Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Altenew April 2018 Release Blog Hop (+Giveaway)

by | Apr 16, 2018 | Altenew, Backgrounds, Blog, Color Layering, Giveaway, Happy Thoughts, Watercolor

Hiya friends! Today, it is my privilege to be joining Altenew for their April 2018 New Release Blog Hop. If you’ve been following along in order, like this Type A girl, you’ve arrived from the fabulous Flora‘s blog. If you’ve been crazy hoppin’ and would like to start from the top, you can head to the Altenew card blog stop. If you’d like to scoot right along, head on over to spectacular Sveta’s site.

And if I’m lucky enough to hang on to you for a few, I’ve got three great projects to share with you featuring exciting new Altenew products! Be sure to comment before hopping along so that you can enter to win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop for a commenter from this blog. Altenew is also giving away gift certificates from their stop, as well as others along the hop. Increase your odds and comment away!

 

I’m all over the hot pink/pool color palette today. I’m totally obsessed! Black and white classically pairs with just about anything and the Gradient Stripes stamp set with the Mega Hello die are no exception.

I’ve created the background on Smooth Bristol paper with an Arteza watercolor marker and clean clear water. As that set aside to dry naturally, I stamped Gradient Stripes onto 110# Neenah Solar White with Jet Black ink. Once thoroughly dry I die cut it with Mega Hello. I also cut two extra layers out of white scrap cardstock. I layered all three sets with the print on top and liquid glued them together to the watercolor background.

I fussy cut a flower and leaves from the 2″ x 3″ set, Mini Hello, stamped in Moss, Rubellite, and Jet Black ink. I’ve popped those up with dimensional adhesive for dimension.

Tip: Run warped paper through a Minc machine or laminator to “iron” it flat!

I was inspired to create this card after taking the Altenew class, With A Twist. The class features various ways to add a twist to your current favorite techniques. My twist on this card is taking the solid leaf portion of the In My Thoughts stamp set and creating a multicolor look.

Troubling cards are hard. When someone stumbles upon a difficult space in life it is sometimes tough to know what to say, much less create in those moments. Instead of struggling when I feel moved to send a card, I have a stash like these that I can personalize on the inside for each event. I hope I never need to send them, but just in case…

This card was created on Smooth Bristol paper. I began by mounting the trunk colored portion in my Misti Precision Stamp Tool. I inked up the inside curve of the trunk in Citrus Burst and stamped. After wiping away any remaining ink from the stamp, I reinked the middle area in Sand Dunes, stamped, wiped and repeated with the outer curve in Mocha.

Next I stamped the trunk outline in Jet Black. The leaves were done with the same technique in Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Razzleberry and Olive. I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black and brushed Sea Breeze around the perimeter to create a glow.

Finishing touches are added with accent borders across the bottom in a black and white stripe, gold glitter (because glitter!) and solid black cardstock. Nuvo Drops in Rhubarb Crumble, Carnation Pink, Apple Green and Ebony carry over the tree colors.

I am rounding out my three projects today with You are Loved, because you know what? You are!

You are Loved pairs the die of same name with the Gradient Lines cover die and a few accents from the Mini Hello stamp set.

The background was created by color washing a bit of pool watercolor paint and Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray across Smooth Bristol paper.

Crisp white cardstock was die cut with the Gradient Lines cover die and adhered over the dry shimmery background. Three sets of die cut You are Loved was liquid glued together in a stack and generously coated with a Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen. Once allowed to dry overnight, I added (and popped up) a few cutie flowers from the Mini Hello set stamped in Rubellite, Razzleberry, Olive and Jet Black.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Saturday, April 21st for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/22/2018.

A $30 gift certificate will be given away to a commenter from this blog, as well. Just leave a comment by Saturday, April 21st. Winner will be announced on 4/22/2018. ***UPDATE: Winner Patt H., congratulations!***

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefore may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Mega Hello Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Gradient Stripes Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
In My Thoughts Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
In My Thoughts Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Gradient Lines Cover Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Mini Hello
[ ALTN | SSS ]
You Are Loved Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
With A Twist
[ ALTN ]
Citrus Burst Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Mocha Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Sand Dunes Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Razzleberry Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Rubellite Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Pinkalicious Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Moss Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Olive Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Sea Breeze Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Pocketful of Sunshine Mini Cube Set 
[ BRI | ELH ]
Coffee Break Mini Inks
[ BRI | ELH ]
Cherry Blossom Mini Cube Set 
[ BRI | ELH ]
Tropical Forest Mini Ink Cube
[ BRI | ELH ]
Deep Blue Seas Mini Cube Set 
[ BRI | ELH ]
Clarity Stencil Brushes 4pk
[ BRI ]
Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE Adhesive...
[ SSS ]
Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
[ HA | SSS ]
Neenah Exact Index, 110 lb, 8.5 x 11...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens - 48-Colors -...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens, 96 Paint...
[ AMZUS ]

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