Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

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Video: Spellbinders Blog Hop (+ Giveaway)

Video: Spellbinders Blog Hop (+ Giveaway)

Alcohol ink. I’m obsessed. It is good to know I’m not alone. It tends to be experiencing a resurgence in popularity across papercrafters and fine artists. I could’t wait to pair the inks with Spellbinders Shapeabilites dies from the Good Vibes Only by Stephanie Low line. Ah-mazing! Whoot, whoot – I’ve created a video tutorial for you, as well!

Shapeabilites are etched dies that are available in thousands of various shapes for that perfect papercrafting project. They will cut single sheets of cardstock, vellum or other thin materials into beautifully detailed designs in a instant. My favorite machine to use them with is the Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine. It is a manual crank machine and makes partial die cutting, embossing and other fun techniques a breeze.

Giveaways: Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a commentor on their blog and a $25 gift certificate to a commenter from this blog. Hop along to see if you can find any more! Giveaway details can be found near the bottom of the post with full blog hop list.

If you’re having any issues viewing this video, please try watching it HERE in HD on YouTube.

The Spellbinders Flowers Whisper is a set of 2 dies. I used the background die to cut the shape out of standard weight white inked Yupo paper (heavy weight does not die cut well). The detailed outline was cut from 80# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I assembled the layers together onto a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card panel that I had stamped with sentiments from The Ton Stamps Scripty Sayings (retired set). I finished the card with a sentiment strip from Simon Says Stamp Thankful Heart stamp set.

The video tutorial above includes the complete play by play, including how I added the Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes with Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesive.

See full project supply list HERE.

The Spellbinders Feathers in the Wind and Heart Like a Wildflower dies make an awesome duo. The sharpness of the feathers are a pretty amazing juxtaposition to the roundness of the Wildflowers. I die cut a few more pieces from the inked Yupo paper (I still have half a sheet left, yay!) and combined them with a gold glittery cardstock. I’m loving the result. Feathers are hot this season and this set is striking! I applied the die cuts to an 80# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock panel and adhered that to a Blush Mix Prefolded card base from Hero Arts. The bases are colored o the outside with white in the middle. Perfect for an extra pop of color on card, and prefolded, yes please!! Sentiment and sequins are from The Ton Stamps.

For a detailed how to, I’ve got a video tutorial for you!

See full project supply list HERE.

BONUS PROJECT:

I just could not put this set down. For this gorgeous bloom I paired the Spellbinders Flowers Whisper with the Platinum 6 die cutting and embossing machine and Copic markers. The Platinum 6 dry embosses like a dream! I ran the outline die through with 80# Neenah Solar White Cardstock and then used the embossed lines as a guide to color flick style. I think it turned out pretty fabulous and I love how you can see each level of color. Blending is beautiful, but the is something a little magical about seeing each stroke of the marker. I have to admit though, I thought it looked a hot mess before I applied a black cardstock outline on top of the completed coloring. I finished the card of on a prefolded Hero Arts card base, a sentiment from The Ton Stamps Coming Up Daises and added a few Grey Mist Nuvo Drops. The grey is translucent but offers just enough color to really make an impression.

This card is not included in the video tutorial, but if you are interested, let me know and I can certainly pull one together!

See full project supply list HERE.

Blog Hop

Giveaway #1: To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, March 18th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Giveaway #2: Spellbinder’s is also giving away a $25 gift certificate to a commenter on this blog. Leave a comment below by Sunday, March 18th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced here the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

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

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

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Shapeabilities Flowers Whisper Etched...
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Shapeabilities Feathers in the Wind...
[ SPL | SBC ]
Shapeabilities Heart like a...
[ SPL | SBC ]
Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing...
[ SPL | SBC ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps THANKFUL...
[ SSS ]
Coming Up Daisies – The Ton
[ TON ]
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks...
[ AMZUS | ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Jacquard Products Pinata Color...
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink, Flamingo
[ ELH | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker R43, Bougainvillea
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV42, Salmon Pink
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV25, Dog Rose...
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COPIC Sketch Marker RV29, Crimson
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COPIC Sketch Marker RV69, Peony
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker YG01, Green Bice
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker YG05, Salad
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker YG97, Spanish Olive
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker G29, Pine Tree Green
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
Yupo Paper Yupo Paper 5-inch x 7-inch...
[ AMZUS | ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo,...
[ ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Black Onyx
[ GNK ]
Tonic GOLD DUST A4 Glitter Cardstock...
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM...
[ SSS ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,...
[ ELH ]
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH...
[ SSS ]
Gilding Flakes Radiant Gold
[ BRI | ELH | SSS | SBC ]
Intense Black Hybrid Ink
[ HA | ELH | SSS | SBC ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad- 1 pcs...
[ AMZUS | BRI | HA | ELH ]
White Detail Embossing Powder
[ HA | SBC ]
Champagne Sequin Mix
[ HA ]
Glossy Black Sequins - 10, 8, 6, 4mm,...
[ TON ]
Nuvo Jewel Drops Grey Mist
[ BRI | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Jacquard Lumiere Exciter Pack .5oz 9/Pkg
[ AMZUS ]
PS568 Blush Mix Folded Cards (12) |...
[ HA ]
Tombow Power Tabs, Clear, 48-Pieces
[ AMZUS | SBC ]
Original MISTI Tool
[ BRI | ELH | HA | SSS ]
Connect Glue- 2 oz
[ GNK | SSS ]
Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | BLIC | ELH | SSS ]
Acme C8735532 Junior T-Square Drawing...
[ AMZUS ]
Uchida of America 91GR Double Ended...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick
[ BRI | ELH | SSS ]
WAGNER HT 400 650-Degree Heat Gun
[ AMZUS | ELH | HA | SBC | SSS ]
Copic Air-Brushing System STARTING...
[ SSS ]
Sparmax Airbrush Compressor, TC-501N...
[ ELH ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]

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Video: Watercolor Floral & Heat Reactive Foil, Hop (+Giveaways)

Video: Watercolor Floral & Heat Reactive Foil, Hop (+Giveaways)

Good day to you, my friends! Today is all about Saving the Crafty Youtuber. It’s a hop! Youtube has recently changed their monetization requirements and this hop is to help bolster crafters who have been negatively affected. You’ll find 50+ new paper crafting videos throughout the hop. Every single stop on the hop has prizes. 50+ $25 gift certificates from Simon Says Stamp, 100+ ink pads from Catherine Pooler. A big round of applause to Simon Says Stamp and Catherine Pooler for their generous donations for the entire hop.

By commenting on my YouTube video (on my YouTube channel, not here on the blog [though I appreciate them here, as well]) you can win a $25 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate, 2 Catherine Pooler ink pads or you can also win a new Antique Rose wood mount stamp and a set of Thank You dies that I have featured in my video today. A cheerful thank you to Hero Arts for sponsoring this stop!

Join me in celebrating, encouraging and uplifting all the channels on the hop today!

If you are following along the hop you should be coming from the amazing Jenn. Next on the hop is the ever innovative Karen Burniston.

Of course you can always start from the top with the Master of Ceremonies, Justine Hovey. A huge thank you to Justine for organizing this entire shindig!

I created today’s card by Distress Inking the Hero Arts Antique Rose wood mount stamp and misting her liberally with clear water. Like to the point of drippy. I stamped the image and then misted the rose again, without inking, and stamped again. Once dry, I heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear embossing powder and then ran through my Minc foiling machine with Heidi Swapp Champagne Heat Reative Foil on a low 1 setting. The result is a stunner. You guys, this one is so pretty I am not sure I can give it away!

To see in detail the entire process, please watch the YouTube tutorial below. Thumbs Up and Subscribe for more from me!

If you have any trouble watching the YouTube tutorial on this site, you can click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

Thank you for popping in today and spending a few minutes with me. I hope you have been inspired to create! If you have, tag me on social media. I’d love to see what you are whipping up! Hop along my friends!

xo, Janette

P.S. Don’t forget to comment on the YouTube tutorials for your opportunity to win 1 of over 120 prizes!

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!

K6135 Antique Rose | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
DI192 Thank You Pair Fancy Die (C) |...
[ HA ]
Water Mist Bottle
[ HA ]
Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
[ HA | SSS ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp...
[ AMZUS | HA | ELH | SBC ]
Intense Black Hybrid Ink
[ HA ]
Minor Stripes Cling Background – The Ton
[ TON ]
Champagne Sequin Mix
[ HA ]
Crystal Katana Multimedia Pickup Tool
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
American Crafts 6 Piece Heidi Swapp...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Heidi Swapp MATTE CHAMPAGNE MINC...
[ SSS | SBC ]
Original Misti
[ HA | AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Brand New Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pads -...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger TDP47391 Distress Mini Ink...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Black Onyx
[ GNK ]
Be Creative Tape, 115mm (4.5")
[ ELH | SSS ]
Fred THE OBSESSIVE CHEF Bamboo...
[ AMZUS ]
Dahle10672 Vantage Self-Healing...
[ AMZUS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (3-Pack) Multi...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow 88 oz Mono Multi Liquid Glue...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]

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Are the Holidays Over Yet? (+Giveaway)

Are the Holidays Over Yet? (+Giveaway)

I know, I know. We are just getting started and I am over it already. Please tell me I am not alone. Maybe if the holiday decor and music didn’t start showing up the day after Halloween I could make it to Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I adore my family and gift giving, but sometimes I sure feel all Bah-Humbug! For those days, a card like this would sure lift my spirits and put a smile on my face. Unexpected happy mail is awesome therapy!

I’ll tell you this, Mrs. Understand Blue herself, Lydia Fielder, recently recommended a paper trimmer. I have been through so many paper trimmers over the years. Either the guides break, they don’t cut square, they don’t cut cleanly – whatev’s. This is my dream trimmer. I am so in love with it. It’s not cheap, but it’s good. Oh so good! Meet the 12″ Rotatrim. Just makes my heart pitter-patter thinking about her! She cuts like buttah and handles a full 12″ paper, no problem. Perfectly square, smooth as silk, and now I just need to name her. <3

Oh, and I have a fun little giveaway too! Enter through the Rafflecopter widget below to win a set of Hero Arts Fir Tree Infinity Dies, Red Royal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink and Gold Shadow Ink. They are some of my favorite things this season!

To create this card I die cut a couple of the medium size of Infinity Fir Trees from vellum. I dipped a cotton swab into the Minc Reactive Mist and then ran that along the upper edges of the trees, like snow might be. Set that aside to get tacky and Sparkle heat emboss the Christmas Poster Background onto Blush Layering Paper. Create a mat with Gold Shadow Ink and the Stripe Bold Prints on Snow Layering Paper. Solid lines on big stamps can be difficult in one pass. A Misti, or other precision stamp tool, make repeat stamping a breeze.

Carefully place vellum trees, covered with gold foil (dull side to the trees) inside a carrier sheet and send through Minc Machine. Once they are through the machine gently reveal your shiny little treasure! Adhere striped mat to A2 folded card base, then red panel, then trees with vellum adhesive. Even though it works well with vellum, I still like to hide the adhesive as best I can. Here I did behind the 2 layers of trees and behind the sentiment. Heat emboss sentiment from Off-Beat Holidays Messages (OMGosh, the funniest set!) and pop with dimensional adhesive. Add a few Ombre Blush sequins for sparkle.

(If you aren’t seeing the Rafflecopter widget just above this note, you may have security/virus protection blocking it. If you are on a mobile device try to request the desktop version or visit from a desktop/laptop. I use Rafflecopter to keep the true integrity of the giveaway, and will do so in the future. More giveaways to come!)

Lots of deep breaths to get us through this hustle and bustle of the holidays, friends! And a giveaway… giveaways really help. Don’t forget to go through the Rafflecopter widget to enter. It does all the hard work of keeping track and choosing a random winner! I’ll announce the lucky crafter in just a few days!

Make time to create. It’s therapy, you know!

xo, Janette

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DI404 Fir Trees Infinity Dies (H) |...
[ HA ]
AF258 Gold Shadow Ink | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
AF225 Red Royal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink |...
[ HA ]
CM192 Off-Beat Holiday Messages |...
[ HA ]
S6245 Christmas Poster Background |...
[ HA ]
CG681 Candy Stripe Bold Prints | Hero...
[ HA ]
PS697 Midnight Mixed Layering Papers...
[ HA ]
PS620 Blush Mix Layering Papers (12)...
[ HA ]
PS610 Snow Layering Papers (10) |...
[ HA ]
Rotatrim RC RCM12 12-Inch Cut...
[ AMZUS | BLIC ]
Essentials by Ellen 40 lb. Vellum, 25 pk
[ ELH | SBC ]
Permanent Invisible Glue Tape 8.4mm
[ BRI ]
Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Mist
[ ELH | SBC ]
American Crafts Heidi Swapp MINC Foil...
[ AMZUS | ELH ]
American Crafts Heidi Swapp Minc...
[ AMZUS | ELH ]
PW110 White Embossing Powder | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
PW105 Sparkle Embossing Powder | Hero...
[ HA ]
CH301 Ombré Blush Sequins | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
VC250 Versamark Watermark Ink Pad |...
[ HA | AMZUS | BRI | ELH ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti...
[ AMZUS | BRI | ELH | SSS ]
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Globe Greetings

Globe Greetings

Wowzers, it’s Fri-yay again, my friends! Boy, that snuck up quick this go around. Is it me or do you all feel like time just keeps ticking away faster and faster? Geez! I really could use and 8th day a week. One that doesn’t count – free – that doesn’t really exist in the grand scheme of things. We can all have it each week, we just don’t count it. It’s like a secret between us all. We can do that, right? No biggie?

Oh, good. Now that we have that established, lets chat about Concord & 9th!  Today’s post is week 2 of 4 guesting over at Concord & 9th for their #C9FeatureFridays. So much fun for me, I hope it is for you too! You can find week 1’s post here, featuring the fabulous Oh, Hello Turnabout stamp set.

 

Globe Greetings and Dies are the featured sets of the day. Globes have been so popular recently in home trends it is no surprise they have made the leap to the papercrafting market. I added a commencement cap from a random clip art outline I found with a Google search to create the perfect card for recent college graduate.

The cap is colored with Copic Markers in C2, C4, C6, C8 ad C10 ( I like to get mine from Carpe Diem Markers). The Bouquet is in The Ton Crystal Pewter Couture Ink (linked below).

This amazing earth was created with the C9 Globe Greetings die. One pass through the machine and the chipboard was cut cleanly through.

 

I then layered a wood cutting board covered in parchment paper, then the Versamarked chipboard die cut covered in little mounds of embossing powder and another piece of parchment paper on top. I heat through the paper to the embossing powder until well melted pressing it down here and there with the heat tool. Once fully melted, I pulled off the parchment paper while still hot. The result is an awesome marble effect.

Be super careful of the heat to yourself and surfaces nearby. I have seen a few heat tools die with this technique, as well. Be sure to not let them overheat! The sentiment was added with black StazOn ink.

This globe began with 4 layers of black cardstock stacked after heat embossing the top layer in white, and stamping the continents in Versamark Dazzle Frost. The Dazzle is shimmery in person, but super hard to photograph.

I stamped the bouquet in several shades of blue and green (all linked below) and cut them out. I just layered them up and then placed Glad Press & Seal over the top and applied firm pressure in order for me to be able to pick them all up together, flip them over and add liquid glue to the back. Then they were easily flipped and popped right back into their spot with no shifting.

Last, but not least, a quickie shaker! The background was made with Distress Inks, acetate was stamped with StazOn black ink and then it was load with shimmery, sparkly clear sequins and beads. Makes for a great masculine thank you card, even if it does have sequins. You know those guys like to shake, shake, shake too!

Thank you for taking a peek into my Creative Bliss today. I hope you’ve been inspired by the Concord & 9th Globe Greetings stamp and die set!

I’m off to Vegas for the weekend! Enjoy yours, wherever you may be!

xoxo, Janette

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Oh, Hello Turnabout

Oh, Hello Turnabout

It’s Fri-yay, my friends! Today, and the next few Fri-yay’s, I will be bringing you Concord & 9th love. I met Angie and Amy of C9 at Simon Says Create, a stamping event in Ohio. These girls – they are the best. I feel a fantastic sense of satisfaction and joy when I meet faces behind a company and they are as amazing as their products. These girls, they represent! I was flattered when they said they had seen my work and would like me to guest for them. A resounding yes followed… and maybe a wee bit of blushing!

So fast forward a few short weeks and here we are showcasing Concord & 9th’s May release. This week we are focusing on the new Oh, Hello Turnabout stamp. It is super clever and easy to use. You’ll find the entire month’s release products linked up at the bottom of the post, as well as the 2 additional stamp sets of Concord & 9th’s that I used to create these cards. Each week we’ll be focusing on a new set from May…. which is turning out to be an amazing month, btw! 😉

 

I know I come to you each week with stamp sets I love, that’s because I DO! I only have so much time and choose to work with products I adore. Concord & 9th’s Oh, Hello Turnabout stamp set does not disappoint. It is a follow-up to their best selling Triangle Turnabout stamp set from last month.

I began by setting up a jig and aligning the stamp in my Misti. You can see a C9 video on that process here, tips here and a template here.

With each 90* turn I stamped in a new Distress Oxide ink color, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Vintage Photo and the hubby suggested Fossilized Amber for the 4th color – perfect! I then used the Broken China ink pad itself to color another strip of paper, sprinkled on a few dots of water for texture, embossed “That’s All,” and stacked 3 layers of the “Hello” die cut. The final touches included a touch of black glitter paper across the bottom, sequins and a black sparkle marker over “Hello” before adhering in place. Super fun and by leaving the sequins off it can be masculine too.

This card background was completed much the same as the first, but with 3 different colors of embossing powder. I went with Ranger Black Detail, Clear Detail and Holographic. I watercolored the “You Are Enough” stamp set flower and fussy cut it. The gold band was created by lightly brushing Minc Screen Ink across cardstock and foiling it in Rose Gold Deco Foil. I then heat embossed the “Oh, Hello There” sentiment over the foiling. Once those layers are adhered together you have a classy card you can keep to admire yourself, or send as happy mail to brighten a friend’s day!

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you’ve enjoyed this introductory peek at the new Concord & 9th May release! There is more to come, you won’t want to miss it!

From me to you, take some time for yourself this weekend. Enjoy your Creative Bliss, whatever and wherever, that may be.

xoxo, Janette

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You Had Me at Hello

You Had Me at Hello

Hello creative friends! I am over on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. blog today with the My Favorite Things Wavy Coloring Book Background. Shimmer and glimmer brought to you by Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen. It is super versatile and will have a home in my collection for a ridiculously long time.

Thank you all for viewing today and I hope that the new year brings you blessings and prosperity galore! Be sure to head on over to the BRI Shop. 25% off sale happening now!

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Fantastically Foilicious!

Fantastically Foilicious!

Sympathy cards are not something we want to have to send, but we do. We send them to let those we care about know that we are thinking of them at a time of loss. We may not know the right words to say, but a handmade card just might touch them in a way that words cannot.

I’m over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today to share with you this super shiny sympathy card. High shine is difficult to photograph, but let me assure you, this card is all that… and easy too! You can check out the post here.

Happy day to you all!

 

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