{Clean and Simple} – Grid

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

This week’s cue card:

Take a look at my card:

For this card, I went with Darkroom Door Mesh Stencil to create my grid patten with distress ink (Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade) and the blending tool.

Nice, simple and easy.

What do you think?

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

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

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel Bergfeld

Sherrie Mannion

Guest Designer

Bobby

Supplies used:

Altenew Cotton Comfort Stamp Set 

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{Clean and Simple} CASology 231 – Forest

Hello everyone and Happy New Year CASology Family!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:

week-231-forest

Take a look at my card:

beautiful-cas

For this week’s cue card I used Rubber Dance Stamp Pines Fir Yew to stamp the tree branches in different colors, Distress Ink Rusty Hinge and Distress Ink Mowed Lawn.  I also used Rubber Dance Stamp Beautiful Words to stamp the sentiment.  I stamp the branches to make them appear as if they are coming up from the bottom of the card.

What do you think?

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

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

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel Bergfeld

Sherrie Mannion

Our sponsor this week is Rubber Dance Stamps!

Supplies used:

pine-fir-yew beautiful-words 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

{Clean and Simple} CASology 211 – Dream

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

This week’s cue card:

Week 211 - Dream

Take a look at my card:

Dream (CAS)

When I saw this week’s cue card, I knew right away that I wanted to use Neat and Tangled Making Waves – Nice and Neat Dies.  I love how the clouds are particle cut out of the card stock.

Creating this card was a breeze.  I die cut the front of the white Bristol Smooth card panel using the Making Waves Die. Then I used a pencil to outline the circle, so that I knew where to apply the distress ink.  I started with Distress Ink Tumbled Glass to create the sky.  Then I came in with Distress Ink Broken China to darken it just a bit closer to the top of the sky.  After that I used Distress Ink Forest Moss to create the ground.

Once all of the colors were down, I applied tumbled glass again over the entire scene to lighten the sky and the grass.  Once I was satisfied with the way the scene looked, I used Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script Stamp Set and Clearsnap Colorbox Wicked Archival Ink to stamp the cue card word.

Then I placed a couple of dimensionals on the back of the card panel and placed it on top of the card base. Perfect!!!

I truly love how this card turned out. I think is absolutely perfect for this challenge. What do you think?

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

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

DT Badge

Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations!

I’m also playing along with AAA Cards Game #71:

#71

Supplies used:

Making Waves Die  Sophisticated Script Wicked Black

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

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

CS Take It Make It: Multicoloring Stenciling

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

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of July.

This month’s theme is Take a Technique: Stenciling or Masking!!  That means you can use a stencil or mask somewhere on your creation with a stamped image or sentiment anywhere on your creation.

Take a look at my card:

Hello Hey You (TIMI)

Stenciling is so pretty to me.  I just love how easy it is to create a super nice and simple background that looks so elegant!!

Here is how I create this card:

  1. I place Create a Smile Boxes Stencil on top of an A2 size card and held it down with post it tape.
  2. Then I used Distress Ink Wild Honey and Scattered Straw and applied ink using an ink blending tool.
  3. I started in the bottom right hand corner with wild honey and move my way up the card getting lighter with scattered straw.
  4. Then I stamped the sentiments from a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set with Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink.

Super simple and easy!!!

Sooooo, what do you think? Please let me know below.

Prizes:

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: GiogioCraft!

Prize: Bundle of 4 Stencils

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:

Create a Smile Boxes Stencil   Wicked Black

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CS Take It Make It: Sentiment Stamping

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

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of July.

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!! Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

Successful woman (TIMI)

I love this So Suzy Stamps sentiment!!  It speaks volumes for women.  Such a confident booster!!

To create this card was simple:

  1. This is an A2 card size, 4.25 by 5.50, scored at 5.50. This card has a card front as well. Cut to the same size as the base of the card.
  2. Run the top of the card front through the Sizzix Big Shot Plus using the Stampin’ Up! Brick Wall Embossing Folder.
  3. Then run the bottom of the card front through the Big Shot again.  Leaving space for the sentiment.
  4. Stamp the sentiment using Versafine Black Ink.
  5. Using Distress Ink Mini Antique Linen blend some of the color over the embossed brick wall with the Mini Ink Blending Tools, for a realistic feel.
  6. Add two of the brown Your Next Stamp Milk and Cookies Matte Gumdrops to finish the card off.

Pretty easy!!

Sooooo, what do you think? Please let me know below.

Prizes:

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 July is: Calico Craft Parts!

Calico Crafts Parts

Gift

Prize:3 aperture ATB kits, 4 beach/nautical mini shape sheets,
seashell frame ATC blank, nautical shrine kit.

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:

Successful WomanBrick Wall Embossing FolderMilk and Cookies Matte GD

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

The Ton’s Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop

Second post for today

Hello everyone!!!  I’m excited today. I was asked again to participate in The Ton’s Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop!! Yayyyy!!

the ton

If you arrived here from the talented Keeway blog then you are on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start at the beginning, The Ton blog, as to not miss any of the amazing projects!

Lets jump in:

For my first card: I used the The Ton Graceful Rose stamp set and I have to tell you this stamp is so pretty!!  The rose is so life like!!  When I first saw that stamp set and was deciding what I wanted to do, it came to me to leave the rose as is and color my background.  That’s what I did.

Beautiful (The Ton)

I simple stamped the image and then added some Masking Fluid to keep my flower nice and white. I was so excited to use this fluid because I’ve had it and never used it.

Adding masking fluid

Here is happens when you don’t wait for the masking fluid dry.  I thought I waited long enough but apparently not.  So I had to start all over.

Mistake

I fuss cut out the rose and created my own mask as to not make a mistake again.

cutting out image

Once the mask was down on my cardstock, I used Distress Ink Abandon Coral, Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry to color the background around the flower.

I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Black Ink.

Totally beautiful!!

Beautiful (The Ton)

For card number 2: I used The Ton Sparklers Alpha stamp set!!

Hi (The Ton)

I love when alpha stamps are so nicely place on their storage sheet.  They are super easy to stamp right on your cardstock.

This stamp set has sprinkles and a heart in the right places. I moved the x,y, z over a bit but that’s it.

I inked up the letters with Versamark ink and turned my card panel upside down onto the stamp.

I added white embossing powder then I heat set the letters.

Then I started with the lightest color in the center blending out to the darker color on the outsides.

I used a glitter sun frame from Crate Paper to highlight the word HI!

I adhered this card panel to a black card base to finish this card off!

Finished!!  What do you think?  I love both cards using both of these stamp sets.  Such a great way to bring in the Summer!! Full of color!!!

Let me know what you think below!!  I would love to hear from you.

Your next stop on this hop is the super talented Michelle!!  You will love what she has come up with.

Giveaway!!

What is a blog hop without giveaway!!! In order to qualify for one of the four $25 gift codes to The Ton’s online store, you must leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop.  The comment period will close on Saturday, June 18th at 11:59pm EST.  Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on all of the blogs.

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the lineup:

The Ton
Vera Yates
Amy Tsuruta
Emily Midgett
Lisa Harrolle
Eunji Jung
Laura Sterckx
Mayline Jung
Laurel Beard
Jessica Frost Ballas
Ruby Naz
Stephanie Klauck
Keeway Tsao
Kymona Tracey ← You are here
Michelle Short

You will not be disappointed!!  Have fun hopping!!

I’m also entering Virginia’s View Challenge #22 (Summer Challenge)

V V Challenge #22

Supplies:

Graceful Rose Sparklers Alphaheavyweight cardstock