Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone!
I am so excited and honoured to be joining the Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop. You should have come here from the amazingly talented Barb's blog. If not, do check out the blog hop order at the Altenew blog and start from the beginning! I have four cards to share in total so let's dive in! 


Here's a look at my first card.


I must mention here that my card has been inspired by the very talented Therese Calvird's card. She had made a set of cards using the same set and I really wanted to CASE it. Here's my version of it. I have used the Altenew Best Dad stamp set and coordinating Best Dad die set to stamp and cut out all my images. They were all coloured using my Zig Clean Clear Brush Pens. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set. I have also done some subtle stenciling on the background using the Altenew Morning Frost ink.


Moving on to my second masculine card. I have to confess here, that I had a really hard time coming up with these cards as masculine is not my forte.



I have again used the Altenew Best Dad stamp and die set for this card. I stamped the images, cut them out using the coordinating dies and colored them using the Zig Brush pens. I have cut out a portion of the big crate so that I could tuck in the tools. I love how cheerful and vibrant this looks! The background like the previous card has hints of stenciling in gray and few black paint splatters. I also added few stamped and die cut stars and the sentiment from the Best Dad set.


I now have some floral cards to share :)



I have used the Altenew Best Mom stamp and coordinating die set for this card. I first embossed my card panel using a 3D embossing folder and then stamped the main floral image using clear embossing ink on some black cardstock and then heat set it using Gold Embossing powder. I then die-cut the image using the Best Mom die set and coloured it using my Zigs. I  have popped up  few parts of the image to give it a layered look and added a gold glitter scalloped frame to embellish it further. The sentiment also comes from the same stamp set - Best Mom. I added die-cut letters for the mom sentiment and added few Nuvo Crystal drops for the finishing touches.


Onto my last card for today!


I used the recently released Extra Special stamp and die set for this card of mine. I wanted to do some watercoloring on this one, so I started with my Gansai Tambi watercolours and using a flat paint brush I made the stripes on the left side. Then I started working on the main focal of my card. I stamped and die cut the main floral image from the set and used the Altenew Red Cosmos ink set for watercolouring the flowers. The sentiment is also from the Extra Special set. I added the die-cut 'Mom' letters and few glitter and black enamel dots to finish it off.


The main goal for this hop is to send out cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. Please check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards. 20% of the profits earned from these stamp sets (Best Dad, Best Mom, Penned Rose, Extra Special) by 6/18/2017 will be donated to Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.


Special Offer (4/19-4/22): 
Offer valid from April 19th through April 22nd at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed. 


Prizes:
Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, April 30th, 2017 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 May 2nd, 2017.

ADDITIONAL PRIZE
I will be drawing out a name from all the comments left on this post by April 25th, 111:59 PM IST for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate. Winner will be announced here on my blog on April 30th.


>>>The next stop on the hop is the awesome artisit & card-maker Svitlana Shayvevich!


Hussena Cal >>> You are here!


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I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards! I want to thank Altenew once again for inviting me for this lovely hop.
Have a good day everyone!