Daisy in perfect alignment

I recently had a request for some suggestions for lining up the set, 3 Step Daisy. I thought some visuals would be helpful.

First, here is a card I did a while ago. As you can see the smaller daisy is certainly not lined up.

Thank-you-Daisy

I was playing around and did this on purpose for a couple of reasons. 1)  I was trying to create a thin petal and fuller looking daisy and 2) to show that this set is one of the few multi-step sets form KSS that is pretty forgiving when it comes to lining up each step. Now, with that said, on to the visuals that will put your daisies in perfect alignment.

To begin, my suggestion is to start by stamping the center of the daisy (no number) in the darkest color you planning on using. This daisy center was stamped using Espresso Truffle (Memento).

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 Yes, I am asking you to stamp in the opposite order and not follow the standard order of Steps 1, 2, 3 (you will have to trust me). The ink rule still applies. Smallest step number = lightest color ink. Largest step number = darkest color ink. Next, lining up Step #3.

When lining up the next stamp (Step #3), look for “peaks” and valleys” to help identify “target points” for positioning the stamp over of the previous image.

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This example shows Step #3, image side down, over the previously stamped image. By stamping in reverse order, it is easier to see that step #3 creates an outline of space following the peaks and valleys around the top half of the daisy center. Because the spacing is evenly spaced around the peaks and valleys, this entire spot is used for lining up Step #3. Try and check at least 3 different spots to ensure the proper alignment. SIDE NOTE: This is what I really love about multi-step stamping with the MISTI, at this point, after I have positioned the next stamp (as seen above) exactly where it belongs, I just close the MISTI lid on top of the stamp. When I open the lid again, the stamp is now stuck to the lid in the perfect spot for stamping!

Step-3Step #3 was stamped using Potter’s Clay (Memento).

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Next Step #2. This sample shows the following spots as target points for alignment: a set of dimples at the top of the “flat petal” (top of example), a long and narrow peak to the right of the “flat petal”, and a valley on the opposite side of the daisy (at the bottom of example).

Step-2Step #2 was stamped using Morocco (Memento).

Line-up-for-Step-1

The last stamp is Step #1. In addition to positioning the stamp as the arrows indicate the target points, look for a slight “space” outline at the top of the “flat petal” and around the solid petals at the bottom. This space should remain the same thickness at the top and at the bottom of the daisy.

Step-1Step #1 was stamped using Tangelo (Memento).

This is the end result when finished. I think stamping in reverse order really helps to SEE where each stamp fits by surrounding the previous step.

Let me know what you think. Which order do you prefer to multi-step stamp … standard order or reverse order? Please let me know if this tutorial helped you with lining up your 3-Step Daisy stamps.

A PDF of this tutorial can be found HERE.

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Card above – Stamps:  3 Step Daisy from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Classic Cream from Neenah. Always Artichoke and Crushed Curry from SU!.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Large Daisy: Step #1 – Dandelion, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Center: Tuxedo Black. 
Leaves: Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves.
Small Daisy: Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 (again and shifted) – Tangelo, Step #1 – Dandelion, Center: Tuxedo Black.
Ladybug: Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1 – Rhubarb Stalk.
Sentiment: Northern Pine.
Embellishments: True Thyme Ribbon from SU!.
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Spring Tulips

Happy Spring!

This basket full of Spring Tulips would have taken forever if I had tried to mask all the flowers and leaves.

Instead, I stamped the leaves and stems one over the other (no masking). Then stamped cut out tulip flowers and extra leaves and arranged them on top of the stamped layer of leaves and stems. This made it much easier to “arrange” my bouquet. Adding pop dots to some of the flowers and leaves also added lots of dimension to the card. Below are some photos of how I created this card.

Basket-of-Tulips by Kitchen Sink Stamps

I started this card by stamping Step #1 of the basket. This gave me a base/area to build my tulip bouquet.step-1 With masking tape, I taped off the sides and bottom of the basket. step-2

Stamped overlapping stems and leaves. step-3

Removed the masking tape and filled in empty spaces with more leaves that had been cut out. Once I got all the loose leaves in place, I taped them all down below the top of the basket. Then stamped the brush stroke “shadow” at the bottom of the basket.
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Finally, I added a fully stamped cutout of the basket on top of all the tulips, leaves and stems for a finished bouquet.step-5NOTE: I realized after I finished the card, I should have cut away the “back side” of the basket so the tulips would look more like they are in the basket instead of behind the basket…oh well! LOL!Basket-of-Tulips-CLSUPThanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

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Check in with the KS Crew and see what inspiration they have cooked up for you.

 Lisa • Lynn

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Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden, Multi Step Basket, Multi Step Carnations (butterfly), Multi Step Brush Strokes and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Lavender Lace and Elegant Eggplant (banner: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Very Vanilla) from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Pink Tulips: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step#3 – Lilac Posies, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Rose Bud so 1x. Red Tulips: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step#3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Love Letter, Step #1 – Lady Bug. Purple Tulips: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step#3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Sweet Plum, Step #1 – Lulu Lavender. Tulip Leaves & Stem: (variation #1) Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. (variation #2) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout 2x’s. ButterflyStep #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – TangeloThe shadow under Basket: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step#3 -Tuxedo Black, so 1x, repeat, Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – Gray Flannel, so 1x. Sentiment: Grape Jelly and Lilac Posies.

Embellishments: Rock Candy Stickles (on gold),  pop dots.

Turkey Place Setting Name Card and Early Bird News

More stamping for the Thanksgiving Table …

with a Turkey Place Setting Name Card,

using  3 Step Turkey Trot and Mix It Up! Alphabet.

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Turkey Place Setting Name Card – template download

As promised, a tutorial for Multi Step Stamping with Digital Die Cutting and Multi Step Stamping the same image multiple times and quickly for mass production projects. (wow, that is a mouth full!)

But seriously… this stamping “production line” technique, can really be a time saver. (Yes, I timed myself, again!).

8 turkeys in under 6 minutes (all 3 steps which also included spot color on 2 steps) … and 8 pumpkins in under 2 mins. (Scroll down to find links for Digital Download Files and Color Recipe Files)

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Before you start the thaw the Turkey …

Hit the Early Bird Black Friday Sale

at Kitchen Sink Stamps!

This year, Kitchen Sink Stamps will have their traditional Black Friday sale… a week early!
PRE-Thanksgiving Day Sale
Friday – Nov.22 thru Tuesday – Nov. 26 (ends midnight – PST).

30% off everything in the store.

(except stamps on back order and out of stock items)

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(A pdf of this tutorial,  Multi Step Stamping 105 Tutorial – Digital Die Cutting & Mass Production can be found in the KSS forum under “Tutorials Cordon Blue“).

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3 Step Turkey Trot – Die Cut digital down load 

3 Step Turkey Trot – Color Recipe

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Stamps: 3 Step Turkey Trot and Mix It Up! Alphabet from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Tangelo and Lemon Grass from Flavors Gourmet.
Inks: (all Memento Inks – unless noted) TURKEY: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle + Pearlescent Poppy (Brilliance) on waddle only, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa + Lady Bug on waddle only, Step #1 – Desert Sand. NAME: Rich Cocoa. SWIRLS: Cantaloupe.
Embellishments: Atyou Spica pen – Clear (accents on turkey feathers and swirls).

Thanksgiving: Dressing the Bird and the Table

Happy KSS Monday!

Getting ready for Thanksgiving?

I have a fun (and quick) stamping idea for dressing up the holiday table, using

Turkey Napkin Rings stamping with 3 Step Turkey Trot.

You say you are feeding an army?

No worries, my next post will show you how to multi-step an entire gang (or rafter) of turkeys!

(update:  Multi Step Stamping 105 Tutorial – Digital Die Cutting & Mass Production)

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The napkin ring is a simple  1-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ strip of cardstock with tabs at the end to interlock (see below for link for a pdf template). A few wraps around with raffia ribbon and tie a knot. Fray and crumple the ends and position off to one side. Adhere turkey with favorite strong adhesive (I used Score-Tape). – Done!

I stumbled across this 2 great sites for different napkin folds: Napkin FoldingGuide.com & 28 Creative Napkin Folding

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Are you are counting the days until Black Friday Sales?

This year, Kitchen Sink Stamps will have their traditional Black Friday sale… a week early!

PRE-Thanksgiving Day Sale

Friday – Nov.22 thru Tuesday – Nov. 26 (ends midnight – PST).
30% off everything in the store.
(except stamps on back order and out of stock items)

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3 Step Turkey Trot – Die Cut digital download 

3 Step Turkey Trot – Color Recipe

PDF Template for Basic Napkin RingHERE

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Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today.

Connie  Julie (hiatus)  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy (and inky) KSS Monday!

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Stamps: 3 Step Turkey Trot from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. Toasted Nutmeg from Flavors Gourmet (napkin ring).
Inks: (all Memento Inks – unless noted) Step #3 – Espresso Truffle + Pearlescent Poppy (Brilliance) on waddle only, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa + Lady Bug on waddle only, Step #1 – Desert Sand.
Embellishments: Raffia Ribbon from Michael’s.

Autumn Day in the Park

Happy KSS Monday!

Today’s card was inspired by our current

Autumn Days …

It was created using one of our new stamp sets,

Multi-Step Tree Friends – the companion set for, Multi-Step Trees.

Autumn-Tree-scene

First I stamped a “color changing” autumn tree and built the rest around it. For the grassy hill (mound), place the long grass stamp (from Tree Friends) in a curve on the acrylic stamping block.

Grassy-Hill

Stamping Northern Pine followed by Toffee Crunch. Overlapping each stamping and the colors until blended together. Add in some extra detail around the base of the tree with the small grass stamp and Northern Pine.

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When adding the wall on the right, I used a scrap of torn paper for a mask and placed it along the slope, below the grass line (the soil line). This allows the stone wall to show through the blades of grass. The light green hilly grass in the distance was also done with torn paper (covering the sky area) and sponging with Pistachio. The sky was done with the same technique with Summer Sky. The little squirrel is a single stamp and was stamped twice (first: Potter’s Clay, second: Gray Flannel) and slightly off register to give him some dimension. 

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Multi-Step Tree Friends – Die Cut digital download 

Multi-Step Tree Friends – Color Recipe

Multi-Step TreesColor Recipe

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Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy (and inky) KSS Monday!

Please remember to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today.

Connie  Julie (hiatus)  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy

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Stamps: Multi Step Trees and Multi Step Tree Friends from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Caramelized Mustard, Toasted Nutmeg and Squid Ink from Flavors Gourmet.
Inks: (all Memento Inks) TREE: Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Morroco, Step #1 – Tangelo. TREE TRUNK: Step #2 Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch. STONEWALL: Step #2 – Espresso Truffle, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch. BIRDS: Gray Flannel (birds in the distant – Gray Flannel so1x). BENCH: Rich Cocoa. TIRE SWING: Espresso Truffle. SEE ABOVE for Grass, Sky, and Squirrel.
Embellishments: none.