Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Black Friday Sale

Starts Now and continues until Nov. 26th.

35% OFF everything in stock.

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 … and with 2 Eclipse Thanksgiving Cards.

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Stamps to make these cards: Big Leaves Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using KSS stamps…

and have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynn  Jeanne

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StampsBig Leaves Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper:

  • Card #1 – Grateful – Classic Cream Classic Crest from Neenah. Chocolate from Bazzill.
  • Card #2 – Thankful – Classic Cream Classic Crest from Neenah. Java from Bazzill.

Inks: (Catherine Pooler – unless noted)

  • Dark Red Leaf:
    • Step #4 – Royal Treatment
    • Step #3 – Sugared Lavender
    • Step #2 – Peppermint Scrub
    • Step #1 – Rockin’ Red
  • Med. Red Leaf:
    • Step #4 – Peppermint Scrub
    • Step #3 – Rockin’ Red
    • Step #2 – Tutti Frutti
    • Step #1 – Tiki Torch
  • Orange Leaf:
    • Step #4 – Mandarine Spice
    • Step #3 – Orange Twist
    • Step #2 – Tiki Torch
    • Step #1 – Tiara
  • Yellow Leaf:
    • Step #4 – Sauna
    • Step #3 – Shea Butter
    • Step #2 – Tiara
    • Step #1 – Lemoncello
  • Embellishments: Foam Tape and on Card #2  – Champagne Gold Silk Microfine Glitter from Elizabeth Crafts.
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Multi-Step stamping with Perfect Pearls

 … and now for something completely different!

This last May, KSS was one of the sponsors for a Memorial Day Weekend Retreat taught by Lydia – Understanding BlueWhile Lydia was preparing for her retreat, she introduced me to a fabulous tutorial by Jennifer McGuire where she used Perfect Pearls with multi-step stamping. You can see her tutorial HERE

I obviously had to give this technique a try!

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Stamps to make these cards: Giant Sunflowers Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

This technique was so much fun, I had to do another!

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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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(Yellow Sunflower)

Stamps: Giant Sunflowers Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Patterned Paper –  Casual Friday from Gina K. Crushed Curry, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant from SU!

Inks: (Memento – unless noted)

  • Flower:
    • Step #1 – VersaMark and Perfect Pearls (silver)
    • Step #2 – VersaMark
    • Step #3 – Peanut Brittle
    • Step #4 – Rich Cocoa
    • Step #5 – Espresso Truffle
  • Stem:
    • Step #1 – VersaMark and Perfect Pearls (silver)
    • Step #2 – VersaMark
    • Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves
  • Stem:
    • Step #1 – VersaMark and Perfect Pearls (silver)
    • Step #2 – VersaMark
    • Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves

Embellishmentsnone

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(Brown Sunflower)

Stamps: Giant Sunflowers Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Patterned Paper –  Casual Friday from Gina K. Chocolate Chip and Basic Black from SU! Bronze from Stardream.

Inks: (Memento – unless noted)

  • Flower:
    • Step #1 – VersaMark and Perfect Pearls (silver)
    • Step #2 – VersaMark 
    • Step #3 – Rich Cocoa 2x’s
    • Step #4 – did not use
    • Step #5 – Espresso Truffle
  • Stem:
    • Step #1 – VersaMark and Perfect Pearls (silver)
    • Step #2 – VersaMark 
    • Step #3 – Espresso Truffle
  • Stem:
    • Step #1 – VersaMark and Perfect Pearls (silver)
    • Step #2 – VersaMark
    • Step #3 – Espresso Truffle

Embellishmentsnone

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 from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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Stamps to make this card: Tomato Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Lettuce Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Berries 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 from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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

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

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig and pop dots.

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

Harvest Moon over a Pumpkin Patch

Blending a Spooky Night Sky.

I recently learned about these “Life Changing” Blender Brushes (from Picket Fences) from Chris Dayton (you can see her gorgeous MN Loon at Dusk card – HERE). These brushes are so incredibly soft and make it so easy to blend different ink colors that have an “airbrushed look” when you are finished. The trick when blending is to start off the cardstock and in a circular motion, move the brush onto the cardstock. This helps prevent getting ink splotches where some brush bristles picked up too much ink.

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Stamps to make this card: Owl & Autumn Moon Multi-Step Clear StampsBrush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Pumpkins Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

I created this card by first stamping in this order:

  • the ground
  • tree
  • leaves
  • moon

Next came blending the sky. Using the largest brushes in a circular motion, starting around the moon and working out towards the cardstock’s outer edges in “rings” of color. I used the following ink colors (from Catherine Pooler) in this order:

  • Limoncello
  • Tiki Torch
  • Mandarin Spice
  • Sugared Lavender
  • Juniper Mist
  • Royal Treatment
  • Black Jack
  • Midnight

Finishing the card with adding the bats over the moon. Coated the pumpkins with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and add to card with pop dots.

Color Recipes to make this card

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

Lynn • Jeanne

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(Moonlit Pumpkin Patch)

StampsOwl & Autumn Moon Multi-Step Clear StampsBrush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Pumpkins Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest Classic Cream Crest from Neenah. Bronze & Onyx from Stardream.

Inks: (Catherine Pooler – except pumpkins)

  • Ground: Step #4 – Spruce, Step #3 – Eucalyptus, Step #2 – Green Tea, Step #1 – Melon Ice.
  • Tree: Step #2 – Icing on the Cake, Step #1 – Twilight.
  • Moon: Step #3 – Tiki Torch, Step #2 – Shea Butter, Step #1 – Limoncello.
  • Pumpkins: see Pumpkin’s Color Recipe
  • Leaves: (variation 1) Step #2 – Tutti Frutti, Step #1 – Sauna. (variation 2) Step #2 – Mandarin Spice, Step #1 – Shea Butter.
  • Bats: Black Jack.
  • Sky: Limoncello, Tiki Torch, Mandarin Spice, Sugared Lavender, Juniper Mist, Royal Treatment, Black Jack, and Midnight.

Embellishments: pop dots and Wink of Stella clear glitter pen (Zig).