ALL Color Recipes are now available for KSS Multi-Step layered stamps
It is official! I have finally caught up and you can now find a color recipe for every KSS Multi-Step stamp set! My next color assignment … update the ink brands to KSS’ Ink Color Substitution List.
I have mentioned in the past, I LOVE INK! Some can’t pass by a shoe shop without stopping… others may find bags & purses are their weakness … for myself, INK is my kryptonite! With this said, I have two more ink brands that will be added to my KSS’ Ink Color Substitution List:GinaK & Catherine Pooler inks.
I had the opportunity to work with GinaK’s inks while I was at JunkieFest in July, and I really like the way Gina’s dye inks leave a crisp impression while leaving very little ink behind to clean off the stamp after stamping. I believe GinaK has 40 different ink colors in a vast range of shades (darker) and tints (lighter) in color and neutral tones… perfect for multi-step stamping!
It was a long time KSS reader who suggested that I try Catherine Pooler’s inks (Thanks Billie Dee!), which are very different from the dye inks that most stampers are used to using. I liked stamping with CP’s inks and in my opinion, is more like a hybrid ink with qualities of both dye ink and pigment ink. They are like dye inks in that they are translucent (can see through the ink while it is on a clear stamp) and you can mix colors by layered stamping (stamp yellow on top of blue and it turns green). It resembles a pigment ink by its impressive solid ink coverage after a single stamping (no blotchiness or spots) but can leave an “ink halo” if using too much downward pressure when stamping. A light touch when inking up a stamp works best when stamping with these inks (a little goes a long way).
What is your favorite ink brand to stamp with or new ink brand you recently discovered?
I find these days, the one type of gardening I have any success with is … a stamped one! LOL! I would love to hear from those in other states and countries when your garden is under siege from the heat, what plants stand victorious?
I found after stamping the swirls background, the blue hydrangeas fought a bit with the swirls and felt the sentiment wouldn’t pop enough. Adding an overlay of light pink vellum (translucent) sheet over the swirls was the answer!
The Sunflower card below was less involved. I started by stamping the three sunflowers close together on a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of cardstock. Added leaves around the blossoms and then trimmed down the stamped cardstock to fit the layered card base. Sponged the edges and adding the ladybugs last. It is hard to see in the photo, but I added a few drops of Clear Nuvo Crystal Drops on some of the leaves to look like dew drops.
Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you this week.
3 New Stamp Sets are available at KSS starting today!
Back in February, I asked KSS followers what stamps they would like to see next? When I saw Dogwood and Daffodils mentioned, I had to agree that we were long overdue for some fresh flowers! The 3rd set is a sentiment set & the companion set to Whole Family Clear Stamps.
All 3 new sets can all be found under “What’s New”, but here is a quick look…
After stamping the bright and colorful hibiscus flowers and leaves, I cut out the “BIRTHDAY” letters using my Silhouette Portrait. Century Gothic – Bold was the typeface and which I then stretched to look more condensed.
I really enjoyed this card technique and LOVE the look of “now you see it, now you don’t” effect for the sentiment. I will definitely this technique again!
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous, inky weekend!