See How to Use Inkers for a Mixed Media Tag.

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This month’s color, Coral offers so many possibilities. I pulled out all my products in those shades and created a bright and beautiful gift tag perfect for tying around a gift.
I love making tags instead of cards – so quick and easy and just the right size to experiments and create some fun effects.
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For a step x step on how i created this tag head on over to the Imagine crafts blog

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Supplies used

Imagine

Other

  • Watercolor paper
  • Cardstock – white
  • Stampers Anonymous – stamp
  • Paint brush
  • Watercolor paint

Mixed Media Layout with Jowilna – Couture Creations.

I am sharing this layout using some of the gorgeous dies available combined with the versatile Le Petit Jardin paper range. With the new range of Modern essentials dies its easy to add beautiful details to any project. And that’s exactly what I did with this layout. I used my die-cuts to frame the photo on one side and the Le Petit Jardin Ephemera on the other side – this way I am placing the focus on my photo which is ultimately the most important part of telling the story.sweetlayout_JN

I used the Le Petit Jardin dies, corner and flourish cut out of blue cardstock for my layout. The 2 x corner cuts was used to frame the photo on the right hand side.

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The flourish die-cut was grouped together with some ephemera elements on the left hand side of the layout.
detail8To add colour to my layout I used watercolour paint to splat colour onto the background. The colours picked were found in my photo. I love how it makes the layout bright and fun, and together with the paper also a bit grown up.
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The donuts sticker used makes further adds to the accent colours used and is a fun addition to an otherwise serious layout.
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Until next time – have fun using your die-cuts on your projects – adding texture and pattern. But above all have fun!
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With Love Is The Sentiment Today

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Make your colors pop and become more vibrant by using layers of ink on top of each other and add a magical spray of Ink Potion to it. A quick resist effect and stenciling adds to this fun love inspired Valentine’s Day card in shades of red.

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Supplies used to create this card

Imagine 

Other

  • Modeling Paste
  • Heart Stencil
  • Brick stencil
  • Kaisercraft – Sentiment
  • Heart die-cuts
  • Carabelle Studio – background stamp
  • Watercolor paint
  • Palette knife
  • Heat gun
  • Anna Griffin – Glossy Paste
  • Foam tape

I Believe layout featuring Le Petit Jardin

Welcome to the blog today – I am sharing a beautiful simplistic layout with you today using the Le Petit Jardin range.
This range won’t be complete with the amazing Poppy Hot foil stamp added to it. I think its my new favorite of all designs.

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step 1 – Cut out some flowers from the paper #04. I cut out a large selection of all the different flowers to create my clusters with.

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step 2 – Cut a strip 3″ (7.5cm) wide from the striped paper piece. Trim the barcode off as well to use from this sheet. Adhere the striped piece flush at the top of your background cardstock piece, and the barcode strip just below it.
step2Create some hotfoil Poppy elements to use on your layout.

step 3 – Heat your foil stamp in the GoPress and Foil. Place gold foil face down onto the hot stamp.
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step 4 – Place patterned paper on top of the foil and then add your shims. I used the back of paper #08  as well as some other scraps to foil my flowers onto.
Send the stacked foil stamp through your GCut machine.
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step 5 – Remove the shims and the foiled paper to reveal the foiled image.
Remember to keep your foiled scraps to use – I show you how I recycle these at a later stage.
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step 6 – Cut out your foiled flowers – I made some in gold and some in turquoise. See how the patterned paper background adds interest to the foiled flowers.
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Assemble your layout by adding your matted photo. Then adhere your flowers clusters and finish off by layering the foiled poppy flowers on top. Add pearls, diamante and stamped details to your layout.
Add some ephemera elements as well.

Thank you popping by today – hope this inspires you until next time.
Jowilna x

Couture Creations List of Materials

CO725414Jardin paper #12
CO725449  Jardin pa #04
CO725455 Jardin pa #08
CO725446 Ephemera set
CO725355 Go Press and foil machine
CO724824 GoCut and Emboss Machine
AD49574 Hotfoil Poppy stamp
AD49576 Mini stamps
ULT2000001 Snow White Card stock

Le Petit Jardin Quick and Easy Cards

Thanks for joining me on the Couture Creations Blog today. Today I am showing you how I recycle all those foiled left-over pieces that are just so amazing.
I simply can’t bare throwing away all those beautiful foil left-overs away after creating foiled elements. So I always have a plan to use them and turn them into quick cards.
Take a look how I use those pieces together with the Le Petit Jardin range to create my quick and easy cards.

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step 1 – I can’t bare to throw away my left-over pieces once I have filed elements to use. So as a typical crafter and maybe a bit of a hoarder I keep them and use them.

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Step 2 – Adhere these pieces onto smooth white cardstock using a glue stick. Cover the area on your cardstock using glue, and then place the foiled piece onto the glued area and smooth it out with your palm.
step2Step 3 – Trim the cardstock piece to size and then add embossing using an embossing folder and your Go Cut and Emboss machine.
TIP: I like adding the embossing for 2 reasons. It adds interest, but it also forces the foil even tighter onto the cardstock ensuring it won’t come loose ever.
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step 4 – Stamp a sentiment onto the front of your folded card in black ink.
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step 5 – Matt the foiled and embossed piece onto some patterned paper scraps.
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step 6 – Cut out some extra foiled flowers and adhere them to the top of the foiled background piece.
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step 7 – Adhere the foiled piece to the card above the sentiment.
step7Finish off your card with some paint splats and diamante.
And in a few easy steps you have recycled some of your foiled left-overs and created a gorgeous set of cards.
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Until next time thanks for visiting
Jowilna x
Couture Creations List of Materials
CO725447 Le Petit Jardin – Double Sided Sheet 02
CO725449 Le Petit Jardin – Double Sided Sheet 04
CO725455 Le Petit Jardin – Double Sided Sheet 08
CO 725422 Le Petit Jardin Hotfoil Stamp – Arizona Poppy
CO725355 Go Press and foil machine
CO 725692 GoPress Heat Activate Foil – Sea Breeze (Iridescent Digital Pattern)
CO 725385 GoPress Heat Activate Foil – Gold (Mirror Finish)
AD49576 Le Jardin Stamps
Black ink, cards, buttons, thread, diamante

Double up on Mixed Media Layout.

I love dabbling in mixed media elements on my layouts. You may think of going overboard but for me, the wisdom lies in knowing when to stop, when you can take something away instead of adding that one thing,
then you know you have created something special that focuses on the photo and the story
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This range is perfect for those special memories where you may only have a single photo that you can use enlarged to tell your story.
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You can head over to the Kaisercraft blog here to see the full step x step for this layout.

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PRODUCTS USED:

 PAPERS: WHISPER Collection: P2676 Organic, P2681 Raw, P2682 Bisque, P2684 Buff, SS379 Sticker Sheet,
KC PRODUCTS: Kaisermist Brown KM130, Kaisermist Black KM 131, DD3319 Tree Trunk Decorative Die, DD001 DIYcuts Diecutting machine, DD3321 Fern Leaf Decorative Die, IT483 Ferns Template,
Other: Modelling Paste, wooden stars, rhinestones, foam tape

Download the full step by step instructions by clicking on above main image or HERE

Inked Mixed Media Heart.

Everybody loves the look of Mixed Media projects. The trouble is that not many people know how to approach it, where to start or what to use.
And for others, it is what to do with the projects once you have created them. Let’s face it, we all only have so much space where we can display stuff.JN_NewYear_heart

In this series of inked and Mixed Media projects, I am showing you how easy it is to create these amazing projects without getting impatient or despondent, but also some ideas on displays and what to do with these creations.

This heart has been around for years and has also had many different jackets. Yes! That’s right I recycle my Mixed Media projects. I change them up every couple of years and even move them around the house to a different location, or even give them away. Simply by changing them up – they look totally different.
Hop on over to The Wholesaler blog to see how I created this heart using the range of Little Birdie Mixed Media Products.

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Products Used

Bargello Inspired Greeting Card using Carabelle Studio Stamps.

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Today’s card uses ‘Bargello” as inspiration. Bargello is a traditional type of needlepoint embroidery with a mathematical pattern/design created by an arrangement of flat stitches, most famously seen in the Italian Bargello palace. But in paper crafting Bargello resembles paper strips to create a pattern however complicated or simple you want it to be. Here I used strips as a simple background for my card using this amazing texture plate stamp from Carabelle available from The Funky Llama South Africa.
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1. Ink texture plate/stamp  with turquoise ink for stamping. Make sure the stamp is ink with a nice even layer of colour.
step12. Stamp the image onto smooth white cardstock. If you battle with large stamps, keep the stamp on your table and place the cardstock on top. Then use your hands to smooth over the pattern to transfer it onto the cardstock.
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3. Use watercolour paint to add colour to the white. Tip: To make colouring in easier, emboss the image with clear embossing powder. The white areas will be paintable but the embossing will resist taking on colour.
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4. Cut your coloured image into strips. Cut different widths of strips and even add some other stamped strips into the mix for interest.
step45. Adhere the strips to the front of a card. Use double sided tape or glue. Change the strips up to create an interesting effect on your card.
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6. Trim off any overlapping pieces from the edges. Adhere a sentiment to the card, as well as a cut out heart and diamanté to finish it off.
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See How to Create a Mixed Media background with Self-Made Washi Tape.

Hop on over to the Imagine Blog to see how I created this fun mixed media card

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Create a Valentines’ day card with a mixed media feel and matching washi tape that you make yourself in a few easy steps using your Imagine Craft Mat. Add interest with inks and textures layered to create interest.

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Kaisercraft – Embossing Folder, Die-cutting machine
  • Heart die-cuts: Couture Creations
  • Masking tape
  • Wooden heart
  • Silver leaf material
  • Diamanté
  • Jowilna Nolte – Circle stencil and not square stencil

Joining the family over at Joy Clair stamps

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Welcome to 2019! We have many reasons to celebrate and one of these is our 2019 Design Team!
And I am so honored and proud to have been chosen to be apart of this team for 2019! I look forward to sharing my love for stamps, The Lord, mixed media and inks all in one.

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We are very thankful for our fabulous 2018 Design Team members and this year you will see new faces and new styles in our creations. Martha Lucia Gomez continues coordinating the team, events and promotions. Also some of our seasoned designers continue as part of our Joy Clair Family. They are Lindsay Adreon, Angie Cimbalo, Helen Gullett, Donna Idlet, Monica Maier, Ceal Pritchett and Kerry Urbatch. You can visit their blogs just clicking over their names.

The next Monday we will start a presentation of the new designers that are part of the 2019 Design Team. They are Betz Golden, Jessica Kaiser, Karen Letchworth, Connie Mercer and Jowilna Nolte.

Just be prepared because on January 14th you can see for the first time our First Release of Stamps for 2019!

For more inspirations and update news, make sure to follow Joy Clair on their social media platforms:

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!

And thank you Joy Clair for having me apart of this amazing team and trusting me with your stamps to create with! I am so blessed.

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