Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Hi there and welcome! I hope your summer is off to a splendid start! We’ve been a hoppin’ around here with a college graduation, moving kids home from college, and then back to the college to start grad school and summer jobs about 4 hours away. It’s a lot of busy work, but I’ll do about anything to spend time with my girls, and in Santa Barbara? You’ll hear no complaints from me! These crazy days will soon pass and then I’ll be repeating it with the little girls. I. Will. Not. Blink!

Today, I’m sharing all things hot air balloons. I’ve got two cards detailed here and a third on the Hero Arts blog. Let’s get to it!

Begin by die cutting the Garden Fancy die into an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) panel of Sand card stock. Ink blend Soft Pink ink onto Antique Ivory card stock just large enough to fit behind die cut opening. White heat emboss Sky’s the Limit clouds over ink blending. 

White heat emboss airplane onto die cut Sand panel, balloon onto a scrap of Sand and die cut, and the sentiment onto a strip of Sand. Color in details on each of the embossed elements with Prismacolor Pencils in Pink, Blush Pink, White, Beige Sienna and Colorless Blender. Pop large Sand panel over ink blended panel and then nest balloon into place. Pop sentiment into place and adhere finished panel to folded card base.

This card is another fun and easy one, and it is soooo pretty in person! Photos just don’t do it justice! Create by embossing Hot Air Bloom in White Satin Pearl on Plum card stock. Spotlight ink blend with Grape Juice ink from the edges in. 

Color balloon in Prismacolors in White, Apple Green, Parma Violet, Hot Pink, Blue Violet Lake, Jasmine and Dark Brown with a touch of Colorless Blender for the basket.

White heat emboss clouds and birds. Stamp flag in Black Dye ink onto Dove White card stock and die cut. Add a light grey shadow to the flag edges and and pop above the basket. Adhere finished card to folded card base.

I created this card with the more nostalgic version of a hot air balloon with the From The Vault Travel stamp set and Grape Slush, Blue Hawaii, Pool Party and Key Lime Fizz Reactive Inks. You can find the details for it HERE on the Hero Arts blog.

One of these three is a specific thank you card, but the other two are fantastic stash builders. When the need arises, I just grab one from my drawer and add a happy birthday, congratulations, or whatever the occasion requires to the interior sentiment. Voila, I am ready to go!

Have an amazing day and I’ll see you soon! Happy crafting!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

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CM325 Sky's the Limit Balloons - Hero...
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DI609 Sky's The Limit Balloons Frame...
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SB224 Sky's The Limit Balloons Combo...
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DI594 Garden Fancy Die (B) - Hero Arts
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Hot Air Blooms
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Hot Air Blooms Frame Cuts (D)
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Hot Air Blooms Combo
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CM358 From the Vault Travel - Hero Arts
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DI639 From the Vault Travel Frame...
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DI367 Nesting Clouds Infinity Dies...
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AF432 Grape Slush Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF429 Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF426 Pool Party Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF424 Key Lime Fizz Reactive Ink -...
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Soft Pink Shadow Ink
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Grape Juice Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
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Black Dye Ink Pad
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Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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White Detail Embossing Powder
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PW118 White Satin Pearl Embossing...
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Prismacolor Colored Pencils Box of...
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Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
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Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
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Hero Hues Pitch Black
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Hero Hues Plum
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PS320 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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Hero Hues Antique Ivory
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white - Hero Arts
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Classic Vellum Layering Paper (10)
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Hero Hues Dove white Top Folded Cards
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CH302 Ombré Blue Sequins - Hero Arts
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PW126 Snowfall Glitter - Hero Arts
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Precision Glue
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