6 months until the Holidays & Christmas!
So, I figure if I start thinking about my cards now…. Hey! If I start now, I might actually send out Holiday Cards this year! LOL!
To help get started, starting tomorrow and for the next 3 days,
June 25 to 28 … get 15% off the following 3 Kitchen Sink Stamps Holiday sets,
No promotion code is needed! 😀
Now, I don’t know about where you live… but a few days ago, here in Los Angeles, we hit triple digits!!!!!!! So to help get you in the holiday mood … here are a couple of stamped projects I would like to share … first something new & then something old. 😀
BUT FIRST… I must interrupt the Holiday mood with an important reminder! :D
Also on June 25 (at midnight EST), the 1st monthly contest: “Cook’n with your Kitchen Sink Stamps?” will come to a close and the judging will begin to pick 6 winners! Each winner will be award a small stamp set of their choice.
There is still time for YOU to strut your stuff using your Kitchen Sink Stamps!
You can find out how to enter & contest rules: HERE. Good Luck!
Now on to my first Holiday card (new) which was inspired by Beate’s Weekend Sketch Challenge #53, whom I will totally miss her “fun and fresh” inspiration while she is having a wonderful summer vacation with her family! 😀
So, I wanted to try a positive/negative pattern using Snow Flurry with non-traditional holiday colors. For the middle section, I stamped on a separate piece of Very Vanilla card stock using VersaMark and Super Fine Detail EP – clear. Then using a jumbo dauber in a swirling motion, I added the inks Bahama Blue and Bamboo directly to the paper over the finished clear embossing, blending the 2 colors in the middle. For more sparkle. I highlighted some areas of the solid stamped image with Gelly Roll pens from Sakura, in clear pen on top of Bamboo Leaves snowflakes and Sky Star pen on top of Bahama Blue Snowflakes.
Stamps: Snow Flurry from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black from SU! Cool Metallics – Bronze Jewel from The Paper Company.
Inks: Bahama Blue and Bamboo Leaves from Memento. VersaMark with Super Fine Detail EP in gold and clear from Ranger.
Embellishments: Black narrow grosgrain ribbon (which I doubled to appear wider) from SU!, sage velvet ric rac ribbon from American Craft, green & blue jeweled brads from Making Memories and rhinestones from my stash!
Next, is a bookmark I did last year when I released Playful Christmas and forgot to post! (oops!)
Stamps: Playful Christmas from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Real Red from SU! Cool Metallics – Bronze Jewel from ThePaperr Company.
Inks: Lightning Black from Brilliance and White pigment ink from Color Box.
Embellishments: Gold Cord from SU!, Red organdy ribbon from Micheal’s and Burgundy fibers from Adornments(EK Success). Horizontal punch from SU! Scalloped scissors from Fiskars.
(good thing I had all that written down!) LOL! 😀
Thanks for looking!