CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Inspiration

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge for our August.

Our theme is Take a Technique!

This months challenge is going to be super fun!!  Its all about Pens and Pencils!

This means using your pens and pencils on your projects!! You could draw or sketch a design, or use your pens and pencils for coloring.  Copics, Distress Markers, Spectrum Noirs, Watercolor Pencils, Paint Pens, and markers, whatever floats your boat!!  You could add detail with fine liner pens, gel pens or smudgy Stabilo pencil…..the only limit is your imagination!! Remember there, MUST be real stamping on your projects.  Digital images CAN be used, but must be used alongside rubber/acrylic stamping!

Take a look at my card:

You're Awesome

I used Mama Elephant Three Amigos stamp set to stamp and die cut my little raccoon.

I used my Copic Markers: W1, W3, W5  to color the raccoon.

I used My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Circle Window Die  to cut a window out of my card panel.

I added a piece of Stampin Up! Cherry On Top DSP behind the scallop circle die cut.

I adhered the card panel to my card base with fun foam.

I added the cut out skunk to the card base with Stampin’ Up! dimensional and adhered it to the card front.

Nice and easy!!

Now its your turn to play along with us.

We have a great prize pack for you.

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for August is: Chocolate Baroque.bluepark-header-bar-25

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 Stamp Plate Artistic Affirmations

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

THREE_AMIGOS_largeTHREE_AMIGOS die set. jpg MFT Peek-a-Boo Circle DieSU Cherry on Top DSP

Fun Foam Dimesional

 

Thanks you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

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Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Shake, Shake, Shake

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp and our DT Dare!!!

What is a DT Dare you ask? It’s a fun monthly challenge for the YNS design team to show case more fabulous projects using the new release products!!

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Fun right!!

Wait there is more!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post you could Win a YNS Stamp Set of your choice!!! 

Exciting right!!  It sure is for me!!

The DT Dare Challenge this month is Shake, Shake, Shake!!  The design team was asked to create a project using that has a shaker pocket.

Take a look at my card:You're so sweet

 YNS Supplies: Scrapworks Mini Sunburst Dies, Zero Calories

Other Supplies: We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, MFT Hybrid Black Ink, Lucy Abrams Star Shine Sequin, 3M Foam Tape

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my card base to a A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50 scored at 5.50.

2. I cut the white card panel to 4.25 x 5.50 and used Your Next Stamp Scrapworks-Mini Sunburst Die Set to cut a flower in the center of the paper.

3. I used a retired Stampin’ Up! embossing folder to add dimension to the card front.

4. I stamp the sentiment and the smily faces from the Your Next Stamp Zero Calories stamp set with My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink.

5. I used the We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool to create my shaker pocket.  I added Lucy Abrams Star Shine Sequin to the pocket then sealed it.

6. I added the shaker pocket to the card panel with tape adhesive.  I added foam take to the back of the panel and added it to my card base.

Whoa La!!  My card is complete!!

So tell me what you think of this challenge?  I would love to know, let me know below!

Don’t forget we have Blog Candy for you!

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Just a reminder….we have a Birthday Sale!!!

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Don’t for get to take advantage of the special promo code to choose your own discount!!

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Supplies used:

Zero CaloriesScrapworks Mini Sunburst Diesfuse bundleMFT Hybrid Black InkStar Shine Sequins 3M Double Coated Foam Tape

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CASology 159 – Aquatic

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Cue Card for you!!!

This week’s cue card is all about water and anything pertaining to water!!

Week 159 - Aquatic

 

Take a look at my card:

Sail away with me (CAS)

Here is how I created this card:

This is a simple one layer card.  I stamped the waves three times, slight on top of each other. Then I stamped the boat right on top of the waves.  I used Copic marker R27 to color in the bottom portion of my boat.

I stamped the main sentiment first then the smaller sentiment last.

That was it!!  A nice card to reproduce!!

Now its your turn!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

Design-Team

Gillian Ross

Hannelie Baster

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Jan

Our Sponsor this week is Unicko Studio.

Supplies used:

SSS Sailing StampDeep Sea Ink LF lobster Copic R27MFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp Birthday Blog Hop!!!

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Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, my second blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps tickles me pink!!

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Deborah’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom and start at Jeanie’s blog.

I’m over the top excited about this birthday blog hop and this great release!  All of the sets and dies are amazing!!  My favorite one is the Cute Alpha Stamp Set and die!  I used that set on one of my cards below.

Are you ready for my big reveal?  I made two cards to inspire you!

Take a look at my first card:

Your Paw-some (YNS)

I have to admit, I’m not a dog or cat fan.  I’m totally afraid of them but this card makes me change my mind for just a minute, LOL.  I love the how this card turned out.  I also love how this stamp set comes with so many small pieces that can be used for so many different card looks.

YNS Supplies: Phoebe with a Wagon Stamp Set and Die Set

Other Supplies: Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, Black and White Cardstock

Take a look at my second card:

Back to school 3 (YNS)

This is my favorite card.  I created this card for my daughters new teacher.  It’s a back to school card that my daughter will give to her new teacher.  I really thing she will enjoy this.

I love making shaker cards.  They are super fun and interactive.  For this card I decided that I wanted the entire card to be a shaker card.  I created the watercolor panel and didn’t want to add anything to it.  So I decided to project it behind the plastic.

Check out my process:

Watercolor back to school (YNS)

I used Versamark Ink and inked up my entire stamp set without taking the stamps off of the sheet they came on. That allowed me to keep letters and numbers nice and even.

Watercolor Back to school 2 (YNS)

After I stamped onto the watercolor paper, I added embossing powder and heat set it.

Watercolor Back to School 3 (YNS)

I used my paint brush and added a good amount of water to the watercolor paper.  Then I added my distress ink colors one at a time to the watercolor paper.  I did two watercolor washes, heating setting in between each wash.  I totally love how this turned out.  How could you add anything directly on top of it?  So the only way to decorated it with out touching it was to create a full shaker card.

Back to school (back)

My daughter did write on the back of the watercolor panel before I sealed it in the plastic. I blocked out both names to protect them.  I just wanted you to see what the back looks like.

My daughter loves how this card turned out.

Lets take another look at the card:

Back to school 2 (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Phoebe with a Wagon Stamp set and die, Cute Alpha Stamp set

Other Supplies: We R Memory Keepers Tool Bundle, Lucy Abrams Just Peachy Sequin, Copic Markers R27, Y17, C3, Vellum, Versamark Ink, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

So what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these cards to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these cards are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because three lucky commenters will have a chance to win a YNS $50 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on August 12th.  So don’t for get to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.

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Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to choose your own discount!!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

 

Your Next Stamp August 2015 Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!! I’m back again for this months Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!

We are getting ready for our August Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today.  Are you excited?  I am!!

On top of this being a great release Your Next Stamp is celebrating a birthday!!!  So hold on tight to your seat. We have a lot great stuff to share!!

Take a look at my card that I’m giving you a sneak peek of:

Shhh I'm (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Incognito Stamp Set, Circles – Stitching Marks Die Set

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink, Misti

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Here’s the inside!

To create this card was easy:

I used the last 5 circle Stitching Marks Die and added the stitching all over my card front.  Then I stamped and die cut my little men out.  I colored my little men with Copic Markers.  Then I stacked the little man on top of it using foam tape. After that I stamped my sentiment on the outside and the inside of the card.

It looks hard to do but it really isn’t!!  Trust me!!

So are you excited about what you see?  You have to see what my fellow team members came up with the rest of the release!

You can find all of the new projects on the Your Next Stamp Blog!!

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the August 2015 Release Hop!!

Supplies used:

Stitching marks circle dieCopic Markers MFT Hybrid Black Ink Misti

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge

Second Post for today
If your looking for YNS Sketch and Challenge post, click here

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge for our August.

Our theme is Take a Technique!

This months challenge is going to be super fun!!  Its all about Pens and Pencils!

This means using your pens and pencils on your projects!! You could draw or sketch a design, or use your pens and pencils for coloring.  Copics, Distress Markers, Spectrum Noirs, Watercolor Pencils, Paint Pens, and markers, whatever floats your boat!!  You could add detail with fine liner pens, gel pens or smudgy Stabilo pencil…..the only limit is your imagination!! Remember there, MUST be real stamping on your projects.  Digital images CAN be used, but must be used alongside rubber/acrylic stamping!

So with allll of that being said.  On to my card.  I LOVE how it turned out!

Take a look at my card:

Love (TIMI)

I used WPlus9 Doodle Buds Stamp Set for this months card!!  It is so appropriate.  The flowers look hand drawn don’t they.  Nope its a stamp!!! Wait the stem looks hand drawn too!!  I love it!!

I used Prima Watercolor Pencils and a waterbrush to achieve the watercolor look on my flowers.  Then I fussy cut them out and adhered them to my card with dimensionals.  I stamped the stem using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink. I die cut the Love from WPlus9 Love Showers Layers Die out of black cardstock.

Nice and easy!!

Now its your turn to play along with us.

We have a great prize pack for you.

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for August is: Chocolate Baroque

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Plate

 

Stamp Plate Artistic Affirmations

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

Wplus9 Doodle BudsWplus9 Love Showers Layers DiePrima The BasicsPrima Spring & FallMFT Hybrid Black Ink

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #20

Hello everyone!!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and this week’s Sketch and Color Challenge #20!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the sketch:

YNSSketch20

 

Take a look at the color combo:

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Once again I choose to go with the sketch!!  Take a look at my card:

Thank you so mush (YNS)

 

YNS: Plant Some Kindness, Teal Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather, Copic Markers, My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink, Clear Wink of Stella, Foam Tape

I have to say this was a hard sketch for me.  I couldn’t figure out what to do or what stamp set I wanted to use.

So I decided to go with a stamp set that I haven’t used yet.

This card was easy to create.  I simply cut my cardstock and pattern paper to different size and adhered them to the card base.

I stamped my image using MFT Hybrid Black Ink and colored the images with some Copic markers: Y06, R29, G17E25, E31.

I pop the stamped panel up with foam tape.

I add three gumdrops to the bottom right corner.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until August 20th at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate fro a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

Supplies used:

Plant Some Kindnessteal 2 gumdrops Sweater Weather Petite Paper Pack Copic Markers MFT Hybrid Black Ink3M Double Coated Foam Tape Wink of Stella clear

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona