Sunday, April 07, 2019

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway


Welcome to the Altenew Blog Hop Celebrating Parents!  For my husband and I, both sets of parents are no longer with us, so this card drive by Altenew really touches me.  I have only visited nursing homes a small number of times, but to imagine and being a part of brightening someone's day, moment, or just an encouraging message, is gratifying.  For more information on the card drive, please visit Altenew's Celebrating Parents Card Drive blog post here.

Not only is Altenew doing the card drive, but 20% of the profits earned from select stamp sets (Best Dad, Painted Rose, Extra Special, Lotus, Cross Stitch Flower, and Best Mom) by 6/16/2019 will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

I had forgotten what a gym of a stamp set the Painted Rose stamp set is. Very easy to layer or use individually. I created two cards in similar in the same colors.  



This first card, I created a bold look to the roses by first stamping in Sunkissed, Peach Perfect, and then Firebrick, and made the leaves very soft with using either Morning Frost and Arctic to cover the image, then rolled the edges in Paper Bag before stamping.



I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to cover the size of the sentiment I chose, and used as a mask as I did the stamping, then continuing with the bold look, I backed it with the Woodgrain Bark cardstock.  Then used it to create another smaller border for my first card panel.  I embossed the sentiment in gold using the Painted Encouragement stamp set.


For my next card, I went more softer and reversed the inks I used on the roses and leaves. I stamped the roses with the first layer in Arctic, then took the third layer of the rose, and rolled it into clear pigment ink, then heat embossed in gold.



Then for the leaves, I used either Peach Perfect or Sunkissed and rolled the edges in Firebrick before stamping.  I did stamp one of the images in Sunkissed without rolling to create more depth.  Then stamped sentiment in Firebrick and heat embossed You in gold from the Painted Rose stamp set.  To add even more dimension (can see better in person, I watercolored some of the Morning Mist ink around the center parts of the roses.  I just pressed the ink pad into an acrylic blog, sprayed water and then used a paint brush.  I did the same technique with Peach Perfect to add some watercolor splatters.


Hope this shows you a great way to use the same products and create completely different looks. These can be made quickly once you get started. To finish both cards I used Nuvo Golden Ovals.

With any of Altenew's Blog Hops, there are GIVEAWAYS!! Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. 


Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/17/2019. GOOD LUCK!!




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38 comments:

  1. I’m inspired by your cards, love the sentiment thinking of you. Thank you.

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  2. I think your cards are fabulous!

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  3. Sweet colours! Love these so much!

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  4. I think flowers in orange shades are always beautiful. Thank you for sharing these Altenew flower cards. Brenda West

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  5. Beautiful cards. I love the "spotlight" image on the second one.

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  6. Wonderful warm colours and I really love how you layered the one card - thanks for the inspiration!!

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  7. Wonderful cards, techniques, and ideas - Thanks!

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  8. Beautiful cards. So delicate. Thanks for letting us know how you stamped the flowers, a new technique to try. Cool!

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  9. I love the gold! So elegant and beautiful!

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  10. What beautiful painted roses. I especially love the oranges. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Nice cards. Love to see new ways to create

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  12. Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I like both your cards but the one with the more muted and discrete palette is my favorite. Thank you for sharing them with us and good luck with your community outreach programs.

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  14. Love the soft muted colours you have used! TFS

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  15. Loved your cards and the soft colors you chose to make them. You're going to make someone's day happy!

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  16. Love the cards and the softness of the colors!

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  17. Your cards are so feminine and so pretty! Love the stamps you used.

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  18. This is such a great cause and I hope Altenew collects many, many cards to brighten up rooms for elders!
    Love your cards Patricia!

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  19. I think my favorite of the two cards is the second, non-traditional one. So soft and pretty.

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  20. lovely design Patricia, this is such a great cause! thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Very pretty cards, Patricia. I love the variety with the orange flowers and the pale flowers with hints of gold.

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  22. These cards are so beautiful and artsy. The orange card looks amazing with the framed sentiment.

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  23. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  24. Dear Patricia
    Love the cards you created. Thanks for the inspiration. Love and hugs

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  25. Very pretty cards!! Very soft and lovely!!

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  26. What interesting cards, very creative. Wonderful job! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  27. Lovely cards. I like the sentiment block on that first one-the way it matches up with the flowers for more dimension. The flowers on your second card look really neat. I like the way you did them with just the two layers and embossing powder.

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  28. Love the cards you created!

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  29. Very pretty card designs with this stamp set.

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  30. Wonderful cards! :)

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  31. Such pretty cards, and ones that someone will be thrilled to open! I must get that stamp set! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  32. Beautiful cards! Love the addition of gold!

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  33. great way to frame the sentiment as an important piece of the card

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