Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop!

The goal of this special blog hop is to support an annual Celebrating Parents Card Drive that Altenew run every year. During this drive Mother’s and Father’s Day cards are collected to be sent to seniors in shelters and nursing homes. Card drive participants besides serving this great cause also have a chance to win an Altenew gift certificate. You can check all details here.

I made three cards for this blog hop to give you some inspiration and ideas.

I always try to make more Father’s Day cards as masculine designs can be challenging for many while for me they’ re a lot of fun to make.

FATHER’S DAY CARD – TEXTILE

One of probably more common masculine design is using some “men textile” on a card. For my first card I decided to go this way showcasing shirt, jeans and leather.

Father's Day Card with Altenew Best Dad Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

First I made a panel out of a Solar White Cardsrtock and blended Ultramarine Dye Ink onto it. Then I stamped the Pinstripe background onto it with the Azurite Ink.

Father's Day Card with Altenew Best Dad Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

For the “jeans” pieces I blended Persian Blue Dye Ink onto a white panel and then stamped Rustic Linen with Sapphire Dye Ink. I cut triangles out of this panel, distressed their edges using my paper distresser and added “stitching” with a white pen. After that I adhered them onto the pinstripe panel. Which in turn got adhered onto a Parchment card base.

Father's Day Card with Altenew Best Dad Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I cut a rectangle piece out of a Parchment Cardstock and stamped a sentiment from the Best Dad Stamp Set onto it using the Espresso Dye Ink. Then I stamped the same sentiment with a slight shift using the Rocky Shore Dye Ink (to create a look of embossed in a “leather” words).

After that I blended Rocky Shore Dye Ink onto the piece and distressed its edges.

Father's Day Card with Altenew Best Dad Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I added antique brass fasteners in the corners of the “leather” and popped it onto the card.

Father's Day Card with Altenew Best Dad Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

FATHER’S DAY – INDUSTRIAL

Another classic masculine design is what I call “industrial”. Saying this I’m referring to metals, oil stains … you know what I mean, right?

Father's Day Card with Altenew Best Dad Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

So for my second card the color combo of choice was black, gray and silver. I used a Silver Mirror Cardstock. It may seem looking like a gold one some photos, but it’s silver. Mirror cardstock is very difficult to take photo of as everything about gets reflected in it AF!

So first I dry embossed the Grid Stencil into a Pale Gray Cardstock panel. Then I blended Industrial Diamond Dye Ink onto it to make the grid looking more defined.

Father's Day Card with Altenew Best Dad Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I added splatters of a Jet Black Ink Spray onto the panel. And then I “colored” with Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops on top. I did splatters first to get a “perfect imperfection” as far as splatters size and position go. Adding Nuvo on top was made to add them more slick and “car oil” look.

Father's Day Card with Altenew Best Dad Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I adhered the panel onto a Silver Mirror one of a bigger size, which in turn got adhered onto a Jet Black card base.

Father's Day Card with Altenew Best Dad Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Next I moved to making a “plaque”. I die-cut letters for the best dad phrase out of a Silver Mirror Cardstock and adhered them onto a Jet Black rectangle. I added antique nickel fasteners in the corners and popped it onto the card.

By the way – on this photo you can see the silver cardstock in it’s best.

Father's Day Card with Altenew Best Dad Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

MOTHER’S DAY

For the Mother’s Day card I wanted to make something elegant and light and floral (of course:)). Here I used the Best Mom Stamp Set.

Mother's Day Card with Altenew Best Mom Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I white embossed two floral picks onto a Montval Watercolor Paper and colored them with Altenew watercolors. Then I die-cut them using the matching dies.

Mother's Day Card with Altenew Best Mom Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Next I white embossed a sentiment in the bottom part of a Pale Gray panel and popped it onto a white card base.

Mother's Day Card with Altenew Best Mom Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I adhered one flower piece onto the card flat and foam mounted the second one on top.

Mother's Day Card with Altenew Best Mom Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Lastly I added several Snow Crystals.

Mother's Day Card with Altenew Best Mom Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

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.

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.

GIVING BACK

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.

GET HOPPING!

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

BLOG HOP

Altenew

Svitlana Shayevich

Virginia Lu

Agnieszka Malyszek

TaeEun Yoo

Kristina Pokazanieva

Seeka

Heather Hoffman

Nancy McClelland

Laura Jane

Ashlea Cornell

Anna Komenda

Amber Rain Davis

Tania Ahmed

Aya Elsheshtawy

Patricia Roebuck

Alex Syberia

Vicki Finger

Laura Volpes

Michelle Murray

Terri Koszler

SUPPLIES

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I truly appreciate your support!

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59 Comments

  1. Reply

    roni

    April 7, 2019

    Adorable textile father’s day card. I really thought they were jeans w/ leather 🙂

  2. Reply

    Michelle Hackett

    April 7, 2019

    These are so great. Love the look of jeans on the first card. Great job.

  3. Reply

    Susan P

    April 7, 2019

    Love your cards – the first two are perfect for a dad!

  4. Reply

    Sharon Salerno

    April 7, 2019

    Great cards! I always love seeing masculine cards as it is difficult to come up with fun ideas.

  5. Reply

    Kelsey Thomas

    April 7, 2019

    Love your cards. 🙂 The colors you used for the flowers on the Mother’s Day card are really pretty.

  6. Reply

    Lynn Young

    April 7, 2019

    I love the Father’s Day cards especially the denim one!

  7. Reply

    Sharon Dolan

    April 7, 2019

    Industrial … steel and oil stains … yep, I know what you mean! Factories and cars. LOL. Mom had Dad wash his clothes separately! Love that card the best , it is so masculine.

  8. Reply

    Devra Joy

    April 7, 2019

    Really like the denim texture!

  9. Reply

    Debbie Rumpza

    April 7, 2019

    I love this card drive… and your cards! The denim is a great idea! I may need to CAS that one!

  10. Reply

    Ingrid Lutze

    April 7, 2019

    Love these cards! Especially the denim one!

  11. Reply

    JudyK

    April 7, 2019

    Absolutely stunning Mother card. Really like the Dad card, so masculine, love them both!!

  12. Reply

    Brenda Kuder

    April 7, 2019

    Great cards! Mother’s Day cards are easy but it is harder to think of Father’s Day cards.

  13. Reply

    Dana Parker

    April 7, 2019

    Wonderful card, especially the Father’s Day ones.

  14. Reply

    Barbara Walborn

    April 7, 2019

    Great cards! Great card drive!

  15. Reply

    Kirsty Vittetoe

    April 7, 2019

    Darling card!

  16. Reply

    Kaye Thrasher

    April 7, 2019

    Love all the great textures you used for the Father’s Day cards. Really good ideas to try. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

  17. Reply

    Rozy

    April 7, 2019

    All of these cards are amazing. Your choices are just perfect…the masculine cards are especially great. Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Reply

    Bonnie Eng

    April 7, 2019

    Love love love your brown and blue father’s day card – love that faux denim look!

  19. Reply

    Cyndi Morris

    April 7, 2019

    Love your cards. I’m participating in this drive and I have lots of cards for Mother’s Day (I have a lot of floral products), but I’m struggling a bit on Father’s Day cards — I appreciate your inspiration.

  20. Reply

    Jeannie H

    April 7, 2019

    Both cards are beautiful. The father’s day card is amazing. Love how you achieved the denim and leather looks, complete with stitching. Wow. TFS.

  21. Reply

    Lauryne Cunningham

    April 7, 2019

    Great cards! What awesome examples for masculine cards! I love the denim one- very creative!

  22. Reply

    Geri S

    April 7, 2019

    Wonderful cards, techniques, and idea! Thanks!

  23. Reply

    Narelle Fasulo

    April 7, 2019

    I love all your cards. The first one is my favourite because of how much work it took to create all the texture. It is amazing. I would never think to do what you did. Thanks so much for sharing.

  24. Reply

    Patricia

    April 7, 2019

    Great cards! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

  25. Reply

    Meghan Kennihan

    April 7, 2019

    Beautiful designs! I love the gray, silver and black dad card!

  26. Reply

    Liz O

    April 7, 2019

    Love all your cards Svitlana! The faux denim patch work and craft is sure to become a classic combo around here,thanks for the inspiration!

  27. Reply

    Strawser Susan

    April 7, 2019

    It’s great to see some masculine cards – all of your cards are very nice

  28. Reply

    Barbara Heinly

    April 7, 2019

    Very nice cards. My favorite is the tulip card. So wonderful that you all give back to the community.

  29. Reply

    Allison Clark

    April 7, 2019

    Really lovely cards, I always find making masculine cards hard! TFS

  30. Reply

    Carla Hundley

    April 8, 2019

    Beautiful cards!
    Carla from Utah

  31. Reply

    Denise Bryant

    April 8, 2019

    Beautiful cards for the hop! I was involved at an assisted living facility for several years while my aunt lived there and I know how much these cards mean to the residents.

  32. Reply

    Rema DeLeeuw

    April 8, 2019

    Lovely cards!

  33. Reply

    Jennifer Rasnick

    April 8, 2019

    Such beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

  34. Reply

    Surekha Galagoda

    April 8, 2019

    Oh what lovely cards to celebrate fathers day. love it. It’s so beautiful.tks for the inspiration

  35. Reply

    Ana

    April 8, 2019

    Your cards are very pretty, i like the male cards cause you are right those are the most difficult to make for me at least.

  36. Reply

    Joy Meadows

    April 8, 2019

    Your cards are perfect for Moms and Dads!! Love them all.

  37. Reply

    Brenda Abbott

    April 8, 2019

    All of your cards are fabulous! But I am especially fond of the Textile card. Any Father would be happy to receive that card.

  38. Reply

    Helen Kalb

    April 8, 2019

    The texture on the masculine cards is quite phenomenal – really cool!

  39. Reply

    Angela Self

    April 8, 2019

    Beautiful cards to help support a beautiful cause 😊

    • Reply

      Janice Hixon

      April 9, 2019

      These are some of the best masculine cards I’ve seen. Of course Mom’s card is lovely also, but Dad’s knocked it out of the park!

  40. Reply

    sandy M

    April 8, 2019

    The blue card is so special. I love the look of the center piece. I really looks like leather. Your mom card is beautiful.

  41. Reply

    Carmela Hubler

    April 8, 2019

    Gorgeous cards, Svitlana! I love the father’s day cards, so classy. Your floral card is beautiful.

  42. Reply

    Debbie Duran

    April 8, 2019

    Really like the denim and leather look card. Great ideas.

  43. Reply

    Jeanne Beam

    April 8, 2019

    Wonderful cards!
    Thanks for sharing…

  44. Reply

    Kathie Amstutz

    April 8, 2019

    I love the Father’s day cards! What a fabulous idea this is to send cards to nursing homes.

  45. Reply

    Nandini Karmarkar

    April 9, 2019

    The Father’s Day cards are absolutely fabulous! Great concepts executed so beautifully. I also love the Mother’s Day card. It is so bright and cheerful!

  46. Reply

    Lisa Byers

    April 9, 2019

    Wonderful Father’s Day cards!! I love the denim look. The Mother’s Day card is very pretty!! I love that stamp set!!

  47. Reply

    Sarah Ashley Posch

    April 9, 2019

    These are absolutely perfect. At first glance I thought the Mother’s Day card used vellum. That light gray is a beautiful touch to set off the embossing and die cuts.

  48. Reply

    Kandice J

    April 9, 2019

    Absolutely love your first Father’s Day card. Love the blue and stamping. Great job as always. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  49. Reply

    Annette Reed

    April 9, 2019

    These are fantastic! I really like that second masculine card and your floral card is beautiful!

  50. Reply

    Sue D

    April 9, 2019

    Great cards. I really like the masculine one with denim.

  51. Reply

    Kathy P

    April 9, 2019

    Love the floral spray on your Mother card, and the other two have such a wonderful masculine design! They will be wonderful for the card drive, Svitlana!

  52. Reply

    JMN

    April 10, 2019

    Thank you for the inspiration Svitlana – all your cards are wonderful.

  53. Reply

    Karthikha Uday

    April 11, 2019

    Beautiful cards!! Great takes on the masculine creations! I love the floral one a lot! 🙂

  54. Reply

    Marisela Delgado

    April 11, 2019

    Awesome cards

  55. Reply

    Sheila Bacon

    April 12, 2019

    You always do such great work in creating your cards. My favorite is the men’s textile background with the sentiment on a leather looking rectangle. Always a challenge to create unique men’s cards, and you accomplished that!

  56. Reply

    Michele W

    April 13, 2019

    Fantastic cards! I especially like the two Father’s Day cards. It can be difficult to come up with great masculine cards but you hit the nail on the head with these. Thanks for sharing!

  57. Reply

    Liz Ford

    April 15, 2019

    You have created some wonderful cards here. The blue textile is a great idea with the leather, denim, and pinstripe shirt! Really a great idea and the silver foil cardstock is so fun to look at and see the reflection in. Hehehe, I think it’s the kid in me! Love the flowers you watercoloured! So soft and pretty!

  58. Reply

    AngieSch

    April 15, 2019

    All cards are great,
    especially the industrial card, I own the alpha you used, it´s so cool to maybe recreate?

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