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Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway 2022


What a wonderful time to honor parents - those we have, those we are, and those who wish to be! And also to think about our Ukrainian friends who are enduring such challenging times and trying to keep themselves and their children safe. Our hearts go out to them.


There truly is nothing quite like a Mother's Love, and the card I made, using that beautiful sentiment from the Wild Hibiscus stamp set seems fitting for this card drive and blog hop.


This is a shaker card (please pardon the glare on the front of the card from the acetate!). I started with a piece of heat resistant acetate and stamped one of the hibiscus images onto it with white embossing powder. I then flipped the acetate over to color the back (which I did with alcohol markers. A bit hard to see here, but there is some blending of lighter and darker shades of pink. I then cut the scalloped opening into the card front and then embossed it to give some additional dimension and interest. The acetate piece was then attached to the back of the card, as well as foam tape around the edges to make room for the shaker elements, which can be seen both through the clear "window" as well as the hibiscus flower. Flat sequins were then added in the "well" made by the foam tape, and a patterned paper coated with some glitter was placed behind the shaker window. This whole element was then mounted onto an ombre pink card base. The sentiment was stamped with dark pink embossing powder onto pearlized pink card stock, and that piece was matted with an iridescent card stock to help it stand out. Embellishments included some small pink hearts scattered here and there as well as Nuvo drops on the embossed piece.


I typically make a coordinating envelope to go with my cards, and you can see the envelope front in the lower left hand corner of the photo, where I stamped the same floral image and included some of the leaf element as well.


I hope you've enjoyed seeing this Mother's Day card and found some inspiration to create your own card!


Now, please hop along with all our talented designers and educators! Here is a list of everyone participating:

Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Hussena Calcuttawala

Tenia Nelson

LauraJane

SathyaKala Sankaran

Linda Westfall

Susan Stagno -->YOU ARE HERE!

Joylita Dsouza

Seeka

Amy Hill

Dana Joy

Ann Taylor

Bridget Casey

Nandini Karmarkar

Natasha Davies

Sande Woodson


Altenew has chosen a number of products that are great for your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards (and other year-round projects)! Altenew will donate $1 with every order of the stamp sets listed below from 3/6/2021 until 5/31/2021 to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need. We have created a special Parent’s Card Drive Collection. Here’s the link:

https://altenew.com/collections/altenew-parents-card-drive-2022

  • Beautiful Lady Stamp Set

  • Extra Special Stamp Set

  • Family Matters Extras Stamp Set

  • Family Matters Stamp Set

  • Mother's Love Stamp Set

  • Penned Rose Stamp Set

  • Precious Moments stamp set

  • Simply the Best Stamp Set

  • Thanks Around the World Stamp Set

  • Thanks, Dad Stamp Set

  • Travel Boots Stamp Set

  • Wild Hibiscus Stamp Set

  • World's Best Dad Stamp SetYou Are Everything Stamp Set

  • Paint-A-Flower: Lotus Outline Stamp Set

  • Paint-A-Flower: African Daisy Outline Stamp Set

  • Say Yes Stamp Set

  • Tufted Chair Stamp Set

  • Modern Eucalyptus Stamp Set

  • Cuddly Bear Stamp Set

  • Bold Heels Stamp Set

  • Doodled Triangles Stamp Set

  • Sweet Cake Stamp Set

  • Inky Lily Stamp Set

  • Modern Alphabet Stamp Set

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate parents, 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 above by 03/30/2022 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/01/2022. Good luck!


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