Happy Birthday to you!!

Second Post for the day!  I’m on a roll today!

Hello everyone!  I’m back again with another post for all of you.  I’m here with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge: Shaker It and a birthday card for Darnell, the party is at Ardyth’s Blog Maskerade.

Take a look at my card:

Make a wish side

For this card, I used Mama Elephant’s Make a Wish stamp set to create my birthday card.  I used Stampin’ Up! postage punch to create my shaker card.  I decided to use gold and red because these colors are perfect for an elegant birthday party.

Make a Wish front

So what do you think?  Will Darnell like this card?  I hope so!

Supplies used:

MAKE A WISHclassiccrestsolarwhtieMemento Black InkPostage Stamp PunchGold Foil SheetsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsGold Sequin3M Mounting TapeStampin' Trimmer

I also used red sequin from my local craft store.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

 

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Air Mail..with LOVE!

Hello everyone! Good Afternoon on this bright and sunny day.  I love days like this.  The sun is out and I can bask in the sunshine. I just love that.

I’m here today with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.   The theme is ANYTHING GOES! How great is that.  You can create anything you want.

Since I received my July Card Kit this week, I decided that I wanted to create my card with the Sending Happy Thoughts Stamp Set that is included in the kit.

I wanted to create a clean and simple card for this challenge.

Take a look at my card:

Sending Happy Mail

1. I used the envelopes from that stamp set, water-colored each envelope then cut them out.

2. I adhered them using dimensionals.

3. I stamped the sentiment and hearts.

4. I added rhinestones to envelopes and around the greeting.

I like how the card turned out but I can’t help but feel like something is missing from the top right corner.  Do you feel the same way?  If so, please let me know what you think should have gone there or if it is fine just the way it is.

Supplies used:

SSS July 2014 Card KitStampin Up Watercolor PencilsOnyx VersafineBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsStampin' TrimmerStampin' Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

WOW! What Color Is That?

Hello everyone!  I’m back again today, this time for the Muse Challenge #73.  The Muse for this week is Beverley Brown!

Take a look at Beverley Brown’s card:

MuseNow take a look at my card:

Sending Happy Thoughts front

 I wasn’t sure which picture I wanted to use so I decided to add both of them.

Sending Happy Thoughts

Beverley created a CAS card that I love. I love the simplicity of her card.

Beverley used multicolor in her butterflies, so I wanted my flowers to have that same multicolor look.  I used the baby wipe technique to create my multicolor flowers.

Then I stamped my sentiment with the same multicolor ink.

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

Supplies used:

Sending Happy ThoughtsMixed Bunch Stamp SetBlackberry Bliss ReinkerLost LagoonHello Honey ReinkerTangelo Twist ReinkerBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsMarshmellow CSStampin' Trimmer

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

What’s Popping, “YOU” Are!!!

Hello everyone!!  It’s a new week, which means new Muse Challenge.  I’m excited again because I was given honorable mention from the ladies over at the Muse Challenge for last weeks card!!  I get all giggly when I see my name and card showcased.   The winners and the other honorable mentions are talented women and I’m so happy for all of them.

So this week I’m back again with another card for this week Muse Challenge #71.  Our Muse for this week is Therese Calvird.  Stacking die cuts are what we are challenged to do.

Take a look at Therese’s card:

Hello

I love how she was able to match the lines in her background with the lines on her hello’s.  Everything follows so nicely and it looks so pretty.  I tried this same technique with my card.

Take a look at my card:

You are a true friend

I created this card using all of the Stampin’ Up! in colors.  I used Simon Says Stamps wide stripes stamp to created the background.  I die cut 5 of the you’s and stacked them with a stamp you.  I added the “you” to the background and aligned the colors on the you with the background for a seamless finished.

You are a true friend closeup

Here is a close up of the stacked” you”.  I stamped the sentiment right under the you so that it looks natural.  This technique was fun to do so I might try it again on another card.

Let me know what you think of my card.

Supplies used:

Tangelo Twist InkMossy Meadow InkLost Lagoon InkHello Honey InkBlackberry Bliss InkSSS Big You DieSSS HelloYouOnyx Versafine InkWide Stripe Background StampBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think!

~Kymona

 

Smiling Is So Contagious

Have you ever smiled till it hurts? 

Smiling

Well I’ve been smiling since Saturday.

I received some good news yesterday from CAS(E) this sketch!  My Seeing Stars card was chosen as one of their favorite cards!!!!!  You can check out the announcement here. I was so excited.  Thank you ladies for that distinction.

I’m here again with another CAS(E) this sketch! #78.  Julie Day created the sketch for this challenge.

Take a look:

CTS_Sketch78

This was a fun sketch to work with.  Since I was so happy, I wanted to stick with happy colors for this sketch.

Take a look:

Smile someone love you

I used the zig zap stamp form Life is a Journey Simon Says Stamp to create the zig zap pattern in the three different colors.

I had to use Papertrey Ink’s Wet Paint 3 Smile sentiment because I can’t stop smiling.

To give balance to the card I added some sequins and rhinestones in the colors of the ink.

Simply but classy one layer card! What do you think?

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieWet Paint 3Hero Arts Tide PoolBubble GumHero Arts Butter BarLife is a journeyHello Sunshine Mixed SequinsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsStampin' TrimmerCrystal Effects

Let me know what you think.

~Kymona

 

 

Hello World, How are you?

Hello everyone!  I’m in such a great mood today, I can’t stop smiling.  I’ve been working really hard at my craft and slowly by surely its paying off.  So, I’m really proud of myself.

I’m here today with a card for the Muse Challenge #69. This is my first time playing along with them so I hope I don’t disappoint them.

Cornelia was chosen to create the Guest Muse this week and her card is full of bright colors, a cool technique and FUN!

Here is her card:

Cornelia

My job is to use the Muse card as inspiration and create one of my own.

When I looked at Cornelia’s card, it reminded me of my all time favorite technique, WATER-COLORING!!!  I love how she made the colors mix with one another and the splatters across the card.

So I knew right away that I had to pull out my Koi watercolors.  I decided that I wanted to use colors I hardly use that are bright and will stand out on the black cardstock I wanted to use.

Before I painted, I scored the watercolor paper to give it added texture.

I used colors #3, 12, and 16 to create my sentiment and hearts. You can see the colors on my swatch here.

Like Cornelia’s card I wanted to create a one layer card so I decided to create an inlay card with my sentiment and hearts.  So, I die cut my sentiment and hearts from the watercolor piece.

helloswatch

After I cut out all of my pieces that I need to create my card, I realized that I wanted my card to have a stitch edge so to create that I had to use my large journal stitch die, which in turn cut off a portion of my card.  I was ok with that because I love the stitch edge. That idea came from Nichol Magouirk.

After that cut, my card was no longer a one layer card.  I put all of the piece together and here is what I came up with.

Here is my card:

Hello

I added sequin, enamel dots and rhinestones to resemble Cornelia’s paint splatters.  I choose colors that were close to my watercolor sentiment and hearts.

Sooooo, what do you think? No stamping required. I love how it came out.

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsBasic Black CSLargeStitchedJournalingCardScripty HelloHello Sunshine Mixed SequinsBrights Candy DotsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsStampin' TrimmerSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsclassiccrestsolarwhtieWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Watercolor Butterflies

How beautiful are butterflies??  Have you ever seen one up close and personal? Did you know no two butterflies are alike.  How amazing is that!!

Today’s card is of beautiful butterflies that were created with water-coloring!!  Amazing, simply amazing I must say.  If you’ve been following me for the past 4 weeks, you know that water-coloring is my favorite and I vowed to create a card once a week.

Well here it is.  My watercolor butterflies!! I made this card to play along with Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday #166:Debossing Stamped Images.

Before I show you the card, I have to say this was the hardest card I’ve ever made.  The stamping was easy, it was the debossing that had me stuck for a while.  I just couldn’t do it like Dawn Movey showed us in her video.

She used her die to deboss instead of cutting the paper.  I kept cutting the paper instead of debossing.  So to fix my problem I turned the die upside down and debossed my butterflies like that.  I was able to create detail but not as much as Dawn did.  The inside of the wings didn’t deboss.  When I finally finish the card, I didn’t mind the look.  The watercolor really made the card for me.

What do you think?

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

I used my Koi Watercolors #2,12, and 20 for the beautiful colors on my card. I created a swatch that you can view here.

To accomplish that look I:

1. Added the three different colors to my clear block one color at a time, mixing the colors where they meet.

2. I misted the colors with water then pressed my stamp onto the block.

3. I stamped my cardstock 3 different times, picking up more ink after every stamp.

4.  After the watercolor dried, I stamped my sentiment in Versafine ink.

5.  I turned my butterfly die upside down and debossed 3 different times.

6. I added iridescent rhinestones.

The instructions are simple but I had the hardest time doing the debossing.  I tried to make this card 5 times before I came up with the card above.  The water-coloring was fun!

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsLife is Beautiful DieLife is Beautiful Stamp SetStampin' TrimmerSnail AdhesiveBig Shot Die-Cut MachineMagnetic PlatformDiamond GemsOnyx Versafine

Please let me know what you think.

~Kymona