Alphabet Stack Silhouette Cut – Jowilna 101

I love this range of Kaisercraft paper, but to add something special I created a special cut file for the silhouette that perfectly complements this range. I cut this ‘alphabet stack’ using my Silhouette out of one of the papers in the range to perfectly match my layout.   Here’s how I created my cut file Step 1 Select the alphabet tool and type a letter. Step 2 Select the font that you want to...
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Create your own Planner Dividers – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

If you read all about how I am planning to get more organized using my beautiful Kaisercraft Planner then you will remember that I am still getting used to the idea of dressing up planners with loads of stuff…And so I am rather choosing to dress my planner up in my own unique way. So today I am sharing how I incorporated my ‘word for 2018’, while adding decorative elements to my planner,...
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GoPress and Foil Cards – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

With the GoPress and Foil machine you can create beautiful effects, but I think the stamps that are available to purchase with the machine, are some of my all-time favourites. The Pineapple is the one that got my attention the very first time I saw it. There’s something special about the design of it and adding some of those amazing coloured foils one can achieve beautiful images that can be...
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Become More Organized in 2018 – Jowilna’s How To

To become more organized, I have been blessed with this gorgeous planner from Kaisercraft. It is so pretty that one can’t help but be inspired. So this year I am getting my coloured markers in a row and getting this planning ahead thing ticked – I may not totally succeed but at least I am trying. How about you? And although I am not totally on board with the whole planner addiction of dressing...
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Creating Multicoloured Effects using your GoPress and Foil – Jowilna 101

If you haven’t tried adding more than one colour of foil to your images using the GoPress and Foil you are seriously missing out. I first thought of this idea when I had loads of little bits of foil left over after cutting my foil into the shapes of my dies and stamps to prevent transfer of foil around the edges of my cardstock.   Step 1 I used these three amazing colours together because I had...
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Spotlighting with GoPress Heat Activate Foil – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

One of the reasons I think the GoPress and Foil machine is so amazing is that you can use it with whatever you have in your stash. I have lots of embossing folders and don’t use them to their full potential or nearly enough. With this new addition to my craft room, I can create beautiful effects with all my embossing folders and get even more out of them. For this card, I wanted to create just a...
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Chipboard Elements – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite things to use in projects is chipboard elements and words. But I don’t always want to colour them in the same way – sometimes you want something different. With the GoPress and Foil machine, the game has totally changed and one of my favourite products can now be all dolled up and shiny!   Step 1 Place the chipboard design face down on your machine to heat up the...
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Recycle your Hotfoil leftovers – Jowilna’s How To

How to make the most of all your foiled pieces from the GoPress and Foil machine! If you have been playing with your machine then you have realised that you have loads of negative pieces left over that are just sitting around, or being chucked into the dustbin. But you can make the most of them by simply recycling them into something creative.   Step 1 Gather some of your foiled pieces as well...
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The basics of the GoPress and Foil machine – Jowilna’s 101

There are few things that one can really say are better than sliced bread, but this machine is one of them! The minute I saw the GoPress and Foil in action I was convinced that it simply had to be in my stash – and I was right. This statement does not go without a warning though…it is very addictive, and you have to make sure you have enough foil on hand – because if you run out...
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Memento Rich Cocoa – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite things is a good ink pad, and this Memento Rich Cocoa brown is the perfect ink pad for basic stamping, inking and techniques. One of my favourite ways to use this ink is for techniques and this is an easy one. I had the help of my kitchen to create this beautiful bleached out effect…simply magical. Step 1 Ink a tag directly to the paper technique using the Memento ink...
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How to just have fun – Jowilna 101

The pressure of being creative is real and sometimes the best thing you can do is to just have fun. So the other day I had some fun using a piece of cardboard and some goodies on my table. I created this beautiful plaque using a piece of Kraft board, texture paste and All-Purpose Inks. Step 1 Apply a thin layer of texture paste using a palette knife. Apply the paste and then thin it out onto the...
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Stencilled Background – Jowilna’s How To

How to dress up a stencilled background in a few easy steps…I love stencils, but how do you create a bit more interest when using them? Well, you layer of course. Just adding a few extra details is all it takes to make your stencilled image a bit more interesting.   Step 1 Colour your background with the ‘direct to paper’ technique using Memento Luxe Ink. TIP: Remember to carefully apply...
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Marvellous Marbling – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Crafting rarely should be difficult or complicated, right? So this week I am sharing a quick idea on how to use one stamp to create a realistic marbling effect. I love this Kaisercraft stamp and it can be used in so many ways on backgrounds to create interest on cards or layouts. But how do you really fake it to make it look real? Well, you layer it of course – so I used some of my favourite...
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Kaisercraft Metal Plate Embossing Folder – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite things is embossing – blind embossing specifically with embossing folders. I think mostly because of the ease of doing that type of embossing and the amazing effects one can achieve. Lately, my favourite embossing folder is this Kaisercraft metal plate. Today I am dressing it up using my StazOn inks for a gorgeous metallic look.   Step 1 Adhere some metal tape to a piece of...
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Stencilled Cards – Jowilna 101

Once stencil 3 looks. Do you ever think how versatile the things are in your stash? I often do – and it is almost always the prerequisite for purchasing something. Today I am sharing how you can use 1 stencil and change the look to have very different effects. I used this beautiful Christmas Tree stencil to create some quick Christmas Cards – using the same stencil but achieving a slightly...
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Embossing Paste Christmas Card – How To With Jowilna

Turn an experiment into a Christmas card – I often have bits of cardstock lying around that have ink on them: used as testers, leftover embossing paste stencilled through a stencil from a previous project and so on. I never chuck these pieces of cardstock away as they can always be turned into something truly unique. I used this piece that had embossing paste stars on it and created a shimmering...
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Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Creating embossed effects is easy, but adding loads of interest can be a little tricky. Today I am showing you how you can create both in a few easy steps by using a variety of my favourite products from The Wholesaler.   I combined texture paste with heat embossing and finished off the shimmer with some more shiny products, let’s take a look… Step 1 I used a piece of scrap cardstock that...
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Brilliance Inks and Heat Embossing – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

Brilliance Inks and Heat Embossing are two of my favourite things. Brilliance for its gorgeous shimmer and versatility, and heat embossing for its magic. So, combining the two is always magical and sparkly. And yes you can emboss Brilliance Ink because it is a pigment ink and fairly wet so you have time to add clear embossing powder and then heat set it…   Step 1 I combined my Brilliance...
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Bleached Dye Ink – Jowilna 101

I love creating interesting effects using my ink collection. One of the things I love using is bleach. And even more exciting is the fact that all dye inks can be bleached to create amazing effects. Let’s take a look at home amazing the end result is. Step 1 Use four colours of dye ink to blend a piece of white cardstock. I used a selection of Memento Ink colours. Step 2 Stamp images onto the...
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Stamp and Embossing – How To With Jowilna

Here’s how to create a realistic brick wall effect using inks you already have in your stash. A few weeks ago, I showed you how to create a brick wall effect using texture paste and a stencil. Well, guess what? Yes, I am doing it again but this time around using a stamp and embossing. The moral of the story – you can create different looks with different products. So with each new look you can...
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Glitter Nails – Cariena Creates

  “I love the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Glitter so much that I decided to have some fun by giving myself some GLITTER NAILS! With so many colours to choose from, this was great fun :)” ~ Cariena Basson   What a refreshingly fun tutorial by Cariena. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here) for more tricks, tips & tutorials.   Products Used ADCO 724864 –...
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Coffee and Inks – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Coffee and inks play an important role in my life, so sooner or later the two had to merge. Today I am sharing how I turned some coffee filters into a beautiful background for cards. Select four colours of All Purpose Inks to use to add colour to your coffee filters. You will also need a pipette. Drop your lightest and first colour of ink onto your coffee filter. Add a few drops of the second...
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Glitter – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite crafting people ever is Anna Griffin. No surprise that I love everything she does in the crafting world and her wonderful products are no exception. I fell in love with her wonderful glitter range the minute I saw it. Great quality and value and the colours are simply exquisite – no matter what project you are tackling there is a colour for you. Today I am sharing one...
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Celebr8 Chipboard Title

  “I love adding colour to Celebr8 chipboard using my Tsukineko Inks. Today I share a few ways of adding colour using just a few basic inks. Enjoy!” ~ Cariena Basson   If you enjoyed Cariena’s Celebr8 chipboard title tutorial? Subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here) for more tricks, tips & tutorials.   Products Used Celebr8 – Chipboard TAPI-022 – All-Purpose Ink...
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