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.

Happy-Birthday-Quail

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.

Lady-Bugs-Hugs

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
Forest-Toadstool-w-sample-wtrmk

Forest Toadstool – Color Recipe

California Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
Calif-Quail-w-Sample-wtrmk

California Quail – Color Recipe

Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
Ladybug-Hugs-w-Sample-wtrmk

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)

StampsForest 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)

StampsCalifornia Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Big Leaves Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Brush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement.

PaperClassic 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)

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

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. 

Inks:

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig

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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.

Harvest Moonlit Pumpkin Patch

Stamps to make this card: Owl & Autumn Moon Multi-Step Clear StampsBrush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stampsand 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

Pumpkins

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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 Stampsand Pumpkins Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

PaperClassic 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).

CAS cards

With Heartfelt Sentiments

I still love how a multi-step stamped image gives a clean & simple, single layer card pop with an image full depth!

An old friend who was trying multi-step stamps for the first time exclaimed after finishing her first stamped image … “It is like Magic!”  A single-layered card can really spotlight that multi-step “Magic”!

Today, I have two single layered, C&S cards to share today. One is a Sweet Thank You card and the other is a Heartfelt Sympathy card.

What is your favorite image to stamp when making C&S cards?

Thank-you-Raseberries

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

Thinking-of-You-puppy

Stamps to make this card: Kittens & Pup Multi-Step Clear Stamps and Words of Love Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Color Recipes to make this card

Kittens & Pup

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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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(Thank You Berry Much Card)

StampsBerries Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.

Inks: (Memento)

  • Raspberries: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk 2x’s, Step #1 – Lady Bug 2x’s.
  • Stem: Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio.
  • Leaves: Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout 2x’s.
  • Sentiment: Elderberry.

Embellishments: none

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(Thinking of You Pup Card)

StampsKittens & Pup Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.

Inks: (see Color Recipe)

  • Clouds: Summer Sky
    • blend with a mask of cardstock cut with Puffy Cloud Borders metal die (from Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: none

A Truck Load for all Seasons

Birch Trees disguised as Summer Aspen Trees

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are enjoying the “Last Day of Summer”?

I was so excited by the idea when a sweet attendee at JunkieFest, Jalayne, wanted to stamp the Birch Trees as Aspen trees! My head about exploded from her awesome suggestion! She was thrilled with her stamped “aspen trees” and so was I, so I had to come home and recreate stamping aspen trees for myself.

Summertime-Truck-with-apples-and-Aspen-trees

Stamps to make this card: Birch Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Classic Old Truck Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Trees Multi-Step Clear StampsRolling Hills Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Harvest Multi-Step Clear Stamps (apples) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

In my Color Recipe Update Post, I mentioned using Gina K’s inks while at Junkie Fest and liking the crisp impression from the inks … so I put them to the test using Classic Old Truck. I was not disappointed! First, all her ink colors responded with full coverage and crisp impression. Second, a wide color range of colors with 49 different colors. I really love the aqua colors she carries and would have a tough time trying to stamp this light turquoise truck using Memento inks.

I have 3 more Classic Old Truck season to come. Please, stay tuned.

Color Recipes to make this card:

Classic Old Truck

(This card use Gina K Inks for the truck that is not represented in the color recipe)

  • Step #3a: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
  • Step #2a: Slate
  • Step #1a: Moonlit Fog
  • Step #3b: Turquoise Sea 2x’s
  • Step #2b: Ocean Mist 2x’s
  • Step #1b: Sea Glass 2x’s
  • Step #4b: Tranquil Teal

Birch Trees

Trees

Rolling Hills

(This card use Gina K Inks for the “grass” that is not represented in the color recipe)

  • Step #3: Grass Green
  • Step #2: Jelly Bean Green 2x’s
  • Step #1: Grass Green stamp off 1, repeat
  • Step #4: Fresh Asparagus

Harvest

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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 – Summer Time Truck)

Stamps to make this card: Birch Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Classic Old Truck Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Trees Multi-Step Clear StampsRolling Hills Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Harvest Multi-Step Clear Stamps (apples) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Aquamarine & Onyx from Stardream.

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

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig and pop dots.

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