“Beary” wishes & “Beary” helpful tips

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

 Today’s card was inspired by Lynn’s 10 min. challenge – #80 (10MC80) – “10 min. Teddy”. I would like to say it took me 10 mins… but I have 2 Teddy Bears…so it was more like 20mins. 😉

I used Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes (the third new set released last Monday, July 9th) and it’s companion set, 3 Step Get Well TeddyYes, Teddy finally got better! 🙂

Color Recipes for Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes can be found HERE and Color Recipes for 3 Step Get Well Teddy can be found HERE (now updated to include color recipes for the carnations too).

While I was stamping this card, I realized I have some stamping tips that I hope you find helpful. 🙂

These techniques can also be found in our KSS forum under:  Tutorials Cordon Blue – Extra Techniques.


TIP #1: Multi Step stamping – wet ink or dry ink.

 I can hear you asking … “Wet or Dry? Aren’t all inks wet?”

Yes, there are, but with this tip I am referring to stamping each layer while the first layer of ink is still “fresh” or referred to as WET  vs. allowing each layer of ink to DRY completely before stamping the next step. Really, it does make a difference to the “look” of the finished stamped image.

Here is an example:


TIP #2: How to break up a long sentiment stamp

This one might sound like butchery (gasp!), but it really is a time saver!


TIP #3: Multi Step stamping with long slender stamps – like stems.

 Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful (and inky) week!

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today for your viewing pleasure. Have a great day and hope you get your fingers inky!

Connie Julie Lisa Lynn Makiko


Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes and 3 Step Get Well Teddy from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento unless noted): 
Get Well Teddy (outside): Step #4 – Onyx Black (VersaFine), Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Step #1 –  Desert Sand.  Carnation: Step #1 – Lulu Lavender, Step #2 – Lilac Posies, Step #1  –  Grape Jelly. Stem: Step #1 – Pistachio, Step #2 – Olive Grove. Sentiments: Grape Jelly.  Sun-Heart – Moracco.
Teddy Bear Wishes (inside): Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Step #1 –  Desert Sand, Step #4 – Onyx Black (VersaFine).  Carnation: Step #1 – Lulu Lavender, Step #2 – Lilac Posies, Step #1  –  Grape Jelly. Stem: Step #1 – Pistachio, Step #2 – Olive Grove. Sentiments: Grape Jelly.  Heart: outline – Moracco, solid – Moracco stamp off 1x.

1 thought on ““Beary” wishes & “Beary” helpful tips

  1. great cards and awesome tips


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