The Ton 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!!  The Ton 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop is underway and it’s amazing. I made it back from Creativation just in time to participate in the hop so I’m excited.

If you arrived here from The Ton 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!

The Ton released 22 new stamps for their 3rd Anniversary which includes up to two free gifts with purchase (Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle A+B+C). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to the The Ton’s blog.  All new release products are available now!!

Lets jump in:

Card One:

City Building

The inspiration for this card came from an artist I met at Creativation on Monday.  His use of colors and water was amazing on a large background stamp.

So, for my first card I used the City Buildings Cling Background stamp to create a subtle multicolor background topped with a sentiment from the Seriously Amazing stamp set.

City Building

For the sentiment to pop off of the card, black embossing powder was added on top and heat set. Add a couple of gumdrops to finish the card off.

Card two:

XOXO

For my second card, I used the XOXO Mini stamp set to create a clean and simple Valentine’s Day card.

Use 4 different distress ink colors to create the pink ombre look.  Once thats done, stamp both sentiments using the MISTI and black ink.  Make sure the sentiment is dry, then stamp the sentiment again using Versamark ink.  Add black embossing powder and heat set the sentiment.

City Building

Add a couple of gumdrops to finish the card off.

So what do you think?  Are you loving The Ton’s new release?  I would love to hear what you think.

Now what’s a blog hop without a giveaway!!

Giveaway Time:

For each day of The Ton’s blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), Effie is giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering.  The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.

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

The Ton

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Laura Jane

Dana Gong

Here is the entire schedule and blog hop order:

January 19
The Ton
Kay Miller
Vera Yates
Chris Dayton

January 20
The Ton
Brenda Noelke
Amy Kolling
Jenny Lee Yamasaki

January 21
The Ton
Janette Kausen
Lisa Harrolle
Justine Hovey

January 22
The Ton
Amy Tsuruta
Mayline Jung
Maria Peters

January 23
The Ton
Laurel Beard
Anna Kutsenko
Svetlana Pavola

January 24
The Ton
Kymona Tracey
Laura Jane
Dana Gong

January 25
The Ton
Tae Eun
Simon Hurley
Olga Matyushevskaya

January 26
The Ton
Taheerah Atchia
Eunji Jung
Isha Gupta
Sveta Fotinia

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

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  The Ton  products were given to me since I’m guest designing.  The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

    

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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Postage Shape Card – a2z Scrapbooking June 2017 Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a a2z Scrapbooking Challenge. The theme this month is Take Shape!!

Take a look at my card:

To create this card:

  • Open up photoshop and chose one of the stamp images you want to use.
  • Place the stamp in the pattern you want.
  • Add color to each stamp image using the paint bucket tool in photoshop.
  • Print the image.
  • Die cut the cardstock using Winnie Walter Lana Cutaways.
  • Die cut the thanks 6 times for dimension.
  • Add on top of some thread using Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.

Clean and simple design!

What do you think? I would love to hear what you think below.

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 July.  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:

digital image journal bordersthanks postage card 

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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

{Clean and Simple} CASology 204 – Row

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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 204 - Row

Take a look at my card:

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What an easy cue card this week.  My new stamps from Papier Projekt arrived just in time for this challenge.  I fell in love the feather border die stamp and thought this set was perfect for this challenge.

To create this card:

  1. I cut the cardstock down smaller then a A2 size card.
  2. Then I stamped the feather stamp four times starting with the darkest color Colorbox Envy Pigment ink to the lightest Colorbox Envy Pigment ink.
  3. After that I stamped the sentiment from the With Love stamp set using the darkest blue ink.

Perfect, right?

Nice and easy!

What do you think?  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.

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Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Sherrie Mannion

Tracey McNeely

Guest Designer

Monika

Our sponsor this week is Mint Owl Studio!

Supplies used:

papier projekt with lovepapierprojekt border08033-Envy heavyweight cardstock

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

 

Clearsnap and CardMarker Mag Blog Hop

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Hello everyone!! I’m excited to be here today!!  Clearsnap and CardMarker Mag have teamed up to bring you this great blog hop today!!

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If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Lisa’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, head on over to the CardMaker’s blog.

I was challenged to use Clearsnap Chalk Ink to create a project.  So, I decided to show you how to achieve an Ombre effect using Clearsnap Chalk Ink.  I love this affect because it shows a gradual light to dark color that is so super easy to achieve.

Colorbox ink and stamp

Supplies used:

Lets get started:

Use the lightest pink to ink up the stamp.

Stamp the image to the bottom left corner of the white card base.

Adding the first ink

Then re-ink the stamp with the first color and the middle pink color towards the tail.

Stamp the inked stamp to the right of the first stamped image.

adding the second ink

Then ink up the stamp one more time in the solid darker pink color and stamp the image on the cardstock.

Take a look at all three of the stamped images from dark to light.

stamped images

Stamp your sentiment using Clearsnap Archival Ink in Wicked Black and sprinkle clear embossing powder on top.  Heat set the sentiment for a glossy look.

Take a look at my finished card:

finished cards

Here is another view of my card with the supplies:

finished card with props

Super fun and exciting right!! Wait till you see what everyone else has come up with.  You are going to love all of their projects.

Just in case you get lost on the hop here is a list of all of the participants:

CardMaker
Rose Powell
Dawn Lusk
Dana Tatar
Carisa Zglobicki
Jennifer Priest
Pamela Haskin
Chana Malkah Harris
Lisa Silver
Kymona Tracey ← you are here
Kim Klinkovsky
Linda Beeson
Clearsnap

So what do you think?  Would you give this ColorBox Chalk Inks a try in your when creating and ombre look? Please let me know in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

{Clean and Simple} CASology 195 – Sprinkle

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 195 - Sprinkle

Take a look at my card:

Celebrate (CAS)

When I saw the cue card I thought of cupcakes right away!!  I couldn’t find my cupcake stamps but I ran into this Papertrey Ink Good Times stamp set that I never used.  I think I bought this last year and never inked it up.  So I thought this was a perfect time!!

Here is how I created it:

  1. Using the Mini Misti, stamped the dots on the top of the card base using Hero Arts Ombre Butter to Orange Ink.
  2. Using Versafine Black Ink to stamp the sentiment right under the ombre sprinkles.
  3. Round the bottom corners using the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

Super easy, clean and simple!!

What do you think?  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.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Waffle Flower Crafts – Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone!! I’m here with our new Waffle Flower Crafts Photo Inspiration Challenge!!!

This is our tenth challenge for 2015 and this happens to be my favorite photo to date.

Take a look:

Waffle Flower Craft

Look at how vibrant those colors are!

Take a look at my photo:

Hello (WFC)Oh man, I couldn’t help myself with this card.  I love those ombre colors in the photo above that I had to recreate the same look with one of the colors.

Here’s how I created this card:

1. My card base is cut to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50 scored at 5.50).

2. I cut the card panel to 2.25 x 5.50

3. I used Distress Ink Salty Ocean to create my ombre look.  I started with the full strength of the ink to the paper.  Then I tapped off on the side before added the color to the paper.  Then I lightly add color to the bottom of the paper.

4. I place my panel into my Misti and stamped a flower from Waffle Flower Crafts Flower Circles Stamp Set with Versamark Ink.

5. I added Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and heat set it.

6. I used the same stamp set to stamp my sentiment with My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink.

7. I pop my card panel up with fun foam and I added Pretty Pink Posh Winter Snow Mix sequin randomly.

Super cool!!  I love how this card turned out.

So what do you think? Please let me know.

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

I’m also linking this card up to Virginia’s View Challenge #15.

V. V. Challenge #15

Supplies used:

Flower Circles Stamp Set Versamark67f65-white2bembossing2bpowder Misti MFT Hybrid Black Ink Winter Snow Mix Sequins Distress Ink Salty Ocean

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona