Distress Techniques Day 4

Hello everyone!!  I’m back again with another days work from the Creative Chemistry 103 class.

I skipped Day 2 and 3, but I will come back to it.  Today I will show you what Day 4 is all about.

Day 4 was all about Distress Crayons.

I bought two sets when they came out but I wasn’t a fan of them.  I couldn’t get them to do what I wanted.  Another design team member showed me how I could use them and I was ok with that.  Then this class really set the record straight.

Take a look:

Distress Tags 4

The different techniques are:

  1. Distress Crayon Smudge
  2. Distress Crayon Textured Resist
  3. Distress Crayon Watercolor Resist
  4. Distress Crayon Blended Background
  5. Distress Crayon Layered Coloring

Totally awesome right!!  I love these different techniques!!

Supplies used:

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Advertisements

Distress Techniques Day 1

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with some distress tags from the Creative Chemistry 103 class.

I have to thank my design team member for encouraging me to take this 3rd class by Tim Holtz.  I’ve taken the first two back when they came in 2012 and 2013, and wasn’t sure what I would learn in this class that would be different.

I have to admit, I’ve learned quit a bit.  So I’m thankful for the push.

Day one we learned a couple of different techniques!!

Here are a couple of them:

  1. Distress DIY Ombre – my butterfly tags
  2. Distress Highlight Stamping – the face card and the leaf tag
  3. Distress Off-Set Stamping – the flower card

Distress Tags 1

I love how these tags turned out.  I can’t wait to see what the other days will bring.

Supplies used:
Mini Ink Blending Tool

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

OCC: Background Check Homework Day 2

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today just popping in to share my homework for my new Online Card Class called Background Check!!

Its all about creating different backgrounds for our card designs.  Day 2 was all about creating backgrounds using stamping techniques. The possibilities are endless with this type of designs.

So I started with Kristina’s technique which is Dye and Pigment Ink Stamping.

Take a look at my card panel that I created:

Dye and Pigment Stamping Finish (OCC)

I used Lawn Fawn Argyle Backdrops to create this pattern.  I used Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, and Berry Sorbet Dye Ink.  I also used Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink.

Dye and Pigment Stamping (OCC)

I love how this turned out.  I have to try this with other pattern stamps that I have in my stash.

Now I have to go to finish up Day 2 and start on Day 1.  I’m working backwards but I’m ok with that.

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Supplies used:

PTI Berry Sorbet InkPTI Summer Sunrise InkHawaiian ShoresHero Arts Unicorn Pigment InkLF Argyle Backdrops

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Online Card Class Homework – Day 2

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with another card I created for my Stretch Your Dies homework!!

Kristina Werner taught us how to die cut within larger dies.  I thought this was totally awesome.

Take a look at my card:

Leafy ThanksM

For this technique:

1. I die cut our leaves out of watercolor paper.

2. Then I arranged the leaves the way I wanted them to appear on my card.

3. I covered the arrangement with masking paper so that the leaves stay in place.

4. I ran the masked leaves through my big shot to cut out a circle.

5. Before moving the mask, I added foam tape to the back of each leaf.

6. I placed my masked piece down and then took my time and lifted the mask.

7. I die cut my thank you, added Wink of Stella to all of my piece and my card was done.

Leafy ThanksM2

Super easy and fun.

Supplies used:

Stitched Leaves LF Scripty Thanks Wink of Stella clearCanson Watercolor Paper Distress Ink 4Distress Ink 2

 

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Top Dog Dies – Just for you

Hello everyone!!  Its Top Dog Die Wednesday!!  I’m here with a die technique that I learned in my new Online Card Class called Stretch Your Dies!!

Carissa Wiley taught us how to create a window card using a die-cut opening!!  I was super excited when I saw that technique.

I went with Top Dog Dies Decorated Eggs Die Set to create my card today!

TC095-DTake a look at my card:

Just for you (TDD)

How cute is that!!  I used the solid egg die to create that window.

Take a closer look:

Just for you 4 (TDD)

I partial die cut on that egg so that the egg would be a door to my sentiment inside the card.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cute a strip of Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka, Mon Amie patten paper and adhered it to the front of my card front.

2. I placed the die to the right side of the card front.

That’s when I remembered I wasn’t going to be able to partial die cut the egg because my cutting plate was too big and my card could fold or the die cut would go through the whole card.

So I cute my card in half.  Once I’m done cutting my die I will adhere the card panel to the front of a new card front to stay with a one layer card.

3. Before attaching the card panel to my card front, I die cut the egg on my card front so that the card panel matches the card base.

4. I used Papertry Ink  Swoosh Stamp set to stamp my sentiment inside the egg and Technique Tuesday Smile Borders to stamp my sentiment on the strip of pattern paper using Memento Tuexdo Black Ink.

5. I added Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 4mm sequins  and 6mm sequins to added interest.

Just for you 2 (TDD)

Just for you 3 (TDD)

So what do you think?  Are you fascinated as much as I was.  Never thought to use my dies in this manner.  This is why I love learning!!

Supplies used:

LetsPolkaMonAmiePetitePaperPack Swoosh Smile Borders Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mm Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins Memento Black Ink

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Clean and Simple 4 – Day 1

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with my first homework project from the new Online Card Class – Clean and Simple 4!!

Before I show you what I created, let me just say I LOVE these classes.  I learn so much from all of the instructors.  Its unbelievable.

Day 1 we learned about:

1. Heat Embossing and Masking

2. 3D Embossing

3. Faux Ceramic Titles

Did your jaw drop?  Yes, it should.  Amazing, Amazing stuff. I can’t wait to share all of it with you.

 

My card today showcases Heat Embossing and Masking!  The talented Jennifer McGuire taught us how to combine simple masking and stamping with powders to create unique backgrounds that will really add pop to a clean and simple design.

Take a look at my card:

OCC Embossed Love

Amazing right!! Just some pop of color turned this simple card to Wow!! simple card.

Here is a closer look:

OCC Embossed Love 2

Here you can see the white emboss pattern that follows evenly across the card.  Amazing what masking can really do!!

I will be back with more cards from Day 1 class!!

FYI –  a2z Scrapbooking Store has all of your Hero Arts needs.  The best part is, I have a coupon for you to use.  Use KYMONA15 to get 15% off your totally purchase.

Jennifer used a Hero Arts Basic Grey Bold Flower Pattern Background Cling Stamp on her card, that I love but didn’t have. So I ordered it from a2z Scrapbooking and you can too.

Hero Arts Bold Flower Pattern

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Highline Ironwork LF Scripty Love Hero Arts White Embossing PowderHero Arts Snow Layering Paper Hero Arts Black Layering Paper

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

Holiday Card Workshop Day 4

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with my homework from Day 4 from my Online Card Class Holiday Card Workshop.  I’m so happy I’m able to complete some of my homework.  There are times when I don’t get to finish all my assignments, so to be able to get them done this time around is great for me.

Day 4 lessons focused on One-Layer Cards.

Our instructors today were:

1. Jennifer McGuire with a Window Card

2. Laura Bassen with Create a Scene

3. Julie Ebersole with Simple Masking

Now on to my cards.  Lets start with:

1. Jennifer taught us a double partial die cutting trick.  I really love this technique and will be using it on more of my cards.

Here is my card:

Snowman

Yes, this card has two separate die cuts.  Can you believe that?  I know, neat isn’t it.

Lets look at the inside of the card:

Snowman InsideI heat embossed my sentiment, cut a circle stencil and inked my circle with distress inks.  I add clear wink of stella to the circle.  I colored a piece of white cardstock with the same Copic marker I used on the snowman’s buttons.  I punch a heart and adhered it to the circle.

I loved the card so much I made another.  Take a look at my second card:

Santa Die cut

Isn’t this Santa just the cutest you’ve seen.  I really like my coloring of this Santa.  I’m not to fond of the background but it will do.

In fact the snowman should have this background and the Santa should have the other background.

Take a look at the inside of the card:

Santa Inside

I think I put to much glitter on this circle.  What do you think?

Now on to the next card:

2. Julie taught us how to mask off an area and stamp in that area to create a silhouette.

I’m not sold on my card but I tried, take a look:

Joy

Julie used die cut of a deer with antlers, her cards look so much better.  I have to give this technique another try.

Julie created another card that I will try to do tomorrow.  I also have to work on the card Laura taught us.

I will be back tomorrow with those cards.  Stay tuned!!

Supplies used:

Snowman and Santa Card:

Winter FriendsCopic MarkersSalty Ocean Distress InkTumble Glass Distress InkCircles Framelits DieItty Bitty Accents Punch PackWink of Stella clearclassiccrestsolarwhtie

 

Joy Card:

Scripty Joy Mistletoe Lawn Trimmings Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment InkSSS Khaki cardstockconfetti

So what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona