Rainbow Mail with Janette Kausen

Hello there and welcome to the Neat & Tangled blog! Janette Kausen here with my third and final guest post for February (sad panda). Today’s project features the darling Mail Background, Love Mail Nice and Neat dies and a rainbow of ink blending. Who wouldn’t love that?!? Bring on spring!


To create this card, begin by stamping the Mail Background in a light grey for a subtle design on a scant A2 white cardstock panel.


Stamp image again on a 6” x 6” panel in black and heat emboss clear. Then, ink blend panel with Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet. Fussy cut several full envelope images from blended panel.


Die cut a sassy black heart from Love Mail Nice and Neat Dies and adhere to panel with a trail of rainbow envelopes. Pop corners here and there with dimensional adhesive for detail. Stamp Typed Sentiment in black on an inked grey Skinny Strip Nice and Neat Die and pop in place. Adhere finished panel to an A2 card base.

Thank you for visiting today and thank you to Neat & Tangled for the guest invitation. It’s been a pleasure! Keep tuning in to Neat & Tangled for amazing releases and inspiring designs from their incredible creative team!

xo, Janette

Neat & Tangled Supplies Used:
Mail Background Cling Stamp
Love Mail Nice and Neat Dies
Typed Sentiments Clear Stamps
Skinny Strips Nice and Neat Dies

Other Supplies Used:
Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet
Generic Blending Brushes
W Plus 9 Fairy Dust Ink
Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink
Hero Arts Ultra Fine Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Cardstock in Dove White and Pitch Black

Modern Brights Wonky Chevron card with Cheiron


Hi there crafty friends, it's Cheiron here and today I have a fun card for a friend featuring a modern bright palette of colors and a message of love...super easy to create and remember while you are cutting all these pieces out, save them to make a batch of these cards at once! To create this card, I used the Wonky Chevron Cover Plate die and cut panels in black, white, doll pink and sunflower...


I cut the Love You out in black and white and adhered it to my card with foam tape, as well as a few little hearts from the Just Because stamp set and finished the card off with a sentiment from the Typed Sentiments set...this sentiment is one of my all time favorites, I've been putting it on everything!


Hope this card inspires you to try some unusual color combinations! I'm hoping these bright colors will bring some warmer weather my way ;)

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Shading using Zig Clean Color Markers with Kelly Latevola

Hello Crafters! 

Lately I've been all about pushing my self to do different things because sometimes I feel like I get a crafty rut. One of the things I think contributes to that is that I don't usually use different mediums. 

With that said today there isn't a drop of copic ink to be found on my card. 
And I still like it! 


I haven't used my Zig Clean Color markers in probably like 6 months. In fact I had to search around my craft room because I couldn't remember exactly where I had left them. The big reason I don't typically use them is because I struggle with the shading. It's never dark enough for me. Then I said to myself, "Kelly, it's never gonna be if you don't practice." 
So that's what I did :) 


I used the zigs for all of the coloring including the background. Taking my time and being willing to add extra layers made a ton of difference for me. Also, it's all about the water. These things love water so I found if I used as little as possible I got much better results. 

You can see all the painting and the rest of the card too in the video below. 


Most of my struggles had to do with a lack of patience on my part. I need to work on accepting that each medium has something different to offer. I could never get those beautiful color blends with copic markers and I absolutely adore them. The way the water mixes the colors just isn't something you can recreate!  


Thank you so much for dropping by! 


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