Stenciling: A Clean and Simple Way

Hello everyone!!  I’m over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog today with a stenciling card: the clean and simple way!

Here is a sneak peek of the card I’m sharing today:

Friend you Inspire Me (a2z)1

When you think of Clean and Simple, please remember this formula:

Plenty of white space + a simple design that can be repeated with ease + little to no embellishment = Clean and Simple!

Please visit me over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog for the full card and tutorial.

Let me know what you think!  I hope you join us this month for our Clean and Simple challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Using A Die Cut To Create A CAS Card – a2z Scrapbooking Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a new a2z Scrapbooking Challenge. Its all about Clean and Simple and I have a super fun technique for you: using a die cut to create a CAS card!

Yup, you can use your dies to create CAS cards.  Go figure!!

Take a look at the card I created:

Grateful

Creating this was pretty simple.

  1. Take Hero Arts Paper Layering Large Lotus and die cut the white cardstock panel.
  2. Use Hero Arts Handwritten Grateful and stamp the sentiment in the top left hand corner.
  3. Adhere a scrap piece of watercolor paper with Plus adhesive behind the flower so that color shine through. watercolor panel
  4. Trim 1/2″ of the white cardstock so that the black cardstock base will show on the left side of the card.
  5. Adhere the white card panel on top of the black cardstock using Plus adhesive.
  6. To finish the card off add some Hero Arts Gems in the center of the flower and around the sentiment.

Here is a closer look at that die cut:

flower close up

What do you think?

I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of June.  Good Luck!

If you would like to purchase any Hero Arts products please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

HA Large Lotus die HA Grateful   Recollections White Heavyweight Recollections Black Heavyweight

Confections The Classics InksPrima Watercolor paper 6x6.jpg

Thank you for stopping by!!

Kymona

How to use a Stencil to Watercolor – a2z Scrapbooking Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a new a2z Scrapbooking Challenge. Its all about watercoloring and I have a super fun technique for you: using a stencil to watercolor!

Yup, you can use stencils to watercolor.  Go figure!!

Take a look at the card I created:

IMG_0113

Creating this card was simple, although it looks complicated.

  1. Take Hero Arts Bold Daisy Stencil and turn it up side down.
  2. Tap Distress Mini Ink Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade ink pad onto the stencil.
  3. Spray the stencil with water moving the ink.
  4. Turn the stencil over and place it onto your watercolor paperr.
  5. Press down and use a napkin to wipe away the excessive ink and water.
  6. Let the watercolor paper dry.
  7. Stamp the sentiment using Hero Arts Handwritten Thank You using Versafine Ink.
  8. Add Hero Arts Sunshine Mixed Accents to finish the card off.

What do you think?

I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of April.  Good Luck!

If you would like to purchase any Hero Arts products please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

Bold Daisy StencilHA Handwritten Thank you Distress Inks Kit 1Onyx Versafine Ink Ranger Watercolor PaperSunshine Mixed Accents

Thank you for stopping by!!

Kymona

a2z Scrapbooking March 2016 Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with our March Challenge!!!

Our new challenge is all about Embossing!!!!!

Check out the card I created for this challenge:

Congrats (a2z)

Can you see the embossed triangle pattern?  I love how this turned out.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I used Prima Watercolor Confections to create the watercolor background.
  2. Then I used Hero Arts Triangle Background and embossed the watercolor panel.
  3. After that, I trimmed the watercolor panel down, then I used Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut and cut out the sentiment out of the panel.
  4. I die cut the sentiment out of some white card stock and glued them together.
  5. Then I adhered the watercolor panel to the card base.
  6. After that, I glued the sentiment together, then I inlayed them back into the panel.
  7. I added three black pearls for an added touch.

What do you think?

I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of April.  Good Luck!

If you would like to purchase any Hero Arts products please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

Prima Watercolor Confection HA Triangle Background Congrats stamp and cutNeutral mixed pearlsPrima Watercolor paper 6x6.jpg

 

Thank you for stopping by!!

Kymona

a2z Scrapbooking February 2016 Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with our February Challenge!!!

  Our new challenge is all about Masking!!!!!

Check out the card I created for this challenge:

You're Pretty Sweet

First let me tell you that my daughter, really had me dying with laughter.  She said, “Mom, why did you color the watermelons orange”?  I said, “because they are oranges”.  Then she said, “Mom those aren’t oranges, they are watermelons.  Look at the seeds and the rim”. I had to laugh!!  So yes, they are watermelons that I turned into oranges.

In any case, all I did was:

  1. Stamp the two fruit on some masking paper then cut them out by hand.
  2. I stamped the apple first, then covered it with the masking paper then stamped the orange on both sides.
  3. Then I removed the masked and covered the right orange, with its mask, then stamped the last apple.
  4. Some of the fruit are in front and some are in the back.  That is what masking does.  It prevents you from having lines in the images.
  5. Then I colored them with Copic Markers E27, G07, R46 and YR68.
  6. After that I stamped the sentiment and added some gems.

Easy peasy!!

Great trick, right? I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of March.  Good Luck!

The Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Fruit Stamp SetHero Arts Clear Gemstones and Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper that I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any thing please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

HR Stamp Your Own Fruit Hero Arts GemCopic Markers Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper MFT Hybrid Black Ink Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper

Thank you for stopping by!!

Kymona

a2z Scrapbooking January 2016 Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with our January Challenge!!!

Happy New Year to all of you!!!!  Our new challenge is all about Fireworks (add some glitter and bling)!!!!!

Check out the card I created for this challenge:

Thanks a bunch (a2z)

I used Wink of Stella and Hero Arts Pearls and Gems for my Fireworks!!  I went with a thank you card instead of a New Years card because thank you cards are in order for all of the gifts my children received from their relatives.

Creating this card was easy!!

Here’s how:

  1. My card base is from Michael’s Recollections Heavyweight cardstock.
  2. Then I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die to cut my card panel from Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock.
  3. Then I used Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Thanks and stamped the sentiment and stars.
  4. Then I die cut the Hero Arts Swallowtail Butterfly Fancy Die out and adhered the butterfly to the card panel using glue dots.
  5. For the bling, I added Clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly and the Hero Arts Pearls and Gems Natural Mixed Accents to the card front.

Lets take a closer look:

Thanks closeup (a2z)

So what do you thing?  Please let me know.

Amazing isn’t it!! I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of February.  Good Luck!

The butterfly die that I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any thing please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

Recollections Black HeavyweightNeenah Desert Storm CS  Hero arts stamp cuts thanksSSS Stitched Rectangles DieOnyx Versafine Ink

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Kymona

a2z Scrapbooking December 2015 Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with our December Challenge!!!

Our new challenge is all about Dimension!!!!!  The holidays are finally here!!!  Don’t you just love this time of the year!  I do! I also love our new challenge for the end of 2015!  Our challenge this month is Make it Pop (Use a lot of Dimension)!!

Check out the card I created for this challenge:

Elf (a2z)

Creating this card was easy.

Here’s how:

  1. I used the pattern paper from Create a Stamp Snow Dance Kit with My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stax Die. 
  2. Then I stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things BB Santa’s Elves stamp set using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.
  3. Then I attached all of the panels with fun foam.
  4. I stamped one of the elves from Hero Arts Santa’s Elves Stamp and Cut with My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.
  5. I colored it in with Copic Markers: R24, R27, R29, YG17, YG03, YG25, E00, E23, E11, B00, B02
  6. I attached the elf to the front panel with foam tape.
  7. I added Your Next Stamp Love Earth Gumdrops for a nice finish.

So what do you think?  I had fun creating this card.

Supplies used:

Snow Dance Kit MFT Rounded Stitched DieBB Santa's Elves Copic Markers HA Santa's ElvesYNS Love EarthFoliage layering paper

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

a2z Scrapbooking November 2015 Challenge

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Hello everyone!!!  I’m here with the a2z Scrapbooking November Challenge.

Our new challenge is all about Holidays!!!!!  The holidays are vastly approaching us.  Are you ready with your holiday cards?  Our challenge this month is all about One Layer Holiday Cards!!  

Take a look at my card:

HoHoHo

Oh man this card was so easy to make!  Here’s how:

  1. I prep my cardstock with my powder bag so that the embossing powder wouldn’t stick to places I didn’t want it to.
  2. Then I stamped the sentiment four times with Versamark ink.
  3. I sprinkled the card front with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.
  4. Then I heat set it.
  5. I rounded the corners with my We R Memory Corner Chomper.

That was it!! Super easy and crisp!!

What do you think?  Please let me know below.

Amazing isn’t it!! I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of November.  Good Luck!

The stamp sets that I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of those stamp sets I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

HoHoHo stamp 67f65-white2bembossing2bpowder Neenah Desert Storm CS VersamarkWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thank you for stopping by!

Kymona

a2z Scrapbooking October 2015 Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with our October Challenge!!!

Our new challenge is sure to please you this month!!  Our challenge this month is All About Fall!! 

Check out the card I created for this challenge:

Autumn Greeting

Creating this card was simple.

Here’s how:

  1. I embossed the front of my card base using the retired Stampin’ Up! Polka Dot Embossing Folder.
  2. Then I used Hero Arts Paper Layering Pumpkin Die to cut out my pumpkin.
  3. Then I adhered the pumpkin to the front of my cad using glue.
  4. After that stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees stamp set using Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and heat set it.
  5. I trimmed the sentiment down, flagged it and adhered it to my card front.

Now tell me that pumpkin isn’t awesome!!  I love it! I love how it opens.

Amazing isn’t it!! I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of November.  Good Luck!

The stamp sets that I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of those stamp sets I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

HA Paper Layering Pumpkin DieHero Arts Clear Embossing Powder Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees  Blackberry Bliss CSTangelo TwistMossy Meadow

Thank you so much for stopping by!Kymona

a2z Scrapbooking September 2015 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with our September Challenge!!!

Our new challenge is sure to please you this month!!  Our challenge this month is Shake it Up!! 

I love shaker cards!!  For those of you who follow me know that I love shaker cards because I make them all the time. You can find a full tutorial on how to create a shaker card using a fuse tool here

Check out the card I created for this challenge:

Joy to the World (a2z)

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I cut the Bo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper to 4.25 x 5.50, which is the size of my card base.
  2. Then I used a circle die to cut a circle in the center of my patten paper.
  3. After that I used the same die and my fuse tool and created a circle pocket for my sequin.
  4. I filled the pocket up with Lucy Abrams Iridescent White Sparkly Sequin.
  5. I attached the shaker pocket to the back of the pattern paper using Plus Glue Tape.
  6. I used my Misti to line the sentiment up with the open circle on the pattern paper so that my sentiment placement is correct.
  7. I used Hero Arts Joy To The World Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment with Hero Arts Memories Black Dye Ink.
  8. Once the ink dried completely, I added foam tape tot he back of the pattern paper and attached that to the card base.

Joy to the world 1 (a2z)

Done! Finish! Complete!  Now its time to Shake, Shake, Shake!!

Amazing isn’t it!! I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of May.  Good Luck!

The stamp sets that I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of those stamp sets I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

Bo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper Iridescent White Sequin Plus Glue TapeHero Arts Memory inkMisti HA Joy To The World. jpg3M Double Coated Foam Tape We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona