Janette Kausen

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Janette Kausen

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Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Hop (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Hop (+Giveaway)

The Hero Arts 2018 Catalog has officially been launched in the Hero Arts shop! There are so many items I am excited about. Some of my favorites are of course the new liquid watercolors. They are so heavily pigmented that it only takes a drop or two to complete images. I also adore the Dragonfly Fancy die set, the Antique Keys Bold Prints and the new florals and… and…. Truly I just need an extra day in my week. Preferably between Saturday and Sunday. I just want to play all day with all of this goodness!

Quick Links:

2018 Catalog Products     |     Blog Hop / Giveaway     |     Project Supplies     |     Giving

So I may have a thing for dragonflies. So much so that I have one permanently inked. This glittery dragonfly was created with the new Dragonfly Fancy Die and Be Creative Tape. I adhered the tape to heavy cardstock and die cut it, tape side up, setting my machine so that it would cut through the release paper of the tape, but not through the cardstock backing. Working from dark to light I removed select areas of the release tape and applied glitter. I buffed it with an old paintbrush to firmly attach it to the tape and tapped off the excess. I moved through the colors, even gradating the color on the wings. Using the dragonfly outline die, I cut into Handmade Watercolor Paper for amazing texture on the face of the panel.

You can see a YouTube video tutorial here on the same technique done a couple of years ago. It was the first video I ever did and have since improved, so go easy on me! It is still viable and provides good information!

The full list of supplies for this project is linked HERE.

 

I love these Antique Keys too! On my bucket list is the bridge full of locks in um… Paris, I think… Anytime I see images of it I think how cool it would be to attach one of my own. Someday… after I research it a bit, ha!

This card is super quick and simple. I airbrushed it with my Copic markers. It could easily be recreated with Hero Arts inks or Distress Oxides. Then I white heat embossed it and adhered a Swans & Cattails sentiment over a black and white Candy Stripe Bold Prints strip. I trimmed the finished panel slightly narrower than A2 and then adhered it to an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) folded card base.

The full list of supplies for this project is linked HERE.

Giving for Destinations

Hero Arts is a tremendously generous company and I am honored to be able to share with you that 100% of the profits from the stamps below directly support charities in order to help those most in need from recent hurricane and fire destruction. You can read more about Hero Arts giving campaigns HERE.

Destination Napa Valley
[ HA ]
Destination Florida
[ HA ]
Destination Mexico
[ HA ]
Destination Puerto Rico
[ HA ]

Blog Hop

Giveaway: We will be giving away three $50 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Thursday, February 22nd at 11:59pm PT and we’ll announce the winner the following week.

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

xo, Janette

2018 Hero Arts Catalog

All the goodness from the new Hero Arts 2018 Spring Catalog is available now in the Hero Arts shop!

Artprint Brown Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Pine Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Moss Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Mulled Wine Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Strawberry Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Dandelion Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Deep Ocean Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Indigo Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
[ HA ]
Swallowtail Layering Dye Inks
[ HA ]
Rabbit Layering Dye Inks
[ HA ]
Swan Layering Dye Inks
[ HA ]
Nasturtium Layering Dye Inks
[ HA ]
Pink Pop Flowers Sequin Mix
[ HA ]
Seashore Sequin Mix
[ HA ]
Butterfly Garden Sequin Mix
[ HA ]
Newspaper Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Antique Keys Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Abstract Skyline Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Floral Mandala Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Urban Skyline Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Color Layering Swan Bundle
[ HA ]
Color Layering Rabbit Bundle
[ HA ]
Color Layering Nasturtium Bundle
[ HA ]
Color Layering Swallowtail Bundle
[ HA ]
Color Layering Elephant Bundle
[ HA ]
Color Layering Caterpillar Bundle
[ HA ]
Mermaid Stamp & Cut
[ HA ]
House Stamp & Cut
[ HA ]
Layered Topiary Stamp & Cut
[ HA ]
Wishing Well
[ HA ]
Weird & Wonderful
[ HA ]
Welcome Neighbor
[ HA ]
In the Study
[ HA ]
Headline Messages
[ HA ]
Mouse Tea Party
[ HA ]
Make A Fountain
[ HA ]
Alphabet Soup
[ HA ]
Story Time
[ HA ]
Layered Topiary
[ HA ]
Swans & Cattails
[ HA ]
Woodland Tea Party
[ HA ]
Color Layering Swan
[ HA ]
Color Layering Rabbit
[ HA ]
Color Layering Nasturtium
[ HA ]
Color Layering Swallowtail
[ HA ]
Color Layering Elephant
[ HA ]
Color Layering Caterpillar
[ HA ]
Support, Prayers, Love
[ HA ]
Safari Wild About You
[ HA ]
Safari Huge Tanks
[ HA ]
Mermaid Kisses
[ HA ]
Bookcase
[ HA ]
Mermaid Ink N Stamp
[ HA ]
Safari Ink N Stamp
[ HA ]
Modern Uppercase Letters & Numbers
[ HA ]
Modern Lowercase Letters
[ HA ]
Golden Age Large Letter Set
[ HA ]
Flowering Magnolia
[ HA ]
Flowering Nasturtium
[ HA ]
Destination Florida
[ HA ]
Destination Mexico
[ HA ]
Destination Puerto Rico
[ HA ]
Destination Napa Valley
[ HA ]
Elephant Pair
[ HA ]
Meerkat Pair
[ HA ]
Garden Gnome
[ HA ]
Into The Woods Stencil 6x6
[ HA ]
Spades Stencil 6x6
[ HA ]
Mermaid Sea Waves Stencil 6x6
[ HA ]
Classic Vellum Layering Paper (10)
[ HA ]
Radiant White 4x6 Cardstock (24)
[ HA ]
Paper Layering Swan w/Frame
[ HA ]
Trellis Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Dragonfly Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies
[ HA ]
Nesting House Infinity Dies
[ HA ]
Flower Confetti Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Wishing Well Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Flowering Nasturtium Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
In the Study Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Flowering Magnolia Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Make a Fountain Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Story Time Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Layered Topiary Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Swan Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Woodland Tea Party Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Rabbit Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Nasturtium Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Swallowtail Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Elephants Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Caterpillar Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Swans & Cattails Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Welcome Neighbor Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Mouse Tea Party Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Mermaid Kisses Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Coral Fancy Dies
[ HA ]
Safari Sunset Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Safari Wild About You Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Safari Huge Thanks Frame Cuts
[ HA ]

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!

Dragonfly Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Support, Prayers, Love
[ HA ]
PS767 Handmade Watercolor Paper
[ HA ]
Be Creative Tape, 115mm (4.5")
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tonic Studios 723N Violet Infusion...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC ]
Tonic Studios 712N Nuvo Pure Sheen...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios NOM533772 Nuvo Pure...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Nuvo pure Sheen Glitter...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios 713N Nuvo Pure Sheen...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC ]
Champagne Sequin Mix
[ HA ]
PS623 Sea Mix Layering Papers (12) |...
[ HA ]
Antique Keys Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Swans & Cattails
[ HA ]
COPIC Sketch Marker BG07, Petroleum Blue
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker FYG2, Fluorescent...
[ ELH | SSS | AMZUS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker BV08, Blue Violet
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
Candy Stripe Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Black India Ink
[ HA ]
CH300 Ombré Ocean Sequins
[ HA ]
Midnight Mixed Layering Papers (12)
[ HA ]
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
[ HA ]
White Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Snow Layering Papers (10)
[ HA ]
PS566 Snow Folded Cards (10)
[ HA ]
PS591 Snow Envelopes (10)
[ HA ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | SSS | ELH ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Copic Air-Brushing System STARTING...
[ SSS ]
Sparmax Achieve TC501N Compressor
[ AMZUS | ELH | BLIC ]

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Feather Smooshing w/New Liquid Watercolors

Feather Smooshing w/New Liquid Watercolors

Guys, 2 more sleeps until Hero Arts officially releases their new Liquid Watercolors. I’ve had my hands on them and created a little something, something with the Paper Layering Feather over on the Hero Arts blog. I hope you have a few minutes to check it out HERE!

xo, Janette

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Distressing Pineapples X2

Distressing Pineapples X2

Welcome to the initial installment of Work Your Stash Wednesday! It has been such beautiful weather here in Central California (low 70’s!). I have been craving all things spring and summer. I am born and bred California, and I just don’t like the cold. And by cold I mean below 60*. I’ll take 110* over 40 any day. When I happened across this W Plus 9 Summer Citrus stamp set I knew I had to get her out to bring sunshine to my soul.

I began by stamping several Summer Citrus pineapples in W Plus 9 Pure Color Black ink. It is a crisp, deep, dark, and waterproof black ink that is among my favorites. I then Versamaked and clear heat embossed them to create wells for watercolor. After smooshing Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint Distress Inks on my craft mat, I added a a bit of water to each and loosely painted in the pineapples beginning with the yellow toward the top and the green at the bottom. Drying and adding color repeatedly will create a richer color as well as add the awesome watermarks.

Die cut an A2 oatmeal panel with the Waffleflower Pinking Layers and stitch with black size 5 DMC Pearl Cotton. Stamp sentiment with the same Pure Color Black ink. Adhere three pineapples popping the center one for dimension. Adhere finished panel to A2 folded card base.

Stay Classy was created by first white heat embossing the Citrus Background Builder pineapple on Bristol paper. I watercolored the background in the same manner as I did the pineapples with the previous card. Once dry, I trimmed it a bit shy of the standard A2 of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. I usually trim down about 3/8″ from the top and a side when applying a mat.

I popped the white heat embossed banner up that I had trimmed with a strip of black and white stripe from the scrap bin. I trimmed the sentiment strip to fit the watercolor panel after I adhered it. No need for measuring in this instance. After adhereing the watercolor panel to the folded card base, I again used dimensional adhesive for the pineapple. I also set it at an angle to just overhang the watercolor panel, but not the card base.

Thank you for joining me for Work your Stash Wednesday! If you have something in your stash you’d like me to create with, contact me and if I have it (or maybe something similar), I’ll give it a go! 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!

Summer Citrus Stamp Set
[ BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Summer Citrus Die 
[ BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Wplus9 SUMMER CITRUS Clear Stamp And...
[ SSS ]
Citrus Background Builders Stamp Set
[ BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Southern Sentiments Stamp Set
[ BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Waffle Flower Crafts - Craft Die -...
[ SBC | SSS ]
Black Dye Ink - WPlus9 Design Studio,...
[ WPL ]
Brand New Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp...
[ AMZUS | HA | ELH | SBC ]
Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Oatmeal Cardstock - WPlus9 Design...
[ WPL ]
A2 Oatmeal Envelopes - WPlus9 Design...
[ WPL ]
White Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
DMC 115 5-310 Pearl Cotton Thread,...
[ AMZUS ]

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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Countdown Preview (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Countdown Preview (+Giveaway)

It’s that time again! The Countdown to Creativity is on over on the Hero Arts blog. I’m featuring the main stamp kit and a wreath add-on. I’d love for you to take a peek HERE! The full reveal and release hop is Monday, February 5th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific.

Comment on all the February Countdown posts on the Hero Arts Blog for your chance to win a kit of your own. If you already subscribe or buy a kit of your own, you will be reimbursed upon winning.

xo, Janette

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Ellen Hutson & Hero Arts are Better Together

Ellen Hutson & Hero Arts are Better Together

I adore companies that support one another. Ellen Hutson, LLC and Hero Arts both have a long standing tradition of doing just that, so it was no surprise to me when they teamed up to release the latest United We Flourish stamp and die set.

This stamp set is just so stinkin’ cheerful! The styling of the birds just sings happiness to me. *Tweet – Tweet*

  • Apply alcohol ink (linked in supplies below) to a 3 1/2″ square Yupo paper placing intermixing drops of color and rubbing alcohol. Blow with straw or use paint brush to move colors. Don’t give up when you think it looks a hot mess. Lift ink with paper towel and try again. Keep playing until you are happy! Set aside to dry.
  • Stamp Better Together images on 110# Neenah, color with Copics (linked in supplies below) and die cut.
  • Die cut circle into 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Snow Layering paper.
  • Stamp fence on 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Snow Layering paper panel using circle panel as a guide.
  • Audition birds and branch on circle panel and stamp sentiments.
  • Sandwich Yupo alcohol panel between circle panel and fence panel with tape adhesive.
  • Adhere birds and branch with tape or liquid adhesive. I prefer liquid for the wiggle room.
  • Adhere to A2 folded card base.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop! To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog by 11:59 PST on January 28th.

Thank you so much for popping in and hopping along today. Carry on for more Creative Bliss from so many talented designers!

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!

Better Together Stamp & Die Set
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Layering Paper, Snow
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,...
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Bold Ink Pad, Intense Black
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Frame Cuts Dies, Infinity...
[ ELH ]
Yupo Watercolor Paper Pads, 9x12 White
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink, Limeade
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol...
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink, Turquoise
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink, Patina
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol...
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol...
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV29, Crimson
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker Y38, Honey
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker Y08, Acid Yellow
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker YG23, New Leaf
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker FYG1, Fluorescent...
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker G07, Nile Green
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker G29, Pine Tree Green
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker E18, Copper
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker E17, Reddish Brass
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker E13, Light Suntan
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8")
[ ELH ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88 oz.
[ ELH ]

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