Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Erin Lee Creative Launch Blog Hop (+Giveaway)

by | Nov 28, 2018 | Backgrounds, Copic Markers, Erin Lee Creative, Giveaway, Happy Thoughts, Heat Embossing, Ink Blending, Snarky, Watercolor

Hello and welcome to an introduction to all things Erin Lee Creative. Erin is a charmer with big blue eyes and entrepreneurs heart. She recently moved her adorbs family from Texas to the mid-west for a slower, simpler life. And then she released her own line of stamps, dies and stencils with an edgy flair that lacks within the industry currently. Is she crazy? Maybe. The jury is still out. Good news is she’s is in fantastic company!

Join us today for a blog hop full of inspiration, tips and tricks (and prizes!). Follow along and discover Erin Lee Creative!

 

I may have a thing for buffalo plaid, as can be proven with the 20 yards that currently resides on my cutting table while I sew up our family Christmas jammies… Give it to me in a stamp, with texture, and you have me squealing like a little girl.

I began by ink blending Red Royal ink on Guava colored cardstock all around the perimeter with soft blending brushes (no more foam for me!).  Then I stamped Erin Lee Creative’s Buffalo Plaid in Amalgam ink. The texture imprinted by the stamp gives the illusion of fabric. In-cred-ible!

A project supply list can be found HERE

I then stamped ELC’s Aztec Antlers in Amalgam ink, heat embossed clear, and colored the image with watercolor brush markers. I heat embossed the included smaller sentiment in white on black cardstock and the script in the reverse. After adhering the elements to the card (some with dimensional adhesive) and the panel to a folded card base, I added a touch of Irresistible Pico Embellisher in Shimmer to the ornaments. And then set it aside, waaay aside, to dry safely overnight. 

I broke out the Daniel Smith watercolors to pair with this gorgeous background stamp and snarky sentiment perfect for just because happy mail.

After stamping the ELC Sketched Floral Background in Amalgam ink on Arches Cold Pressed watercolor paper, I filled in with Carbonite Violet, Serpentine Genuine, Pyrrol Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue and Duochrome Turquoise Daniel Smith shades. Don’t be intimidated by watercolor. I completed this project with just 5 colors, and while Daniel Smith paints are more expensive than some, this is one area I feel it is worth spending the extra funds. Quality paints, paper and brushes really do make a tremendous difference with watercolor. 

While the watercolor dried, I stamped the larger Can’t sentiment on vellum in StazOn Jet Black ink and white heat embossed the sentiment on a violet cardstock. I ironed flat the watercolor panel by placing it into a carrier sheet and passing it though a hot Minc machine (a laminator works too). I then trimmed down the panel to A2 and adhered it to a folded card base. I attached the vellum with liquid glue behind the sentiment strip and ever so slightly in the tippy-top corners (totally invisible!).

A project supply list can be found HERE

I am rounding out my three projects today with ELC’s Floral Skull Background. I’m not generally one to be drawn to skulls, ew, but this one?!? Yes, this one is different. She must have been amazing back in her day. 

I stamped the image on A2 #110 Neenah Classic Crest in Solar White, again with Amalgam ink. I colored the image with Copic markers. I used E41, E0000, W0, and 0 for the skull. YG67, YG25 ad YG21 for the leaves. E57, Y17, R85, R32, RV42, R01, R12 and YR20 to achieve to coral look of the flowers. N5 is the background color. Keeping a wet edge of ink and the same ink saturation throughout will ensure a relatively smooth stroke-less finish. 

I trimmed the image slightly smaller than A2 to create a border, gold embossed the Don’t sentiment and popped the image onto a folded card base with fun foam for dimension.

I apologize if the minor explicit language in this project is offensive. It suits particular people, at particular times, and I so needed this in my life for those special occasions!

A project supply list can be found HERE

Blog Hop

Giveaway: To celebrate the launch of Erin Lee Creative we are giving away one stamp set each to three lucky winners chosen from comments left across all of the blogs participating in this hop. Please leave a comment on any participating blog by December 5th, 2018. Three winners will be announced the following week on the Erin Lee Creative Blog. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

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

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

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Aztec Antlers Stamp Set
[ ERN ]
Buffalo Plaid Background Stamp
[ ERN ]
Sketched Floral Background Stamp
[ ERN ]
Can’t Sentiment Stamp Set
[ ERN ]
Floral Skull Background Stamp
[ ERN ]
Don’t Sentiment Stamp Set
[ ERN ]
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Guava
[ BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Arches Watercolor Pad 9 in. x 12 in....
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Classic Vellum Layering Paper (10)
[ HA ]
Amazon.com: Neenah Paper 4456 Neenah...
[ AMZUS ]
Amalgam Ink Pad- Jet Black
[ BRI | GNK | SSS ]
Red Royal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
[ HA | SBC | SSS ]
Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real...
[ AMZUS ]
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush...
[ AMZUS ]
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush...
[ AMZUS ]
Kuretake Fude Real Brush Pen, Clean...
[ AMZUS ]
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush...
[ AMZUS ]
Daniel Smith CARBAZOLE VIOLET 5ML...
[ SSS | ELH ]
Daniel Smith SERPENTINE GENUINE 5ML...
[ SSS | ELH ]
Daniel Smith PYRROL RED 5ML Extra...
[ SSS | ELH ]
DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors...
[ ELH ]
DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors...
[ ELH ]
Copic Sketch Markers - Carpe Diem...
[ CRP ]
BESTOPE Makeup Brushes 10 Pieces Oval...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
[ SSS ]
Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
[ SSS ]
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 4...
[ SSS ]
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
[ HA | ELH | SSS ]
Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
[ HA | SBC | SSS ]
White Detail Embossing Powder
[ HA | SBC | SSS ]
Gold Embossing Powder
[ HA | ELH | SSS ]
Embossing Tool
[ HA ]
Connect Glue
[ BRI | GNK | SSS ]
Irresistibles Shimmer Pico
[ BRI | ELH ]
Original Misti
[ HA | ELH | SSS ]

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