Janette Kausen

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Janette Kausen

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Altenew April 2018 Release Blog Hop (+Giveaway)

Altenew April 2018 Release Blog Hop (+Giveaway)

Hiya friends! Today, it is my privilege to be joining Altenew for their April 2018 New Release Blog Hop. If you’ve been following along in order, like this Type A girl, you’ve arrived from the fabulous Flora‘s blog. If you’ve been crazy hoppin’ and would like to start from the top, you can head to the Altenew card blog stop. If you’d like to scoot right along, head on over to spectacular Sveta’s site.

And if I’m lucky enough to hang on to you for a few, I’ve got three great projects to share with you featuring exciting new Altenew products! Be sure to comment before hopping along so that you can enter to win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop for a commenter from this blog. Altenew is also giving away gift certificates from their stop, as well as others along the hop. Increase your odds and comment away!

 

I’m all over the hot pink/pool color palette today. I’m totally obsessed! Black and white classically pairs with just about anything and the Gradient Stripes stamp set with the Mega Hello die are no exception.

I’ve created the background on Smooth Bristol paper with an Arteza watercolor marker and clean clear water. As that set aside to dry naturally, I stamped Gradient Stripes onto 110# Neenah Solar White with Jet Black ink. Once thoroughly dry I die cut it with Mega Hello. I also cut two extra layers out of white scrap cardstock. I layered all three sets with the print on top and liquid glued them together to the watercolor background.

I fussy cut a flower and leaves from the 2″ x 3″ set, Mini Hello, stamped in Moss, Rubellite, and Jet Black ink. I’ve popped those up with dimensional adhesive for dimension.

Tip: Run warped paper through a Minc machine or laminator to “iron” it flat!

I was inspired to create this card after taking the Altenew class, With A Twist. The class features various ways to add a twist to your current favorite techniques. My twist on this card is taking the solid leaf portion of the In My Thoughts stamp set and creating a multicolor look.

Troubling cards are hard. When someone stumbles upon a difficult space in life it is sometimes tough to know what to say, much less create in those moments. Instead of struggling when I feel moved to send a card, I have a stash like these that I can personalize on the inside for each event. I hope I never need to send them, but just in case…

This card was created on Smooth Bristol paper. I began by mounting the trunk colored portion in my Misti Precision Stamp Tool. I inked up the inside curve of the trunk in Citrus Burst and stamped. After wiping away any remaining ink from the stamp, I reinked the middle area in Sand Dunes, stamped, wiped and repeated with the outer curve in Mocha.

Next I stamped the trunk outline in Jet Black. The leaves were done with the same technique in Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Razzleberry and Olive. I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black and brushed Sea Breeze around the perimeter to create a glow.

Finishing touches are added with accent borders across the bottom in a black and white stripe, gold glitter (because glitter!) and solid black cardstock. Nuvo Drops in Rhubarb Crumble, Carnation Pink, Apple Green and Ebony carry over the tree colors.

I am rounding out my three projects today with You are Loved, because you know what? You are!

You are Loved pairs the die of same name with the Gradient Lines cover die and a few accents from the Mini Hello stamp set.

The background was created by color washing a bit of pool watercolor paint and Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray across Smooth Bristol paper.

Crisp white cardstock was die cut with the Gradient Lines cover die and adhered over the dry shimmery background. Three sets of die cut You are Loved was liquid glued together in a stack and generously coated with a Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen. Once allowed to dry overnight, I added (and popped up) a few cutie flowers from the Mini Hello set stamped in Rubellite, Razzleberry, Olive and Jet Black.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Saturday, April 21st for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/22/2018.

A $30 gift certificate will be given away to a commenter from this blog, as well. Just leave a comment by Saturday, April 21st. Winner will be announced on 4/22/2018. ***UPDATE: Winner Patt H., congratulations!***

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefore may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Mega Hello Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Gradient Stripes Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
In My Thoughts Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
In My Thoughts Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Gradient Lines Cover Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Mini Hello
[ ALTN | SSS ]
You Are Loved Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
With A Twist
[ ALTN ]
Citrus Burst Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Mocha Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Sand Dunes Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Razzleberry Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Rubellite Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Pinkalicious Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Moss Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Olive Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Sea Breeze Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Pocketful of Sunshine Mini Cube Set 
[ BRI | ELH ]
Coffee Break Mini Inks
[ BRI | ELH ]
Cherry Blossom Mini Cube Set 
[ BRI | ELH ]
Tropical Forest Mini Ink Cube
[ BRI | ELH ]
Deep Blue Seas Mini Cube Set 
[ BRI | ELH ]
Clarity Stencil Brushes 4pk
[ BRI ]
Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE Adhesive...
[ SSS ]
Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
[ HA | SSS ]
Neenah Exact Index, 110 lb, 8.5 x 11...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens - 48-Colors -...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens, 96 Paint...
[ AMZUS ]

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15 Minute Color Layering Card, Seriously

15 Minute Color Layering Card, Seriously

I kid you not, under 15 minutes. Well, not including getting the supplies out. Most of mine are within arms reach so even including that maybe tack on an extra 3? When I’m sending a hey my girl hurt her ankle, please excuse her from P.E. today note it just doesn’t warrant an elaborate card, but I like to use cards, nonetheless. I mass produced this little cutie. By mass, I mean about 15, which is a lot for this singleton. It features the Hero Arts Layered Topiary. Never has color layering been such a snap!

You could use a Misti for this card, but given that they really are so easy to line up I didn’t. I just used a good ol’ acrylic block. I started with the largest topiary tier, the one at the bottom, and worked my way up and down.

My tip for this set is to take all three layers of a tier and place them on top of each corresponding image exactly as they are printed on the label on the face of the stamp set. This won’t work for all color layering sets, but it does this one. Then, just pick up each layer one at a time and stamp to your card panel in the same orientation. I stamped the first layer in Forever Green Shadow ink on Snow Layering Paper. I picked up the second layer, and again, kept it in the same orientation as I went to stamp over the first impression. This layer was in Moss Bold ink and the third in Green Hills Shadow ink. This set nests nicely together making it super easy.

I then worked through the second tier and then the top. The trunk was next in Caramel Bold ink and then the pot in Intense Black. I swiped a few strokes of grey Copic marker near the edges to add dimension. Once I added the sentiment and bird in Intense Black, I colored the bird with 3 Prismacolor pencils: a bright yellow, a middle and a dark blue.

I trimmed the sides a smidge and adhered to a Sunshine Folded Card base. The Hero Arts card bases are so handy, colored on the outside and white in the middle. Add a couple of Sunshine sequins, write in it and pop it in a matching Sunshine envelope!

Have a crafty weekend!!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Layered Topiary
[ HA ]
Layered Topiary Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Forever Green Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Moss Bold Ink
[ HA ]
Green Hills Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Caramel Bold Ink
[ HA ]
Intense Black Hybrid Ink
[ HA ]
Snow Layering Papers (10)
[ HA ]
Sunshine Mix Folded Cards (12)
[ HA ]
Sunshine Mix Envelopes (12)
[ HA ]
Ombré Sunshine Sequins
[ HA ]
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
[ ELH ]
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Colored Pencils Box of...
[ AMZUS ]

New Release News

We’ve just passed the 9th of the month and that means Concord and 9th is out with their newest release! As always, it is a goodie! I’ve highlighted a few of my favorites below!

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Oh Dear…

Oh Dear…

Oh, dear! Bunnies are for more than just Easter. They can certainly hop all through spring. A little brown guy would sure be cute for fall! Today I am sharing a spring bunny. The Hero Arts Color Layering Rabbit is so cute I just had to do something with him!

  • I stamped Hoppy Bunny in Hero Arts Charcoal ink and then the next layer, which defined him further, in Hero Arts Soft Granite.
  • I stamped his outline and the pocket-watch on a full stick postie note and masked them.
  • I created the background by airbrushing with Copic markers in RV21, Y02 and YG25.
  • Remove mask.
  • Used a flick stroke to create grass blades in YG67, YG05 and YG25.
  • He was adorned with a bit of Clear Wink of Stella for sparkle and his eyes were darkened with a Black Gelly roll pen.
  • Outline pocket-watch in Gold Signo Metallic Pen.
  • Die cut Floral Border into Snow and a gray shade of Midnight Layering paper.
  • Adhere both die cuts together offsetting the gray underneath to create a drop shadow effect.
  • Trim panel slightly shy of A2 and adhere over bunny base.
  • Adhere panel to gray Midnight Layer base and then folded card base.
  • Add finishing detail sentiment, Lacquer Pen over pocket-watch and sequins.

Many special event and holiday themed stamps can last all year long. The design doesn’t necessarily dictate how you choose to use them. I say bring it on! Show me how you have turned a holiday set or object into something completely different!

See you soon!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Color Layering Rabbit Bundle
[ HA ]
Color Layering Rabbit
[ HA ]
Color Layering Rabbit Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
DI320 Floral Border with Frame Fancy...
[ HA ]
Soft Granite Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
[ HA ]
White Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Midnight Mixed Layering Papers (12)
[ HA ]
Snow Layering Papers (10)
[ HA ]
Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
[ HA ]
Champagne Sequin Mix
[ HA ]
Rabbit Layering Dye Inks
[ HA ]
Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker Clear
[ BRI | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV21, Light Pink
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker Y02, Canary Yellow
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker YG05, Salad
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker YG25, Celadon Green
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker YG67, Moss
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
Copic Air-Brushing System STARTING...
[ SSS ]
Sparmax Airbrush Compressor, TC-501N...
[ ELH ]
Gelly Roll Glaze Pens Open...
[ AMZUS ]
Sanford Ink Corporation : Uniball Gel...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Post-it Super Sticky Full Adhesive...
[ AMZUS ]

New Release News

Altenew is out with their latest monthly release and it is once again amazing, you guys! Of course Altenew is sharing more of their infamous florals as well as more stitching dies. That mandala die, GAH! I. MUST. HAVE. IT! You know they are all in my cart. I recently ordered the full line of Sue Spargo Razzle and Dazzle threads and this will be a perfect matchup! I cannot wait for Altenew shipment to arrive!

Altenew

March 2018 Release

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You are Swanderful

You are Swanderful

Swans signify grace, beauty and often love. Today I am over on the Hero Arts blog (HERE) sharing how I have paired the Color Layering Swan with watercolor, shimmer and a heart, to match the feeling they so often represent.

I do hope you can hop over and take a peek. Such a Swanderful technique. I can’t wait to try it again!

xo, Janette

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Color Layering Elephants

Color Layering Elephants

Today, I am featuring the Hero Arts Color Layering Elephants (bundle here). Two of my favorite sentiments from the set include “I never forget a birthday” and “I remembered your birthday.” “Hello” is included as well, making this a versatile stamp set all on its own.

Color layering stamps are a great way to achieve depth and dimension without really having to work for it. Shading and detail have never been so easy! If you are a more advanced colorist, take the plunge and forgo the layering and just use the outline of mom (or dad) and baby. A no-line effect could be really fun by only using the middle shading layer… hmmm… my mind is running away with ideas for this set!

For this card I opted to begin with the background. I masked the bottom of the A2 Snow Layering panel and airbrushed the exposed area with Copic markers in R35, RV17 and Y17. I allowed the lower left area to fade to white for a smooth transition.

Next, I stamped the elephant outlines with my Misti in Charcoal ink. I then lined up the subsequent layers and stamped them in Soft Granite for the shadow and metallic Silver for the full body base color. Some crafters like to layer light to dark. I prefer the outline first, no matter what shade it is. Good news is, you get to do whatever works for you!

When color layering, be sure to allow each color to dry before stamping the next. The colors may blur and the edges feather a smidge without dry time. It likely won’t ruin your design, but it won’t be as crisp as it could be.

I stamped the balloons in Copic friendly Intense Black ink and colored with Copic in R43, R35 and R39. I added an additional highlight with a white Signo Uniball pen.

I fussy cut the elephants and balloons, though dies are now available. I adhered an Intense Black Candy Stripe Bold Print strip and stamped the sentiment below. I then adhered the fussy cut elements. I drew in the balloon strings and enhanced the eyes with a black gelly roll pen. I adhered the completed panel to a Snow Pre-Folded A2 card base. I packaged it with a matching envelope so it is ready to grab and go when I need it!

I think it turned out mighty charming, if I do say so myself!

A linked supply list can be found HERE. Affiliate links are used where possible at no cost to you. I appreciate your support!

That is all from me today. I hope you’ve been inspired to enjoy a little craft time of your own. See you soon!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Color Layering Elephant Bundle
[ HA ]
Color Layering Elephant
[ HA ]
Color Layering Elephants Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Candy Stripe Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Intense Black Hybrid Ink
[ HA ]
Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Silver Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Soft Granite Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
COPIC Sketch Marker R43, Bougainvillea
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker R35, Coral
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV17, Deep Magenta
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker R39, Garnet
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker Y17, Golden Yellow
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
Judikins 15.2-Centimeter by 10-Meter...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Uni-ball Signo Broad Um-153 Gel Ink...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Gelly Roll Glaze Pens Open...
[ AMZUS ]
Snow Layering Papers (10)
[ HA ]
PS566 Snow Folded Cards (10)
[ HA ]
PS591 Snow Envelopes (10)
[ HA ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Original Misti
[ HA | ELH | SSS ]
Copic Air-Brushing System STARTING...
[ SSS ]
Sparmax Achieve TC501N Compressor
[ AMZUS | BLIC | ELH ]

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Star Trails for Him and Her

Star Trails for Him and Her

I rarely make masculine cards. I don’t need them too often and there are even less stamp sets that suit men. The Ton Stamps new release has a set perfect for them, Star Trails. Today, I am sharing Star Trails for Him and Her.

Head on over to The Ton Stamps blog, The Season here, for all of the creative details!

 

First up, the ladies, of course! Holiday Ballet, Christmas Tree and Star Trails are the featured stamps sets on this Tombow Dual Brush marker colored A2 card. The products are linked below and the instructions can be found here.

Masculine and Milky Way go hand in hand, right? At least I think they can! This A2 card features Star Trails and a deep space galaxy background with Distress Oxide inks. The products are linked below and the details can be found here.

Thank you so much for taking a peek today. I appreciate your patronage and hope that my Creative Bliss has inspired you!

xo, Janette

Supply List

Holiday Ballet
[ TON ]
Holiday Ballet Coordinating Dies
[ TON ]
Christmas Tree
[ TON ]
Star Trails
[ TON ]
Adhesive Glitter Paper - Silver
[ TON ]
New Year Couture Mix
[ TON ]
Frosted Spearmint Couture Mix
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers,96...
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink - Black...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Micro...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard
[ TON | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder - Black Sparkle
[ TON | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder - Silver Pearl
[ TON | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder - Super Fine...
[ TON | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SSS ]

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