Thursday, March 25, 2021

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to the annual Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop and Giveaway, hosted by Altenew. I am honoured to be a part of this great initiative. Our goal is to send cards for the elderly that live 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.

You must have arrived here from the blog of Linda Westfall. In case you want to start at the beginning, I have included the whole list at the end of this post.

I created two cards for this hop, both using the same supplies.

I used the Beautiful Day stamp and die set for the flowers. The flowers were stamped with black ink and then colored with Zig Real Brush Markers and alcohol inks.

The sentiments are also from the Beautiful Day stamp set and stamped with black ink.

The foliage was die-cut using the leaves from the Floral Fantasy 3D die set.

I used some scraps of handmade paper for matting as well as the leaves for both the cards.

I also did some stenciling using the Sunburst stencil and silver pigment ink on the base.

I just changed the arrangement of the flowers to create different looks.

I arranged the flowers in a pleasing arrangement and then popped them up with some foam tape.

To finish, I added white pearls to the centers.

Here is another look at both the cards together.

No Altenew blog hop is complete without some great prizes!

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 04/2/2021.

We have chosen a few Altenew products that are great for your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards (and other year-round projects)!

Altenew will donate $1 with every order of the above stamp sets from 3/6/2021 until 5/31/2021 to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

Blog Hop Order

The next person on the hop is the amazing Natasha Davies. In case you are lost or want to start at the beginning, here is the whole list!

Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Alex Syberia

Carol Hintermeier

Cheryl Espie

Dana Joy

Eva Bussom

Helen Kalb

Hussena Calcuttawala 

Jenny Colacicco

Joylita Dsouza

Kelly Griglione

Linda Westfall

Nandini Karmarkar - You are here!

Natasha Davies

Preeti Chandran

Sandhya Iyer


TaeEun Yoo

Terri Koszler

Bridget Casey





  1. Bright, cheerful, and beautiful. I love your coloring!

  2. Vibrant and beautiful. I love the finishing touch of the narrow frame, too. Thanks for the inspo.

  3. The petals of these flowers look so dimensional. You did an amazing job coloring(painting?) these.

  4. Love the bright blue background and pearls in the center!

  5. Beautiful flowers and I love the color combinations!

  6. Great coloring on your beautiful card!

  7. Marisela Delgado said: Awesome colors!

  8. Beautiful cards! Love the pearls in the center of your flowers.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous flowers, and I love the way you framed your card!

  10. The pink/purple/blue flower is spectacular. I love how you combined the colors....

  11. Both cards are stunning. Thanks for sharing

  12. thanks for the inspiration. pretty flowers.

  13. Two very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing

  14. What beautiful blooms and colors! Wonderful, sweet sentiments.

  15. Beautiful cards, and nice coloring with the Zig markers. Reciepient will be very impressed with the card. Enjoyed seeing your work on the Altenew hop.

  16. One of my favorite Altenew stamp sets and you showcased it beautifully!!

  17. How delightful! The contrast colors of the warm pink hues with the vibrant blue is just gorgeous!

  18. I love your coloring. The flowers look like they curl up off the card. The pearl in the center is so pretty!

  19. These are beautiful cards. And your coloring is great. Good job.

  20. I am totally entranced with the variegated colouring of the purple toned flower. Love also the bold blue background. Beautiful card.

  21. Nice design share. I like the sentiment pick for the drive.

  22. I love that coloring effect! Thanks for inspiring!

  23. I love the blue backgrounds! The flowers really pop against them!

  24. Great coloring of the flowers. They are so pretty.

  25. Beautiful, and still one of my favourite floral stamp sets ever!

  26. Oohh so cool!! Thanks for sharing this.. 😊

  27. I'm just loving the jazziness of this card!

  28. I very much like how your beautiful flowers look on that blue background.

  29. The first set of cards look geometric; awesome. For the second card, I love the flowers on the blue background; beautiful!

  30. Two great cards made with one of my all-time favorite sets

  31. I never would have used the blue base with these flowers until I saw your card-----what a stunning combination! And using the same color as the leaves for the matting is perfect!

  32. Lovely cards! So vibrant and beautiful.

    The Spring Leaf