Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

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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