Janette Kausen

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Janette Kausen

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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
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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
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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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Hello Love – Cardmaking with Wax Seals.

Hello Love – Cardmaking with Wax Seals.

Hi there and welcome! I have a a semi-obsession going on with wax sealing these days. You guys, it might be a problem. I think I am a serial collector. Anywho – at least I have put one of my favorites to good use today! I am featuring the heart shaped Simple Love wax stamp by Get Marked, Altenew’s Golden Feathers stamp set and Halftone Cover die. I’m so excited about this project I even made a video tutorial, yay!

Click the video above to play the video tutorial here within the blog, or click HERE if you are having any difficulty to watch it on YouTube. Subscribe to see more from me! <3

For detailed information please watch the Video Tutorial.

I created a scrap paper stencil with the Altenew Halftone Cover Die and used it to speed a light layer of Ebony Black Nuvo Drops onto 110# Neenah Solar White cardstock. Altenew’s Golden Feathers are inked up in Forest Glades, Ocean Waves and Midnight Violet ink, also by Altenew. After die cutting the feathers I adhered them to the card panel, added a threaded band and a wax seal.

Thank you for spending your time with me today. I’m off for some craft therapy and I hope you are 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!

Golden Feather Stamp Set
[ ALTN | BRI | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Golden Feather Die Set
[ ALTN | BRI | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Golden Feather Stamp & Die Bundle
[ ALTN ]
Halftone Cover Die
[ ALTN | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Halftone Stencil
[ ALTN | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black
[ BRI | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Forest Glades Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | ELH | SSS ]
Green Fields Mini Cube Set – Altenew
[ ALTN | BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Ocean Waves Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Cool Summer Night Mini Cube Set
[ ALTN | BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Midnight Violet Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | ELH | SSS ]
Shades of Purple Mini Cube Set
[ ALTN | BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Permanent Black Crisp Ink
[ ALTN | BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Madeira No 30 Heavy Metal Machine...
[ AMZUS ]
Simple Love Wax Seal Stamp by Get...
[ ETS ]
UNIQOOO Arts & Crafts Stainless Steel...
[ AMZUS ]
Sealing Wax Beads, Yoption about 120...
[ AMZUS | AMZUS ]
Sealing Wax Beads, Yoption about 120...
[ AMZUS | AMZUS ]
Wax Seal,PUQU 100Pcs Star Shaped Wax...
[ AMZUS ]
200 Pieces Star Shape Sealing Wax...
[ AMZUS ]
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens gold...
[ AMZUS ]
Neenah Exact Index, 110 lb, 8.5 x 11...
[ AMZUS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110# Cover Solar...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
PS688 Black Folded Cards (10) | Hero...
[ HA | ELH | SSS ]
Fun Foam
[ AMZUS ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Kuretake Zig Glitter Fude Brush Pen,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Bulk Buy: Tonic Studios Tim Holtz...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing...
[ SPL | AMZUS | SBC ]
Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Gemini by Crafter's Companion Die...
[ AMZUS ]
Crafter's Companion Gemini Junior -...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion Gemini Junior...
[ ELH ]

New Release News

Lawn Fawn‘s highly anticipated new release is available today! I am such a fan! Lawn Fawn is the master of cute and innovation in the interactive card arena. A few of my favorites from this release are the Quilted Backdrop Cover Plate (because hello, I’m a quilter too!), the interactive, totally awesome, Pivot Pop-Up and pretty much all of their adorbs stamp sets. Critters galore!

Lawn Fawn

Spring 2018 Release

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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
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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
[ HA ]
Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies
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Nesting House Infinity Dies
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Flower Confetti Fancy Die
[ HA ]
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
[ HA ]
Story Time Frame Cuts
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Layered Topiary Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Swan Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Woodland Tea Party Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Rabbit Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Nasturtium Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Swallowtail Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Elephants Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Caterpillar Frame Cuts
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Swans & Cattails Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
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
[ HA ]
Safari Wild About You Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
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
[ HA ]
Midnight Mixed Layering Papers (12)
[ HA ]
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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Lovely Alcohol Ink and Glitter Paste

Lovely Alcohol Ink and Glitter Paste

This month’s add-ons from Hero Arts are just amazing. I cannot seem to tuck them away. It’s much like the lyrics from the song A Million Dreams of The Greatest Showman movie (See/Hear it! So good and we are not a “musical” type family!),

“Cause every night I lie in bed
The brightest colors fill my head
A million dreams are keeping me awake…”

And they do! I could do this, and I could do that and on and on.

In my last post I mentioned how I saved the Window On Love Confetti die negative to use on another card. Today we are using it as a positive!

 

  • I created the background by placing a drip of alcohol ink and a drip of rubbing alcohol on a full 9″x12″ sheet of Heavy Yupo paper. You can use a slightly larger than A2 size, if you prefer. Then I blew the ink/alcohol with the air compressor I use with my Copic markers for airbrushing. A can of air, camera lens puffer, a drinking straw or even just blowing with your mouth would work just as well. Continue adding drops to fill the background. They can touch wet, dry, overlap or not at all. Let the little kid in you come out and play! When you are happy with it, set it aside to dry.
  • Stamp You Are So Lovely on white cardstock in black ink and fussy cut. This image is designed to fit perfectly in the center of the Window On Love Confetti die, but it stands alone too!
  • If using 9″x12″ Yupo, trim it down in quarters. Then secure the Window On Love Confetti die cut in place over the Yupo with washi or micropore tape. With a palette knife spread a thin layer of Tonic Studios Glimmer Paste in Moonstone over the entire background with exception of the center larger heart. Allow to dry and watch as the color of alcohol ink shifts behind the paste. The reaction of the two causes a brightening, or did in my case.
  • Once thoroughly dry, trim slightly smaller than A2 and adhere to a black cardstock mat.
  • Use dimensional adhesive to pop Lovely heart in center.
  • Adhere to folded A2 card base and you have yourself a card that can be customized with sentiments on the inside. I love all occasion cards to personalize as they are needed!

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!

You are So Lovely
[ HA ]
Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Black Dye Ink Pad
[ HA ]
Midnight Mixed Layering Papers (12)
[ HA ]
Snow Layering Papers (10)
[ HA ]
Yupo Heavyweight Pad White 9X12 Inch...
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks pink...
[ AMZUS | ELH ]
Ranger RGRTAL.52586 Alcohol Ink...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger 1/2 Ounce Adirondack Alcohol...
[ AMZUS ]
Nuvo Glimmer Paste Moonstone
[ BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Tombow Power Tabs, Clear, 48-Pieces
[ AMZUS | SBC ]

New Release News

Concord and 9th is out with their latest monthly release and it is charming, you guys! There are monograms for each letter of the alphabet! I am seriously considering picking up the complete set! They are so sweet and I can only imagine the sets of cards I could gift friends and teachers – much less how many I could use for myself and my girls. There is one coordinating die set that goes with all of the monograms. My gosh, they have another amazing Turnabout stamp too, hearts! Ah, I am in love indeed!

Concord & 9th

January 2018 Release

Aside from drying time, this is another quick and simple card. I hope you’ve enjoyed it and that maybe, just maybe, I’ve inspired you to get creative!

xo, Janette

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Winter Deer

Winter Deer

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! This Hero Arts Winter Deer just makes me so darn happy! She is just the cutest. I love the detail and flexibility of the die set. It comes as 2 pieces. There is the deer unit and an outline. You can leave the positives and negatives all in tack or pop them out as I did here. Score one for me, I saved the antlers for another project. Yay!

Oh, and If you are a Black Friday shopper and pulled an all-nighter, or nearly all-nighter, kudos to you! I, too, am furiously gathering goods on this divine shopping day, but only in my slippers in front of the computer with hot java in hand!

PS: My apologies if you were one of those with multiple emails on that last post, oopsie! One small shift created a kerfuffle of issues. Finger crossed it is all resolved. Thanks for your patience.

This is a great project to use that random piece of cardstock you have laying on your desk. Yes, I know you have those too! This was an AWOL A2 panel I had floating around. With a palette knife I swiped Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Pacific Teal across the panel and set is aside to dry. Next, I die cut the deer from Hero Arts metallic cardstock.

Then I White Puff heat embossed a chipboard die cut of Joy. Three layers of this fun embossing powder created a snow like look. Next, I whipped several quick loops of red thread around the O and an antler to attach them together. Once the mousse panel was dry I adhered the deer with Ranger Collage Medium – which has super sticking power. Adhere panel to A2 folded card base and your foiled deer pops on that shimmery teal background!

Thank you for taking time with me today! Give yourself at least 5 minutes to squeeze in your Creative Bliss today. It’s a decision you won’t regret!

xo, Janette

Shop

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!

DI408 Winter Deer and Frame Fancy Die...
[ HA ]
DC169 Joy Stamp & Cut | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
WS1013 Shimmer Paper Assortment |...
[ HA ]
Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse,...
[ ELH | BRI | SSS | AMZUS ]
Dreamweaver Palette Knife
[ ELH | SBC | SSS ]
PW121 White Puff | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
VC250 Versamark Watermark Ink Pad |...
[ HA | AMZUS | BRI | ELH ]
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
[ ELH | SBC | SSS | AMZUS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage...
[ ELH | SBC | SSS ]
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The Ton’s Spring 2017 Release – Blog Hop

The Ton’s Spring 2017 Release – Blog Hop

Hello, Hoppers and Friends! Thanks for joining me for The Ton Stamps 2017 Spring Release Blog Hop! There are a “Ton” of great designers enlisted, so I invite you to put your feet up and hop along. Today I am sharing what developed from what was apparently my “gold” phase… glitter and shimmer – oh, my!

For The Ton’s Spring 2017, Effie has released 18 new stamp designs, 13 new dies, and 14 new couture mixes! There are several gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2x3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava SparkleMix).

All new release products are available now!  ​

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS:
Five $25 gift certificates to The Ton’s shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

Continue on the hop with the link up list at the bottom of this post!

Oh, so elegant is this Dearest Peony! I adore this Peony so much. You’ll be seeing more of her, from me, I am sure!

There are many ways to play with glitter, but a new favorite of mine is glimmer paste.

  • Leave stamp in place, clean and then stamp again with Versamark.
  • Heat Emboss clear.
  • Color image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
  • Die or fussy cut peony image once dry.
  • Die cut 3 Hello sentiments from black cardstock backed with double sided adhesive.
  • Adhere 3 Hello sentiments together in a stack.
  • Adhere prepared pieces to card with tape, liquid glue and/or dimensional adhesive.

Next up is a shaker card with the awesome new stamp layering Pragmatic Wreaths set! The image is flexible so it can be manipulated to fit many shapes. For this card, I chose an oval.

So much versatility with this Pragmatic Wreaths stamp set. Perfect for any season. Can you imagine it in fall colors?!? Lovely!

  • Die or fussy cut wreath images.
  • White emboss sentiment on narrow black cardstock.
  • Adhere prepared pieces to card with tape, liquid glue and/or dimensional adhesive.
  • Add a double layer of foam tape to back of shaker. Surround window area with no gaps so that sequins cannot escape.
  • Add background sentiment on white to black A2 mat, carefully aligning with shaker window.
  • Pour generous amount of Spring Fawn Couture Mix sequins over background sentiment.
  • Remove from tape backing and adhere window panel to background.
  • Adhere shaker unit to A2 folded card base.

If you missed or would like to revisit projects from days 1-4, you may click on the photos below to take you to them.

 Carry on to continue swooning over all the creative bliss The Ton and its talented designers have in store for you.

Thank you so much for hopping by!

xoxoxo, Janette

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Hello friends! I am the host of the day over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog. Today’s card features the snazzy little Cool Cats by My Favorite Things. Without fail they’ve included several “punny” sentiments, along with cutie kitties, a prissy kitty, fuzzy and fat cats. Don’t we all have a cat lover friend or family member? No fret if you are a pup lover, MFT shows the them some love too with Lucky Dog.

Thank you all for popping in today. Come back and visit soon! I’m off to see what is new in the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop. If I’m not back for my next post, you’ll find me wallowing in all the Creative Bliss I’ve received from Vanessa’s lightening fast shipping!

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