Thursday, March 25, 2021


Hi there! Today I am joining with Altenew for the Celebrating Parents Card Drive blog hop! If you are following the hop then you should have come from Kelly Griglione, or you can return back to Altenew Card Blog. Find out more about the card drive at Celebrating Parents Card Drive blog post.

I have created a card using the beautiful Flower Garden stamp set from Altenew. First I stamped the images using some black ink on Neenah 80 lb. cardstock and loosely cut them out.

Blending from the middle of the flowers, then working outward, I used Altenew blending brushes with Crisp Dye Inks. First, with Warm Sunshine, then Pink Pearl, and lastly blending in a little Heart Beat. For the leaves, I used Sweet leaf Crisp Dye Ink. The Altenew Blending Brushes are incredible and make the blending a breeze.

I fussy cut out the flowers and leaves and set them aside. I used some of the same inks mixed with a little water and added splatters on another piece of Neenah cardstock cut at 3 1/4" by 8 1/4".

I cut the Altenew Twigtastic die shape from Neenah cardstock and adhered that to the splattered background. Then I stamped a sentiment from Altenew Incredible stamp set with Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink.

I adhered the flowers and leaves to the card panel. Finally I adhered the panel to a coordinating card base and used a little Wink of Stella pen to add some glitter to the center of the flowers.

 I am very lucky to have wonderful parents who support me and our family. Due to COVID, our visits have been very limited this past year. I am glad we can celebrate our parents through this blog hop.

Thank you for joining me.

Altenew is generously giving back by donating $1 with every order of the products listed below from 3/6/2021 until 5/31/2021 to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

  • These are great products for Mother's Day and Father's Day cards 

    (and other year-round projects)!

  • Giveaway Prizes

    $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, 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 below by 03/31/2021 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 04/02/2021.

  • For more chances of winning some prizes, you can send in your handmade cards.

    Information on sending in your cards, see

  • Next up on the hop is Nandini Karmarkar.

    Now continue on with all whom are participating in the hop.

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