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The Ornament fun continues! This week’s ornament is a Christmas Lake Scene (before the lake freezes) with a holiday Loon & Poinsettia.
I was really happy with how the stamped water from Cabin by the Lake, turned out! The natural wood color added depth to the ripples in the water. Adding Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen as highlights on the water, makes the lake look like it is glistening as light bounces on the water.
Directions: Using Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and the coordinating KSS SVG cut files,
Next assembling cutout & stamped layers:
(JunkieFest 2018 exclusive)
(JunkieFest 2018 exclusive)
Thanks for stopping by for the second installment of KSS’ Holiday Ornament Countdown to Christmas!
Don’t forget to check in with the KSS Design Team and see what they have cooked up.
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?
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.
My memories of 4th July growing up were always spent at the lake up and watching the fireworks over the water. Today’s card reminds me of those peaceful summers … no cell phones, no computers, video games … how on earth did we survive? LOL!
Anyway, on about today’s card. I while back I had been stamping “something” with Multi-Step Trees and while I was at the computer I glanced back over to my stamp table and the Tree set that was laying sideways catch my eye! The trees did not look like trees, but bushes! That got me thinking (usually a dangerous thing!), and I wondered if masking the tree down the middle and stamping it horizontal instead of vertical like a tree, would it look like bushes? AND could the other half of the tree look like bushes as a reflection on water? Well here is my experiment and I think it works… what do you think? Best part … I did not mask the lake/tree. I stamped it right on top of the stamped water! I did mask the birch trees and then stamped the side “bush” by the cabin, but stamped directly on top of the cabin too. Don’t you just love when you see something new because you looked “it” from an entirely different direction? … and this time a messy craft table was a help! LOL
Here is the same card with the “lake/tree” section on its side (in the correct direction for the tree) Yup, it is a tree! The same tree stamped in the card below.
I suggest once in a while turning things on their side, upside down or partially covered up … you may be surprised by what you see! 😉
Plus, before the end of July/August, the following stamp titles will be moving to the Kitchen Pantry for Special Order, so here is your chance to get these sets on sale.
Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today.
But before I break into song … which I could easily start singing because TODAY is a BIG DAY at Kitchen Sink Stamps … but, you will have to keep reading to find out why.
First, it is true, there are few stamping tools I have grown to truly LOVE and would never want to part with … one is my Silhouette electronic cutting machine and the other is the MISTI!
The MISTI makes it so much easier lining up each step when multi-step stamping and a dream when stamping multiples of the same card! I would have to work really hard to get 3 sunflowers precisely in a row without using the MISTI, and no way could I stamp an exact duplicate of the same card as I did here!
And what could I love more than multi-step stamping with the MISTI… but have a super FUN BLOG HOP together with My Sweet Petunia (the creator of the MISTI)!
Everyone who comments on every stop on the hop will be entered to win one of two prizes – winner’s choice of an original or mini MISTI, and a $50 gift certificate from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Winners will be announced on October 3rd on My Sweet Petunia blog and on my blog here.
That isn’t all … Today, Kitchen Sink Stamps is celebrating their 10th Birthday with a Big Anniversary Sale!
Thanks for stopping by and remember to visit each stop on the hop to be entered to win either the prize from My Sweet Petunia or from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah and Soft Sky from SU!
Inks: (Memento Inks unless noted): Sunflower: (petals) Step #3a – Potter’s Clay, Step #2a – Tangelo, Step #1a – Dandelion, (center) Step #5a – Espresso Truffle, Step #4a – Olive Grove. Stem with Leaf: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Single Leaf: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. Lady Bug: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 Lady Bug. Sentiment: Espresso Truffle.
Embellishments: Ribbon from my stash.