One Layer – Where Creativity Meets C9

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog Challenge Design Team!! Our challenge this month is One Layer!

Take a look at my card:

Super delicious!!

To create this card, I used Concord & 9th Say Hello Dies to cut out a bunch of hello die cuts out of plain white cardstock and a mixed media masterboard, that I created a couple of weeks ago.

Once the die cuts were made, I mixed matched the words and added them to the plain white cardstock.

Once the die cuts were in place, I used the Mini Misti to stamp the sentiment from the Say Hello Stamp Set using Versafine Black Ink.

Nice and easy, right!

I couldn’t just stop there since I had a couple other die cuts left so I made this cute envelope using the rest of the dies and the Love Notes Die set.

Take a look:

What do you think?  Please let know below.

I can’t wait to see how you interpret our challenge theme this month.

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Did you know that we have a giveaway going on? Yes, we do!! Our sponsor Concord and 9th is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their shop!!  Yes!!!  Isn’t that big.  Plus the winner gets to be a guest designer for a future challenge.

Here’s how: Create a project using Concord and 9th and upload it on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog by the 29th of every month of for a chance to win.  A random winner will be chosen and it could be you!!

Are you ready?  So, go and create!!

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Supplies used:

Say Hello Dies Say Hello Stamp Set Say Hello BUNDLE Mini MISTI - Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented Love Notes Envelope Dies

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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a2z Scrapbooking November 2015 Challenge

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If your looking for the So Suzy Stamps November New Release, click here

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

Flowers…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today playing with the Muse Challenge #76.  I missed it last week.  I created a card but didn’t get a chance to post it.  So I wanted to make sure I get this week’s card in.

This week’s Muse is Therese Calvird.  Take a look at her card.

friends

This challenge was a little difficult for me because I hardly create cards with flowers on it.  I have the hardest time placing the flowers or even building them.

I gave it a try this go round and I’m ok with the results.  I’m not in love with it but I think its a good start.

Take a look at my card:

Hey you are my favorite

I used Simon Says Stamp Favorite Flowers Stamp Set to create my flower bed.

I used Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise ink and Hero Arts Green Hills Shadow Ink.

I tried to make this card as simple as I could because I really don’t know how flowers should look on a card.

Please let me know what you think, good or bad.

 

Supplies used:

Favorite FlowersPTI Summer Sunrise InkHero Arts Green HillsOnyx Versafine InkStampin' TrimmerclassiccrestsolarwhtieWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thank you for stopping by.

~Kymona

Creative Way To Have Fun With Watercolors

 

watercolor for card makers

OMG!!!  In my Watercolor for Card Makers class, Julie Ebersole, showed us how to do some creative watercolor stamping!!  I was blown away.  The card she made was so playful and nice.  I had to make my own version of the card.  She used some inks, watercolor paper, a beautiful butterfly wings die by Memory Box and a pencil eraser.  Yes, a pencil eraser, talk about non-tools in my tool box.

The only thing I didn’t have, was the butterfly wings die, so I ordered it and it arrive today.  I’m so lucky because that die is out of stock now.

When I saw the die on my desk, I knew I had to create this card today!

Fly away with me

Butterfly side

Aren’t you amazed!!! The butterfly wings just pop right off the paper.  It gives the card a 3 dimensional look.  It looks amazing.

Instead of using inks, I used my Koi watercolors to create my dots.  The dots were made with the pencil eraser.  I added the three colors to my color palette and then I dipped my pencil eraser into each of the three colors and applied it to my paper.  I made sure to place the dots in one area so that I can cut my butterfly wings for dimension.

Let me know what you think.

 

Congrats to Lizzie T she won the SSS Wrapped Mailing Label Die.  Lizzie T I will contact you so that I can send you the die.  Thanks for visiting my blog.

 

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsStampin' TrimmerSnail AdhesiveMemory Box Asti Butterfly WingsHelloSunshineTiconderoga pencilBig Shot Die-Cut MachineMagnectic PlatformOnyx Versafine Ink

You Can Never Have To Much Watercolor on Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day to All of YOU Mothers!!!

I hope all of you are relaxing like myself.  Wait, I’m not relaxing.  I’m making breakfast and doing laundry! A Mother’s job is never done.

watercolor for card makers

What I want to do is play with my watercolors some more.  I have some time right now between the spin cycle to create a card for the Less is More: One Layer theme challenge this week.  Day 2 of my Watercolor for Card Markers Class, Jennifer McGuire, taught us how to use Liquid Frisket to mask of an area of the card so that the watercolor will not penetrate the image.

This technique is soooo cool!!!  I will create a PDF for this technique later and share it with all of you.

You use this cream color liquid and paint over the image you want to stay color-free.  Once it dries, you do your water-coloring without worrying about messing up the image.  You MUST let the watercolor dry before you can lift the liquid mask off of the paper.  I simple used my finger and rubbed the mask and WALA! Your image is embedded in your watercolor!

Here is my card!!  The colors are beautiful, perfect for a flower.

Thank you for caring

So you see on the bottom right side of the flower some of the color seeped onto my flower.  That is because I didn’t put any of the mask on that area.  I missed it, I guess.  I actually like it like that because water-coloring isn’t suppose to be perfect and this flower definitely isn’t perfect so it’s a perfect match!

This card can be given to any women in your life that isn’t your mother who really cared about you in one way or another!!  I have a couple of mothers in my life that I want to thank for steering me in the right direction.

I hope you like my new creation.  My younger brother told me today that my “cards are getting better and better”, thanks Garrett!

Let me know what you think.

Supplies used:

Liquid FrisketCanson Watercolor PaperPelikan WatercolorHappy Watercolorlots ThanksOnyx VersafineStamp-a-ma-jigStampin' TrimmerSnail Adhesive

Watercolor Embossed Thank You

Second Post for the Day

I’m back again today with a card that I made with my new Koi Watercolors.  In my last post, I introduced that set of watercolors and the colors that I used to create this card.

I stamped the “Thank You” with VersaMark and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  By doing that, I created a watercolor resistant area.  Which means the watercolor will roll off the embossed area.  It is so cool to see.  It took me awhile to create this effect but I finally got it.

Take a look:

Thank You Watercolor

I just love it.  I love how the thank you has small splotches of watercolor on it.  I could have wiped the color off the sentiment but I really loved how it looks.  I used the colors that I said I loved in my last post. Numbers 15, 19, and 23. They combine so pretty.

I decided that I wanted to add a border around the card mask before adhering it to the card base.  I used Papertrey Ink’s Stitching Lines Die.  I love them.  The die made it easier to add dimension to my card.

Please let me know what you think? I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

Stitching Lines DieAnother Thank You Photopolyer Stamp SetclassiccrestsolarwhtieKio WaterColors

-Kymona

Clean & Simple 3 Card Class – Day 1 Faux Effects

My new online card class, Clean & Simple 3 started today.  I’m so excited.  It was packed with different faux effects.  My card today was inspired by Kristina Werner lesson on faux metal elements.  Creating this card took sometime and trial and error.  My metal circles refused to stay circles but it has grown on me.

The faux metal circle was created using silver embossing powder, circle mask and a heart stamp.  Its amazing what you can create when you put your mind to it.

Take a look at my new faux metal element card:

Buckets of Love

fuax heart close up

Supplies Used:

Strawberry Slush 131178

Strawberry Slush
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Coastal Cabana 131175

Coastal Cabana
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Pool Party Classic Ink 126982

Pool Party Classic Ink
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Early Espresso 126974

Early Espresso
126974

Bubblegum Pigment Ink

Bubblegum Pigment Ink

Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder 109131

Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder 109131

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupcake Party sss130701

Cupcake Party
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Love This sss101364

Love This
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Only Have Eyes For You sss101382

Only Have Eyes For You
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Post-it Labeling Tape 695, 2 Inches x 36 Yards

Post-it Labeling Tape 695, 2 Inches x 36 Yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also used VersaMark to do my embossing.

I had a great time learning this new technique and I really enjoyed trying out this new technique.  I’m going to continue perfecting this technique so that I can use it on other cards as well.

Let me know what you think of my faux metal element card.  If you have any question regarding how I created this look drop me a line.

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