Janette Kausen

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Janette Kausen

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Video: Watercolored Nasturtium

Video: Watercolored Nasturtium

I’m up over on the Hero Arts blog today sharing Loosely Watercolored Nasturtium. I even created a video tutorial, booyah! Feel free check out the post and video HERE, and learn about my obsession with bristol paper!

Happy crafting! See you soon!

xo, Janette

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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

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!

Shapeabilities Flowers Whisper Etched...
[ SPL | SBC ]
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...
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV29, Crimson
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
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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Hello Love – Cardmaking with Wax Seals.

Hello Love – Cardmaking with Wax Seals.

Hi there and welcome! I have a a semi-obsession going on with wax sealing these days. You guys, it might be a problem. I think I am a serial collector. Anywho – at least I have put one of my favorites to good use today! I am featuring the heart shaped Simple Love wax stamp by Get Marked, Altenew’s Golden Feathers stamp set and Halftone Cover die. I’m so excited about this project I even made a video tutorial, yay!

Click the video above to play the video tutorial here within the blog, or click HERE if you are having any difficulty to watch it on YouTube. Subscribe to see more from me! <3

For detailed information please watch the Video Tutorial.

I created a scrap paper stencil with the Altenew Halftone Cover Die and used it to speed a light layer of Ebony Black Nuvo Drops onto 110# Neenah Solar White cardstock. Altenew’s Golden Feathers are inked up in Forest Glades, Ocean Waves and Midnight Violet ink, also by Altenew. After die cutting the feathers I adhered them to the card panel, added a threaded band and a wax seal.

Thank you for spending your time with me today. I’m off for some craft therapy and I hope you are too!

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!

Golden Feather Stamp Set
[ ALTN | BRI | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Golden Feather Die Set
[ ALTN | BRI | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Golden Feather Stamp & Die Bundle
[ ALTN ]
Halftone Cover Die
[ ALTN | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Halftone Stencil
[ ALTN | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black
[ BRI | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Forest Glades Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | ELH | SSS ]
Green Fields Mini Cube Set – Altenew
[ ALTN | BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Ocean Waves Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Cool Summer Night Mini Cube Set
[ ALTN | BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Midnight Violet Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | ELH | SSS ]
Shades of Purple Mini Cube Set
[ ALTN | BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Permanent Black Crisp Ink
[ ALTN | BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Madeira No 30 Heavy Metal Machine...
[ AMZUS ]
Simple Love Wax Seal Stamp by Get...
[ ETS ]
UNIQOOO Arts & Crafts Stainless Steel...
[ AMZUS ]
Sealing Wax Beads, Yoption about 120...
[ AMZUS | AMZUS ]
Sealing Wax Beads, Yoption about 120...
[ AMZUS | AMZUS ]
Wax Seal,PUQU 100Pcs Star Shaped Wax...
[ AMZUS ]
200 Pieces Star Shape Sealing Wax...
[ AMZUS ]
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens gold...
[ AMZUS ]
Neenah Exact Index, 110 lb, 8.5 x 11...
[ AMZUS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110# Cover Solar...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
PS688 Black Folded Cards (10) | Hero...
[ HA | ELH | SSS ]
Fun Foam
[ AMZUS ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Kuretake Zig Glitter Fude Brush Pen,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Bulk Buy: Tonic Studios Tim Holtz...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing...
[ SPL | AMZUS | SBC ]
Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Gemini by Crafter's Companion Die...
[ AMZUS ]
Crafter's Companion Gemini Junior -...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion Gemini Junior...
[ ELH ]

New Release News

Lawn Fawn‘s highly anticipated new release is available today! I am such a fan! Lawn Fawn is the master of cute and innovation in the interactive card arena. A few of my favorites from this release are the Quilted Backdrop Cover Plate (because hello, I’m a quilter too!), the interactive, totally awesome, Pivot Pop-Up and pretty much all of their adorbs stamp sets. Critters galore!

Lawn Fawn

Spring 2018 Release

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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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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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Launching MFT’s Super Girl

Launching MFT’s Super Girl

Whoot, whoot, I’m guesting for My Favorite Things stamp company today! I’m featuring the You’re Super stamp set with an interactive Copic colored card. I hope you have a few minutes to check it out. Watch the teaser above for a 45 second overview and then you can find the blog post and full length video over at MFT Stamps! Be sure to like and subscribe to both channels for more paper crafting goodness from us!

I hope your Christmas was filled with laughter and cherished memories. May those carry you through the New Year.

xo, Janette

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Glittery Christmas Rose Bouquet

Glittery Christmas Rose Bouquet

It’s Friday, it’s Fri-Yay! I’m so happy to be sharing WPlus9‘s newest release as a part of their release week. There are several new sets from floral to the new Crew. Today I am featuring, Christmas Rose Bouquet. You guys, it just blew me away! The full swag is beautiful and I love that it was drawn with simple details. These types of designs, with open petals and leaves, are among my favorite because they lend so well to marker, pencil and watercolor. All of my faves!

I even created a video tutorial for you! Score one for me! It is loaded with tips, as well. If you have a few, I’d love for you to give it a view, like and subscribe!

You can find my post on the WPlus9 blog here.

To create depth and dimension I applied the Zig color first in Wine Red and then in the darker shaded areas, Deep Red. The orange-ish touch was added to the secondary flowers in Scarlet Red. The leaves were colored with Mid Green and Olive Green. Each color was applied in the area I wanted to appear most recessed, and then blended out with the Nuvo Glitter Gloss marker. The sparkle is phenomenal! You can see this pretty lady shine from across the room… reminiscent of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, lol!

Die cut the Christmas Rose Bouquet and pop with dimensional adhesive above black and white polka dot and striped paper for an eye-catching creation. Final touches on this A2 card were added with a sentiment from The Crew: Garden Club new release stamp set and topped off with Ivory Seashell Nuvo Crystal Drops.

The video tutorial is loaded with more detailed instructions and is chock full of tips for accurate and smart crafting! Don’t forget to like and subscribe for more from me on YouTube!

Head on over to the WPlus9 blog to take a peek at more from the design team and guest designers. Find the WPlus9 YouTube channel here and their shop here.

Thanks so much for visiting today. So much gratitude to Dawn, Jana and WPlus9 for allowing me to be a part of release week! I hope you all have a long and luscious weekend! If you get crafty with tip, tricks or something you’ve seen here, I’d love for you to tag me on Instagram!

xoxo, 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!

Christmas Rose Bouquet - WPlus9...
[ WPL | 3DC | SSS ]
Christmas Rose Bouquet Die - WPlus9...
[ WPL | 3DC | SSS ]
Wplus9 CHRISTMAS ROSE BOUQUET Clear...
[ SSS ]
The Crew: Garden Club - WPlus9 Design...
[ WPL | 3DC | SSS ]
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real...
[ AMZUS ]
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Canson Montval Watercolor Pad, 9"X12"...
[ AMZUS | BLIC | SSS ]
Sweet Nothings 6x6 Paper Pad
[ 3DC | SBC ]
Black Dye Ink - WPlus9 Design Studio,...
[ WPL ]
Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink Pad...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SSS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (3-Pack)...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (3-Pack)...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Xtreme Tough Tabs, 48 Pieces...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS | BLIC ]
Nuvo Crystal Drops 1.1oz-Ivory Seashell
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Micropore Tape with Dispenser /1 in.
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Fiskars 12 Inch SureCut Deluxe Craft...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Original MISTI Tool
[ 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
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