Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Hiya friends! A few weeks ago you may have seen that Hero Arts released their 2019 Catalog. It is full of so many fun new stamps, dies, stencils and CARDSTOCK. Whelp, today is the day all that goodness has become shoppable in the Hero Arts store! You guys, I am dying over their new 100-110 pound solid core cardstock. It is ah-mazing! I’ve been using it with Copic markers, colored pencils, for stamping, paper piecing, and I am loving it! You can even pick up a sampler pack that contains a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of each of the 26 shades currently available.

For my first project today I am featuring the aforementioned cardstock. I’ve chosen 7 of the 26 shades to create this paper pieced Hello card. Super simple and shows off that glorious cardstock. Below you will find a replay of a live video filmed in the Hero Arts Kit Fanatics group on Facebook on how I created the card. The typed comments made during the live filming do not transfer when reposting to another venue, so you will hear me respond to comments periodically and know this isn’t my normal video style, but a live one is sure fun here and there!

If you have any trouble viewing the video embedded above, you can watch in HERE on YouTube.

To create this project, die cut Hello Message into a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Hero Hues Dove White cardstock. In the video, after die cutting, I placed a removable label over the back to keep the positive word and negative letter centers in place. It isn’t necessary, but handy. Then adhere dry tape adhesive to basic printer paper. Trim down to slightly larger than the die cut. 

(Project supply list can be found HERE)

Remove release paper from dry tape and adhere first strip of cardstock along bottom edge. Keeping cardstock wider than the dry tape panel keeps fingers from sticking to the adhesive and inadvertently moving it. Butt next color up to the first keeping the seam tight, but not overlapping. Repeat with remaining colors. I’ve used Pitch Black, Plum, Adriatic, Paradise, Kiwi and Antique Ivory strips. Turn to back and trim excess cardstock “handles” from sides of adhesive panel.

Turn die cut panel to back (with die cut removed) and Precision Glue strips panel in place. Turn to front and dry fit Hello die cut back in place. Add a touch of glue to letter centers, the interior of the H and L’s, etc, and adhere in place. Carefully lift Hello and set aside for another project. Back panel with foam tape and apply to an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) Adriatic cardstock panel to create a mat. Finish project by adhering to folded card base and adding a few sequins.

This card features the charming Color Layering Sleepy Moon, coordinating dies, ink blending and a touch of Copic coloring. 

Begin by ink blending Navy and Grape Juice inks onto Paradise cardstock leaving a glow area for the moon. Once completely dry, white heat emboss stars and splatter with White Liquid Watercolor and Pewter Glimmer Metallic Ink. Next, stamp Color Layering Moon in Soft Vanilla, Soft Granite and Soft Brown. Add a face in Charcoal or, if you’d like a more prominent face, Black

Stamp cap and ladder in Copic friendly Intense Black and color with R39, R35, R32, C0, E59, E39, and E23. Die cut moon, cap and ladder, along with 2 clouds. Stamp sentiment on cloud and adhere onto ink blended panel allowing it to overhang card edge. Adhere remaining elements, tucking ladder into clouds and popping a few with dimensional adhesive. From back, trim overages along the edge of the card. Adhere finished panel to folded card base.

Blog Hop

Giveaway:We will be giving away four (4!) $50 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left on all of the blogs along the hop. Comments close on Sunday, February 17, at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

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

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!

Hero Arts - Fancy Dies - Hello Message
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Hero Arts - Die and Clear...
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Hero Arts - Clear Photopolymer Stamps...
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Hero Arts - Frame Cuts - Dies - Color...
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DI367 Nesting Clouds Infinity Dies...
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Hero Arts - Hero Hues - Premium...
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Hero Arts - Hero Hues - Premium...
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Hero Arts - Hero Hues - Premium...
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Hero Arts - Hero Hues - Premium...
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Hero Arts - Hero Hues - Premium...
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Hero Arts - Hero Hues - Premium...
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Hero Arts - Hero Hues - Premium...
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Hero Arts - Hero Hues - Premium...
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Hero Arts 2019 SPRING CATALOG PS119
[ SSS | HA ]
White Liquid Watercolor
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Gold & Pewter Glimmer Metallic Inks
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Ranger Distress Splatter Brush
[ ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Soft Vanilla Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
AF170 Soft Brown Shadow Ink | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Soft Granite Shadow Ink
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Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Grape Juice Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Black Dye Ink Pad
[ HA ]
Intense Black Hybrid Ink
[ HA ]
Copic Sketch Markers - Carpe Diem...
[ CRP ]
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
[ HA ]
White Detail Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Sparkle Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Embossing Tool
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Hero Arts Champagne Sequin Mix
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Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA Mixed...
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Hero Arts - Hero Hues - Top Folded...
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Hero Arts - Hero Hues - Envelopes -...
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Yoseng Makeup Brush Set of 10Pcs New...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
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Precision Glue
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Be Creative Tape 115MM ROLL Double...
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Scotch Products - Scotch -...
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Avery Removable Print or Write...
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Original Misti
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