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Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway | Father’s Day Card How-to Video

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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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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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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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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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
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EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool
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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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Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110LB
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110LB
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Ranger Craft Mat
Ranger Craft Mat
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Altenew Glue Tape
Altenew Glue Tape
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SSS | AN

148 Comments

  1. Roz M.

    Thanks for sharing your talent, your wonderful video, and the small insight into your life. I think both cards are fabulous (I really love how you’e positioned the various “Dad” elements to create the great background) but if I have to choose one I think it might be the softer version with the platinum embossing powder.

    23 . Apr . 2017
  2. Denise Bryant

    Awesome colors and stamps! Love this pretty card!

    22 . Apr . 2017
  3. Nandini

    One of the coolest one layer cards I have seen! Looks fabulous!

    22 . Apr . 2017
  4. Linnea Sundstrom

    thanks for sharing your story! and keep living “happily ever after”! hugs!

    22 . Apr . 2017
  5. Karen B.

    Your color schemes are absolutely divine!

    22 . Apr . 2017
  6. Mary-Anne V.

    Such a cool looking card…love this embossed resist technique and it looks amazing embossed in copper.

    22 . Apr . 2017
  7. Barb Macaskill

    What a magnificent Father’s Day card! Love the color and the images rock! TFS!

    21 . Apr . 2017
  8. Kathryn Holden

    Fantastic card and appreciate your detailed instructions!

    21 . Apr . 2017
  9. DGolly

    Great card for Dad. Thanks for the inspiration!

    21 . Apr . 2017
  10. bonnie m jackson

    seems like I love all thing altenew- this give-away is no exception!!!!

    21 . Apr . 2017
  11. Lizzie T

    What a great tutorial (and card) – I love the post-it tip so you don’t get ink everywhere! And I loved (and was saddened) about the story about your dad. thanks for sharing it with us!

    21 . Apr . 2017
  12. Lizzie T

    Awesome and fun card! Love it!

    21 . Apr . 2017
  13. Kleri F

    Beautiful Father’s day card!Thank you for sharing 🙂

    21 . Apr . 2017
  14. Attard Judie

    Awesome father’s day card!!

    21 . Apr . 2017
  15. Jeanette Mcclurkin

    Very clever Father’s Day card, well done.

    21 . Apr . 2017
  16. shartl

    Wow! I love the way you designed the Fathers Day card. The blended ink background really shows off those embossed images.

    20 . Apr . 2017
  17. Patt H.

    Love this wonderful one layer card! I’m always looking for great cards for mailing. Thanks for the inspiration!

    20 . Apr . 2017
  18. Natasha Kara

    I love this card. I am a huge fan of making my own backgrounds and you did such a Fantastic job on this. I love the copper turquoise combo.

    20 . Apr . 2017
  19. Jo Ann Usey

    Great card – love the graphic layout of all the elements. Helps your eyes to flow around the card!

    20 . Apr . 2017
  20. Lindarub

    Love your card.

    20 . Apr . 2017
  21. Heather Mills

    These are awesome!! I love the layout of the stamps and the ink blending! And those little white dots really finish it off perfectly! For my vote, I really like the first one with the copper embossing powder; it just really pops against the teals.

    20 . Apr . 2017
  22. Shelly

    Wow! This is absolutely STUNNING! Love it!

    20 . Apr . 2017
  23. Barb Mc

    Love this card! I love the stamped images embossed!

    20 . Apr . 2017
  24. Carolee McCaslin

    LOVE your Fathers Day card!! Great video too:)

    20 . Apr . 2017
  25. Laura Miller

    I really like how you created the one-layer card. I’ts really quite interesting and quite appropriate for DAD. Thanks for the idea to CASE.

    20 . Apr . 2017

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