Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Little Prince

by | Feb 22, 2017 | Blog, Challenge Entry, Copic, Happy Thoughts, My Favorite Things

Our family, and even extended family is loaded with girls. So when we got the news our niece revealed baby boy Everett was coming along we we all thrilled. Of course we were excited for any baby, but a boy, what do we do with that? I haven’t made but one or 2 “boy” quilts and cards, phish, they always lean toward feminine.

When MFT came out with this super cute set of stamps, I knew it would fill that void.

My Brother Scan N Cut 2 makes so many of my die cutting needs a breeze. Occasionally though, it thinks it is smarter than I. When I placed these letters together I intentionally left a gap between the “W” and the rest of the word. When I scanned it to the machine though it wanted to cut the images separately, no matter how much of a border I added to them.

To overcome this issue, I colored a bit of a Post-It note black in the adhesive section, trimmed it and applied it to fit between the two letters. This way when it was re-scanned the machine thought they were connected too. #BeSmarterThanTheMachine

Tip: The first thing to wear on cutting mats for the Scan N Cut, for me, is the adhesion. There is generally enough stick to keep the image intact for scanning, but when it cuts sometimes the image will slide. To make the cutting mats last a bit longer, I place my images on the mat, scan it and then tape them down with washi-tape without removing it from the machine. Then cut once the images are secure. This avoids the machine scanning the washi-tape and trying to cut it too (even more so with irregularly shaped paper).

Copic Marker Colors:

  • Castle/Armor – W1, W3, W5, W7
  • Dragon – B28, BG49, BG45, BG32, YR68, Y17, Y08, Y02
  • Horse – E29, E27, E25, E23, E21
  • Skin – E30, E31, E35, R20
  • .05 Black Copic Multiliner

I colored all of the images with the Copic markers and then cut them with the Brother Scan N Cut 2, though the images can be fussy cut or the coordinating dies may be used.

I typed out “LITTLE PRINCE” on the Dymo Handheld Label Maker (which is under $10!). Then I assembled all the components on a scant A2 MFT Watercolor Wash paper. Mat with A2 black cardstock and adhere to base.

And because we wish nothing but enchanting dreams and big adventures for this Little Prince, this super sweet sentiment is enclosed in the card that accompanies the quilt I made for him.

Thanks to you for popping in and taking the time to read about my latest Creative Bliss!

Your Enabler, Janette

P.S. I’ve entered this card into the challenge over at the Simon Say Stamp Monday Challenge. This month’s theme is “Transport It.” Up for grabs is a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp retail shop.

Come play along and see what all the fuss is about! View contestant entries or enter your own by clicking the blue froggy InLinkz button near the bottom of the post.

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