The Ton Spring 2016 Blog Hop

Second Post for today
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Hello everyone!!  I’m super excited today.  I was asked to participate in The Ton’s Spring 2016 Release Blog Hop!!!  Yayyyyyy!!

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I was totally siked when Effie reached out to me and asked if I would like to hop along with her team.  I jumped at the opportunity to work with her fabulous team.

Enough about my excitement, lets get started on this hop!! If you arrived here from the talented Eunji 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!

I’ve created two cards for this awesome hop.

Card Number One:

Happy Birthday (ton outside)

When I first saw this Bokeh Burs Star stamp set, I fell in love.  Such a pretty stamp set with so many things that you can do with it.

I knew it would look super pretty embossed with some distress inks blended on top.

Here is how this card was created:

  1. Stamp the image using Versamark ink in the center of the Recollection White Heavyweight cardstock.
  2. Apply Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on top of the stamp image and heat set. This will resist the ink that will be added on top.
  3. Lay your card flat on your table and start applying your first distress ink Mustard Seed.  Tap off before you apply your first coating of ink.
  4. Then blend the next color, Spiced Marmalade, to create a pretty blend between the two colors.
  5. Next blend the last color, Festive Berries, to create a contrast between the other colors.  Together all three of them are amazing.
  6. Make sure you cover all of the white embossing powder with the distress ink so that everything pops.
  7. Now you can stamp the sentiment in the center of the star using Versafine Ink for a clear, crisp impression.
  8. To finish the front of the card off, add several Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequin randomly.

I hardly ever stamp the inside of my cards.  I decided that this card would totally rock, with a sentiment on the inside.

Happy Birthday (ton inside)

Use Versafine ink again to stamp the sentiment for a crisp, clear impression.

What do you think?  Isn’t this set fabulous!! I think so!!

Card Number Two:

hello (ton)

Isn’t this just fabulous!!  This stamp set is called Brushed Hello.  I love everything about this card.  From the background to the “HELLO” sentiment. Everything about this card screams BOLD!!!  I love it.

Here is how to create this card:

  1. Tape down the Clarity Stencil to the cardstock so that it lays flush over the paper.
  2. Select two-three colors to blend.  The colors used above Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon.
  3. Use the Clarity Stencil Brushes to blend the colors over the stencil.
  4. Check out the video below on how I achieved that look. Its a 5 minute video from start to finish in real time.

  1. Trim the blended cardstock down to the desired size.
  2. Stamp the Hello sentiment from the Brushed Hello stamp set using Versafine Black Ink. Then stamp another sentiment if you like.
  3. Add rhinestones to finish the card front off.
  4. Adhere the card front to your cardbase using Tombow Stamp Runner Adhesive. 

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

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

Your next stop on this hop is the super talented Mayline!!  You will want to see what she has come up with.

Giveaway!!

What is a blog hop without giveaway!!! In order to qualify for one of the three $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 Wednesday, April 13th 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
Ruby Naz
Lisa Harrolle
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Virginia Lu
Keeway Tsao
Amy Tsuruta
Emily Midgett
Laura Sterckx
Vera Yates
Laurel Beard
Enuji Jung
Kymona Tracey ← you are here
Mayline Jung

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

Supplies:

 

  Bokeh Bur Star Hero Arts Clear Embossing PowderRecollections White Heavyweight Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins IMG_6249 Stamp Runner Dot AdhesiveRecollections Black HeavyweightClarity BrushesClarity Stencil Leafy Swirl

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

How to use a Stencil to Watercolor – a2z Scrapbooking Challenge

Third post for today
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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a new a2z Scrapbooking Challenge. Its all about watercoloring and I have a super fun technique for you: using a stencil to watercolor!

Yup, you can use stencils to watercolor.  Go figure!!

Take a look at the card I created:

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Creating this card was simple, although it looks complicated.

  1. Take Hero Arts Bold Daisy Stencil and turn it up side down.
  2. Tap Distress Mini Ink Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade ink pad onto the stencil.
  3. Spray the stencil with water moving the ink.
  4. Turn the stencil over and place it onto your watercolor paperr.
  5. Press down and use a napkin to wipe away the excessive ink and water.
  6. Let the watercolor paper dry.
  7. Stamp the sentiment using Hero Arts Handwritten Thank You using Versafine Ink.
  8. Add Hero Arts Sunshine Mixed Accents to finish the card off.

What do you think?

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 April.  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:

Bold Daisy StencilHA Handwritten Thank you Distress Inks Kit 1Onyx Versafine Ink Ranger Watercolor PaperSunshine Mixed Accents

Thank you for stopping by!!

Kymona

CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Inspiration

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge Inspiration for February.

Our theme is Take a Technique: Text Me!!

For this month’s challenge the technique we would like you to use text or script background stamps, or text paper in your projects. Any language, any style. Old book pages, bits torn from magazines, scrapbooking papers.. whatever you can find! … The ‘text’ part does NOT include sentiments, phrase or single word stamps…. think backgrounds!!

This should be super fun to see what you come up with.

Take a look at my card:

Thanks on text (TIMI)

I love how this card turned out!! I used Clarity Stencils-Chinese Lantern and Clarity Stencil Brushes to create the pattern on the texted pattern paper.  These two products are my favorite supplies this year thus far.

This is how I created this card:

I placed the stencil over the pattern paper and used two different brushes to apply the Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn.

stencil and brushes

Here is where the magic happened, I moved the stencil over slightly to the right and applied BoBunny Sugar Glitter Paste, Yummy!!

I let the glitter paste dry and cut the unknown text pattern paper down to 4 by 5.25.

I adhered the pattern paper to the black cardstock with Tombow Extreme Adhesive because I needed the pattern paper to stick securely to the card base because of its weight.

Then I die cut Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks three times and adhered them together and onto the pattern paper using Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.

I placed a heavy book on top of the finish card to assure the die cut sticks to the pattern paper.

Take a closer look:

Thanks on text 3 (TIMI)

Thanks on text 2(TIMI)

 

There you go!  That’s how I created this card.

So what do you think? I’m in love, are you?

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 February: A Sprinkle Of Imagination

The prize is a £25 voucher to spend in the online store.

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!!

Wait!!  Wait!!  I have more: ASOI are also offering an extra 10% off for my blog readers! The code is CSBlog10% and will work from 5-25th of February, with a minimum £5 spend excluding P&P. 

Tell me that isn’t good!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

Clarity BrushesChinese Lantern Distress Ink Salty OceanDistress Ink Peacock FeathersMowed LawnTombow XtremeTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveLF Scripty Thanks

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge for our June.

Our theme is Take a Technique!

This months challenge is going to be super fun!!  Its all about texture!

This means using texture paste or embossing paste on your project or using a technique such as embossing, either embossing powder or embossing folders. Anything that gives your project a “touchy-feely” style!!

Wait, don’t forget the stamping, that with your texture should be fun!!

Take a look at my card:

Smile (CSTIMI)

Take a look at that textured background!!  I love it.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I taped my card base down to my work surface to keep it from moving.

2. I taped the Simon Says Stamp Grid Stencil on top of my card base.

3. I spread Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste on top of the Grid Stencil from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.

4.  While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled some Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy on top of the paste for a glittery look.

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5. I set the card base down to dry.

6. I die cut Stampin’ Up! Butterflies Thinlits Dies out of a watercolor piece that I created awhile back.

Watercolor scrap

I love keeping scraps, you never know when you will need them.

7. I attach the butterfly with Glossy Accents.

8. I stamped the sentiment using Simon Says Clear Stamps Happy and Smile to the bottom right side of his card.

Nice and easy!!

Now its your turn to play along with us.

We have a great prize pack for you.

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 June is:

Rubber Dance

Rubber Dance Store

Random Winners will win a voucher worth £20!

Winners amount

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.

I would like to link this card up to Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop.

PPP Watercolor Blog Hop

Supplies used:

SSS Grid StencilEmbossing PasteDistress Stickles clear rock candyRubber Dance Store Butterflies Thinlits DieKuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

CASology 145 – Shape

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!!  We are back again with another Cue Card for you!! This past week has been such a hard week for me.  My dad had a stroke right after last weeks post went live and I haven’t slept since.

This week’s cue card had me stumped for a minute, check it out:

Week 145 - Shape

Shape??  Super easy, right? Circle, triangles, squares, diamonds, stars and many more came to mind when I thought of this word.  I realize when there are so many options, it makes it harder to choose.

I just happen to look on my desk and saw the new Circle Dots Stencil by Simon Says Stamp and knew I had to use that stencil on my card.  The pattern was how I was feeling dealing with my dad’s stroke.  My head was going in circles!!

Take a look at my card:

Thank You So Very Much

I decided that I wanted to add color to my textured paste.  So I decided to go with Distress Inks Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry.

All of those circles shapes are different in size.  I love them.

I stamped my sentiment using Simon Says Stamps Circle Saying Stamp Set and My Favorite Things Black Hybrid Ink.

I trimmed my card base down so that you could see the black card stock on both sides.

I added Clear Wink of Stella to each of the dots.

What do you think? Let me know.

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

Design-Team

Gillian Ross – taking a break

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Karren

Our Sponsor this week is Cindy B Designs.

Supplies used:

Circle DotCircle Sayingtextured pasteDistress Ink Mustard SeedDistress Ink Peacock FeathersDistress Inks Picked RaspberryMFT Hybrid Black InkWink of Stella clear

Thank you so much!!

~Kymona

a2z Scrapbooking April Stencil Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with our April Challenge!!!  The theme is Stencil!

Guess what April is such a great month!!  Do you know why?  Have you guessed?

a2z Scrapbooking is celebrating their one year blog anniversary and it’s my birthday month!!

So its time to party!!

Our new challenge is sure to entice you!!  Our challenge this month is Stencil!!  Use any Hero Arts product to create a beautiful stenciled piece.  This will be fun and interesting.  There are so many things that you can use with your stencils.  The possibilities are endless.

Check out the card I created for this challenge:

Thanks I appreciate all that you doTo create this card:

I used Hero Arts Swirl Stencil and Distress Ink Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers to add the design to the card panel.

I used Hero Arts Thanks Stamp and Cut to cut out the word thanks out of my card panel.

I repeated that step 4 more time.

I adhered the card panel to the front of my card base.

I stacked the die cuts together and placed it back into my card panel with liquid adhesive.

I stamped my sentiment and stars using My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink.

Super easy and fun.

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 May. Good Luck!

Some of the supplies I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Swirl StencilHero arts stamp cuts thanksDistress Ink Evergreen BoughDistress Ink Peacock Feathers MFT Hybrid Black Ink

One more thing before I go, did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?. If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!! You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona

CASology 140 – Spring

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back again with another Cue Card for you!!!

Week 140 - SpringYayyyy!! This cue card makes me happy!!  Spring means sunshine, warmer weather, birds chirping, my BIRTHDAY (April 4) and rain!!  LOL, yes rain! Spring brings a lot of rain.

So, for my card I thought of rain.  Take a look at my card:

Happy Spring (CAS)

I just love this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  Abby is so cute!! I couldn’t wait to sit and color her! Look at that umbrella!!

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my card base to 4.25 x 5.50, scored at 4.25.

2. I stamped Abby and the umbrella from Simon Says Stamp Abby’s Spring using My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink.

3. I used Copic Markers to color Abby and her umbrella.

R24, YR68, Y06, G17, E00, E23, E11, E21, E33, E37 and W5.

4. I used the Simon Says Stamp Spring Showers Wafer coordinating die to cut out Abby and the umbrella.

5. I placed Abby and the umbrella down on my card base and covered them with Simon Says Stamp Raindrop Stencil. I used post-it tape to hold the stencil in place.

Masking Abby off

6. I took my time and pounced Distress Salty Ocean Ink onto the raindrop stencil without touch Abby or the umbrella.

7. I stamped the sentiment and adhered Abby and the umbrella with foam adhesive.

Super doper easy and fun.  I didn’t do much blending.  I just colored and that was stress relieving for me.

So what will you come up with? I can’t wait to see!

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

Design-Team

Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Yuliya

Our Sponsor this week is Melon Door Lighthouse.

Supplies used:

SSS Rain Rain Go Away SetMFT Hybrid Black Ink Salty Ocean Distress InkCopic Markers

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona