Ink Blending – Sketch and Color Challenge #51

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #51!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the color combo:

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Take a look at the sketch:

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Take a look at my card:

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YNS Supplies: Snowfall Panel Die, Scallop Circle Die Set, Whatnot Sentiments Set Five

Other Supplies: Distress ink Hickory Smoke, Canidad Apple, Squeezed Lemonade, Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron

What do you think?  Super easy sketch! Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until November 10, 2016 at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate f0r a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

Supplies listed above!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Fall Colors

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp and our DT Dare!!!

What is a DT Dare you ask? It’s a fun monthly challenge for the YNS design team to show case more fabulous projects using the new release products!!

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Fun right!!

Wait there is more!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post you could Win a YNS Stamp Set of your choice!!! 

Exciting right!!  It sure is for me!!

The DT Dare Challenge this month is Fall Colors!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the September release.  I went with the new Autumn Leaves Splatter and the Mini Autumn Leaves Splatter stamp set for my project.

Take a look at my project:

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YNS Supplies:Autumn Leaves Splatter, Mini Autumn Leaves Splatter, Whatnot Sentiments Set Five

Other Supplies: Bristol Smooth Paper, Bristol Vellum, Colorbox Black Embossing Powder, Staples

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Super simple and easy.

So tell me what you think of this challenge? I would love to know, let me know below!

Don’t forget we have Blog Candy for you!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog today you have a chance of winning the blog candy.

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Thank you so much!

~Kymona

YNS May Feature Day

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of the month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Flowers”!!  The DT created projects with flowers on them.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:

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YNS Supplies: From the Heart

Other Supplies: Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Gansai Tambi Watercolor set, Archers Watercolor paper, Stapler, Bazzill 40lb Vellum

This stamp set is my favorite Your Next Stamp of all time.  It makes me happy and so does this card.

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!

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All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by April 26th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

WAIT!!!!!!!! One more thing:

MAYYSALE

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona

Red, White and Blue…

Hello everyone! I’m here today with a Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #169: Vellum Overlays.  I’m so late in posting this card.  I couldn’t decide what I wanted to create for this challenge.

So, I picked the colors that I wanted to work with first.  Since July 4 is this Friday, I decided to go with red, white and blue.  Once I knew that, I saw it fitting to use PTI’s Cover Plate: Stars Die.

After figuring all of that out, I needed to see how my vellum piece would look attached to my card.  Once I added it, I realized I didn’t have a sentiment on my card.  That’s when it hit me that I should add the sentiment to the vellum and in silver for an extra pop.

Yes, that turned out neatly!

Take a look at my card:

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Time to celebrate

 

I attached my vellum with two bronze brads.  I must me honest, when I decided to add brads, I knew for sure I had silver ones.  Well, I such everywhere and I could not find them.  So, I decided to us the bronze brads and I like it.

What do you think?  Don’t be afraid to let me know, good or bad.

Supplies Used:

PTI Stars DieWet Paint 3Bazzill Blueberry SourSSS Lipstick Red CardstockBazzill Marshmallow CSWhite VellumBig Shot Die-Cut MachineMagnetic PlatformStampin' TrimmerTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive

I also used Stampin’ Up!’s Retired Pewter embossing power and brads.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Can You Have To Much Watercolor?

Hello everyone, I’m here today with a watercolor card {my favorite} for Freshly Made Sketches #139.

FMS Final 139-001Today’s sketch was created by Rita.

When I say this sketch I knew I wanted to create a watercolor background.  I couldn’t help myself.  Watercolor makes everything look pretty. I wanted a pretty card with a pretty tag that you could take off of the card and use on a gift.

Take a look at my take on Rita’s sketch:

Thanks tag card

To create the watercolor background:

For this card I applied 3 different distress ink’s to my craft sheet in a random order very close to one another.

I spritz water on the colors to activate the color to mix them a bit.

I took my watercolor paper and gently placed it on top of the ink to create my watercolor background.

I let the paper dry completely before I added it to my card base.

If you take a closer look at my watercolor paper you will see I scored it for added texture.

Thanks tag texture

For the flagged banners, I used vellum and window sheet to create them.  I didn’t want to complete cover the background because it was so pretty so, I used them to create a see through look.

Thanks flagged banner

For my tag, again I wanted the viewer to  somewhat see through it, as to not take away from the background.

I created an inlay die cut with the word thanks.  Added a few black enamel dots for contrast and the rhinestone for some bling.

I adhere the watercolor piece to black cardstock and then to the white card base.

I had fun creating this card.  I created another card using the same technique.

Hello tag card

Like I said many times over, Water-coloring is my favorite.

Let me know what you think!!

Supplies used:

Distress Ink Dried marigoldDistress ink Antique linenDistress Ink Worn LipstickLF690_ScriptyThanks_granderanger craft sheetRanger misterTim Holtz Watercolor CardstockMy Mind's Eye Enamel DotsWindow SheetsWhite VellumBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesivePink Lemonade CordStampin' TrimmerSimply ScoredTag Topper Scallop PunchBasic Black CSWhisper White

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

What’s Your Favorite Flower?

Spring is in the air and all of the flowers are budding.  It’s amazing to see the many different flowers that grow this time of the year.

On my way to work yesterday, I decided to take some pictures of the flowers I see along my walk.  I used my iPhone to take these photos and I must say they aren’t so bad.  I was pretty amazed. Take a look at what I found.

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Look how pretty these flowers look.  It makes me want to plant new flowers in front of my house.  Let me think, um mm, *shaking my head*, I don’t think so.  No green thumb here.  What I do have are crafty fingers!!!

So, I created a card using flowers for the Less is More Challenge.  The theme this week is Flowers!! How fun!!  Perfect timing, my Papertrey Ink order just came in and my new Oopsie Daisy stamp set, which contains a lot of different flowers, was included.

Sending Many Thanks

By the way, my favorite flower is the Daffodil!!! Hence the Daffodil Delight card stock!

1. I used the larger flower and stamped it with Colorbox Frost White ink and stamped my vellum card front six times.

2. I allowed the ink to dry because if it doesn’t it would smudge all over the place.

3. Once the ink dried, I added Stampin’ Up large rhinestone to the center of the flower.

4. I attached the vellum to my Daffodil Delight card stock with tiny dot of glue behind the rhinestones.

4. I added Daffodil Delight ribbon and stamped the sentiment in Versamark Onyx.  I punched the sentiment out using my Stampin’ Up! one inch circle punch.

This card was easy and fun to create!

Supplies used:

Oopsie Daisy Stamp SetDaffodil Delight CSFrost WhiteLarge Rhinestone Basic JewelPetite Pairs Stamp SetOnyx Versafine

I also used Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight ribbon that is retired.

Please let me know what you think.

~Kymona

 

What’s Your Favorite Watercolor Color?

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I must say this Watercolor for Card Makers is an awesome class.  I’m learning so much and sharing it with my daughter has been even better.  Both of us are having a lot of fun learning about colors and how the work with one another.  Once her cards are posted I will link them here in my blog so you can see what her take on the lessons were.

Today’s card is a Stamped Emboss Resist and Watercolor Wash Card.  Kristina Werner taught us how to add ink on top of an embossed image, the ink just happens to be watercolor.  I’ve practice this technique a couple of weeks ago and it took me a while but I got it down pack and my card came out really nice. You can check out my post on April 30.

For my new card, I wanted to create a male card.  I don’t have many of those, I wanted to make sure I tried colors that were suited for men.  I love blues, yellow, and coral.  I also tried something new.  ADDING STITCHING TO MY CARD!!!  I’ve never done that before but I wanted to finally try it.  It was exciting!

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I love how the colors blended to make colors that weren’t in my original palette.  When I added the yellow to the tip of the blue it create that pretty green.  The same when I added the coral to the yellow, it created the orange.  It was amazing.

Creating the background was pretty easy.

I used Impression Obsessions Honeycomb Stamp to create my background.  I stamped it with VersaMark and embossed it with Stampin’ Up! clear embossing powder.

I used my Koi Watercolors,  I used number 23, 24 and 8.

My vellum and card stock was attached with my small sewing machine.  I had that sewing machine for two years and never used.  I pulling it out to create this card and I’m so glad I did.

Guess what, I didn’t know how to use the sewing.  I had to ask my daughter to help set up the machine.  I thought that was funny and she loved teaching me.

All and all, my card came out the way I had hoped it would.  I’m very pleased with the look.  I hope you are too!

 

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsCover-a-Card HoneycombExpressions Thinlits Diesgumball-green-stampin-emboss-powderSnail AdhesiveStampin' TrimmerStampin' DimensionalsPacific PointSewing MachineLawn Fawn SequinExchanging FriendsTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive