Janette Kausen

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Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Hop (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Hop (+Giveaway)

The Hero Arts 2018 Catalog has officially been launched in the Hero Arts shop! There are so many items I am excited about. Some of my favorites are of course the new liquid watercolors. They are so heavily pigmented that it only takes a drop or two to complete images. I also adore the Dragonfly Fancy die set, the Antique Keys Bold Prints and the new florals and… and…. Truly I just need an extra day in my week. Preferably between Saturday and Sunday. I just want to play all day with all of this goodness!

Quick Links:

2018 Catalog Products     |     Blog Hop / Giveaway     |     Project Supplies     |     Giving

So I may have a thing for dragonflies. So much so that I have one permanently inked. This glittery dragonfly was created with the new Dragonfly Fancy Die and Be Creative Tape. I adhered the tape to heavy cardstock and die cut it, tape side up, setting my machine so that it would cut through the release paper of the tape, but not through the cardstock backing. Working from dark to light I removed select areas of the release tape and applied glitter. I buffed it with an old paintbrush to firmly attach it to the tape and tapped off the excess. I moved through the colors, even gradating the color on the wings. Using the dragonfly outline die, I cut into Handmade Watercolor Paper for amazing texture on the face of the panel.

You can see a YouTube video tutorial here on the same technique done a couple of years ago. It was the first video I ever did and have since improved, so go easy on me! It is still viable and provides good information!

The full list of supplies for this project is linked HERE.

 

I love these Antique Keys too! On my bucket list is the bridge full of locks in um… Paris, I think… Anytime I see images of it I think how cool it would be to attach one of my own. Someday… after I research it a bit, ha!

This card is super quick and simple. I airbrushed it with my Copic markers. It could easily be recreated with Hero Arts inks or Distress Oxides. Then I white heat embossed it and adhered a Swans & Cattails sentiment over a black and white Candy Stripe Bold Prints strip. I trimmed the finished panel slightly narrower than A2 and then adhered it to an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) folded card base.

The full list of supplies for this project is linked HERE.

Giving for Destinations

Hero Arts is a tremendously generous company and I am honored to be able to share with you that 100% of the profits from the stamps below directly support charities in order to help those most in need from recent hurricane and fire destruction. You can read more about Hero Arts giving campaigns HERE.

Destination Napa Valley
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Destination Florida
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Destination Mexico
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Destination Puerto Rico
[ HA ]

Blog Hop

Giveaway: We will be giving away three $50 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Thursday, February 22nd at 11:59pm PT and we’ll announce the winner the following week.

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

xo, Janette

2018 Hero Arts Catalog

All the goodness from the new Hero Arts 2018 Spring Catalog is available now in the Hero Arts shop!

Artprint Brown Liquid Watercolor
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Pine Liquid Watercolor
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Moss Liquid Watercolor
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Mulled Wine Liquid Watercolor
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Strawberry Liquid Watercolor
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Dandelion Liquid Watercolor
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Deep Ocean Liquid Watercolor
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Indigo Liquid Watercolor
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Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
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Swallowtail Layering Dye Inks
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Rabbit Layering Dye Inks
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Swan Layering Dye Inks
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Nasturtium Layering Dye Inks
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Pink Pop Flowers Sequin Mix
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Seashore Sequin Mix
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Butterfly Garden Sequin Mix
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Newspaper Bold Prints
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Antique Keys Bold Prints
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Abstract Skyline Bold Prints
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Floral Mandala Bold Prints
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Urban Skyline Bold Prints
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Color Layering Swan Bundle
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Color Layering Rabbit Bundle
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Color Layering Nasturtium Bundle
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Color Layering Swallowtail Bundle
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Color Layering Elephant Bundle
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Color Layering Caterpillar Bundle
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Mermaid Stamp & Cut
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House Stamp & Cut
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Layered Topiary Stamp & Cut
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Wishing Well
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Weird & Wonderful
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Welcome Neighbor
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In the Study
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Headline Messages
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Mouse Tea Party
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Make A Fountain
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Alphabet Soup
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Story Time
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Layered Topiary
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Swans & Cattails
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Woodland Tea Party
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Color Layering Swan
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Color Layering Rabbit
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Color Layering Nasturtium
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Color Layering Swallowtail
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Color Layering Elephant
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Color Layering Caterpillar
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Support, Prayers, Love
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Safari Wild About You
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Safari Huge Tanks
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Mermaid Kisses
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Bookcase
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Mermaid Ink N Stamp
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Safari Ink N Stamp
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Modern Uppercase Letters & Numbers
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Modern Lowercase Letters
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Golden Age Large Letter Set
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Flowering Magnolia
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Flowering Nasturtium
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Destination Florida
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Destination Mexico
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Destination Puerto Rico
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Destination Napa Valley
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Elephant Pair
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Meerkat Pair
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Garden Gnome
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Into The Woods Stencil 6x6
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Spades Stencil 6x6
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Mermaid Sea Waves Stencil 6x6
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Classic Vellum Layering Paper (10)
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Radiant White 4x6 Cardstock (24)
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Paper Layering Swan w/Frame
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Trellis Fancy Die
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Dragonfly Fancy Die
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Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies
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Nesting House Infinity Dies
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Flower Confetti Fancy Die
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Wishing Well Frame Cuts
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Flowering Nasturtium Frame Cuts
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In the Study Frame Cuts
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Flowering Magnolia Frame Cuts
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Make a Fountain Frame Cuts
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Story Time Frame Cuts
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Layered Topiary Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Swan Frame Cuts
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Woodland Tea Party Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Rabbit Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Nasturtium Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Swallowtail Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Elephants Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Caterpillar Frame Cuts
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Swans & Cattails Frame Cuts
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Welcome Neighbor Frame Cuts
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Mouse Tea Party Frame Cuts
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Mermaid Kisses Frame Cuts
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Coral Fancy Dies
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Safari Sunset Fancy Die
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Safari Wild About You Frame Cuts
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Safari Huge Thanks Frame Cuts
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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 therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Dragonfly Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Support, Prayers, Love
[ HA ]
PS767 Handmade Watercolor Paper
[ HA ]
Be Creative Tape, 115mm (4.5")
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tonic Studios 723N Violet Infusion...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC ]
Tonic Studios 712N Nuvo Pure Sheen...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios NOM533772 Nuvo Pure...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Nuvo pure Sheen Glitter...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios 713N Nuvo Pure Sheen...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC ]
Champagne Sequin Mix
[ HA ]
PS623 Sea Mix Layering Papers (12) |...
[ HA ]
Antique Keys Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Swans & Cattails
[ HA ]
COPIC Sketch Marker BG07, Petroleum Blue
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker FYG2, Fluorescent...
[ ELH | SSS | AMZUS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker BV08, Blue Violet
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
Candy Stripe Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Black India Ink
[ HA ]
CH300 Ombré Ocean Sequins
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Midnight Mixed Layering Papers (12)
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Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
[ HA ]
White Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Snow Layering Papers (10)
[ HA ]
PS566 Snow Folded Cards (10)
[ HA ]
PS591 Snow Envelopes (10)
[ HA ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | SSS | ELH ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Copic Air-Brushing System STARTING...
[ SSS ]
Sparmax Achieve TC501N Compressor
[ AMZUS | ELH | BLIC ]

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Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

Hey there, hi there, ho there! Thank you for dropping in! As you may know, today is the highly anticipated release of the February My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts. If you are not already experiencing spring in your neck of the woods, you will be craving it after all the hop inspiration today!

Kit availability and shippingThe kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, February 9th. Subscribe now to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

Kit contents:

6″ x 8″ Clear stamp set
24 Coordinating dies
3 Ink cubes (Nest, Robin’s Egg, Feather)
2 5½” x 8½” sheets Stone woodgrain cardstock (111 lb. cover)
2 5½” x 8½” sheets Bubinga woodgrain cardstock (111 lb. cover)
2 Mini grapevine wreaths

The value of the kit is $70, but it is sold at $34.99.

If you’d like to find out more about subscribing to the My Monthly Hero kit, where you are sure to never miss out, click here.

February MMH Add-Ons

If you are having an attack of Full Set Syndrome, you can get the entire add-on collection HERE and save 11%.

Starling on Branch | Hero Arts
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Come Fly With Me | Hero Arts
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A Little Bird Told Me | Hero Arts
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A Little Bird Told Me Frame Cuts |...
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Hummingbirds | Hero Arts
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Hummingbird Frame Cuts | Hero Arts
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Cardinal Stamp & Cut | Hero Arts
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Chirp Stamp N Cut
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Bird & Banner Fancy Die | Hero Arts
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Bird Branches Fancy Die w/Frame |...
[ HA ]
Paper Layering Feather | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Sunburst Bold Prints | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Swirl of Starlings Bold Prints | Hero...
[ HA ]

Love me an organic watercolor background. This one turned out dreamy! I scribbled, (yep, nothing fancy) just scribbled on Bristol paper with a blue and a coral Arteza watercolor brush marker. I Then used a wet paint brush and loosely scribbled again over the markered area. I was careful at the beginning to not mix the two colors. After a minute or so I allowed them to just kiss. The varying amounts of water along the border caused the colors to create the push and pull into each other. Scribble a quarter sized amount of color onto a craft mat. Dip in saturated paint brush and splatter similarly colored area of panel.

Set it aside to dry or use a heat tool to speed the process. If you find your paper has warped once dry, pass through a warm Minc machine or laminator to iron it flat.

Die cut the nest (kit) into dark woodgrain paper (kit). Define branches of the nest by running a dotting tool along them. I pressed some to the front and others to the back while on top of the foam from my Misti creating ridges, valleys and most importantly – dimension. I tucked in a few Bristol paper die cut eggs (kit) and branches (kit) also colored with the Arteza markers.

Arteza markers are extremely similar to the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, but are at a lower price point. The Arteza brush is not quite at fine as the Zig, and sometimes has a few stray strands, but the color from the Arteza are more vibrant, in my opinion.

Trim watercolor panel to slightly smaller than A2 and stamp sentiment (kit) in Soft Granite. Mount panel on A2 stone woodgrain paper (kit). Secure eggs and twigs. Adhere nest with foam tape for a touch of height.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: We are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (We will reimburse them if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, February 11th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

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 therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

MMH Kit Feb 2018
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Soft Granite Shadow Ink | Hero Arts
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Dotting 5 X 2 Way Marbleizing Dotting...
[ AMZUS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens - 24-Colors -...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens - 48-Colors -...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Original Misti
[ HA ]
Mini Misti
[ HA ]
Heidi Swapp MINI MINC 6 INCH FOIL...
[ SSS ]
Royal Sovereign LAMINATOR Machine 9...
[ SSS ]

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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Countdown Preview (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Countdown Preview (+Giveaway)

It’s that time again! The Countdown to Creativity is on over on the Hero Arts blog. I’m featuring the main stamp kit and a wreath add-on. I’d love for you to take a peek HERE! The full reveal and release hop is Monday, February 5th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific.

Comment on all the February Countdown posts on the Hero Arts Blog for your chance to win a kit of your own. If you already subscribe or buy a kit of your own, you will be reimbursed upon winning.

xo, Janette

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Ellen Hutson & Hero Arts are Better Together

Ellen Hutson & Hero Arts are Better Together

I adore companies that support one another. Ellen Hutson, LLC and Hero Arts both have a long standing tradition of doing just that, so it was no surprise to me when they teamed up to release the latest United We Flourish stamp and die set.

This stamp set is just so stinkin’ cheerful! The styling of the birds just sings happiness to me. *Tweet – Tweet*

  • Apply alcohol ink (linked in supplies below) to a 3 1/2″ square Yupo paper placing intermixing drops of color and rubbing alcohol. Blow with straw or use paint brush to move colors. Don’t give up when you think it looks a hot mess. Lift ink with paper towel and try again. Keep playing until you are happy! Set aside to dry.
  • Stamp Better Together images on 110# Neenah, color with Copics (linked in supplies below) and die cut.
  • Die cut circle into 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Snow Layering paper.
  • Stamp fence on 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Snow Layering paper panel using circle panel as a guide.
  • Audition birds and branch on circle panel and stamp sentiments.
  • Sandwich Yupo alcohol panel between circle panel and fence panel with tape adhesive.
  • Adhere birds and branch with tape or liquid adhesive. I prefer liquid for the wiggle room.
  • Adhere to A2 folded card base.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop! To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog by 11:59 PST on January 28th.

Thank you so much for popping in and hopping along today. Carry on for more Creative Bliss from so many talented designers!

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 therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Better Together Stamp & Die Set
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Hero Arts Layering Paper, Snow
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,...
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Bold Ink Pad, Intense Black
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Frame Cuts Dies, Infinity...
[ ELH ]
Yupo Watercolor Paper Pads, 9x12 White
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink, Limeade
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol...
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink, Turquoise
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink, Patina
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol...
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol...
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV29, Crimson
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker Y38, Honey
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker Y08, Acid Yellow
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker YG23, New Leaf
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker FYG1, Fluorescent...
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker G07, Nile Green
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker G29, Pine Tree Green
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker E18, Copper
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker E17, Reddish Brass
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker E13, Light Suntan
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8")
[ ELH ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88 oz.
[ ELH ]

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The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop (1/21)

The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop (1/21)

I am thrilled to be participating in The Ton Stamps 3rd Anniversary Release and Blog Hop! I adore florals, you must know that by now! There are very few companies that can compare to the talent Effie demonstrates with her amazing botanicals. What gets me most is that she never lets me down. Every freakin’ release blows me away!

I’ve created 2 cards to share with you today. One featuring the lovely Daisy Duet and the other, super fun Smooched! Scroll on down to check them out!

The Ton has 23 new stamps for their Third Anniversary Release which includes up to two free gifts with purchase (Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle A+B+C). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. All new release products are available now!

Not my traditional colors – I’m more of a bold brights kind of girl, but this Daisy Duet set is just so sweet! I stamped it in The Ton’s Noir Black dye ink on three separate Hero Arts Snow Layering paper A2 panels. I popped each layer with foam tape for eye catching dimension.

The bottom layer I kept just as an outline of where the upper two layers would be popped up. The 2nd layer I only colored the leaves and pink flower with my Polychromo colored pencils and fussy cut them. The top layer is just the fussy cut blue flower. You could even fussy cut more flowers to make a larger bouquet!

When I saw the Smooched stamp set I knew I just had to have it. How fun, right?!? Talk about a super quick card, this one is for sure! I die cut The Ton’s Smooth Gold Glitter Adhesive Paper with Spellbinders Coffee Break die and adhered that to a narrow A2 card panel trimmed up with The Ton’s Minor Stripes stamped in Black and a thin strip of Gina K’s Cherry Red.

The lips are stamped onto Neenah 110# paper in The Ton’s Red Sangria Hybrid ink and fussy cut. Stamp the sentiment in Black and pop up those lips for a snarky sparkly card.

You think Effie puckered up and digitized it? We may never know!

Blog Hop

Giveaway: For each day of The Ton’s blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), Effie is giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.

Happy hopping, my friends!

xo, Janette

The Ton
Janette Kausen <— You Are Here
Lisa Harrolle
Chris Dayton

Days 1 and 2 of the hop. Today is day 3, here and listed above. Days 4, 5, 6 and 7 (available on and after each date).

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 therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Daisy Duet
[ TON ]
Smooched
[ TON ]
Minor Stripes Cling Background – The Ton
[ TON ]
1. Glass Slippers Round Confetti - 6,...
[ TON ]
Adhesive Glitter Paper - Glossy Fine...
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Noir Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Red Sangria Hybrid
[ TON ]
Spellbinders - The Altered Page...
[ SBC | SSS ]
Snow Layering Papers (10)
[ HA ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,...
[ ELH ]
Gina K Cherry Red Heavy Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Polychromos 120 Pencil Wood Box Set
[ AMZUS ]
Faber Castell Premium Polychromos 60...
[ AMZUS ]
Polychromos 36 Pencil Metal Tin Set
[ AMZUS ]
Faber-Castel 24 Piece Polychromous...
[ AMZUS ]

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New Hero Arts Catalog Sneak Peeks

New Hero Arts Catalog Sneak Peeks

Hi there creatives! All week Hero Arts is sneaking images from their 2018 catalog in which several of my cards are featured. You guys, this is such an exciting time to be on board with Hero Arts. So many fun things to come! This day 2 of sneak peeks is a card I created with new color layering elephants. They are so stinkin’ cute! I will share the full reveal and the how to’s after the official catalog release on Friday the 19th of January.

Pop on over to the Hero Arts blog for more reveals this week and to enter their giveaway!

See you soon!!

xo, Janette

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