Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Altenew June 2018 Blog Hop (+ Giveaway)

by | Jun 13, 2018 | Altenew, Backgrounds, Blog, Classes, Color Layering, Giveaway, Happy Thoughts, Heat Embossing, Masking

Hiya friends, welcome! I am honored to be joining the ever fabulous Altenew for their June 2018 New Release Blog Hop. If you’ve been following along in order, you’ve arrived from the amazing Agnieszka‘s blog. If you’ve been beboppin’ hoppin’ and would like to start from the top, you can head to the Altenew card blog stop. If you’d like to head straight though, you’ll find can the delightful Virginia is next on the list.

I’m hoping you’ll stick around for a few. I’ve got three patriotic inspired projects to share with you featuring Altenew’s June 2018 release! 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 specifically from this blog. Altenew is also giving away gift certificates at their stop, as well as others along the hop. Increase your odds and comment away!

We are speeding hot and heavy right into the most patriotic time of year. I was inspired to create today’s projects based on the Altenew Academy class, Color Your Day. The first lesson had me captured. The idea is simple, choose a photo with a strong color palette and springboard those into a papercraft project. Scrolling Pinterest, I was obviously enamored with an image of the American flag!

My first project today features classic red, white, and blue with the Climbing Clematis color layering stamp and die set. Layer Altenew’s Rose Quartz as the base color, then Coral Berry, Ruby Red and Velvet on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110# cardstock. Stamp details in Honey Drizzle and Jet Black. Die cut flowers.

 

The leaves are striking in shades of blue! Stamp from base to detail layer in Sea Breeze, Tide Blue and Sapphire. Remember to allow each layer of ink to dry before adding the next color to maintain crisp lines. Die cut leaves.

Complete components with the Pinstripe background stamp in Jet Black and a white heat embossed sentiment. Arrange flowers and leaves. Press Glad Press’n Seal over die cuts to keep from shifting as you flip to add adhesive. Pop and tuck sentiment for drama. Adhere finished panel to card base. Add sequins, if desired, for sparkle.

I’m not sure there is anything much more patriotic than the American flag and eagles! I’ve combined the two and pieced them together for the ultimate show of patriotism in a card.

Die cut 3 Smooth Bristol panels with the Moroccan Mosaic Cover die. One colored red, one white and one blue with your favorite watercolor brush markers. Before removing cut paper from die, place a removable label over the exposed back to secure all pieces in order. Adhere a strong tape to completely cover the front of a folded A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) card base. Adhere white die cut frame in place.

Piece each section color in place onto exposed tape to resemble an American flag. I like to use a Crystal Katana tool to easily pick up each paper piece. Stamp Land of the Free eagle in Jet Black and die cut. Heat emboss sentiment. Pop up eagle with dimensional adhesive, tuck sentiment in place and add a few sequins for sparkle.

I am rounding out my three projects with Cherished Memories, also in red, white and blue. Mask and stamp images alongside an A2 Smooth Bristol panel in Jet Black and clear heat emboss.

Color images simply with 1 red, 1 blue and 1 yellow/orange watercolor brush marker. Add a touch of black to shadowed areas and blend out. Dot Copic Opaque White to stamen tips with a dotting tool.

Mask flowers and leaves (I usually just prefer full stick Post-It notes). Stamp Polka Dots from Pinstripe stamp set in Jet Black. Heat emboss sentiment on black strip. Partial stamp just “heart” by coloring just that word with a marker of choice. Repeat stamp as many times as needed for full coverage. Add sentiment strip popped up with dimensional adhesive. Again, a few sparkles for that extra detail.

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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 Wednesday, June 20th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/24/2018.

A $30 gift certificate will be given away to a commenter from this blog, as well. Just leave a comment by Monday, June 18th at 11:59 pm. Winner will be announced on 6/20/2018, right here. ***WINNER UPDATE*** Congratulations, Merrie! I have contacted via comments and email. Directions to claim are in email. Find me at contact(at)janettekausen(dot)com, with any questions. ***WINNER UPDATE***

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

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

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Climbing Clematis Stamp Set
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Climbing Clematis Die Set
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Climbing Clematic Stamp & Die Bundle
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Pinstripe Stamp
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Land of the Free Stamp Set
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Land of the Free Die Set
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Land of the Free Stamp & Die Bundle
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Moroccan Mosaic Cover Die
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Cherished Memories Stamp Set
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Cherished Memories Die Set
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Cherished Memories Stamp & Die Bundle
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Color Your Day
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Altenew ROSE QUARTZ Crisp Dye Ink Pad...
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Altenew CORAL BERRY Crisp Dye Ink Pad...
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Altenew RUBY RED Crisp Dye Ink Pad...
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Altenew VELVET Crisp Dye Ink Pad ALT1195
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Altenew HONEY DRIZZLE Crisp Dye Ink...
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Altenew JET BLACK Crisp Dye Ink Pad...
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Altenew SEA BREEZE Crisp Dye Ink Pad...
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Altenew TIDE BLUE Crisp Dye Ink Pad...
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Altenew SAPPHIRE Crisp Dye Ink Pad...
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Glad Press'n Seal Plastic Food Wrap
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Be Creative Tape 155MM ROLL Double...
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Be Creative Tape TAPE SHEET Double...
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Avery White Removable Multipurpose...
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Post-it Super Sticky Full Adhesive...
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Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA Mixed...
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Dotting 5 X 2 Way Marbleizing Dotting...
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Copic Marker Opaque Water-Based Paint...
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Copic Marker Copic Opaque White...
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Pretty Pink Posh SPARKLING CLEAR MIX...
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