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Altenew Celebrating Parents Blog Hop

We’re celebrating parents, those lovely folks who have supported us through life, with a card drive, hop, and giveaway! The goal is to send cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. Check out Card Drive info here.

Altenew Celebrating Parents Blog Hop

Altenew is supporting seniors by donating 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 to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

If you made your way here from the amazing Anna Komenda’s blog your right on track. If you’d like to start at the beginning click here.  

Altenew Rennie Roses, Painted Rose, and Splash of Coffee Cards

I’ve got a set of 3 cards here with totally different styles, so hopefully one or more of them appeals to you! Normally, I coordinate my cards for a hop, but you know different strokes for different folks and all!

Altenew Rennie Roses

Altenew Rennie Roses Handmade Card

This is a clean and simple one layer card inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh stained glass design.

One rose from Rennie Roses Stamp Set was stamped and then covered with the coordinating mask prior to stamping the leaves. Hand drawn lines were added with a Sakura Micron PN pen and a t-square ruler.

The images were colored with Altenew Artist Markers in the following colors: Velvet R217, Crimson R206, Coral Berry R304, Forest Glades G715, & Frayed Leaf G702

The touching sentiment is from Altenew Wild Hibiscus Stamp Set

Altenew Painted Rose

Altenew Painted Rose Handmade Greeting Card

This is one of my all-time favorite Altenew sets. The blooms are large and the layers are so forgiving that the set is perfect for beginner stampers.

The roses were stamped with the following colors:

Yellow rose – Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle, Cotton Candy
Orange rose – Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze, Firebrick, Cotton Candy
Leaves – Bamboo, Olive, Moss

Be sure to watch the video as it demonstrates the rock and roll technique I used to add a secondary color to some of the layers.

A black and white piece of paper from the Verdant Walk Paper Pack was trimmed down and another sentiment from Wild Hibiscus was stamped and gold heat embossed. 

The pattern paper and floral elements were popped up with dimensional adhesive.

Coffee with a Splash

Dad’s need the love too and Coffee with a Splash Stamp Set is perfect for my dad! I did some 2nd and 3rd generation stencil inking for this card, so be sure to check out the video for tips.

I started by ink blending Milk Chocolate Crisp Dye Ink over Altenew Halftone Stencil. The amount of brown was too distracting for a background, so I spritzed the leftover ink on the stencil with water from 8 inches away and pressed an A2 sized piece of Neenah onto the stencil. I call this 2nd generation inking.

This was better, but still too busy so I moved on to 3rd generation inking and repeated the process. I was very happy with this result because there was a large area near the center with little to no ink. That bare spot was a perfect setting for my coffee cup.

2nd Generation Stencil Inking with Altenew Coffee with a Splash

I stamped the coffee cup in black and whoa, there was too much contrast! So I shifted my card panel a few millimeters down and to the right and stamped again in Milk Chocolate. This toned down the black and added a mixed media vibe which I thought gelled well with the background.

I added some black spatter with flicks of Jet Black Ink Spray, popped up the panel, and called it done.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! As always supplies and giveaway information are below. Be creative and Breathe · Ink · Inspire. 



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 from comments left on my blog to receive a $15 gift certificate. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/17/2019.

Though it’s not necessary to enter the giveaway, I would love it if you subscribed to my YouTube channel. Due to YouTube algorithms, it’s pretty tough for little channels like me to be seen and I could use all the love I can get. #nottooproudtoaskforhelp

Next Stop on the Hop

Wow, the next stop on the hop is the incredible Tania Ahmed. Be prepared to be blown away with inspiration people! Here’s a link to the full list

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  1. Denise Bryant says:

    Great set of cards! Very pretty!

  2. Jenny Nus says:

    Love all your cards! Thanks for sharing your great process videos.

  3. Those cards are so awesome! I love your Mother’s Day sentiments and just put that set into my cart! Thank you, Miss Enabler—LOL!! Gorgeous color schemes and I know the recipients will be thrilled to open them!

  4. Karthikha Balasubramanian says:

    Wonderful set of cards!! I love the unique designs! 🙂

  5. Wonderful card designs!

  6. Janis Godwin Spear says:

    I love the second and third generation images. I have heard of this before, but thought of it only in terms of stamping. I would never have thought to do it with the ink left on a stencil. How clever. Thank you so much for sharing. <3
    I love the stain glass rose too. Gorgeous.

  7. Annette Reed says:

    Great cards. The last one is my favorite. I like the background and the way you shifted the mug and restamped it in the brown. I also like the hand-drawn lines added to the Rennie Rose card. Very pretty.

  8. Janice Hixon says:

    Love the floral cards, didn’t like the cup of coffee until you explained it and I remembered Father’s day. I am always going to go for the bright and floral. Great videos!

  9. Wonderful cards!! I love your blending on the rose, it’s perfect!! Thank you for your Inspiration!!

  10. Nandini Karmarkar says:

    Very beautiful cards. I love the coffee card the best. The subtle background looks gorgeous. And the image is very artsy.

  11. Carmela Hubler says:

    I love the Rose card, Amber! Very pretty. I know someone will just love the coffee cup card also.

  12. Helen Kalb says:

    The stained glass look is lovely – beautiful card Amber!

  13. Shawn Russell says:

    Loving the hand done work on the first card. Do you ever do any hand lettering?

  14. Joy Meadows says:

    Your cards are all so fabulous, Amber! Love the first one the best.

  15. Allison Clark says:

    Love all the cards, My fav is the coffee one, that is just me, I NEED that first cup LOL TFS

  16. Fantastic cards Amber, love the artsy look of the stenciled background. Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Very beautiful cards. Love them all, but the simple one (the first one) is just beautiful. Love the hand drawn lines. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. All are great! But I love that coffee one! Great flowers too!

  20. Narelle Fasulo says:

    Beautiful cards. So many wonderful inspirational ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.

  21. Geri Stuart says:

    Wonderful cards, great ideas and thanks for sharing!

  22. Bonnie Eng says:

    Great cards – especially that Coffee with a splash card – that is just such a great card!

  23. Vizma Schlundt says:

    Beautiful and creative! Thanks for sharing three very different cards and ideas.

  24. Kirsty Vittetoe says:

    These are wonderful. Thanks for sharing such great cards.

  25. Susan Mooney says:

    Great combinations of beauty and simplicity!

  26. Cheryl Rigney says:

    Fabulous cards, Amber!! Love the coffee card! I really appreciate your ideas and tips. The background and the offset stamping of the mug using two inks are not techniques I would normally think of. Thank you for sharing.

  27. Debbie Rumpza says:

    Wow… you made so many great cards. Love the Reni Rose one with the lines. And the coffee card for dad!

  28. Judith Valerio says:

    Your cards are so great! Love the painted rose colors , the Rennie is stunning in its simplicity and the coffee card made me smile as it looked so like my cuppa on my desk at work! Thanx for these cards, I’m so inspired I pulled out the painted rose set for a get well card! Yea for the blog Altenew!

  29. Three beautiful cards that’ll make three parents very happy.

  30. Kelsey Thomas says:

    These cards look great! 🙂