Christmas Ornament Series – week 10

5 Weeks ‘Til Christmas – Holiday Ornament Countdown with Kitchen Sink Stamps continues!

♪♬ … and on the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … ♬♪

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Stamps to make this ornament: Love Birds Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Ocean Waters Multi Step Clear Stamps, and Holly & Mistletoe Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Using Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and the coordinating KSS SVG cut files, 

  • Cut out:
  • Stamp all cutouts following color recipes from the links below. 
  • Brush holly berries and highlights on both swans with Clear – Wink of Stella.
  • Stamp directly on to the wood disc, the bottom portion of ocean waters.
    • Step # 2 – Juniper Mist 
    • Step #1 – Stone Blue – (both Catherine Pooler Inks)
  • Brush highlights in the water (unstamped area) with Clear – Wink of Stella.
  • Adhere one swan directly to the wood disc and the other swan with pop-dots. 
  • Adhere holly with berries with pop-dots. 
     

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Love Birds

Ocean Waters

Holly & Mistletoe

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Thanks for stopping by for the Tenth installment of KSS’ Holiday Ornament Countdown to Christmas! Five more before Christmas!

Don’t forget to check in with the KSS Design Team and see what they have cooked up.

Lynn  Jeanne

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Ladybugs and Veggies Leftovers

Dual Purpose Color Recipes

Do you stamp your own multi-step color recipes?

When I produce a color recipe guide for one of my multi-step stamp sets, I like to stamp on the same cardstock that I like to I use when creating cards, Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. I love to experiment with color and will be the first to say, not all of my color experiments make the final color recipe that can be found on the KSS Community Forum. The ones that do, I keep the original stamped samples figuring I would eventually use them… eventually, use them and “waste not – want not”.

It has been very handy having a collection of stamped images already done especially if I needed a fast card but didn’t have time to stamp. I would dig through my stack of “color recipe samples”, and either die cut a stamped image or do some quick fussy cutting and I had a card within minutes.

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Over 11 years, I have used at least two full reams of cardstock (250 sheets per ream) just to create color recipes for 107 multi-step stamp sets! You would guess right that the stack of “approved” original color recipes was starting to take on a life of its own!!  LOL

I finally decided to organize the chaotic stack and pre-cut either with die cuts or fussy cut all of it! Then I store the cut stamped images by categories in clear plastic photo boxes. I am about 3/4 finished with the ones needing fussy cutting! Having these stamped images all ready to go sure makes it easy for quick cards.color-recipe-w-cut-outs

Here are two cards that were created with color recipes “leftovers”.  The ladybugs card were cut into squares with metal dies and the veggies & berries card were fussy cut which made it super easy to layout the design before using adhesive and pop dots. Now, I think I can hear you say, “That is a LOT of FUSSY CUTTING!?!” True, but I just take a stack and cut away while watching a movie at night and it is amazing how fast it goes when you are cutting the same thing… PLUS, tools can make ALL the difference! I do all my fussy cutting with a pair of small, EK Precision Scissors. They cut like butter and won’t fussy cut without them. 🙂

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Stamps to make this card: Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps.

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Stamps to make this card: Tomato Multi-Step Clear StampsLettuce Multi-Step Clear StampsBerries Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps.

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Ladybug Hugs – Color Recipe

Tomato Hugs – Color Recipe

Lettuce – Color Recipe

Berries – Color Recipe

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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using today’s new stamps… and have an inky day!

Lynn Jeanne

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(Square Ladybugs Card)

StampsLadybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Mars and Cappuccino from Neenah. Basic Black from my cardstock stash.

Inks: Memento, Catherine Pooler & GinaK – see Ladybug Hugs Color Recipe

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig, Classic Square Nestabilities from Spellbinders, and Chevron Embossing Folders from Darice.

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(Veggies & Berries Thank You Card)

StampsTomato Multi-Step Clear StampsLettuce Multi-Step Clear StampsBerries Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Always Artichoke and River Rock from SU!

Inks: Memento, Catherine Pooler & GinaK – see Tomato Hugs – Color RecipeLettuce – Color Recipe, and Berries – Color Recipe.

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig and pop dots.

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Stamps to create this card: Playful StarsPlaid Plus!, and Ready 4 Any Holiday Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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(Honoring the Brave Card)

Stamps: Playful Stars, Plaid Plus!, and Ready 4 Any Holiday Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Silver from Neenah. Dark Blue from my cardstock stash.

Inks: Cherry Red and Blue Denim – GinaK. and VersaMark with Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder.

Embellishments: Silver Glitter Star Brads from Michael’s.

Christmas Ornament Series – week 9

6 Weeks ‘Til Christmas – Holiday Ornament Countdown with Kitchen Sink Stamps continues!

🎶 … Thumpety thump, thump, thumpity thump, thump, look at Frosty go.
Thumpety thump, thump, thumpity thump, thump, over the hills of snow. 🎶

This week’s ornament is a Frosty SnowmanInvisable-Snowman-Ornament

Stamps to make this ornament: Invisible Snowman Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Holly & Mistletoe Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Owl & Autumn Moon Multi Step  Clear Stamps (for snowman’s face) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.Invisable-Snowman-Ornament-2

Using Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and the coordinating KSS SVG cut files, 

  • Cut out:
  • Stamp all cutouts following color recipes from the links below. 
  • Brush Clear – Wink of Stella to hat band, red stripes in the scarf, carrot nose, and holly and berries.
  • Stamp snowman’s face directly on the wood disk. I use Step #1 of the moon from Owl & Autumn Moon, but any 2″ circle will work. 
    • I first stamped the snowman’s face with Frost White (Color Box).
    • Then added Kaleidoscope clear embossing powder (Stampedous).
    • Then stamp coal mouth with Onyx Black (VersaFine).
  • Adhere top hat, scarf, eyes, nose, pipe, and holly with pop dots.
    • TIP: Once the scarf and top hat were in place, I glued wooden toothpicks to the back of the top hat and scar that extends beyond the wood disk. The toothpicks give these pieces extra support. (see photo below)

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Invisible Snowman

Holly & Mistletoe

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Thanks for stopping by for the ninth installment of KSS’ Holiday Ornament Countdown to Christmas! Six more before Christmas!

Don’t forget to check in with the KSS Design Team and see what they have cooked up.

Lynn  Jeanne

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(Square Ladybugs Card)

Stamps: Playful AlphabetPlayful Alphabet Buddy, Plaid Plus!, sentiments from Lil Elephant and Guitar Multi Step clear stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Mars from Neenah. Dark Blue from my cardstock stash.

Inks: Catherine Pooler (Rockin’ Red and Juniper Mist), GinaK (Cherry Red and Blue Denim) and Color Box (Frost White).

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig, Star Dust Embossing powder (small stars on “e”) from Stampendous, Dies: Postage Stamp and Classic Square Nestabilities from Spellbinders, and Stars Embossing Folders from Cuttlebug.