3 New Stamp Sets are available at KSS starting today!

Nature’s Small Joys are Here!

Three new stamp sets are available at Kitchen Sink Stamps. This release shines a spotlight on the beauty in nature that comes in small packages.

Forest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps is a great set for nature scenes for all seasons, including Christmas. California Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps brings a feel that Autumn is in the air and great for masculine cards and projects. Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps is perfect for quick and playful stamping projects. Thanks-so-Mush

Stamps to make this card: Forest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps.

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Stamps to make this card: California Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Big Leaves Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Brush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement.

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

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All 3 new sets can all be found under “What’s New”,  but here is a quick look…

Forest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Forest Toadstool – Color Recipe

California Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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California Quail – Color Recipe

Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Ladybug Hugs – 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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(CARD #1 – Thanks so MUSH)

Stamps: Forest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Mars from Stardream.

Inks:

Embellishments: Wink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig

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(CARD #2 – Happy Birthday Quail)

Stamps: California Quail Multi-Step Clear StampsBig Leaves Multi-Step Clear StampsBrush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement.

Paper: Classic Crest Classic Cream Crest from Neenah. Bronze & Onyx from Stardream. Wood grain paper (from my paper stash).

Inks:  (Memento)

Embellishments: Pop dots & Wink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig (on the quail).

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(CARD #3 – Ladybug Hugs)

Stamps: Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. 

Inks:

Embellishments: Wink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig

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More Color Recipes from Kitchen Sink Stamps

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: GinaKCatherine Pooler inks.

Brithday-Flowers

Stamps to make this card: Bitty Tulip Bouquet Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Carnations Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Giant Sunflowers Multi-Step Clear StampsPansy Multi-Step Clear StampsSpring Daffodils Multi-Step Clear Stamps and Make a Big Statement from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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?

Color Recipes to make this card:

Bitty Tulip Bouquet

Carnations

Giant Sunflowers

Pansy

Spring Daffodils

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

Lynn  Jeanne

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(CARD – Birthday Flowers)

StampsBitty Tulip Bouquet Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Carnations Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Giant Sunflowers Multi-Step Clear StampsPansy Multi-Step Clear StampsSpring Daffodils Multi-Step Clear Stamps and Make a Big Statement from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Amethyst from Stardream.

Inks(see KSS Color Recipes for each stamp set listed) 

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig

Flowers that withstand Heat Waves

A Record High Temperature in Southern Calif. at 111° +

Can’t stop Multi-Step Flowers from Blooming!

Late last week and into the early part of this week, many parts of the globe were (and still are) experiencing intense heat waves … and I mean crazy hot heat waves! Where I live, it got to a record-breaking 111° on July 7th! That same day, reports said that the surrounding cities of Los Angeles were hotter than Death Valley, CA which had a high of 102°! Needless to say, the few things that I can grow in my yard and garden (Calif. native drought-tolerant plants), are now all crispy fried!

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?

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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!

Stamps used to create both cards: Hydrangea Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Basket Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Big & Bold Swashes Clear StampsGiant Sunflowers Multi-Step Clear StampsWhole Family Clear Stamps, and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps.

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.

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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you this week.

Lynn – Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper

Jeanne – Nana Loves Stamping

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(Hydrangea Card)

Stamps: Hydrangea ( Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Basket (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Big & Bold Swashes Clear Stamps, Whole Family Clear Stampsand Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Vista from Stardream, and Pink Vellum from The Paper Company.

Inks(all Memento Inks unless noted) 

  • Hydrangeas(with svg files) [light variation] Step #4 – Pearlescent Sky Blue (Brilliance), Step #3 – Summer Sky, Step #2 – Sea Breeze (VersaMagic), and Step # 1 – Angel Pink stamp off 1x.  Step #4 – Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler), Step #3 – Pearlescent Sky Blue (Brilliance), Step #2 – Paris Dusk stamp off 1x, and Step # 1 – Summer Sky stamp off 1x. [dark variation] Step #4 – Nautical Blue, Step #3 – Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler), Step #2 – Stone Blue (Catherine Pooler), and Step # 1 – Summer Sky stamp off 1x + Angel Pink Stamp off 1x.

  • Leaves(with svg files) [light variation] Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, and Step # 1 – New Sprout. [dark variation] Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, and Step # 1 – Pistachio.

  • Basket(with svg cut file) Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Desert Sand.

  • Background Swirls: Summer Sky and Paris Dusk stamped off 1x.

  • Sentiment: Onyx Black (VersaFine).

Embellishments: pop dots.

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(Sunflower Card) 

Stamps: Giant Sunflower ( Multi-Step) Clear Stamps and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky and Always Artichoke from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks)

  • Sunflowers: Step #1 – Shea Butter (Catherine Pooler), Step #2 – Sauna (Catherine Pooler), Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, and Step #5 – Espresso Truffle.

  • Leaves: (no masking) Step #1 – Green Tea (Catherine Pooler), Step #2 – Eucalyptus (Catherine Pooler), and Step #3 – Spruce (Catherine Pooler).

  • Ladybugs: (no masking) Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Love Letter, and Step #1 – Lady Bug. 

  • Sponged Card Edge: Spruce (Catherine Pooler).

  • Sentiment: Spruce (Catherine Pooler).

Embellishments: Clear Nuvo Crystal Drops on some of the leaves.

New Stamps are in the Kitchen… once again!

3 New Stamp Sets are available at KSS starting today!

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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.

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All 3 new sets can all be found under “What’s New”,  but here is a quick look…

Multi-Step Enchanted Dogwood Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Enchanted Dogwood – Color Recipe

Multi-Step Spring Daffodils Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Spring Daffodils – Color Recipe

Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps

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New stamps aren’t the only happy news at KSS … Jeanne Frontz & Tammy Hershberger will be sharing their designs with us for a spell! Welcome ladies!

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using today’s new stamps.

Lynn • JeanneTammy

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(CARD #1)

Stamps: Multi Step Spring Daffodils Clear Stamps and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Yo-Yo Yellow and Always Artichoke from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks) 

  • Daffodils: flowers – Step #4 – Peanut Brittle, Step #3 – Cantaloupe + Dandelion, Step #2 – Dandelion, Step #1 – Dandelion so 1x. leaves – Step #1 – Pistachio, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #3 – Northern Pine.
  • Dragonfly: Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – Summer Sky. Tiny Dragonflies: London Fog.
  • Sentiment: Paris Dusk

Embellishments: none.

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(CARD #2)

Stamps:  Multi Step Enchanted Dogwood Clear Stamps and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Punch and Vista from Stardream

Inks: (all Memento Inks) 

  • Dogwood: BLUE – Step #4 – Pistachio, Step #3 – Summer Sky 2x’s, Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – Summer Sky so 1x, Step #5 – Olive Grove. PINK – Step #4 – Pistachio, Step #3 – Rose Bud, Step #2 – Angel Pink, Step #1 – Angel Pink so1x, Step #5 – Olive Grove.
  • Tree Branch and Leaves: Step #3x – Espresso Truffle, Step #2x – Rich Cocoa, Step #1xy – New Sprout, Step #2y – Olive Grove, Step #3y – Northern Pine. Other Leaves: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – New Sprout.
  • Sentiment: Paris Dusk & Rose Bud. Card edges sponged with Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: none.

 

Hibiscus Eclipse Card

Eye-Popping Hibiscus Colors & Disappearing Letters!

I have been “oohing and aahing” over the Eclipses cards that so many stampers are creating lately, but after seeing the video demo by Karen Hasheck, I knew I had to give it a try!  

Stamps to create this card: Hibiscus (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps and Forever & Always Clear Stamps (for the “Happy”).

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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.Hibiscus-eclips-card-side-view

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!

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Stamps: Hibiscus (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps and Forever & Always Clear Stamps (Happy) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Classic Crest from Neenah. Dark Teal cardstock – unknown.

Inks(Memento unless noted)  

  • Hibiscus:
    • [Variation 1 – blue] Step #3 – Paris Dusk, Step #2 – Teal Zeal, Step #1 – Summer Sky, Step #4 – Nautical Blue, Step #5 – Onyx Black (VersaFine).
    • [Variation 2 – red/orange] Step #3 – Lilac Posies, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Cantaloupe sponge edges with Tangelo, Step #4 – Love Letter, Step #5 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine).
    • [Variation 3 – purple] Step #3 – Paris Dusk, Step #2 – Sweet Plum, Step #1 – Angel Pink, Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #5 – Onyx Black (VersaFine).
  • Leaves:
    • [Variation 1 – large] Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart.
    • [Variation 2 – small] Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio.
  • Sentiment: Onyx Black (VersaFine)

Embellishments: pop dots.