Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

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Happily Ever After Bouquet

Happily Ever After Bouquet

I did it, I made another video tutorial! Ah, this time with the gorgeous Bouquet stamp from Hero Arts and flick style coloring with pencils. You guys, you have no idea how accomplished I feel when I have wrapped a video up. Head on over to the Hero Arts blog to get all the details on the card and of course, the video, YAY!

Have a fantastic week, my friends – and yes, squeeze in a bit of Creative Bliss for yourself. You’ll be happy you did!

xo, Janette

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The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop (1/21)

The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop (1/21)

I am thrilled to be participating in The Ton Stamps 3rd Anniversary Release and Blog Hop! I adore florals, you must know that by now! There are very few companies that can compare to the talent Effie demonstrates with her amazing botanicals. What gets me most is that she never lets me down. Every freakin’ release blows me away!

I’ve created 2 cards to share with you today. One featuring the lovely Daisy Duet and the other, super fun Smooched! Scroll on down to check them out!

The Ton has 23 new stamps for their Third Anniversary Release which includes up to two free gifts with purchase (Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle A+B+C). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. All new release products are available now!

Not my traditional colors – I’m more of a bold brights kind of girl, but this Daisy Duet set is just so sweet! I stamped it in The Ton’s Noir Black dye ink on three separate Hero Arts Snow Layering paper A2 panels. I popped each layer with foam tape for eye catching dimension.

The bottom layer I kept just as an outline of where the upper two layers would be popped up. The 2nd layer I only colored the leaves and pink flower with my Polychromo colored pencils and fussy cut them. The top layer is just the fussy cut blue flower. You could even fussy cut more flowers to make a larger bouquet!

When I saw the Smooched stamp set I knew I just had to have it. How fun, right?!? Talk about a super quick card, this one is for sure! I die cut The Ton’s Smooth Gold Glitter Adhesive Paper with Spellbinders Coffee Break die and adhered that to a narrow A2 card panel trimmed up with The Ton’s Minor Stripes stamped in Black and a thin strip of Gina K’s Cherry Red.

The lips are stamped onto Neenah 110# paper in The Ton’s Red Sangria Hybrid ink and fussy cut. Stamp the sentiment in Black and pop up those lips for a snarky sparkly card.

You think Effie puckered up and digitized it? We may never know!

Blog Hop

Giveaway: For each day of The Ton’s blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), Effie is giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.

Happy hopping, my friends!

xo, Janette

The Ton
Janette Kausen <— You Are Here
Lisa Harrolle
Chris Dayton

Days 1 and 2 of the hop. Today is day 3, here and listed above. Days 4, 5, 6 and 7 (available on and after each date).

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!

Daisy Duet
[ TON ]
Smooched
[ TON ]
Minor Stripes Cling Background – The Ton
[ TON ]
1. Glass Slippers Round Confetti - 6,...
[ TON ]
Adhesive Glitter Paper - Glossy Fine...
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Noir Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Red Sangria Hybrid
[ TON ]
Spellbinders - The Altered Page...
[ SBC | SSS ]
Snow Layering Papers (10)
[ HA ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,...
[ ELH ]
Gina K Cherry Red Heavy Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Polychromos 120 Pencil Wood Box Set
[ AMZUS ]
Faber Castell Premium Polychromos 60...
[ AMZUS ]
Polychromos 36 Pencil Metal Tin Set
[ AMZUS ]
Faber-Castel 24 Piece Polychromous...
[ AMZUS ]

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Oh, Christmas Tree

Oh, Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree. How Lovely are thy branches…. blah, blah, blah… I don’t know the rest of the lyrics (all in my best sing-songy voice, of course)!

Our Christmas tree is up and glowing. I love to turn off all the lights and enjoy it in all its glistening goodness. No denying that is what inspired today’s card created with Hero Art’s Classic Christmas Tree!

I created this card by first stamping the Christmas Tree in Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment ink on Black Midnight Layering Paper. I blasted it with a heat tool to speed up the dry time. I’m impatient like that *snicker*. Next, I colored the image by tracing the white lines with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. A Signo White Uniball Pen provided the crisp white of the candle bases and ornament details.

Next, I die cut the image and blended ink from the inside toward the outside of the the negative space with Hero Arts White Dye Ink and a touch of Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink. Adhere to A2 folded card base and I then replaced the positive into the opening. I added the Christmas Banner sentiment on kraft, a few stars from Hero Arts Champagne Sequins and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ivory Seashell. Place in a safe space to dry overnight. Nuvo drops are awesome, but they do take a bit of time to dry completely.

Thank you for spending a few minutes reading about today’s card. I’d love to see what you are creating and pictures of your Christmas trees. Tag me!

xo, Janette

Shop

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!

S6252 Classic Christmas Tree | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
DI424 Classic Christmas Tree Frame...
[ HA ]
DC218 Christmas Banner Stamp & Cut |...
[ HA ]
PS627 Kraft Layering Paper (10) |...
[ HA ]
PS697 Midnight Mixed Layering Papers...
[ HA ]
AF249 Unicorn Pigment Ink Pad | Hero...
[ HA ]
AF136 White Ink Pad | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | BRI | ELH | SSS ]
AF101 Black Ink Pad | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
CH306 Champagne Sequin Mix | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
[ AMZUS ]
Uni-ball Signo Broad Um-153 Gel Ink...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Nuvo Crystal Drops 1.1oz-Ivory Seashell
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Blending...
[ AMZUS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (2-Pack) Mini...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam 1 20/Pkg-For...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
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Guesting with Pinkfresh Studios

Guesting with Pinkfresh Studios

Today, I am honored to be guesting over at Pinkfresh Studios. I have got 3 projects to share there with you featuring Shine, Scootin By and the Simple Joy stamp sets. Click here to head on over and take a peek!

Make time to squeeze in a little Creative Bliss today. It’s a choice you won’t regret!

xo, Janette

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The Ton Stamps October Release

The Ton Stamps October Release

Hello there my friends! I am back today featuring The Ton Stamps new Thankful Chrysanthemum for their Special October Release. Effie has teamed up with the amazing Eun Ji Jung, a Ton design team member, with many of the stamps created for October. I’m so excited to be participating in the hop today. You know I have undying love for florals and The Ton Stamps. I cannot wait to see where Eun Ji takes us with her amazing designs. She blows me away!

View all of the other talented design team members and special guests by following the links at the bottom of this post!

A simple card is all this gorgeous stamp needed. I stamped it on Gina K Artist’s Choice cardstock (perfect for pencils!) in The Ton’s Caviar Hybrid ink and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. I used only the pencils in the image at the top. Just 7, that’s it. I started with the darker purple hue at the base of each petal then blended through each lighter shade a smidge further into each petal. I left the tips white for highlight.

The shaker was created with In The Navy Cardstock by Gina K (her cardstock is my favorite!) and Hero Arts Acetate (which is super sturdy, yes!). Die Cut the circle, adhere acetate to the back and build walls with foam tape. Make sure to leave no gaps where clear rhinestones can escape. Adhere the back panel and card base. Heat emboss a sentiment and pop on the front along with your die cut colored image.

Blog Hop

We’re giving away one stamp of choice from our October Release to a commenter! To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog on the hop. The comment period will close on Sunday, October 29 at 7pm EST. The winner will be announced on The Ton blog thereafter.

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

xo, Janette

Supply List

Thankful Chrysanthemum – The Ton
[ TON ]
Thankful Chrysanthemum Coordinating...
[ TON ]
Clear Rhinestones – The Ton
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
Gina k Artist's Choice 110lb
[ GNK ]
Gina K In the Navy Heavy Cardstock
[ GNK ]
DI199 Circle Infinity Dies (H) | Hero...
[ HA ]
PS762 Acetate Sheets 5" x 6" | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
PW100 Gold Embossing Powder | Hero Arts
[ HA | BLIC | ELH | SSS ]
Tombow 88 oz Mono Multi Liquid Glue...
[ AMZUS | BLIC | ELH | SSS ]
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
[ ELH ]
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Quality Art Set - Premier...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Colored Pencils Box of...
[ AMZUS | HA | 3DC | ELH ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | HA | 3DC | ELH ]

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