What is Texture?

Happy Friday everyone!!! Today couldn’t get here fast enough.  The week was dragging and cold.  To keep my cool, I joined Addicted to CAS Challenge this week.  Their code word is Texture. How interesting!!  How often do you get a card with texture on it.  Think about it.

So, the question is what is texture?

According to Webster, texture is the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface.  For example a rough texture.

Well that is interesting, who wants a card with a rough texture.  When you think of cards, you think pretty, smooth, subtle, funny, and bright.  So how does texture play apart on a greeting card.

I will show you, take a look at the card I came up with.

Life

Can you say texture?  Yes, you can!! Guess what, it is rough!!!  It’s a pretty rough card!!

Life side

You can see the thickness of this textured butterfly.

Life close up

I saw Laura Bassen create a card like this and I wanted to give it a try.

1. I die cut 4 butterflies from Papertrey Ink’s Life is Beautiful die cut to create a butterfly stencil.

2. I attached the stencil to my white cardstock.

3.  I mixed two distress inks colors with embossing paste.

4. I spread a thick coat of the color embossing paste over my heart stencil.

5. Once I was done applying the paste, I lifted the butterfly stencil and WALA!!

Have you notice that one of my butterfly antenna’s are missing.  I think that is the beauty of this card and that is why I use the sentiment “Life”!  Life isn’t perfect and sometimes neither are we.

I hope you like my card just as much as I like it.

BTH: My seven year old daughter made a card for this challenge as well, take a look here.

Supplies used:

Basic Black CSWhisper WhiteStrawberry SlushDaffodil Delight CSDistress Ink Mustard SeedDistress Inks Picked RaspberryLife is Beautiful DieLife is Beautiful Stamp SetWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

 

Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.

~Kymona

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My World Is Brighter Because Of You

For today’s card, I’m using my new favorite DSP by Stampin’ Up!  It’s called Kaleidoscope DSP! I love this paper.  Its so vibrant and full of shapes and patterns.  I added a piece of ribbon and a cute button for dimension.  I rounded the corners to bring everything together.  I think it came out fabulous!

My World is Brighter Because of YOu

This card was quite easy to make.

1. The card stock measure 4-1/4 x 11 scored at 5-1/2.

2. The DSP was cut at 4-1/4 x 3-1/4.

3.  The Strawberry Slush CS measures 4-14 x 1/2.

4. I adhered the DSP to the bottom of the Neenah Solar White CS.

5. I then adhered the Strawberry Slush to to the top of the DSP.

6. I cut the Bermuda Bay triangle using the triangle punch. I also cut a 7 inch piece of basic black ribbon (retired).

7. I adhered the triangle down, then the ribbon, then the silver button that was threaded with whisper white bakers twine.

8.  I stamped the Mama Elephant Bling sentiment using the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

9.  I rounded all of the corners.

Easy-Pesy!!

Please leave me a comment below to let me know what you think.

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieKaleidoscope DSPStrawberry SlushBermuda Bay CSBasic Metal ButtonsTriangle PunchBlingWhite Baker's TwineMemento Tuxedo BlackWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperStamp Runner Dot AdhesiveMini glue dots

Clean & Simple 3 Card Class – Day 2 Faux Letterpress

I’m so excited about my new card.  I had so much fun creating this card, I can’t stop smiling.

Faux Letterpress is another technique that I learned in my online card class.  Shari Carroll taught us how to create this fabulous look of  letterpress without the texture.  I used nothing but ink and it gave this faux letterpress technique a perfectly smooth one layer card.  I love it!!

Take a look at my new card:

Sweet Sunshine

Supplies Used:

Cupcake Party sss130701

Cupcake Party
sss130701

ME Smitten Stamp Set

ME Smitten Stamp Set

VersaMark 102283

VersaMark
102283

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Espresso 126974

Early Espresso
126974

Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink

Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink

Early Espresso CS 119686

Early Espresso CS
119686

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strawberry Slush CS 131295

Strawberry Slush CS
131295

Coastal Cabana 131297

Coastal Cabana
131297

classic crest solar white CS

classic crest solar white CS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starburst Framelits Die 132967

Starburst Framelits Die
132967

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you like my card as much as I like making it.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

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Freshly Made Sketches 126 – Hello

Today’s card was made for a sketch challenge that I’m participating in.  Last Monday I started a new online class all about color.  I am re-learning all about colors, the color wheel, complementary colors and analogous colors.  My first assignment was to pick a color scheme that I want to work with, then find everything in my craft stash that matches that color scheme.

Take a look at my color scheme:

Kymona's Color Scheme

These colors are so pretty.  I had to make a card for this sketch using this color scheme.  I had so much fun creating this card.  Knowing the color scheme before hand made this an easy card to make.  There was no battle on which colors from my stash to use.

Here’s the sketch:

FMS Final 126-001

Take a look at my card:

Hello I Appreciate You

 

Supplies used:

For You 130535

For You
130535

MAMA ELEPHANT True Friend

MAMA ELEPHANT
True Friend

Early Espresso CS 119686

Early Espresso CS
119686

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal Cabana 131297

Coastal Cabana
131297

Strawberry Slush CS 131295

Strawberry Slush CS
131295

Strawberry Slush 131178

Strawberry Slush
131178

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 119246

Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 119246

VersaMark 102283

VersaMark
102283

White Embossing Power 109132

White Embossing Power
109132

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snail Adhesive 104332

Snail Adhesive
104332

Stampin' Trimmer 126889

Stampin’ Trimmer
126889

White Baker's Twine 124262

White Baker’s Twine
124262

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embossing Buddy 103083

Embossing Buddy
103083

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also used two Stampin’ Up! retired products. The DSP is Welcome Neighbor and Designer Brushed Bronze.

I hope you like my card.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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