Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway



Hello everyone! I have a special post for today.

We, on this Blog Hop, are celebrating Parents and the Elderly by bringing attention to the Celebrating Parents Card Drive at Altenew.
I am always honored to be a part of this hop, as I think our parents and elderly generation often get forgotten in this Tech filled, fast 4G, 5G generation. Plus, in light of the World Wide Pandemic, there are so many more that are quarantined from family. 

How Blessed are we, that God has given us a passion to create something that can easily be given away to brighten someone's day?!?! With a bit of paper and imagination, lives can be changed.

Altenew's goal is to send cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. We encourage YOU to check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards.
Giving Back 
***20% of the profits from the products listed below, until Father’s Day, June 21st, 2020, will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need. 

***Our goal is to send cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. Please encourage people to check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards.


With that goal in mind, I have 4 cards to share. With hopes to get your creative mojo going.
First up is Extra Special Stamp Set, colored with the Artist Markers:


To make this card, I took the tiny outlined image from theBuild-A-Flower: Canterbury Bells, lightly stamped it and colored it with the Artist Markers. Next I took the nesting dyes and cut the panel as well as some vellum.
For the main floral, I stamped the Extra Special Stamp with warm sunshine, colored that with Artist Markers and used the coordinating die plus cut a second image from darker paper as a drop shadow.   


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Next is one of my original favorites, Painted Butterflies Stamp Set, with the Tiny Bubbles stencil. 
 To make this card: I randomly stamped three butterflies on an A2 background using the Obsidian Pigment Ink and then stamped the solid images using the Tea Party crisp inks, Then I created some masks with the coordinating dies and placed them over the top of each butterfly. A bit of inking over the Tiny Bubbles stencil for a cheery BG.  Then I used a couple of the artist markers to make a few of those bubbles stand out by adding a hint of shadow to the lower parts of the circles..  Stamped the sentiment and the card is finished

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Here's a lovely that I colored up for the Altenew Creativation 2020 booth, featuring the Breezy Bouquet stamp set, and Fancy Hello Die.

 Make this card:
I took the Breezy Bouquet rose, stamped in the corner of an A2 size card front and colored it with the artist markers for a no-line colored look. Then I took the Fancy Hello Die  and cut from a piece from Pastel Dreams 6x6 paper pack and again from sturdy card stock for a stacked layered HELLO....  Next, I placed it on the colored front and rounded two opposing corners for a change. 


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Here's one last card, that is a grouping of scrappy bits left from past cards...this one was also at Creativation 2020.
 Make this card:
I dry embossed the Honeycomb Stencil onto white cardstock... but first inked the stencil with some warm sunshine and gave a good spritz of water so they would be color where the dry embossed lines would be for a FAUX Letter pressed look.
Next I placed two stripes of my favorite washi tape and created a focal point with a classic rose  colored with pencils....cut up a snowflake die and some pretty little leaves and used a tiny little stamp from breezy bouquet for the sentiment.
I love how this turned out!

Featuring:
Dots in Maple Washi Tape
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Hoping my cards inspire your next masterpiece!! Sending those cards to the Celebrating Parents Card Drive would bless so many.
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.

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Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)


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40 comments:

Vicki Finger said...

Beautiful cards, Laura Jane. Lucky Recipients down the line for sure!

pamboe said...

I really like the colors in the card you made for Creativation. I would not have thought up that combo but it really works beautifully!

Jen H said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful post! Your cards will brighten anyone's day!

Jade said...

What pretty cards. I especially like the colors in the Hello card. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

Carolyn said...

These cards are such happy spring colors, which is much needed at this time.

Karthikha said...

Fantastic set of cards! The first one is my fav of all! <3

Nandini said...

The inspiration cards are really beautiful. The last card is my favorite.

Ms. Tamp said...

Thank you for the examples for the card drive.

Barbara McDonald said...

Love the colors of all cards. The floral ones are my favorites. Absolutely love the first card. The bright yellow is so joyful.

sharon g said...

your yellow flowers made me, literally, smile..

Pauline said...

Beautiful! Love the fresh spring feeling to your cards!

Tarina said...

LauraJane, your cards are so fun and perfect for spring colors! They just make you smile!

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are all amazing! I LOVE the yellows and I especially love the butterfly one!

Lisa Moline said...

All of your cards are gorgeous! I especially love the soft look of the first card!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are all so beautiful! I really love each background!

Diana said...

I love the spring-like vibrancy of these cards - something we could all use right about now!

Penny said...

Sooo pretty !!! I love that there are different styles of cards.

DorothyA said...

My, a lot of work and artistry! My favorite is the first. So delicate and spring yellow! Happy cards!

Becca Yahrling said...

These are all just exquisite! Love the yellow & green color combo of the first card.

Brandi R said...

Wow! What a stunning collection of cards. Love them all ♥

Linda BL said...

Your bright sunny cards are sure to brighten up someone's day! They are all lovely and cheerful. I don't use yellow for flowers very often, but I sure like your gorgeous yellow flowers.

gail said...

great - another honeycomb idea to use!

Priya said...

Lovely cards for a wonderful cause. Great backgrounds.
Priya

Cyndi said...

Your cards are amazing. I agree with you -- we are fortunate to be able to use our passion to create something that might brighten someone's day. However, I must say working on this card drive is definitely therapeutic for me. I'm so thankful to have the reason to go to my craft room (my happy place!) every day and work on cards for this worthwhile drive.

JMN said...

Beautiful set of cards!

Liz O. said...

Lovely cards Laura Jane, I agree with you, it does not take much to brighten someone's day plus we are very blessed with the passion for creating and for being able to share smiles. This kind of drive is a wonderful way to practice many techniques and share paper hugs all around! Thank you for the inspiration!

Melissa Leftrick said...

Beautiful cards!! So cheery! Thank you for sharing.

Patt H. said...

What a plethora of gorgeousness! I love every one of these. Such beautiful coloring! Yes, we are truly blessed to have the ability to create something that makes others happy.

Susan B. said...

Beautiful colors and stamps which resulted in happy cards!

Jenrescuemama said...

Your coloring is impeccable! Such amazing cards.

Greta said...

Great variety of cards & all will make someone's day!

MaryH said...

Loved you upbeat inspirational manner and all the lovely creations. Made my morning sing - THANKS!

Debbie M. said...

Beautiful Cards. I like that you used different stamp and stencil combinations for each card. The colors you selected are very pretty and remind me of Spring!

Ta-Tanisha said...

Laura Jane, these cards are so beautiful and inspirational. The colors are so bright and cheery.

Sue D said...

Your cards are beautiful and would brighten up someone's day.

Jean said...

Delightful cards! You rocked these sets!

Heather said...

Gorgeous work, beautiful colors.

Annette Reed said...

Beautiful cards. The flowers are lovely and I really like that honeycomb stencil.

Heather said...

These are all so beautiful!! Too hard to pick a favorite!

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