CASE a Designer – 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 Love.

Take a look at my card:

I’m casing Diane Jaquay, take a look at her card:

The colors she used are so pretty, I had to try and copy it. Plus, watercoloring is my favorite type of medium to use.

To create my card:

  1. I used Concord & 9th Butterfly Beauty Stamp Set and Distress Ink Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade to create the multicolor butterflies.
  2. I used the mini ink pads and added the color randomly using both ink pads.
  3. Then I sprayed the stamp with water and stamped the card front.
  4. Once the butterflies dried, I stamped the butterfly body with Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Black Ink.
  5. After that, I die cut the sentiment grateful from Concord & 9th Grateful Leaf Die twice and adhered it to the card front.
  6. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment using Concord & 9th Lace Leaf Stamp Set using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Black Ink.

Nice and easy.

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!!

Please don’t forget to follow Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook, Instagram and the Blog.

Supplies used:

Butterfly Beauty Stamp SetRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Mustard SeedRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Spiced MarmaladeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Sprayer - 2 OuncesGrateful Leaf DiesLace Leaf Stamp SetLace Leaf BUNDLE

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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Watercoloring – Where Creativity Meets C9

Hello everyone!!  I’m super excited to be here today with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog Challenge Design Team!!  This is our second challenge and we couldn’t wait to share our love for Concord and 9th!!

Exciting right!!  I think so!!

So without further-a-do, take a look at our challenge theme:

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Take a look at my card:

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This month’s theme is so much fun.  Watercoloring is such a free flowing medium and I just love it.

For this card I used Sakura Koi watercolors to add color to the Bristol White card base and let it dry.

Then I stamped the Tree Hugs Stamp Set and Brushed Blossom Stamp Set with Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Black Ink to create this card.

Nice and simple!!

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!!

Please don’t forget to follow Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook, Instagram and the Blog.

Supplies used:
Tree Hugs Stamp SetBrushed Blossom Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

{Clean and Simple} CASology 209 – Watercolor

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:

Week 209 - Watercolor

Take a look at my card:

Smile (CAS)

I love this weeks cue card.  I love watercoloring.  I get to play without worrying about messing up! Watercoloring never looks the same and that amazes me.

For this card, I stamped the feathers from Dark Room Door Feathers stamp set using Versamark ink.

Then I added Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and heat set it.

After that, I used Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastel Crayons to add color to the feathers for a watercolor resist look.

These pastels are amazing.  I love the colors and the smoothness of them.

Once the watercolor dried, I used Papertrey Ink Flower Mini stamp set to stamp the smile sentiment using Clearsnap Archival Wicked Black Ink.

For an added touch, I added Clear Wink of Stella on the sentiment.

So what do you think?  Will you be willing to give this a try?  Let me know below.  I can’t wait to see what you think and create.

Nice, simple and CAS!

What do you think?  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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

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Our sponsor this week is Craft Classes Online!

Supplies used:

Feathers PTI Flower Mini Clearsnap Wicked-Black   

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Summer Fun with Your Next Stamp!!

Hello everyone!!  Its Feature Week on the YNS blog this week and the theme is Summer Fun!!  I LOVE the summer!!  It is the best time of the year for me.  The weather is fantastic and I get to stay outside and grill!!  Perfect for me!!

This week the Design Team has been challenged to create a project that is all about summer fun.  I wanted to used the Zero Calories stamp but wasn’t sure what to do.  As I was sitting at my desk, a new youtube video popped up in my cue and it was Nichol sharing how she created a watercolor card using a set of popsicles.  I couldn’t believe it.   I watched it and said yes, she gave me an idea.

Take a look:

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Inside of creating a card, I decided to create a postcard that could go right in the mail.  I too decided to watercolor my popsicles. I used Tombow Dual Brush Markers Primary and Brights to watercolor.  I’ve never used them in this way before so this was fun.

I simple stamped the images with Versamark ink and covered them with Clearsnap Colorbox® white embossing powder.

Then I heat set it.

After that was set, I used Tombow’s Dual Brush Markers to watercolor the popsicles.

Then I let the postcard air dried before attaching the happy die cut.  I adhered that die cut with liquid glue.

Then I realized I didn’t watercolor the sticks, so I went back in and watercolored around the die cut.

I added the gumdrops and that was that.

tombow watercoloring (YNS)

This postcard is on it way to a friend.  I hope she likes it.

What do you think? Would you give this technique a try? I would love to hear from you below.

I’m all entering Virginia’s View Challenge!

V V Challenge #22

 

Supplies used:

ZeroCalories  Hot Pink Matte Tombow Markers BrightTombow Markers PrimaryHappy Everything DieHappy Everything  Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Color Paper  Clearsnap white embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp June 2016 Release

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Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, I love this blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps makes squeal!! LOL!!

This release is super cute!!  Yesterday’s sneak peek was fun.

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Tracey’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom of this post and start at Anita’s blog.

My favorite set from this release is the Sports Fanatics – Lacrosse stamp set! I shared my tags yesterday. My son plays lacrosse and this set was made just for me, LOL!!

Are you ready for my big reveal?

Take a look at my cards:

Card 1:

Sending Snuggles

YNS Supplies: Snuggles

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Recollections Heavyweight White Cardstock

I love how simple this stamp set it.  It shows the love between a mother and child or even a father and child!!

My card size was to wide for the stamp set so I used portion of the stamp so that the image stretch from one side to the other. I used Copic Markers to color this image in.  Nothing to fancy.

Card 2:

So Very Happy For You (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Happy Everything, Circus Fun Matte Gumdrops, Circles Die Set, Circles Stitching Marks Die Set

Other Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Pixie Paints Ruby, Cosmo Cricket Pixie Paints PoolRecollections Heavyweight White Cardstock, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, 3M Foam Tape

This stamp set is very playful, so why not watercolor with it.  I just received some new Cosmo Cricket Pixie Paints so I wanted to try them with this stamp set.

I stamped the sentiment, heat embossed it then watercolored on top of it. Super pretty!!

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So, what do you think?

I had so much fun creating these cards to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these items are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because one lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on June 7th.  So don’t forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.



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20% off your entire purchase!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona