Janette Kausen

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Janette Kausen

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Video: Watercolored Nasturtium

Video: Watercolored Nasturtium

I’m up over on the Hero Arts blog today sharing Loosely Watercolored Nasturtium. I even created a video tutorial, booyah! Feel free check out the post and video HERE, and learn about my obsession with bristol paper!

Happy crafting! See you soon!

xo, Janette

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Hero Arts April 2018 My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts April 2018 My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

A*rrrr*iba! Ay-yai-yai-ha-ha! It’s the first Monday of the month and that brings another fabulous Hero Arts My Monthly Hero hop. This month’s kit is celebrating all things fiesta inspired. If this card kit doesn’t bring a smile to your face with summer party fantasies I don’t know what will! I cannot get over the taco dog from the It’s Fiesta Time add-on. Bow-Chicka-Huahua!

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, April 6th. Subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

Kit contents

6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
20 Coordinating Frame Cuts Dies
1 Ornate Floral Border Die
3 Reactive Ink Cubes (Fiesta Red, Fiesta Teal, Fiesta Yellow)
3 6″ x 18″ Sheets Unryu Paper (Assorted Colors)

The value of the kit is $74, 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.

April MMH Add-Ons

My Monthly Hero Kit APRIL 2018
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Blanket Patter Bold Prints
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Purple Liquid Watercolor
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Papel Picado Confetti Die
[ HA ]
Decorative Edge Fancy Die
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Fiesta Fringe Fancy Die
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Cinco de Meow Frame Cuts
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Paper Layering Piñata
[ HA ]
Shake Your Bones Frame Cuts
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It's Fiesta Time Frame Cuts
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Cinco de Meow
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Shake Your Bones
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It's Fiesta Time
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Get Them All April Add-Ons
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Creating my own floral swags and borders kind of feels like placing that last piece of a puzzle, so satisfying. I created this corner arrangement by stamping the banner (kit) on Neenah 80# cardstock with Intense Black ink. I then masked the banner and began stamping flowers (kit). Now, there is precise masking and then there is what I did…. I just tore my Full Stick Post It in pieces and covered the areas that I needed to. I was not about to fussy cut all those flowers. Crafting can be time consuming, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. I finished off the swag with Copic markers and Clear Ultra Fine embossed the Blanket Pattern Bold Prints (add-on) on Blush Mix Layering paper.

Señor and Señorita mouse (kit) haven’t quite found a home yet, but I wanted to show them to you anyhow. I can’t decide if I want to adhere them near the interior sentiment or if they deserve a card all their own. Or better yet, both!

Find a full list of project supplies HERE.

Okay, so this is my favorite add-on of the release! I am obsessed with this chihuahua. I combined a few elements from both It’s Fiesta Time (add-on) and Cinco de Meow (add-on) to come up with this boozy inspired card. Hot sauce bottles can be beer too, right?

I captured the texture of a tortilla shell by coloring with Copic markers, dampening a terrycloth towel with isopropyl alcohol and pressing it to the shell. Just press and lift for the amount of time it takes for you to say each step – press it and then lift it. It’s that easy. After adding the texture I colored the remaining image. Taco ’bout awesome!

You can find a full list of project supplies HERE.

I’m loving the pink and black color scheme as of late. This card was created with the cake and sentiments from the kit. The black and white strip between the sentiments is the Blanket Pattern Bold Prints and the background cover plate die is the Paper Picado Confetti die.

I adhered the black confetti die cut over the top of a Smooth Bristol panel that I watercolored with Arteza markers. The cake is stamped in Intense Black and colored with Copics. I iced the cake with clear Wink of Stella and a Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen.

You can find a full list of project supplies HERE.

This card was created with the main kit. Yep, that floral frame die, it’s included! This card was featured a few days ago over on a Hero Arts Countdown to Creativity blog post. If you missed it, you can find all the details HERE.

This card would have been even more awesome had I used the new Reactive Fiesta Inks that are also included in the kit! I didn’t quite have my hands on them at the time, but oh boy, when I do… Ay, Chihuahua!

You can find a full list of project supplies HERE.

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. (The winner will be reimbursed if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, April 8th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

Thank you so much for popping in for a visit today. I’m off to get crafting. I hope you can too! I’ll see you soon!

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!

My Monthly Hero Kit APRIL 2018
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Blanket Patter Bold Prints
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Papel Picado Confetti Die
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It's Fiesta Time
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Cinco de Meow
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Intense Black Hybrid Ink
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Strawberry Bold Ink
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Moss Bold Ink
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Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
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White Detail Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
[ HA ]
Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker Clear
[ BRI | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Markers - Carpe Diem...
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Blush Mix Layering Papers (12)
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Arteza Real Brush Pens - 24-Colors -...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens - 48-Colors -...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens, 96 Paint...
[ AMZUS ]
Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Post-it Super Sticky Full Adhesive...
[ AMZUS ]

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Love Letters, Just Because

Love Letters, Just Because

Die D-Lites by Spellbinders are the cutest! They tend to be smaller sets of etched dies that go together to create adorbs vignettes for papercrafting. I’m playing with the Lover Letter dies today. This set includes 5 dies: a foldable envelope, embossed letter and three nesting hearts for about $15. Of course my Littles couldn’t get enough of them so I die cut handfuls of tiny hearts, envelopes and letters. I’ve found them in all sorts of places around the house now! Good for more than just cardmaking, apparently. Perfect for Barbies, or so it seems!

I created this card by first masking off the lower portion of an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) Bristol Smooth panel. I then ink blended Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxides (if you haven’t tried these inks yet, you are missing out!). I then die cut the Love Letter dies from the Echo Park Summer Dreams paper pad. I stamped “I just feel like giving you a card” from Hand Drawn Everyday Messages in Hero Arts Intense Black ink. Then, I adhered all the fun little die cut pieces and sparkling clear sequins.

A happy little card created quickly and easily. It’s headed to the post office on Mail it Monday, just because! Carve out some time just for you this weekend, doctors orders! And by doctor, I mean me!

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!

Die D-Lites Love Letter Etched Dies
[ SPL ]
Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing...
[ SPL | SBC ]
Hand Drawn Everyday Messages
[ HA | SBC | SSS ]
Distress Oxides Ink Pad Worn Lipstick
[ BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Distress Oxides Ink Pad Fossilized Amber
[ BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Distress Oxide Ink Pad Evergreen Bough
[ BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Intense Black Hybrid Ink
[ HA | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Echo Park - Summer Dreams Collection...
[ SBC ]
Judikins 15.2-Centimeter by 10-Meter...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Blending...
[ AMZUS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (2-Pack) Mini...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam 1 20/Pkg-For...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | BLIC | ELH | SSS ]
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, 6 mm...
[ ELH | SSS ]

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Happy Little Skyline

Happy Little Skyline

Happy day to you! Today, I am sharing a quick and happy card featuring Hero Arts Abstract Skyline.

Abstract Skyline is a 6x6 red rubber cling stamp. Often, large stamps like these are relegated to backgrounds. While it plays nicely there, it also is remarkable enough to become the focal point. Let’s get started and I’ll tell you how I went about that.

 

  • Stamp Abstract Skyline onto Bristol Smooth paper with Versamark. Heat emboss in white.
  • Repeat step on a new Bristol panel focusing just on the small building at the bottom.
  • Repeat once again focusing on the midsized white building. Emboss this guy gold.
  • Ink blend both white embossed pieces with Hero Arts Soft Vanilla, Soft Pink, Bubble Gum, Cotton Candy and Neon Red inks, or whatever colors you are feeling at the moment. As the colors blend into one another new colors, like orange will develop.
  • Trim full stamped image to A2, 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • Fussy cut 2 smaller buildings from the remaining stamped panels.
  • Adhere gold embossed building on top of the same ink blended image behind it.
  • Pop smallest building with dimensional adhesive.
  • Add a bit more dimensional adhesive behind black stamped fussy cut Weird & Wonderful sentiment, one-of-a-kind.
  • Apply to A2 folded card base and liquid glue a few sparkly Champagne sequins.

Thank you for spending a bit of time with me today. May all the crafty mojo be with you!

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!

Abstract Skyline Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Weird & Wonderful
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Embossing Tool
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Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
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Gold Embossing Powder
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White Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Champagne Sequin Mix
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Black Dye Ink Pad
[ HA ]
Soft Vanilla Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Soft Pink Shadow Ink
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Bubble Gum Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Cotton Candy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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Red Neon Ink Pad
[ HA ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Blending...
[ AMZUS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (2-Pack) Mini...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam 1 20/Pkg-For...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | BLIC | ELH | SSS ]
Tombow Xtreme Tough Tabs, 48 Pieces...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Original Misti
[ HA ]
PS566 Snow Folded Cards (10)
[ HA ]
PS591 Snow Envelopes (10)
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Hero Arts March 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit (+ Giveaway)

Hero Arts March 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit (+ Giveaway)

Welcome to another fabulous Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Hop! This month’s kit is to “die” for! I kid you not, I eeped a little squeal of delight when I opened the package and saw what was in store for you. I mean, come on, when was the last time you made a card with no sentiment? Yep, I can’t remember the last time for me either!

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, March 9th. Subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

Kit contents

6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
4 Fancy Word Dies
7 Fancy Shape Dies
4 8.5″ x 5.5″ Sheets Basic Kraft Cardstock (80 lb cover)
4 8.5″ x 5.5″ Sheets Basic White Cardstock (80 lb cover)
4 8.5″ x 5.5″ Sheets Basic Black Cardstock (80 lb cover)
Sparkly Sequins 1.5 oz
Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder 0.5 oz
Unicorn White Ink Cube

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.

March MMH Add-Ons

MMH March 0218
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Get Them All March 2018 Add-Ons
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Food Puns
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Hand Drawn Everyday Messages
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Birthday Hugs & Kisses
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Everyday Icons
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Text Me
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Smile Stamp & Cut
[ HA ]
Alphabet Window Die
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Bold Graphic Confetti Die
[ HA ]
Every Which Way Stencil
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Black Liquid Watercolor
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White Detail Embossing Powder
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White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
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My Monthly Hero Kit Subscriptions |...
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ROY G BIV forevah!

Hero Arts ink colors used:

You can find a full list of project supplies HERE.

First, I ink blended Ultra Pink, Crimson and Orange Soda on Snow Layering paper, and then die cut Thanks. I then lined up the sentiments I chose, along with the die cut to ensure proper spacing. I inked up you and the top half of for with Orange Soda after covering the remaining stamps with a scrap paper. After stamping onto Snow Layering paper, I moved the scrap paper down and added a second piece so that only the bottom half of for and the top half of everything you do was exposed. I inked up in Dandelion, stamped, and repeated the process through the remaining colors. There is only one you included, so I did have to shift it down. I planned for most of my color changes to be in the middle of the sentiments for a more dramatic rainbow effect. I like to overlap the colors a smidge for a smooth transition. To finish, I added a black and white strip cut from the add-on Bold Confetti Graphic Die.

This card was created by die cutting you from the same ink blended paper in the project above. I white detail heat embossed the sentiments on black layering paper and a RV13 Copic colored Snow layering paper.

After stamping the donut from Food Puns in Intense Black ink, I Copic colored it in RV000, RV10 and RV13 for the frosting. The cake portion of the donut is E30, E31 and E35. Sprinkles are Y06, YR15, B04 and FV2.

The background was created by misting the new White Iridescent Shimmer Spray over black Midnight Mix Layering Paper. I placed a few drops of the spray onto my craft mat and pressed the paper into it for additional texture. Then I layered a black Bold Graphic Confetti die cut on top of the misted background.

After fussy cutting the donut and running the RV13 Copic over the are sentiment, I adhered them all in place and lifted are with dimensional adhesive.

A full project supply list is linked HERE.

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. (The winner will be reimbursed if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, March 11th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

Thank you so much for popping in for a visit today. I’m off to get crafting. I hope you can too! I’ll see you soon!

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 March 0218
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Food Puns
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Bold Graphic Confetti Die
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Original Misti
[ HA ]
Snow Layering Papers (10)
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Midnight Mixed Layering Papers (12)
[ HA ]
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
[ HA ]
White Detail Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
[ HA ]
Intense Black Hybrid Ink
[ HA ]
Ultra Pink Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Crimson Bold Ink
[ HA ]
Orange Soda Shadow Ink
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Dandelion Bold Ink
[ HA ]
Green Apple Bold Ink
[ HA ]
Mint Julep Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Summer Sky Bold Ink
[ HA ]
Orchid Bold Ink
[ HA ]
Ranger Ink Blending Tool, 1 Inch Round
[ ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement...
[ ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Blending...
[ AMZUS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV000, Pale Purple
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV10, Pale Pink
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV13, Tender Pink
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker E30, Bisque
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker E31, Brick Beige
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker E35, Chamois
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker Y06, Yellow
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker YR15, Pumpkin Yellow
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker B04, Tahitian Blue
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker FV2, Fluorescent...
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesive Permanent Small...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
PS566 Snow Folded Cards (10)
[ HA ]

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Single Stamp Multicolor Stamping

Single Stamp Multicolor Stamping

You guys, I whipped together a couple of quick cards with what might be my favorite Hero Arts February Add-On, Come Fly with Me. Life is too short to work with products I don’t like, so you won’t find any of that here. What you will find today is 2 cards created in under 40 minutes total. Come Fly with Me is an encouragement clear stamp set with sentiments like Be Free, Dream, With Brave Wings She Flies, Let Your Dreams Take Flight and more. Awesome stamps sets don’t require a ton of time, just a few simple techniques to allow the image and sentiments to take center stage.

This first card was created easily thanks to the Misti Precision Stamp Tool. I used antistatic powder over the Bristol panel, masked the fly aways, and inked the feather with Versamark. After gold heat embossing the feather only, I left the stamp in place on the lid of the Misti and cleaned it throughly with Hero Arts Ultra Clean (the best stamp cleaner on the market, in my opinion!), swiped it with a damp absorber and blotted it dry. With one color at a time I used a rainbow of Tombow Dual Brush Markers to color each of the fly aways and stamped them each 2x. I finished the Bristol framing mat by coloring with each of the same markers, in rainbow order, diagonally across the areas of the panel that would show. I then quickly ran a water brush over them to meld the colors together. I ran the damp panel through my Minc to flatten and speed the drying process. I stamped the sentiment in crisp Hero Arts black dye ink. To finish up I mounted the feather panel to the mat and adhered the combination to an A2 folded card base.

This, the quicker of the two cards, was created by masking the top portion of the Bristol card panel, leaving about and inch and a half exposed at the bottom. I then used Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress ink to blend left to right, leaving the far right white. I spattered a bit of water, removed the masking and speed dried the panel with my heat tool. Then I stamped the dandelion in black dye ink. To finish up this quickie, I heat embossed a sentiment on a black scrap, adhered it across the panel and applied the panel to an A2 folded card base.

We don’t always, and maybe not even often, have a ton of time to craft. Don’t let that keep you out of your craft therapy sessions. Quickies are treat here and there too! 😉

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!

Come Fly With Me | Hero Arts
[ HA | SSS | SBC ]
Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers,96...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers,...
[ AMZUS ]
Tombow Primary Dual Brush Pens, Pack...
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Water Brush,...
[ ELH | SBC ]
Black Dye Ink Pad
[ HA | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Original Misti
[ HA | BRI | ELH | SSS ]
American Crafts 6 Piece Heidi Swapp...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Judikins 15.2-Centimeter by 10-Meter...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Distress Oxide Ink Pad Salty Ocean
[ BRI | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Distress Oxide Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
[ BRI | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Distress Oxide Ink Pad Twisted Citron
[ BRI | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (2-Pack) Mini...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam 1 20/Pkg-For...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
[ HA | AMZUS | BRI | ELH ]
Tsukineko 1/2 Fluid Ounce VersaMark...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Gold Embossing Powder
[ HA | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
White Embossing Powder
[ HA | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Tool
[ HA | AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
ClearDesign Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner
[ HA | AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]

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