Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

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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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G’Day Mate

G’Day Mate

Hey there, friends! I’m excited to be sharing a fun post with you today. I was invited by Ellen Hutson, LLC to take part in their “United We Flourish” program highlighting a new release with Avery Elle. The G’Day mate set was designed by Avery Elle exclusively for Ellen Hutson. You can view the CLASSroom post over at EH here.

Here is what Ellen Hutson has to say about United We Flourish.

Last November we began celebrating our 10th anniversary with the theme United We Flourish. And what does United We Flourish mean? It means that our company would not be here without the amazing companies we work with, the designers who create stunning projects showcasing the wonderful products being created AND you, our fabulous customers! YOU are such a vital part of our creative community – you inspire & encourage us! Your response to United We Flourish was overwhelming and heart-warming. We heard repeatedly from you that you appreciate how our little company works together with the other manufacturers we carry to bring you their products and education showing how to use those products. To thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we have partnered with some of our friends to offer exclusive limited edition stamp & die sets!!! These sets will be available for a limited time (most likely 3-6 months) after each release, depending on how quickly you snap them up. The theme of these stamps sets are uplifting and fun. 

We are thrilled to present the second one to you… G’Day Mate Avery Elle exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC.

  • Adhere acetate to back of inked background panel.
  • Adhere Koala in tree to front.
  • Then adhere 2 layers of foam to back, aligning diamonds.
  • Mound shaker contents on A2 folded card panel.
  • Adhere panel over top of shaker contents being sure that all pieces are within shaker window.
  • Heat emboss sentiment on black strip, add strip and adhere to panel. Trim strip to size after application.

If you’d like more detail or are a visual learner, click the YouTube video tutorial above. If you like the content you’ve seen, please consider subscribing and giving the video a thumbs up! If you are more text inclined, you can subscribe to this blog and get updates straight to your email box!

Thank you so much for popping in today. I love to share my Creative Bliss and I’m so pleased to have someone to share with!

See you again soon!

xoxo, Janette

Shop

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D2BA Butterfly Inspiration

D2BA Butterfly Inspiration

Hi there, my friends! Today is Monday and I’m sharing over at the Dare 2B Artzy blog about creating depth and dimension with colored pencils and black. Yep, black. Don’t be afraid to turn to the dark side. Just like white space, black is an important color to create deep dark depth and contrast.

I’ve also created a video tutorial so you can have a front seat guide to creating with black! You can watch from this blog below, from D2BA or on YouTube. I have linked up all the products here, there and everywhere for your convenience, as well. Thanks so much for your support. We’ll see you soon!

PS: There is a Giveaway over in the video tutorial. (Happy Hunting!)

If you like the content you see in the video below, please consider liking and subscribing to see more from me!

You can shop for D2BA goodies here!

Have you found your Creative Bliss today? Do, take time for you!

xxoo, Janette

Shop

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