of winner announcement.
Blog Hop Order

Please visit all the blogs listed below. Hope you will enjoy your hops and get lots of inspiration. Have fun, my friends!








Love from Marge














65 comments:

julie-anne hoffmann said...

I love this wonderful cause. Your cards are beautiful. Bright and happy. Very special. Thank you

Dana Kirby said...

Marge, you are Amazing!! Your cards are always some of my favorite!!

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful designs for mom and dad Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS! Any parent would be proud to get these!

Martha Herrera said...

Great cards! I love them both.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Purple Princess said...

Very cool cards!!

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards! Love the dad ones and the fun tools. The mom one is so pretty with this gorgeous flower!

Lynne said...

Well done for both DAD and Mom. The "black" card was my favorite. The white ink around the edges really set off the whole card.

Brenda Kuder said...

Really nice Dad cards and I love your floral.

The Make & Take Club said...

I haven't see that die cut behind the flower. Gotta have that one. It is beautiful behind the flowers.

Laetitia Lisa said...

Lovely cards ! And the dark background is absolutely gorgeous !! Beautiful work :)

Nancy R. said...

Such a beautiful, stunning Mom card. I love it!

Joy Meadows said...

Love these cards, but especially love the Mother's Day one! So pretty.

Cyndi Morris said...

Wonderful cards for a wonderful cause.

Mary McCaslin said...

I love how you've put these graphics together here!

FD91354 said...

Lovely cards. I love the dark color of the Dad card, and with the bright toolbox and all it doesnt seem so dark.. Great! The mom's card is simply lovey! Love your layering of the background die. Beautiful

Rubeena I. said...

You are so talented, Marge. I love all your cards, especially the chalkboard look. perfect masculine card!

Melissa Sorg said...

I love your ideas! Beautiful!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome cards!

Bea Connor said...

Great cards and love your coloring.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Super cute cards for dad and a pretty one for Mom.

Viki Banaszak said...

What fabulous cards! I think they will be very well recieved.

NittyPearl said...

Love the dark blue background

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

These cards are just fabulous!!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Marge, your Father's day cards are fantastic, very well done.
Your Mother's day card is simply stunning!

I Card Everyone said...

Such beauty, and fun, Marge! What parent wouldn't be pleased to receive these, and very proud of your talents?!
=]

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your cards, today, Marge! Your floral card is so lovely.

jeanchaneyaz said...

Your Dad card really pops on black, and the florals are lovely!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow love all your cards - just gorgeous and so creative:)

Maryam said...

Both of your cards are just amazing.

Katie Baird said...

Great card designs! Your coloring is lovely!

Patty said...

I love both your dad cards!! I thing the chalkboard one is very cool! Your mothers card is just beautiful!

Carol Rossouw said...

This is such a lovely idea from a super stamp company & I'm glad to be a part of this blog hop. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

Dana M said...

Amazing cards! Such fantastic designs, gorgeous coloring and crisply executed.

kathymcc said...

Marge, I love your cards! I wouldn't have thought of blending white ink on black cardstock....that background looks awesome! Your flower card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your awesome creativity with us! I love when I learn something new!

Jeanne Beam said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards for your Mom and Day. They are amazing...

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Marge. Love the cool images, especially with the black background and the soft white sponging and white heat embossing. Great designs.

Marcie Lovett said...

Wonderful coloring, Marge.

Hussena said...

Amazing ,amazing cards Marge.The chalkboard look on the first card is fabulous and the soft coloring on the mom card is just perfection!

Nana Griffin said...

Nice job!

Sue D said...

Great cards for Dads and lovely card for mom.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Lisa Moline said...

Love you cards! They are all gorgeous! Thank you for the great inspiration!

Heather said...

Three fabulous cards!! Love the chalkboard look on the masculine card and that gorgeous rose on the mother's day card!!

Brandi R said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them all ♥

Karthikha said...

What a lovely set of cards! Each one is so beautiful!

Michelle Varol said...

I am completely besotted with your Dad card... I would not have guessed that the cardstock was black to begin with. Thank you for the tip.

charly said...

Love your Mother's day card - all of the elements work so well together. It's just beautiful. And the sentiment from Altenew is perfect!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Great cards! The chalkboard look on the Fathers Day card is brilliant and the coloring on the flowers is gorgeous!

Julie Ann said...

I love your cards they are so amazing.

Cynthia Cole said...

Such great cards for both parents!

Raga Senthil said...

Great cards. Beautiful set of creations. Love each one of them your colouring is awesome. Your floral colouring is amazing.

Iris said...

Great cards - love the colors.

Heather DePasquale said...

Love your cards! Your coloring is amazing! So glad you shared your talents!

D.L. Flowers said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for participating in such a great cause and for sharing with us.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I always need some good inspiration for father's day cards and your cards are perfect. I love how you layered all of the elements together. TFS

Jennifer said...

Great ideas - love the variety and inspiration of this blog hop!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the two very different dad cards, clever!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the lace background!

Dawn Jones said...

Love the cards, thanks for sharing.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your cards are such crisp, beautifully colored images! Gorgeous way to use these fabulous Altenew sets! Gorgeous lace background too! Fabulous work!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love the masculine mood card!

Annalisa Young said...

I really like your chalkboard effect! I'm going to have to try that too. I also love the mother's day card with the penned rose and lacy die cut background. That's just lovely. Thanks so much for sharing and supporting this great cause!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome details on these pretty cards! I really appreciate the idea of this Celebrating Parents hop!

F. Andre said...

Great set of cards. Thanks for supporting such a worthy cause.