Christmas Rose and Holly Wreath

Mass Stamping of Multi-Step Roses for a Speedy Christmas Wreath

Using the same technique as Building an Army of Bears, I was able to create this Rose and Holly wreath in no time.Rose-and-Holly-Wreath

Stamps to make this card: Heart & Roses Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Holly & Mistletoe Bouquet Multi-Step Clear StampsBuild a Garland Multi-Step Clear Stamps (bow), and Big & Bold Christmas Greetings from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Roses, holly, and bow were cut out with coordinating SVG Cut Files and then stamped (see color recipe links below). Then brushed all with a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.

To build the card, first I added the roses in a circle with pop dots. Next, I stamped the sentiment in the center with Northern Pine (Memento ink). Then tucked the holly in amongst the roses with adhesive tape and pop dots.

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Heart & Roses

Holly & Mistletoe

Build a Garland

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Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Garden Green from SU!

Sentiment Ink:  Northern Pine (Memento)

Don’t forget to check in with the KSS Design Team and see what they have cooked up. Have a wonderful Inky day!

Lynn  Jeanne

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Get Well Flowers

Cheerful Flowers for a speedy recovery

I made this card for a dear stamper, Tammy, who recently had knee surgery. I hope it brought her some cheer?! 🙂Get-Well-Daffodils

Stamps to make this card: Spring Daffodils Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Bitty Tulip Bouquet Multi-Step Clear StampsBaskets Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Tulips, dragonfly, and sentiment stamped directly on card stock. Daffodils and basket were cut out with coordinating SVG Cut Files and then stamped (see color recipe links below) and added with pop dots.

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Spring Daffodils

Bitty Tulip Bouquet

Baskets

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Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Cappuccino from Stardream. Soft Sky from SU!

Sentiment Ink: Pistachio (Memento)

Don’t forget to check in with the KSS Design Team and see what they have cooked up. Have a wonderful Inky day!

Lynn  Jeanne

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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perfect-perals-sunflower-1-clsp

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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

A Truck Load for all Seasons (quick step by step)

A Truck Load Scene Card Step-by-Step

I had a number of people on other card making sites ask how did I make the Truck Load Fall card … so I stamped a second Spring card and took step-by-step photos of the layers which I hope will help break it down.

Springtime Truck with tulips and Birch 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 Bitty Tulips Bouquet Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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Step-by-Step Truck Load of Spring Card using Kitchen Sink Stamps and the MISTI 

Start with a piece of white cardstock 4.25″ x 5.5″ [NOTE: Check YouTube for additional information using the MISTI) and first stamp with Birch Trees Multi-Step Stamps.

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Stamp Birch tree trunks first in the upper left corner.

  • Photo A:  Stamp Step #2 in Rich Cocoa (Memento).
  • Photo B:  Align Step #1 by matching up top, bottom, branches and split in the tree trunk on the right. Close MISTI to “pick up” stamp.
  • Photo C:  Stamp Step #1 in Desert Sand (Memento).

birch-tree-leaves-line-up

Add a 1″ to 1.5″ strip of cardstock to the left side of the stamped tree. This gives a defined edge to push your “working” 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of cardstock up against for aligning future stamps while stamping beyond (see birch leaves fall off 4.25″ x 5.5″ card stock.

Place cardstock strip and working cardstock in the lower left corner of MISTI.

birch-tree-leaves

Stamp Birch tree leaves

  • Photo A:  Stamp Step #3 in Northern Pine (Memento).
  • Photo B: Stamp Step #2 in Cottage Ivy (Memento).
  • Photo C:  Stamp Step #1 in Pear Tart (Memento).

NEXT:  Move working cardstock and strip to the upper left corner of the MISTI to stamp Rolling Hills Multi-Step Stamps for the grassy knoll.

grass-stamping.jpgNo masking, stamp grass right over the bottom of birch trees.

  • Photo A:  Stamp Step #2 in Cottage Ivy (Memento).
  • Photo B: Stamp Step #3 in Olive Grove (Memento), stamp 2x’s.
  • Photo C:  Stamp Step #1 in Pear Tart (Memento) and stamp Step #4 in Northern Pine.

NEXT:  Move working cardstock and strip to the upper right corner of the MISTI with the strip on the far right to stamp Trees Multi-Step Stamps for the purple flowering tree.

purple-treeNo masking, stamp tree just under birch leaves.

  • Photo A:  Stamp Step #3 in Sweet Plum (Memento).
  • Photo B: 
  • Stamp Step #2 in Lulu Lavender (Memento), stamp 3x’s.
  • Stamp Step #1 in Lulu Lavender.
    • Tree Trunk:
  • Stamp Step #2 in Toffee Crunch (Memento).
  • Stamp Step #3 in Rich Cocoa (Memento).
  • Stamp Step #3 in Desert Sand (Memento).

NEXT:  Sponge/blending brush background with soft clouds using masks.Mask-for-clouds

  • Photo A:  Cut a mask to cover the birch tree trunks only. (the mask used in photo A&B were used before were I was stamping pine trees).
  • Photo B:  Using a scrap of cardstock cut with Puffy Cloud Borders metal die (from Lawn Fawn), and a blending brush or sponge. Start at the top and work down adding clouds in the open spaces of the birch leaves, sponge Danube Blue along the “puffy cloud” cut card stock.
  • Photo C:  After finishing soft clouds, remove mask over birch tree trunks.

NEXT:  Placed stamped landscape to the side for later.

With another piece of white cardstock 4.25″ x 5.5″, place in any corner of the MISTI. In the lower half, stamp Classic Old Tuck Multi-Step Stamps.

track-baseBegin by stamping the truck base (wheels) first.

  • Photo A: Stamp Step #3a – Onyx Black (VersaFine)
  • Photo B: Stamp Step #2a – Moonlit Fog (Gina K) 2x’s
  • Photo C: Stamp Step #1a: Moonlit Fog

truck-bodyNext stamp the truck’s body.

  • Photo A: Stamp Step #1b – Powder Blue (Gina K)
  • Photo B: Stamp Step #2b – Powder Blue 3x’s
  • Photo C: Stamp Step #3b – Blue Denim (Gina K)
  • Photo D: Stamp Step #4b – In The Navy (Gina K)

NEXT:  On the top half of the cardstock with the truck (or a scrap of cardstock), place in any corner of the MISTI,  stamp small tulips using Bitty Tulip Bouquet Multi-Step Stamps.

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  • Photo A: 
  • Stems & Leaves
    • Stamp Step #4c – Northern Pine (Memento)
    • Stamp Step #3c – Cottage Ivy (Memento)
    • Stamp Step #2c – Bamboo Leaves (Memento)
    • Stamp Step #1c – Pear Tart (Memento)
  • Tulips
    • Stamp Step #1d – Cantaloupe (Memento)
    • Stamp Step #2d – Cantaloupe (Memento) 3x’s
    • Stamp Step #3d – Tangelo (Memento)
    • Stamp Step #4d – Lady Bug (Memento)
    • Stamp Step #5d – Rhubarb Stalk (Memento)
  • Photo B: Cut around the top and the bed of the truck.
  • Photo C: Position tulips behind the truck in the back bed area and mark what can be trimmed off from the stamped tulips.
  • Photo D: Cut off the portion of the tulips that will be used with the truck bed.

Tulips-in-Truck-2

  • Photo A: Cut out the remaining portion of the truck and the cut the tulips. [NOTE: Coordinating SVG stamp outline cut files makes this part easier].
  • Photo B: Position tulips behind the truck bed and tape or glue to the back.

NEXT:  To add additional shadows under the truck.

Truck-shade-mask

  • Photo A: Cut a mask out of the bottom portion of the truck and place it where the finished stamped truck will be placed.
  • Photo B: With a blending brush or sponge and a darker green ink, add a shadow under the truck. Start at front tires and blend ink along the mask edge by following the direction of the arrows indicated in the photo.  
  • Photo C: Remove mask. Shadows will show where the inked truck will be placed.

Finally:  Add pop dots to the back of the finished truck with tulips. Place on finished stamped landscape above the added tire shadows.

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Bitty Tulips Bouquet

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Lynn  Jeanne

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(Supplies for the finished card)

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 Bitty Tulips Bouquet Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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

Inks(listed above)

Embellishmentspop dots.

A Truck Load for all Seasons part 3

Memories of Spring

Today’s card uses all the same stamps as Summer Time and Fall Time cards … except I swapped the apples & pumpkins from the Harvest set for the flowers in the Bicycle set. To create a “Spring” color scheme, I switched the background tree so I could stamp a “flowering tree”. Saturated the ground to look like fresh new grass (greener than summer) … and a truck bed full of yellow flowers.

Springtime-Truck-with-flowers-and-Birch-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 Bicycle Multi-Step Clear Stamps (flowers) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

One more Classic Old Truck season left!

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:Moonlit Fog 2x’s
  • Step #1a: Moonlit Fog
  • Step #3b: Faded Brick 2x’s
  • Step #2b: Tomato Soup
  • Step #1b: Peach Bellini
  • Step #4b: Red Hot 2x’s

Birch Trees

Trees

Rolling Hills

Bicycle

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Lynn  Jeanne

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(CARD – Spring 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 Bicycle Multi-Step Clear Stamps (flowers) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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

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

EmbellishmentsWink of Stella Clear Pen (on flowers) from Zig and pop dots.