Thursday, March 25, 2021

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!  I am so excited to be joining in a very special blog hop today!  Altenew is hosting a Celebrating Parents Card Drive to send cards to the elderly that live in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they're not forgotten.  Please check out Altenew's Celebrating Parents Card Drive blog post for the details on how you can join in this wonderful card drive!

You should have arrived here from the blog of Arjita Sepaha Singh.  If you need to start at the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Card Blog.  I have the entire hop list at the end along with all of the Giveaway information.

Altenew has chosen a few of their beautiful products that are great for your Mother's Day and Father's Day cards (and other year-round projects)!  From 3/6/2021 to 5/31/2021, Altenew is so very generously donating $1 for every order of the following stamp sets  to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.  This is a wonderful time to pick up one (or more) of these awesome sets.  


Now for my card details!


First I created my background for my card.  I used some texture paste and added a tiny drop of  Wilted Violet Distress Ink, mixed it up and spread it through the Sketched Lines Stencil, but just in the two corners.  Love this stencil!  I set it aside to dry.  After it was dry, I stamped the sentiment from the Extra Special stamp set in black ink.

I had so much fun ink smooshing onto watercolor paper to use for my die cutting with the beautiful Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Layering Die set!  I used Altenew's watercolor paper to smoosh my inks and love how it turned out!  I used all Distress Inks in these colors:  Rustic Wilderness, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, and Wilted Violet.  I die cut the Antique Rose flower and leaves and added them to my background panel.

I added some clear sparkle pen to the next-to-the-top layer, but it sure doesn't show up very well in my photos!  I really did try, so I'm sorry it looks less than sparkly, but it is in real life!!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you've been inspired to join in this wonderfully kind Card Drive!

Your next stop on the hop is the awesome Cheryl Espie!

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes!  To celebrate this Card Drive blog hop, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners!  Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer's blog post on the blog hop list below by March 31, 2021 for a chance to win!

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of the blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on April 2, 2021.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Alex Syberia

Arjita Sepaha Singh 

Carol Hintermeier--that's me!

Cheryl Espie

Dana Joy

Eva Bussom

Helen Kalb

Hussena Calcuttawala 

Jenny Colacicco

Joylita Dsouza

Kelly Griglione

Linda Westfall

Nandini Karmarkar

Natasha Davies

Preeti Chandran

Sandhya Iyer

Sandra Woodson

Seeka

TaeEun Yoo

Terri Koszler

Bridget Casey

LauraJane

47 comments:

  1. My favorite color combination - especially for Mother's Day!

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  2. Wow! Love that amazing flower. It looks so beautiful!

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  3. Outstanding! I really love the colors and dimension. I don't have any craft a flower sets yet and seriously need to get one.

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  4. A lovely antique rose. This will make someone feel like a queen for a day!

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  5. I LOVE the sparkle pen accent and I NEED THIS DIE!

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  6. Beautiful die cut layers in wonderful shades! You really created a beautiful BG as well.

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  7. Beautiful. That Antique Rose is on my wish list, it’s so special!

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  8. This is an exquisite die! I love your card.

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  9. Marisela Delgado said: Girl, you had me at purple! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  10. Beautiful. Really like the variation of the intensity of the same color!

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  11. Beautiful card; I love the layers, the layout, the colors, the textured background, everything!

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  12. Beautiful card! Beautiful purple colors! I love your layout!

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  13. I love the stripes in the background and the touch of glitter on your rose. Beautiful card!

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  14. WOW, this looks beautiful. I love how you added the little bit of shine to the flower. The purple is so different and gorgeous!!!

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  15. So pretty. I really like it when cards have some white space.

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  16. Love the selective use of the sketched lines stencil and your gorgeous flower. I can see the sparkle but would love to see it in real life too. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card. Today is Epilepsy day and purple is their color!

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  18. Oooh, purple is beautiful. Nice work!

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  19. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing

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  20. really pretty! thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. OH boy, you used my current CAF favorite and I love piecing it together to see the final look. Your card is so nice and perfect for parent recognition.

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  22. This is such an amazing card! Beautiful colors and background.

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  23. So pretty! I love how you just partially inked the background!!

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  24. that is my favorite stencil. I love what you did with it and the Antique Rose

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  25. You had me at purple! PRETTY!!!

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  26. OH Carol, this is a such a pretty color at this time of year but your PURPLE flower just BURSTS with gorgeous beauty! TFS!

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  27. Beautiful! I love this for a Mother's Day card -- bravo, Carol

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  28. Gorgeous card, looks like the flower could jump off the page, the purple and green are beautiful.

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  29. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. You had me at purple!!!
    Love this card to bits - hoping that my set arrives Down Under soon so I too can play with this stunning flower.

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  31. I love how you used the stencil, and I agree with others that the purple rose is the bomb here! We don't use enough purple in crafting, and it is such a bold fun color. Gorgeous card!

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  32. Nice combination of color, layers, and texture. Great idea share for the drive.

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  33. I love all the texture on your card! Gorgeous colors!

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  34. This card took my breath away... the rich colors, the background choice, and the card composition. A terrific inspiration! Thank you.

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  35. So very elegant! Great color choices for the flower and the background.

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  36. Oh, WOW! This card is so beautiful.

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  37. Soo pretty!! Love the colors! Thank you for sharing 😊

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  38. Oh my...this card is absolutely gorgeous! Those purples are so dreamy 🥰

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  39. Beautiful colors and dimension! Gorgeous card!

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  40. Beautiful stuttery background supporting that gorgeous antique Rose die. Love the way it flows across the card. I like some white space on a card and this is perfect! No apologies please, it is gorgeous I can only imagine how pretty that sparkle is in person!

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  41. Gorgeous creation! I loved the background.

    The Spring Leaf

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