Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew Celebrating Parents Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop

Our goal is to send cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. For more information please check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive. Hope you will join us in this great cause by sending in cards.

You probably came from Hussena Cal blog. If not – you may consider starting from the beginning at Altenew blog and see what other members of Altenew design team and guest designers sharing. There are many chances to win a prize too.

I created two cards to celebrate this Card Drive.

PARQUET FLOOR

If you follow me for some time you should know a couple of things about me already. I’m a big fan of wood on my card (in any form) and I’m a big fan of realistic designs. And when these two are combined – I’m in heaven.

For my dad card I decided to make an illusion of parquet flooring (or rather a piece of it).

Parquuet floor - Father's Day Card idea with Altenew Best Dad stamp set. Card by @craftwalks

I cut a lot of stripes of the same size out of Cherry Wood Paper (they’re 1/4 x 1″) and adhered them onto a cardstock square in parquet pattern. It was SO.MUCH.FUN, easy and relatively quick.

Parquuet floor - Father's Day Card idea with Altenew Best Dad stamp set. Card by @craftwalks

I cut stamped a hammer using a stamp from Best Dad stamp set and die cut it using matching die. I then colored it with COPICs and foam mounted into a parquet square. Which in turn was foam mounted onto a white card base.

Parquuet floor - Father's Day Card idea with Altenew Best Dad stamp set. Card by @craftwalks

I stamped the sentiment using Espresso ink and also added several small enamel dots (which suppose to play role of nails) onto the parquet square.

Parquuet floor - Father's Day Card idea with Altenew Best Dad stamp set. Card by @craftwalks

This card (with another sentiment of course) can be presented for a handy man as well. Or any man for which it can be appropriate :)

MOTHER’S CARD

For Mom’s card I wanted to created something gentle and elegant, but with pop of color. I was using Best Mom Stamp Set and the set of matching dies.

Mother's Day card with Altenew Best Mom. Card by @craftwalks

To start off I white embossed the floral image onto a watercolor paper and colored it using Altenew sprays (colors are linked below). Then it was die-cut using matching die.

Mother's Day card with Altenew Best Mom. Card by @craftwalks

Onto a white card base I white embossed the same floral design. It’s maybe not very visible on the photo, but it looks gorgeous in real life. Recently, by mistake, I found out that white embossing on white gives such an awesome result. Elegant and a bit lacy. A great way to add something to a background if you feel it misses something but are afraid to overwhelm it.

Mother's Day card with Altenew Best Mom. Card by @craftwalks

I also white embossed the sentiment on a piece of watercolor paper and colored it with sprays, to match the flowers. Both the floral branch and sentiment were foam mounted onto the card base and several clear droplets finished off the card.

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.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. Please leave a comment on this post by Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here in this post on Monday May 1st, 2017.

SPECIAL OFFER

HELP US SUPPORT SENIORS


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.

GET HOPPING!

The next stop in the blog hop will be Vera Yates. If you got lost, please go back to Altenew blog.

BLOG HOP

Altenew

Joni Andaya

Sveta Fotinia

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Virginia Lu

Emily Leiphart

May Sukyong Park

Jung AhSang

Natalia Zubkova

Nicole Picadura

Kristina Pokazanieva

Erum Tasneem

Barb Engler

Hussena Cal

Svitlana Shayevich (you’re here)

Vera Yates <- your next stop

Therese Calvird

Nichol Spohr

Lydia Evans

SUPPLIES

If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you). Click on the letters below to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Scrapbook.com (SC), Amazon (AZ), etc.
I truly appreciate your support!

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Like these projects? I created a Pinterest-friendly pictures that give several views of the cards. You can pin them and save for later.

Parquuet floor - Father's Day Card idea with Altenew Best Dad stamp set. Card by @craftwalks

Mother's Day card with Altenew Best Mom. Card by @craftwalks

April 18, 2017

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108 Comments

  1. Reply

    Em

    April 19, 2017

    Love the simplicity of both your cards. The card for dad is exquisite.

  2. Reply

    Linda Kennedy

    April 19, 2017

    Love your Father’s Day card and the Mother’s Day card is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Reply

    Debbie

    April 19, 2017

    Love the hammer card…

  4. Reply

    Jeanne Beam

    April 19, 2017

    Love your Father’s Day and Mother’s Day cards. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Reply

    Dee Earnshaw

    April 19, 2017

    LOVE both your cards. The CAS style is just perfect – thanks for the ideas:)

  6. Reply

    Hussena

    April 19, 2017

    Love your masculine card idea. So fabulous! Love your second card too. Beautiful coloring!

  7. Reply

    maryk

    April 19, 2017

    love the simple, cleanness of your cards. tfs

  8. Reply

    Tara Prince

    April 19, 2017

    Love both cards!!

  9. Reply

    Michele

    April 19, 2017

    Svitlana you father’s day card has a special attraction for me… my most wonderful gift from my dad was receiving his hammer [very much like this one] after he passed … LOve it! and your mom’s card is just dazzlingly beautiful, too! xx
    =]

  10. Reply

    Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä

    April 19, 2017

    These are gorgeous!

  11. Reply

    Rebecca Romines

    April 19, 2017

    What super cute cards. I love the versatility of these stamps.

  12. Reply

    Heidi

    April 19, 2017

    Especially love the guy card!

  13. Reply

    Laura Greig

    April 19, 2017

    Wow, both of your cards are superb!

  14. Reply

    Elaine Weberg

    April 19, 2017

    So very nice cards for the parents!

  15. Reply

    Elizabeth

    April 19, 2017

    Very beautiful cards!

  16. Reply

    Janet D.

    April 19, 2017

    Your cards are so sweet, love them!

  17. Reply

    Deepa Lakshman

    April 19, 2017

    Your cards are simple but absolutely fabulous. Love them.

  18. Reply

    Beth Holt

    April 19, 2017

    Love these! The CAS design is awesome! I am really diggin’ white space lately.

  19. Reply

    kriti mishra

    April 19, 2017

    Love both of your cards

  20. Reply

    Deb Selby

    April 19, 2017

    I love the simplicity of your masculine card combined with the “how did she do that wow factor” of the wood floor. Well done.

  21. Reply

    Meghan P.

    April 19, 2017

    Your cards are so clean and simple and just so stunning!! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!

  22. Reply

    cadidier106

    April 19, 2017

    Both your cards are very creative, with simple and clean designs!!

  23. Reply

    Cynthia Johnson

    April 19, 2017

    I love the clean designs with the interesting texture. The parquet behind the hammer is so creative!

  24. Reply

    Debbie myers

    April 19, 2017

    Great cards!

  25. Reply

    Lynne Ingram

    April 19, 2017

    Super cards. The Dad bundle is so exciting with so many ways to use it. Thanks for letting us pin your cards for future inspiration.

  26. Reply

    Maryam

    April 19, 2017

    Love your cards. These redflower re amazing

  27. Reply

    Kris

    April 19, 2017

    Great cards. Thanks for the ideas.

  28. Reply

    Carol Rossouw

    April 19, 2017

    Two lovely cards!

  29. Reply

    Amy Seigler

    April 19, 2017

    Beautiful cards! Love the white embossing behind the flowers. The square behind the hammer just really makes it pop!

  30. Reply

    Gilda (McStamper)

    April 19, 2017

    Wonderful cards. Love how you did the background on the flower card.

  31. Reply

    Nowalinka

    April 19, 2017

    Card for dad is cool but for mom is so delicate and sweet like mom is :)

  32. Reply

    Kailash

    April 19, 2017

    Love your CAS design on the Father’s Day card and the floral card is stunning too!!!

  33. Reply

    rhowell2

    April 19, 2017

    Sweet cards

  34. Reply

    Shona Austin

    April 19, 2017

    Enjoyed your cards. The white embossing did a great job om Mom card.

  35. Reply

    Sandy N.

    April 19, 2017

    Wow, I love your parquet floor – what a fun Father’s Day Card. The white embossing background is so beautiful against the pop of red flowers – lovely.

  36. Reply

    Mary Cay

    April 19, 2017

    Love your designs.

  37. Reply

    Sharon

    April 19, 2017

    Your cards are beautiful, especially that parquet floor!

  38. Reply

    Teresa Godines

    April 19, 2017

    Your father’s day card is awesome!!! Thanks for sharing these great project

  39. Reply

    joy meadows

    April 19, 2017

    Love the parquet floor you made for the Dad’s card. And the white embossed background on the Mother’s day card is beautiful, too.

  40. Reply

    Sanchari Banerjee

    April 19, 2017

    Really like the CAS cards

  41. Reply

    Helen

    April 19, 2017

    Svitlana, these are great cards. Like the hammer image backed on the wood design. . .so Dad-like. The Mom card has such a beautiful flower set and sentiment. What Mom wouldn’t want to receive this? Thanks so much for sharing them.

  42. Reply

    Glenice

    April 19, 2017

    Very clever…love both cards

  43. Reply

    LauraJane

    April 19, 2017

    SIMPLY SPLENDID cards today!!

  44. Reply

    Tracy A

    April 19, 2017

    Creative idea using the parquet square on the Father’s Day card. Love how you white embossed the flowers below the colored flowers.

  45. Reply

    Brandi R

    April 19, 2017

    Love these! That flooring is awesome! Fantastic job and wonderful idea. Love ♥

  46. Reply

    Sue LD

    April 19, 2017

    Wonderful floral card and love the parquet floor you created.

  47. Reply

    Teresa Doyle

    April 19, 2017

    Svitlana,as always these are just fantastic. Love them both!

  48. Reply

    liz O.

    April 19, 2017

    as always Svitlana your cards are amazing, love the CAS design of the Dad’s card and the pretty design on the Mom’s card, thanks for sharing!

  49. Reply

    Abby

    April 19, 2017

    Great cards!

  50. Reply

    Kathy H

    April 19, 2017

    Wonderful CAS cards, my favorite kind!

  51. Reply

    Erika

    April 20, 2017

    I love your clean and simple style!

  52. Reply

    Sharon Taylor

    April 20, 2017

    Thank you so much for your cards. I really love the way they turned out. I especially love the dad one and am going to give it a try. Again thanks!

  53. Reply

    Teri W

    April 20, 2017

    Great use of texture

  54. Reply

    Linda F

    April 20, 2017

    Stunning cards. I love anything wood or woodgrain too and your parquetry is absolutely awesome. Definitely going to file that technique for the future. Your mums card is very beautiful – love the white on white embossing.

  55. Reply

    Michelle H

    April 20, 2017

    I love the white embossed image you did behind the colored image of the flowers. It really adds a beautiful detail to the card.

  56. Reply

    Jackie S

    April 20, 2017

    I didn’t know you could get these thin sheets of wood. Absolutely love the parquet square.

  57. Reply

    Pooja

    April 20, 2017

    Awesome cards ! I loved the realistic looking floor you have created with woodgrain paper !

  58. Reply

    Cynthia Cole

    April 20, 2017

    Both cards are wonderful!

  59. Reply

    Gretchen Wilson

    April 20, 2017

    Love your dad card, I know that took a lot of work but well worth it to me! TFS

  60. Reply

    Rema DeLeeuw

    April 20, 2017

    Fabulous cards!

  61. Reply

    ambecoming

    April 20, 2017

    I love your ‘parquet’ floor, but I cannot imagine that creating it would be “fun!” It has great impact and deserves to star on your card. Thanks for another idea!

  62. Reply

    Preeti D.

    April 20, 2017

    beautiful cards :)

  63. Reply

    Glenda J

    April 20, 2017

    Great cards…thanks for sharing them. GlendaJ

  64. Reply

    Bonnie E

    April 20, 2017

    Lovely cards – I LOVE the hammer on the parquet Dad’s card. So simple, but fantastic!

  65. Reply

    Stacey Kowbel

    April 20, 2017

    Love the dad! So clean and simple.

  66. Reply

    NatQuebec

    April 20, 2017

    Beautiful cards !

  67. Reply

    Carolee McCaslin

    April 20, 2017

    Your cards are wonderful!! Love them both and Altenew:)

  68. Reply

    Lindarub

    April 20, 2017

    Love your cards.

  69. Reply

    Heather Mills

    April 20, 2017

    Two fabulous cards! I LOVE your parquet flooring; it looks so real!

  70. Reply

    jlingraham

    April 20, 2017

    So beautiful with texture and subtle background

  71. Reply

    Jo Ann Usey

    April 20, 2017

    Wow – I can’t believe you made a parquet floor! I would never have the patience to do that but the result is amazingly stunning! Fantastic work.

  72. Reply

    Natasha kara

    April 20, 2017

    Both your cards are awesome! But that floor you created blows me away! I have to try that. 😀

  73. Reply

    Patt H.

    April 20, 2017

    Love them both!! Great colors & design!

  74. Reply

    Sarah Greber

    April 20, 2017

    I love both. I just love that you created a parquet floor tile. The mother card is beautiful. I like that background embossed subtle-ness. Just perfect!

  75. Reply

    shartl

    April 21, 2017

    The wood designed paper for your Dads card is so clever and fun!! Love the CAS design

  76. Reply

    Jeanette Mcclurkin

    April 21, 2017

    Loved the wood floor for the Dad’s card. The colors on your Mom’s card were perfect.

  77. Reply

    Attard Judie

    April 21, 2017

    These cards are stunning! I love the father’s day one!

  78. Reply

    Leanne S

    April 21, 2017

    Beautiful CAS cards!

  79. Reply

    Kleri F

    April 21, 2017

    The father’s day card is really clever! Beautiful clean cards! Well done! :)

  80. Reply

    Lizzie T

    April 21, 2017

    Love these both! Your father’s day card is so simple but very creative!

  81. Reply

    Marianne

    April 21, 2017

    Fabulous cards! Your parquet floor is sheer genius!

  82. Reply

    DGolly

    April 21, 2017

    As always, great cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

  83. Reply

    Barb Macaskill

    April 22, 2017

    Love both of your cards but my favorite is the Mothers card! So pretty in pink! TFS!

  84. Reply

    Karen B.

    April 22, 2017

    These designs are each perfect for Mother’s and Father’s Day. Love the simplicity in them.

  85. Reply

    Nandini Karmarkar

    April 22, 2017

    The parquet flooring looks really amazing. Absolutely love the dad card. And the floral card is so pretty. I love the white on white embossing in the background.

  86. Reply

    Sandy Small

    April 22, 2017

    Great cards! I love the real wood parquet panel and the white on white embossing.

  87. Reply

    Mary-Anne V.

    April 22, 2017

    Such great cards. Love the white on white embossing.

  88. Reply

    Denise Bryant

    April 23, 2017

    Fabulous cards! Love the hammer on the wood background, and the floral is absolutely gorgeous!

  89. Reply

    mandalj

    April 23, 2017

    Love how you made the parquetry floor for the first card, and the look of the white embossing of the background of the second card.

  90. Reply

    Amante del Papel

    April 23, 2017

    your cards are so clean and so beautiful!

  91. Reply

    Linda Anderson

    April 23, 2017

    You have patience to make parquet! It really is a neat look, thanks for sharing. I love the subtle white on white for the Mother’s day card with the pop of watercolor on the die-cut floral is gorgeous.

  92. Reply

    Dasha

    April 23, 2017

    I love how you embossed flowers with white…gorgeous card! And I love this dad card as well

  93. Reply

    Laurie

    April 23, 2017

    Great cards! I love the “parquet” floor on your dad card. Very clever!

  94. Reply

    Roz M.

    April 23, 2017

    These cards are amazing! I really love the parquet floor of your “Dad” card, and love how you’ve repeated the white embossed floral image in the background of your second card – such a beautiful effect!

  95. Reply

    Dana M

    April 23, 2017

    Stunning cards. The floral is gorgeous and I am over the moon with the Parquet floor – so creative!

  96. Reply

    TracyM #6773

    April 24, 2017

    WOW – WONDERFUL cards!
    Your Dad’s card is SO COOL and SO CLEVER – LOVE the design and parquet flooring panel!
    Your Mother’s card is a DELICATE DELIGHT, the pop of dimension and colour is so BEAUTIFUL against the embossed background!
    Thank You for sharing :)

  97. Reply

    Lisa A creations

    April 24, 2017

    You did an amazing job recreating a wood floor for the Father card. Thanks for sharing!

  98. Reply

    D.Ann C

    April 24, 2017

    Your parquet floor is AMAZING!!

  99. Reply

    Miriam Prantner

    April 24, 2017

    Wonderfully CAS! Great cards!

  100. Reply

    Sara Altarrazi

    April 25, 2017

    Simple and Amazing!
    thanks for sharing.

  101. Reply

    Samantha Houp

    April 25, 2017

    Wonderful cards. The floral card is just beautiful – And I love the illusion of flooring on your dad card – how fun and creative!

  102. Reply

    mjmarmo

    April 25, 2017

    Such fun cards! Love the dad card!

  103. Reply

    Mary Holshouser

    April 25, 2017

    Love the parquet flooring.
    Clever idea.
    thanks for sharing.

  104. Reply

    Aroa Cristiano

    April 25, 2017

    Both cards are superb!

  105. Reply

    Stef White

    April 26, 2017

    Great cards, love the extra touches you take time for!!

  106. Reply

    Robin P

    April 26, 2017

    Love your cards. Your parents are getting very special cards.

  107. Reply

    Sharon Thompson

    April 26, 2017

    Love the colors and techniques used. Both designs are clean and very nice.

  108. Reply

    Trish F

    April 29, 2017

    Love both of these cards. The parquet flooring is ingenious and I love how you had a faint flower design on the background of the Mother’s Day card, just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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