Hello there, I hope you’re having a lovely weekend!
Today we’re celebrating parents and spreading the world about Altenew’s card drive to collect cards for seniors living in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they are not forgotten. If you arrived from Kristina Pokazanieva’s blog, you’re right on track. If you want to hop along from the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Check the bottom of this post for the full blog hop list!
To read more about the effort and learn how you can participate, please be sure to read Altenew’s Celebrating Parents Card Drive blog post.
For my card today I chose the Best Mom stamp set.* I really love this beautiful branch of flowers and reach for it often.
I started by stamping the blooming branch in Copic-friendly black ink. Because of the angle I chose for the image, the end of the branch didn’t quite reach the edge of the card so I filled the gap using an 0.3 black Copic Multiliner pen. Then I used R81, R83, and R85 to color the flowers. For the leaves, I used YG21, YG25, and YG17.
I had originally intended to add a frame, or some other embellishment, but in the end I decided to keep the card ultra clean and simple. So, I heat embossed the sentiment on to strips of black cardstock and then adhered them with foam tape. To finish the card, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.
In addition to collecting cards, Altenew is donating 20% of the profits earned by 6/19/19 from selected stamp sets, including the one I used for today’s card, to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need. Here are the sets in the collection:
Thanks so much for visiting! Please be sure to check out the giveaways below before you head on to visit Heather Hoffman!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog.
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.
Blog Hop List
- Svitlana Shayevich
- Virginia Lu
- Agnieszka Malyszek
- TaeEun Yoo
- Seeka <– You are here
- 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
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