Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone!
I am so excited and honoured to be joining the Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop. You should have come here from the amazingly talented Barb's blog. If not, do check out the blog hop order at the Altenew blog and start from the beginning! I have four cards to share in total so let's dive in! 


Here's a look at my first card.


I must mention here that my card has been inspired by the very talented Therese Calvird's card. She had made a set of cards using the same set and I really wanted to CASE it. Here's my version of it. I have used the Altenew Best Dad stamp set and coordinating Best Dad die set to stamp and cut out all my images. They were all coloured using my Zig Clean Clear Brush Pens. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set. I have also done some subtle stenciling on the background using the Altenew Morning Frost ink.


Moving on to my second masculine card. I have to confess here, that I had a really hard time coming up with these cards as masculine is not my forte.



I have again used the Altenew Best Dad stamp and die set for this card. I stamped the images, cut them out using the coordinating dies and colored them using the Zig Brush pens. I have cut out a portion of the big crate so that I could tuck in the tools. I love how cheerful and vibrant this looks! The background like the previous card has hints of stenciling in gray and few black paint splatters. I also added few stamped and die cut stars and the sentiment from the Best Dad set.


I now have some floral cards to share :)



I have used the Altenew Best Mom stamp and coordinating die set for this card. I first embossed my card panel using a 3D embossing folder and then stamped the main floral image using clear embossing ink on some black cardstock and then heat set it using Gold Embossing powder. I then die-cut the image using the Best Mom die set and coloured it using my Zigs. I  have popped up  few parts of the image to give it a layered look and added a gold glitter scalloped frame to embellish it further. The sentiment also comes from the same stamp set - Best Mom. I added die-cut letters for the mom sentiment and added few Nuvo Crystal drops for the finishing touches.


Onto my last card for today!


I used the recently released Extra Special stamp and die set for this card of mine. I wanted to do some watercoloring on this one, so I started with my Gansai Tambi watercolours and using a flat paint brush I made the stripes on the left side. Then I started working on the main focal of my card. I stamped and die cut the main floral image from the set and used the Altenew Red Cosmos ink set for watercolouring the flowers. The sentiment is also from the Extra Special set. I added the die-cut 'Mom' letters and few glitter and black enamel dots to finish it off.


The main goal for this hop is to send out cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. Please check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards. 20% of the profits earned from these stamp sets (Best Dad, Best Mom, Penned Rose, Extra Special) by 6/18/2017 will be donated to Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.


Special Offer (4/19-4/22): 
Offer valid from April 19th through April 22nd at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed. 


Prizes:
Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on May 2nd, 2017.

ADDITIONAL PRIZE
I will be drawing out a name from all the comments left on this post by April 25th, 111:59 PM IST for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate. Winner will be announced here on my blog on April 30th.


>>>The next stop on the hop is the awesome artisit & card-maker Svitlana Shayvevich!


Hussena Cal >>> You are here!


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I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards! I want to thank Altenew once again for inviting me for this lovely hop.
Have a good day everyone!

121 comments:

  1. Love your Father's Day cards and the Mother's Day cards are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. These are so cool! What a contrast between both masculine and feminine cards! You cant tell they are done by one person. You rock!!

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  3. Awesome Father's Day cards and lovely Mother's Day cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. OMG your cards are gorgeous. I am in love with your black and gold floral ' mom' card. Thanks for sharing and the inspiring me today:)

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  5. Wowsie...Great cards...Absolutely love the versatile style, Hussena!!

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  6. Such unique cards. Love them all.

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  7. Wow...Lovely cards... Masculine cards are so nice and feminine cards are usual awesome...

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  8. Love the stencilled backgrounds and the pretty flowers!

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  9. All gorgeous, Hussena ... but you 'had me' at those grey stripes! xx
    =]

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  10. Lovely cards..loved the simplicity yet so attractive.colour combination is excellent.

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  11. I just love the Mother's Day card with the gold and black! I love the way it stands out!

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  12. Feels good to see some action on your blog..and what an Awesome treat to eyes !! You have done fab job on Masculine cards and what to say about floral cards ?? Pure Beauty !!

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  13. Great card design, especially the flower cards!

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  14. I especially love the pink and gray, just beautiful!

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  15. Absolute treat for eyes! True inspiration behind each n every card u make .. how can I say which is my fav...when all to simply to die for

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  16. I love your card designs, so creative!

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  17. Love the soft backgrounds you created for the dad cards. The floral card is gorgeous.

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  18. All of your cards are just stunning! Love the black and gold card...the blue just pops!

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  19. Loving both the Mom and Dad cards here. Can't choose a favorite............ok the black and gold one.

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  20. All these cards are gorgeous!! Love the added texture you added to one of the father's day cards, and your mother's day cards are just stunning!

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  21. I think your masculine cards are every bit as wonderful as the florals! Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  22. I love your cards. The texture is so creative on the first card!

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  23. Your cards for mom are stunning and your cards for dad are absolutely the cutest!

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  24. Lovely set of cards ..you said that masculine cards are not your forte...but I loved both of your cards..that subtle stenciling is too good. thanks for sharing. Love n hugs
    Daksha

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  25. Your Dad card is wonderful but the Mom card is spectacular. Best of the hop.

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  26. All these cards are amazing with new designs. Love your last card. Great colouring and layout. 💕💕💕

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  27. Great cards. Thanks for the new ideas.

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  28. I like the different layouts for the 2 Mother's Day cards - very attractive.

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  29. These cards are all amazing, but that gold and black one is just stunning!

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  30. Oh wow, these are all amazing!! I love the designs of each one!! You've showcased the stamps and dies perfectly!! Each card is gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  31. Great cards! I love the backgrounds in them. I would have never thought of the black and gold but it is Stunning!!!

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  32. A gorgeous selection of card designs, beautifully work!!!

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  33. Fantastic ideas! Amazing and very beautiful cards :)

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  34. these are all so fabulous Hussena, love how you have used bright cheerful colours!

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  35. Great cards. The final flower card made me smile.

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  36. All cards are super stunning. I favorite is the mom's card with black background. The colors are popping out so elegantly with gold embossed outline! Amazing job Hussena as alway!

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  37. What a great collection of cards. Lots of work went into the black and gold Mother's Day card and it shows - beautiful.

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  38. Fabulous projects. I have to say that the black and gold one is very eye catching. TFS

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  39. These cards are so gorgeous! I love each one of them.

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  40. Love the idea of sending hand-made cards to people in care homes, it's sure to bring a smile. Thank you for highlighting such a great cause & sharing your lovely projects.

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  41. Oh my. . .these are great cards. The Dad cards are perfectly imaged and the Mom cards are so elegant. Thanks for sharing these and inspiring me.

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  42. I find your cards very interesting. The color and texture... Love it!
    XO April

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  43. The Dad cards a really nice. I like the very soft background you used. The floral cards are beautiful.

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  44. Perfect texture on the stenciled Masculine cards:)) Outstanding beauties for the mother's day cards! LOVE the curved sentiment! SUper to see you on the hop today Hussena!

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  45. Fun Daddy cards! The Mother's Day cards....stunning ♥

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  46. Really fabulous cards Hussena, the black & gold Mother's day cards is especially gorgeous. Amazing job on them all.

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  47. Great job on the masculine card designs and beautiful florals. Love the gold on the first one.

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  48. fabulous creations Hussena! love the subtle backgrounds on the dad's cards and the elegant designs of the mother's day cards, thanks for sharing!

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  49. Your Mom card is beautiful and elegant!

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  50. All your cards are beautiful,my fav is the last one

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  51. Oh my ! Such a gorgeous line-up of cards ! Both the masculine and feminine cards are so different in style and so brilliantly composed. I'm really happy to see you a part of Altenew blog hop. :)

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  52. All great cards especially the floral with grey stripes!

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  53. Black and gold mother's day card is so beautiful! Love the way you give a elegant blue point on your card!

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  54. Fabulous collection of cards. I think your masculine card are wonderful, really great designs. Of course your floral cards are gorgeous, especially that stunning black gold and blue one. However, I really love the design on your final card. Thanks for sharing

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  55. All your cards are unique and simply splendid!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  56. You have a wonderful eye for design. All of your cards are stunning.

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  57. The black background Mom card is stunning!

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  58. All your cards are wonderful. Thank you for sharing

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  59. The black card has caught my eye, simply elegant! TFS

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  60. I almost missed the stencilling on the Dad card--it's so subtle, but really effective. And adding the striped accent on the "mom" card is pure genius! Beautiful work. I read the directions on the black card at least three times to figure out how you did that one. It is stunning! Thanks so much.

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  61. Your cards are awesome. Thanks for sharing them. Glenda J

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  62. Fantastic cards to celebrate the parents with - I especially love the dark mom's card - the flowers and gold really pop against the dark backdrop

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  63. Lovely cards ! Love your masculine cards.

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  64. Your cards are all so amazing!!! Love them all and Altenew:)

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  65. Well, you may think masculine cards are not your forte, but you sure fooled me! They are fabulous!! And those floral cards are gorgeous!

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  66. Lovely card. I really like the little details that you added with the stenciling and the fine glitter trim.

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  67. Wow - your cards are stunning! I love the very light stenciled background on the dad cards - really highlights everything perfecty.

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  68. Love all the cards! The Dad's cards are a great inspiration for more men's cards & the floral cards are totally awesome!!

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  69. These Dads day cards are so darn fun! I love this set and the happy colors you used.

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  70. I really enjoyed the different textures you created with color.

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  71. Wow awesome creations! Love the masculine cards!

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  72. All cards are wonderful but the last one is fantastic!:)

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  73. Wonderful cards! It's so inspiring to see how everyone is using these sets in different ways.

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  74. What great cards. Love the Mom card layouts. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  75. Your Dad cards are cool but your first Mom card is my absolute favorite! Totally awesome and breathtaking! Love the black base and the gorgeous golds! TFS!

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  76. I just love the careful way you've placed your sentiments on these cards, which are amazing by the way!

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  77. such a fun Dad's card! Love the black Mom card with the gold embossing and pretty blue flowers, gives it such an elegant look, the other Mom card is so sweet, I love the stamping of the sentiment on the curve!

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  78. Your cards are great. Love the fabulous black and gold with the blue flowers.

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  79. Great cards Hussena. You have totally rocked the masculine style. And your floral cards are really gorgeous!

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  80. Nice cards, I really like the layers and textures used.

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  81. These are fabulous cards. i especially love the gold and black card...so elegant.

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  82. Great set of cards! The floral on the black background is absolutely stunning!

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  83. You did a great job coming up with masculine cards! Your first floral card is simply stunning- love the way the leaves are a bit off the edge, giving it so much movement.

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  84. all your cards are beautiful, but your black card was my favorite is so elegant!

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  85. The guy cards are wonderful! They can be a bit tricky but they turned out great. The "MOM" ones are lovely. The black background and gold accents -amazing! The watercolor one is also lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. All your cards are great, but especially the mom ones. Great job!

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  87. Gorgeous cards! I love them all

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  88. Thanks for sharing this amazing set of cards - all so different but all fabulous!

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  89. Amazing cards that so wonderfully showcase the products! I am in love with the black floral card, over the top amazing!

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  90. WONDERFUL cards!
    LOVE ALL your designs, SO MUCH to INSPIRE!
    My faves are your 1st masculine card and your GLORIOUS golden framed floral!
    Thank You for sharing :)

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  91. So many cards, so much inspiration!

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  92. They're all lovely, but that black and gold is a stunner!!

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  93. These are wonderful! My favorites are the first Father's Day card - love those small strips, wonderful balance and texture and the first mother's day card. So elegant, love the gold and the texture!

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  94. nice cards!
    thanks for sharing.

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  95. All of your cards are fabulous! Such incredible talent you have! I especially love the floral cards - Love the pink and grey combo with strips - It's always been one of my favorite color combos and the stripes add such a wonderful vibe to the card. The black and gold card is absolutely stunning! Love the elegance!

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  96. Fantastic cards.
    Love the gold on the mother's day
    card.
    thanks for sharing

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  97. Thanks for sharing such wonderful cards and your talent.

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  98. Love the colors and techniques used. Love the textures.

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  99. Very nice cards, love the bright yellow on the Father's day card. Thanks for sharing!

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