masculine card

Welcome to a blog hop with a cause! This is the Celebrating Parents Card Drive blog hop, hosted by Altenew. 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 check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive info here and join this great cause by sending in cards.

You should have arrived here from Svitlana Shayevich. If you want to start the hop from the beginning you can go to Altenew

Here is my card using the Best Dad Stamp Set ( ALTN | SBC | SSS ). The set is packed with masculine images along with lovely sentiments to use.

To create my background I used my distress oxide inks. A go to technique with gorgeous results every time! Then I stamped and cut out my images to embellish my card. To spell the word DAD I used the Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS ).

Video tutorial:

You can watch the video below or at my YouTube channel

Supplies & SALE:

Links to multiple online stores provided below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Save 35% Off on the Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle from 4/20/2018 until 4/23/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed to enjoy this deal.


Bundle 35% OFF
[ ALTN ]
Best Dad Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Best Dad Die Set
[ ALTN | SBC ]
Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
3 Pack Glue Tape
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Artist Markers Cool Summer Night Set
[ ALTN | SBC ]
Artist Markers Green Fields Set
[ ALTN | SBC ]

Shop for a good cause:

Here are some more stamps that you can use for this card drive. 20% of the profits earned from the following sets by 6/17/2017 will be donated by Altenew to Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

Best Mom Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Best Dad Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Painted Rose Stamp Set – Altenew
[ ALTN ]
Penned Rose Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Extra Special Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]

Want more inspiration on these sets?! Click HERE for a post where I used the Best Mom stamp set, and another one HERE where I used the Best Dad.


I will draw a random winner from the comments below for a $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store. I will announce the winner on my blog on the 10th of May.

UPDATE: the winner has been announced here

More prizes:

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by May 6th at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blog hop blogs and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Mother’s Day, May 13th, 2018.

Next Stop:

The next stop on the hop is Rubeena Ianigro



  1. What a wonderful cause. I really liked your card. Any Dad would love to get this card. Thankyou

  2. I watch every one of your videos. I especially love your card making and art journal videos. You have such an imagination with color and other elements. Wonderful job!

  3. I always need need masculine card supplies, because I’m surrounded with men! I have dads, brothers, sons, and a husband. Thank you!!!!

  4. Lovely card design. Love that Altenew will donate part of the sales. They are such an incredible company.

  5. Another terrific card and video-thanks Vicky for all you do to inspire us! This is a terrific cause as well.

  6. I absolutely love everything you create, and this simple card is no exception. Great blog hop, great cause. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  7. Vicki, as usual you’ve made a great card. I’m partial to turquoise so this father’s day card is great. I also loved how you chose to pop up the DAD .

  8. I really like everything about your card… the colors, the tools behind the wording. All good. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Hi Vicky
    It’s so good seeing the elderly being supported …I loved working with these lovely people…so many stories they can tell if they are listened to…?

  10. What a great card that any dad would love. Love the richness from the background blending and simple color palette.

  11. Love this card! So great to see ideas for cards for males. There’s four males in my family, Dad and my three brothers, I’m always struggling to make cards for them due to never knowing what to do on their cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. What a fabulous DAD card, Vicky! That inked background is gorgeous and I love the tools peeking out from the white DAD letters…super cute!

  13. Your card is fantastic! The images and design would’ve been perfect for my own dad! Thanks for participating in such a worthwhile project!

  14. This is such a lovely idea from a super stamp company & I’m glad to be a part of this blog hop. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  15. Fantastic DAD card! I struggle with concepts for masculine cards. Thanks so much for sharing your video! ?

  16. Masculine cards are so hard, but i like this one! I usually go the safe route with a either a geometric background or a technique background like alcohol ink and a simple sentiment. Not many stamp sets have good images for Father’s day cards. This might be the only one I’ve seen!

  17. Love all the layers to your card. Just bought the big alphabet dies. Will definitely be using them lots! Thanks to all for sharing!

  18. Loving everything you do. Your style with your arts and crafts makes my heart happy. Lovely card.

  19. Fantastic Dad card! I love that stamp set it’s so hard to find masculine stamp sets! Thank you for the inspiration!

  20. This DAD card is really cool and I love the colors! I watched your other videos that you had listed and you had some beautiful ideas for Mother’s Day cards, too.

  21. Love the distress ink background. You always do an amazing job of blending your colors!
    The mom/dad Altenew stamps are awesome… I only wish their customer service was better – I placed an order back in February and am still waiting for the replacement items (stamps and a dry ink) that were never shipped to me. I have even received another of my orders in the meantime. 🙁

  22. Masculine cards are not that easy to make but with your help and inspiration I think I can make a better this year! I love your artwork!

  23. Your card was so my dad before he passed away March 20th 2017. He loved to play WII bowling and we used to play a lot. He never had a beard or mustache so he shaved and he had a work shop in our basement complete with hammers, nails, screwdrivers and tons of other tools. I wish I had these stamps when he was alive so I could use them for him. Thanks for showing us your creative card and for giving us the chance to win.

  24. Love this cause! Most all of my cards I donate to nursing homes, I think our elderly are all too often forgotten. Its a wonderful feeling to know I’ve brought some happiness to someone else!

  25. I love the cohesive colors and the bold Dad on this card. It’s very clean despite having lots of small images, which is a very cool look. Thanks for sharing!

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