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Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be participating in the Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop this year. The goal is to send cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they are loved and not forgotten. Please check out the details at Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards.

You should have arrived from the amazing Nina-Marie‘s blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:

Enza Gudor —You are here—

Heidi Jakobs

Special Offer:
– 20% of the profits earned from the following sets (Best Dad, Painted Rose, Penned Rose, Extra Special, and Best Mom) by 6/17/2017 will be donated to Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

Altenew is also running the following promotion:
– 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.

I have created four cards for this hop. Two for my dad and two for my mom.

I love all the images in the Best Dad Stamp set. They are versatile and perfect to

create a variety of different cards.

Here is my first one:
Mom and dad cards by @enzamg for @altenew #altenew #stamping #cards #cardmaking

I went for a colorful card. Masculine but also very vibrant. I started by stamping all the images with Altenew Permanent Black Crisp Ink and colored them with a combination of Artist Markers from all the three sets: A, B, and C. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the card panel, I decided to create my own background by blending Altenew Tide Blue Crisp Ink onto a full 4.25”x5.5” smooth white cardstock. Since my idea was to adhere all the colorful images on top of it, I needed something that created some separation and made the colors pop. So I die-cut a white panel with the Watercolor Striped Cover Die and placed it on top of the blue base. I foam mounted the die cut images towards the left side of the card and added the sentiment, which was heat-embossed with Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder onto black cardstock.
Mom and dad cards by @enzamg for @altenew #altenew #stamping #cards #cardmaking
The second card is completely different. I went with a monochromatic and more “serious” look.
Mom and dad cards by @enzamg for @altenew #altenew #stamping #cards #cardmaking

I simply heat-hembossed all the images with Pure White Embossing Powder onto a 4”x5.25” blue wood grain card panel. I varied the orientation of the stamps to bring in a fun element. I then die-cut two stars with the Halftone Stars Nesting Die Set and adhered them in the center of the card. I used foam adhesive in between the layers for dimension. The heat-embossed sentiment on black cardstock finished the card.

Mom and dad cards by @enzamg for @altenew #altenew #stamping #cards #cardmaking

Now for my mom…

The first card features entirely the Painted Rose Stamp & Die Bundle. I love every single piece in this stamp set. The rose is delicate and elegant, just perfect!
Mom and dad cards by @enzamg for @altenew #altenew #stamping #cards #cardmaking

I stamped the rose with Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, and Razzleberry Crips Inks, while for the leaves I used Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Evergreen.

Again, I heat-embossed the background. This time white on white, as I wanted to blend some inks onto the paper to make the images pop. By the way, the images you see are just the base layer of the leaves. I was told they look like strange birds, but it’s okay. I like them that way 😉 Once the background was ready, I layered two strips of wood grain paper, wrapped some twine around them, and adhered them towards the bottom of the card. I foam mounted rose and leaves for dimension and added a sentiment from the Sewn With Love Stamp Set on top.
Mom and dad cards by @enzamg for @altenew #altenew #stamping #cards #cardmaking
For my final card I went with a different color scheme.
Mom and dad cards by @enzamg for @altenew #altenew #stamping #cards #cardmaking
After using the Cross Stitch Canvas Die to give my card panel some texture, I blended Fresh Lemon Crisp Ink in the center. The rose was stamped with Frosty Pink, Peach Perfect, and Heart Beat Crisp Inks, so the yellow coordinated perfectly with it. I also had some leftover embossed background paper from the previous card, and decided to die-cut some rose leaves with the Rose Filament Die Set. I layered die-cut leaves, stamped leaves, and adhered the rose on top of them with foam adhesive.
Mom and dad cards by @enzamg for @altenew #altenew #stamping #cards #cardmaking

I heat-embossed the sentiment with Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder, mounted the panel onto a green wood grain card base, and finished it all with white and yellow enamel dots.

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.

Your next stop is the super talented Isha Gupta.

Good luck!

63 thoughts on “Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. So many new products! Altenew has outdone themselves with these new releases. Beautiful cards and wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Oh, what a beautiful set of cards. I particularly like the woodgrain background one for fathers. That’s beautiful texture on there. And the painted rose set is a particular favorite of mine, so I love how that looks. Thanks for sharing and supporting this fabulous cause!


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