Christmas Ornament Series – week 2

14 Weeks ‘Til Christmas – Holiday Ornament Countdown with Kitchen Sink Stamps!

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.

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Loon-poinsettia-wood-ornament

Stamps to make this ornament: Snowy Pine Trees Multi-Step Clear StampsPoinsettia Multi-Step Clear StampsWinter Cardinal Multi-Step Clear Stamps (pine branch)Cabin by the Lake Multi-Step Clear Stamps (water), and MN Loon & Tiny Norway Pine (flying birds) Multi-Step Clear Stamps – both SP Edition from Junkie-Fest from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Directions: Using Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and the coordinating KSS SVG cut files, 

  • Cut out:
    • a small poinsettia 
    • small pine branch
    • loon (fussy cut after stamping – no SVG cut file)
  • Stamp all cutouts following color recipes from the links below. 
  • Loosely position the small pine branch, poinsettia and loon on the wood disk to determine where the snowy pine trees and water horizon line will look best.
  • Stamp the “background” of water and snowy pines (Palette ink) directly on the wood disk. Add glitter in the “snow” areas and “highlights” in the water with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen (from Zig).
  • Stamp flying birds (from Tiny Norway Pine) above snowy pines in the upper right of the wooden disk.

Next assembling cutout & stamped layers:

  1. Small Pine Branch: Use pop dots to adhere to wooden disk in the upper left corner.
  2. Poinsettia: Use pop dots to adhere to raised pine branch. Add Goldenrod Stickles in center of poinsettia flower. Brush poinsettia pedals with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen.
  3. Loon: Use pop dots to adhere to wood disk over stamped water. Add Christmas Red Stickles in center of loon’s eye. Brush green head with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen.

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Poinsettia

Snowy Pine Trees

  • Snowy Pines (small) on wood disk (Palette Inks)
    • Step # 3 – Jardin Moss
    • Step # 2 – Landscape
    • did not use Step #1

Winter Cardinal (pine branch)

MN Loon

(JunkieFest 2018 exclusive)

  • Step #3 – Onyx Black – (Versa Fine)
  • Step # 2 – Spruce – (Catherine Pooler)
  • Step # 1 – London Fog  stamp of 1x – (Memento)

Tiny Norway Pine (flying birds)

(JunkieFest 2018 exclusive)

  • Gray Flannel (Memento)

Cabin by the Lake (water)

  • Water on wood disk (Palette Inks)
    • Step # 2 – Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler)
    • Step # 1 – Stone Blue (Catherine Pooler)

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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.

Lynn  Jeanne

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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).

Christmas Ornament Series for the Tree

15 Weeks ‘Til Christmas – Holiday Ornament Countdown with Kitchen Sink Stamps!

Today, I am starting a new Christmas series. Every Friday until Christmas, I will have a new Holiday Ornament for your tree. The base medium for each ornament will be the same wooden disks as used in my posts, Make & Take at “Junkie Fest 2018” and Holiday Fishes for the Tree. Wooden disks make a great ornament “canvas”  for stamping on directly and for adhering stamped cut-outs. I LOVE stamping with them!

To start this series off … I have 2 ornaments for you!

Figure-Skates-Christmas-Ornament

Stamps to make this ornament: NEW – Figure Skates Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Holly & Mistletoe Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Winter Cardinal Multi-Step Clear Stamps (pine branch) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

For this ornament, I first stamped the ice skates and holly with berries on, Solar White Classic Crest from Neenahafter cutting them with the coordinating KSS SVG cut files. The separate pieces make it easy to loosely position the skates and holly on the wood disk to determine where the pine branch would look best.

  1. Stamp the pine branch (using Palette ink) directly onto the wood disk. Coat pine cones with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen (from Zig).
  2. Adhere ice skates with pop dots. Coat the ice skate blades with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen.
  3. Adhere holly berries area directly to the skates and holly leaves to the wood disk with pop dots. Coat the holly berries & leaves with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen.

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Figure Skates

Holly & Mistletoe

Winter Cardinal (pine branch)

  • Pine Branch on wood disk (Palette Inks)
    • Step # 4c – Burnt Umber
    • Step # 2c – Jardin Moss
    • Step # 1c – Landscape
    • Step # 3c – Burnt Sienna

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Stamps to make this ornament: Snowy Cabin Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Snowy Pine Trees Multi-Step Clear StampsPine Trees Multi-Step Clear StampsSnowmen Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Cabin by the Lake Multi-Step Clear Stamps (chimney smoke) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

I used the same “game plan” for this ornament as the figure skates ornament above. Using Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and the coordinating KSS SVG cut files, 

  • Cut out:
    • a small snowman with his top hat on 
    • small pine tree
    • a snowy cabin
    • snow mounds
    • a puff of smoke (or cloud) from Cabin by the Lake.
  • Stamp all cutouts following color recipes from the links below. 
  • Loosely position the cabin and small pine tree on the wood disk to determine where the snowy pine trees will look best behind the cabin.
  • Stamp the “background” snowy pines (Palette ink) directly on the wood disk. Add glitter in the “snow” areas with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen (from Zig).

Next assembling cutout & stamped layers:

  1. Add the snowy cabin with pop dots and covered the roof with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen. [NOTE: I squeezed a bit to hard when using the Wink of Stella pen over the snowy roof and the glitter is thicker than in other places where used on this ornament, therefore making the roof look gray in the photo. :(]
  2. Small Pine Tree: Using pop dots where the small pine overlapped the snowy cabin and double stacked pop dots where the pine tree (left of the cabin) will attach to the pine disk. Add Wink of Stella Clear Pen to tops of branches.
  3. Adhere left side of snow mound directly to the right of the pine tree and a pop dot (right side past pine tree) where snow mound is over the cabin. Coat snow mound with Wink of Stella Clear Pen.
  4. Add the snowman at the bottom directly to snow mound and with a pop dot at the snowman’s middle and head to the cabin behind. Coat snow only of the snowman with Wink of Stella Clear Pen
  5. Lastly, slide the smoke cloud behind the cabin and trim off the bottom if necessary. Add pop dots and side smoke under the chimney.

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Snowy Cabin

Snowy Pine Trees

  • Snowy Pines (small) on wood disk (Palette Inks)
    • Step # 3 – Jardin Moss
    • Step # 2 – Landscape
    • did not use Step #1

Pine Trees

Snowmen

Cabin by the Lake

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Thanks for stopping by for the first 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.

Lynn  Jeanne

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

Holiday Fishes for the Tree

“Summer Home” Scene Inspired Christmas Ornament

Lynn is the Queen of Make a Scene card making! Her creativity is a continual source of inspiration and today’s Deep Sea Marlin Christmas ornament was totally inspired by Lynn’s “Summer Home – Let’s Make a Scene” card.

deep-sea-marlin-wood-ornament

Stamps to make this ornament: Deep Sea Marlin Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Holly & Mistletoe Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Norway Pine Multi-Step (Junkie-Fest 2018 Limited Edition) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Here is Lynn’s “Summer Home” card where she stamped the smaller marlin, (read more about her card on her blog) … and the source of inspiration! LAM LMS076 KSS

For my holiday ornament, first I cut out the shapes using SVG files and 80 lb white cardstock. Then stamped the large marlin and small holly & berries.

I planned on using pop-up dots to adhere the marlin and holly to a 3” to 3.5″ wood disk, 1/4 to 3/8″ thick, to give the ornament dimension. But because the marlin’s spear-like snout (or bill) is so thin, it was not possible to cut a pop dot (or foam tape) thin enough to fit under the “spear” portion without it showing. Therefore it would be left floating above the wood. I had a concern that the ” floating spear” would tear off or get bent if the card stock didn’t have extra support. To fix the problem, I glued the marlin onto a sheet a thin cardboard and fussy cut off the excess cardboard. This made the “spear” portion and the tail fin stronger and sturdier. Then I inked the edges to camouflage the cardboard base.

The finishing touch, (shows better in the top photo) the sparkly highlights were added using a clear Wink of Stella pen on the dark teal, and black areas of the marlin and the holly and berries.

The sentiment was stamped directly on the wood disk. Then adhered the marlin & holly to the wood using black pop-dots.

There you have it … “Fishing you a Merry Christmas!” deep-sea-marlin-wood-ornament2

Color Recipes to make this ornament

Deep Sea Marlin

Holly & Mistletoe

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[UPDATE – 9/10/18]  I created a second ornament. This time I coated the marlin and berries with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. I was trying to strengthen the long nose and tail fins of the marlin … which seems to be working. I like the extra shine and slightly raised effect the ModPodge gives the Marlin and the holly berries while letting the sparkle from the Wink of Stella glitter pen come through.

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Ornament on the Left is with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. Ornament on Right is the original ornament (as above) without Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.

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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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(Marlin Christmas Ornament)

StampsDeep Sea Marlin Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Holly & Mistletoe Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Norway Pine Multi-Step (Junkie-Fest 2018 Limited Edition) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and thin chipboard (cardboard) under marlin.

Inks

  • Marlin: see KSS Color Recipe
  • Holly: (Catherine Pooler Inks) Step #3 – Spruce, Step #2 – Eucalyptus, Step #1 – Green Tea.
  • Holly Berries(Catherine Pooler Inks) Step #3 – Sugared Lavender, Step #2 – Peppermint Scrub, Step #1 – Rockin’s Red.
  • Sentiment: Rockin Red

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig, pop-up dots, 3” to 3.5″ wood disk – 1/4 to 3/8″ thick, and cord for hanging. [UPDATE – option] Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.