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Video: Father’s Day Cards using Altenew Stamps & Inks

by May Park-

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Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to the Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop. If you are coming from the fabulous Emily Leiphart’s blog, you are in the right place.Altenew-FathersDayCard-BestDad-MayPark-1

I created a one layer Father’s Day card using ink blending and heat embossing techniques, inspired my own cards, THIS and THIS. I used the cool images from the Best Dad stamp set to create my own embossed background.

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I used 4 different shades of teal from Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Pads for ink blending. If you don’t have Altenew inks, you can use any dye ink pads you may already have. Don’t you love the white dots between on the ombre inked background? 🙂

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I made a video tutorial to show you how to make this card from start to finish. I’m also sharing some personal story at the end of my video. You can watch it below or on YouTube channel.

How to Make a Card with Ombre Inked Background & Gold Embossed Images

  1. Cut Neenah Solar White 110LB Cardstock into 4.25″x5.5″ using Tim Holtz paper trimmer.
  2. Treat the cardstock with EK success embossing power to prevent any stray powder from sticking to unwanted areas.
  3. Stamp the images from the Best Dad stamp set with Versamark watermark ink. (I used the mini MISTI stamping tool because I wanted to stamp several images at once.)
  4. Sprinkle some Hero Arts Copper embossing powder over the stamped images and tap the excess powder off the cardstock. (I used a small paintbrush and a tweezer to flick away any stray powder.)
  5. Heat set the images with Wagner embossing tool gun until they are completely melted.
  6. Ink the colors using ink blending tools and Altenew Crisp dye ink pads: Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Lagoon, and Emerald over the embossed background. 
  7. Attach the ink blended panel onto the A2 card using Altenew glue tape.
  8. Add white dots between gaps using Signo white gel pen.

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(Penned Rose, Extra SpecialBest Dad, and Best Mom)

Card Drive & Donation 

Altenew is collecting handmade cards to send seniors who are in nursing homes or shelters. They are also donating 20% of profits earned from the following stamp sets to support seniors: Penned Rose, Extra SpecialBest Dad, and Best Mom. Find more information on the Altenew blog HERE

Altenew Best Dad Promotion

Promotion

Giveaway: there are two ways to win! 

  • 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.
  • And there is more! I’m giving away a $30 gift certificate to Altenew. I will announce the lucky winner on Thursday, April 27th. Good luck!

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I created another card with the same design. For my second card, I used the Hero Arts Platinum embossing powder and blended in the same ink colors with light pressure to create a more soft look.  Which one do you like better? 

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Blog Hop 

It is now time to head on over to the amazing Jung AhSang’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. But I’ve got the entire hop list for you below. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy hopping!

Altenew <— You are here  🙂
Joni Andaya
Sveta Fotinia
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Virginia Lu
Emily Leiphart
May Sukyong Park (you’re here!)
Jung AhSang (your next stop!)
Natalia Zubkova
Nicole Picadura
Kristina Pokazanieva
Erum Tasneem
Barb Engler
Hussena Cal
Svitlana Shayevich
Vera Yates
Therese Calvird
Nichol Spohr
Lydia Evans

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Supplies

I have listed the supplies I used below. I participate in several affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp(SSS)Altenew(AN), Hero Arts(HA), and Ellen Hutson(EH). It means I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support.

Altenew Best Dad Stamp Set
Altenew Best Dad Stamp Set
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SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Mountain Mist Ink
Altenew Mountain Mist Ink
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Altenew Volcano Lake Ink
Altenew Volcano Lake Ink
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Altenew Lagoon Ink
Altenew Lagoon Ink
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Altenew Emerald Ink
Altenew Emerald Ink
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Hero Arts Copper Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Copper Embossing Powder
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SSS | HA | EH
Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder
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Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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SSS | AZ | EH
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
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Versamark Watermark Ink
Versamark Watermark Ink
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18x12
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18×12
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SSS | EH
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
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SSS | AZ
EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool
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SSS | EH
Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
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SSS | EH
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110LB
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110LB
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SSS | AZ | EH
Ranger Craft Mat
Ranger Craft Mat
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SSS
Altenew Glue Tape
Altenew Glue Tape
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SSS | AN

148 Comments

  1. CathyL

    Great Father’s Day card, May!

    03 . May . 2017
  2. trishden

    Love it! I love the ombre inked background on your Father’s Day card and how rich those inks are. I also love embossing and your embosing came out fabulously! Thanks for sharing!

    27 . Apr . 2017
  3. c

    May, your card is marvelous, but the part of your post that touches me most is what you shared about your dad; heart-melting. Even though you didn’t have a strong relationship with him, he loved you, as you did him. My dad – who passed away two years ago (I understand completely how challenging it was for you to make a Father’s Day card…) – never said “I love you” to me, either…but he showed me he did with his actions. I miss my dad. A lot. I agree that your husband was a ‘happily ever after’ gift sent to you from your dad; an angel in heaven, keeping an eye on his ‘always’ little girl. I know he’s incredibly proud of you…and he’s showing you love in *his* special way….
    ~carol

    27 . Apr . 2017
  4. Cherryl Sabado

    I love the card! I love the stamp set too!! I have 3 brothers and 2 brothers-in-law so this is perfect for their father’s day cards!!!

    27 . Apr . 2017
  5. Sharon Thompson

    Love the colors and techniques used. Very beautiful card, neat and uniformed.

    26 . Apr . 2017
  6. Berina

    Both cards are beautiful. I love this color.

    26 . Apr . 2017
  7. Stefanie White

    I’m sure you are tired of hearing this, but I just adore the background! I’ve never used these inks, do you love them??

    25 . Apr . 2017
  8. Aroa Cristiano

    Gorgeous background!

    25 . Apr . 2017
  9. Mary Holshouser

    I think the first card pops more than the second but
    both are great. Love how the middle is shaded
    thanks for sharing.

    25 . Apr . 2017
  10. Samantha Houp

    Awesome card! Love how you used the different shades of ink and the white dot background. The video was so informative – Thank you for showing us how its done!

    25 . Apr . 2017
  11. Sara Altarrazi

    I loved the stamped background.
    thanks for the inspiration.

    25 . Apr . 2017
  12. Marina

    Gorgeous card! I love the teal color.

    24 . Apr . 2017
  13. Robin P

    Another great card. Lover the background color.

    24 . Apr . 2017
  14. Miriam Prantner

    Wonderful stamped pattern, love the color you chose for the inking!

    24 . Apr . 2017
  15. D.Ann C

    Love this gorgeous color combo and fab blending technique!

    24 . Apr . 2017
  16. Lisa A creations

    Nice card! Thanks for sharing! I will have to buy this stamp set now that I’ve seen all the uses for it.

    24 . Apr . 2017
  17. TracyM #6773

    WOW – WONDERFUL cards May!
    LOVE your embossed elements, LOVE your inking too, BOTH are GORGEOUS combos, can’t choose between the copper and platinum!

    24 . Apr . 2017
  18. lisascreativeniche

    Love the colors and the embossed background!

    23 . Apr . 2017
  19. Dasha

    I adore everything with dots! Amazing card!!!

    23 . Apr . 2017
  20. Laurie

    Amazing card! I love the blending-so pretty! I also love how you embossed the images. Wonderful!!

    23 . Apr . 2017
  21. Amante del Papel

    awesome cards!!!!

    23 . Apr . 2017
  22. Dana M

    Fantastic and happy card! I love the teal and copper combo and the polka dots are the perfect touch.

    23 . Apr . 2017
  23. mandalj

    Both your cards are fantastic! I couldn’t choose which one I prefer!

    23 . Apr . 2017

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