Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi Crafty Friends! You should have arrived here from Terri Koszler page. What an inspiration-packed blog hop that Altenew is spearheading and for such a wonderful cause. Our goal is to send 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 your own card creations.
Here are mine:
Card 1
For my first card I paired Baroque Motifs with Simple Beauty. I first layed out the bottom flourish on my panel, it looked like it was made to hold a pretty floral bloom :). After I stamped and die cut the main flower from the Simple Beauty set I used it to figure out my placement for the smaller flowers; stamped those and filled in parts of the small flowers with my Buttercream Artist Marker. I then added the smaller flourish to the top and finally popped up the largest flower on foam tape. I then added the MOM” using the Fine Alphabet Dies on glitter cardstocks. As a final touch I added iridescent jewels for the flower centers. Finished card size is 5x7 inches. Inks used: (Summer AfternoonPocketful of Sunshine, Lapis Lazuli, Rock Collection)
Card 2
For this card I again used Simple Beauty stamp/die set along with the Versatile Vases stamp set. To start I stamped and die cut the beautiful layered floral image from Simple Beauty, the layers in this set are very easy to align. I then stamped the vase and added the design using the flourish stamp in the Simple Beauty set, I fussy cut this image out. Once I figured out my placement I added more blooms to the background and left them uncolored. I adhered the vase flat to the card base, while the flower was popped up on foam tape. The sentiment comes from the vases stamp set. As a final touch I added small yellow gems to the flower centers. Finished card size is 5x7 inches. Inks used: Summer Afternoon, Enchanted Garden, Green Fields)
Giving Back Info
Altenew has other stamp sets and products that are great for your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards (and other year-round projects!). Until Father’s Day, June 21st, 2020, 20% of the profits from the following products will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need:
Prizes

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. We’ll 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 4/5/2020.
I am the final stop on this blog, but in case you missed a post here is the full list of participants:
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, it makes my day! Michelle

41 comments:

  1. I have always loved blue . . . your yellow and blue combo just calls to me! Absolutely beautiful!

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  2. Both cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. What pretty and wonderful cards. I like both of them. Great colors and layout.

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  4. Beautiful cards, as always. Love that bold blue and yellows.

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  5. Beautiful cards, Michelle. Love the bold colors and the lovely combinations.

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  6. Two very stunning cards. I like the combinations. Thank you for the inspiration for the card drive.

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  7. So pretty. Love the colors and dimension of the flowers. Appreciate the subdued background and vase. It makes the flowers really come to the forefront.

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  8. Your embellishments added so much. Your cards are really, rally pretty.

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  9. Beautiful cards. Love the colours. I also like that you stamped the flourish on the vase.

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  10. Michelle, your cards are amazing! Pairing your first card in blue with the Baroque Motifs behind that gorgeous yellow flower is beautiful

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  11. WOW! Your yellow and blue and yellow and purple combos are BEAUTIFUL!

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  12. Wow! I love both of your cards - they both turned out gorgeous! Love the colors you used!

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  13. I really like the use of backgrounds to set off your focal pieces.

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  14. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the pairing with the Baroque set.

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  15. My favorite color combos, everything with yellow, perfect for Spring! Truly inspired by these cards.

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  16. Beautiful cards. My fav is the 2nd; love everything about it,the vase, the stamped background, the beautiful die cut flower! Lovely!!!!!

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the color combos and the special
    touches of gems in the flower centers.

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  18. Fabulous cards. Love your color choices ♥

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  19. oooh - I have the baroque stamp - and now I have lovely ideas

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  20. Lovely card for a wonderful cause.

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  21. Beautiful cards, beautiful colors, beautiful layouts.

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  22. Love your lapis lazuli and buttercream yellow card! Wow! Just gorgeous. One of my favorite stones is the lapis lazuli so love that blue.

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  23. Your colors are wonderful, love your work.

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  24. Michelle, your designs are fabulous! Love the outlined images in the backgrounds and the bold pop of color on the foreground of both cards. thanks for being part of the hop for such a worthy cause and for sharing your talent with us! Have a wonderful day!

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  25. Gorgeous color choices! So beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Gorgeous cards! I love how you used that beautiful flourish in the background!

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  27. Your cards are so flowing and beautiful, love the look and colors you used!

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  28. Michelle, your cards are beautiful and you really have an eye for detail. These cards are so special and the recipient will definitely feel special.

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  29. Your first card (that wonderful combination of the yellows & blues) remind me of France - I would love to have china with your design on it! I loved the coloring and detail to composition and just enough bling. You were the last one for me to view and you have left a lasting wonderful memory. Hope you don't mind that I come back to revisit your work!

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  30. Beautiful cards. I love the colors and designs of the cards.

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  31. Pretty floral cards--I like the colors.

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  32. Lovely cards. I like what you did with the case. I have that set, but haven't used that stamp yet.

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  33. These are both so beautiful!! I love the color combo on the first and how you added the jewels!

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