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.

birch-tree-trunks

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.

Tulips-in-Truck

  • 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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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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(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.

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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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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 – 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.

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

Flowers that withstand Heat Waves

A Record High Temperature in Southern Calif. at 111° +

Can’t stop Multi-Step Flowers from Blooming!

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?

Hydrangeas-for-mom

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!

Stamps used to create both cards: Hydrangea Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Basket Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Big & Bold Swashes Clear StampsGiant Sunflowers Multi-Step Clear StampsWhole Family Clear Stamps, and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps.

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.

Its-Your-Birthday-Sunflowers

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you this week.

Lynn – Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper

Jeanne – Nana Loves Stamping

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(Hydrangea Card)

Stamps: Hydrangea ( Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Basket (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Big & Bold Swashes Clear Stamps, Whole Family Clear Stampsand Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Vista from Stardream, and Pink Vellum from The Paper Company.

Inks(all Memento Inks unless noted) 

  • Hydrangeas(with svg files) [light variation] Step #4 – Pearlescent Sky Blue (Brilliance), Step #3 – Summer Sky, Step #2 – Sea Breeze (VersaMagic), and Step # 1 – Angel Pink stamp off 1x.  Step #4 – Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler), Step #3 – Pearlescent Sky Blue (Brilliance), Step #2 – Paris Dusk stamp off 1x, and Step # 1 – Summer Sky stamp off 1x. [dark variation] Step #4 – Nautical Blue, Step #3 – Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler), Step #2 – Stone Blue (Catherine Pooler), and Step # 1 – Summer Sky stamp off 1x + Angel Pink Stamp off 1x.

  • Leaves(with svg files) [light variation] Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, and Step # 1 – New Sprout. [dark variation] Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, and Step # 1 – Pistachio.

  • Basket(with svg cut file) Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Desert Sand.

  • Background Swirls: Summer Sky and Paris Dusk stamped off 1x.

  • Sentiment: Onyx Black (VersaFine).

Embellishments: pop dots.

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(Sunflower Card) 

Stamps: Giant Sunflower ( Multi-Step) Clear Stamps and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky and Always Artichoke from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks)

  • Sunflowers: Step #1 – Shea Butter (Catherine Pooler), Step #2 – Sauna (Catherine Pooler), Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, and Step #5 – Espresso Truffle.

  • Leaves: (no masking) Step #1 – Green Tea (Catherine Pooler), Step #2 – Eucalyptus (Catherine Pooler), and Step #3 – Spruce (Catherine Pooler).

  • Ladybugs: (no masking) Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Love Letter, and Step #1 – Lady Bug. 

  • Sponged Card Edge: Spruce (Catherine Pooler).

  • Sentiment: Spruce (Catherine Pooler).

Embellishments: Clear Nuvo Crystal Drops on some of the leaves.

Pink Daffodils … why not?

What colors do Daffodils come in?

Pink-Daffadils

From what I have seen (and Googled) … Daffodils are usually all yellow or white with a yellow or orange center. Some fancy ones are a creamy white with a peachy, pink center. But beyond that Daffodils seem to be very content with their narrow color palette. Good thing I am not a Daffodil, I think I would eventually get bored of yellow.

Don’t get me wrong, the color Yellow is joyful and happy … definitely a “sunny” color, but today I decided to throw caution to the wind a challenge Mother Nature (in a good way – lol!) and make my daffodils a happy & peppy … pink! I think they look happy being a new color. 

Stamps used to create this card: Multi-Step Spring Daffodils Clear Stamps, Multi-Step Brush Strokes Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps.

If you have ever seen Daffodils in a different color than what I mentioned above… please, share it with me, I would love to know. 🙂

And speaking of “peppy pink”, here is a blast from the past with some happy, pink pansies!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous & inky day!
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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today.

Lynn – Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper

Jeanne – Nana Loves Stamping

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(Top Card)

Stamps: Multi-Step Spring Daffodils Clear Stamps, Multi-Step Brush Strokes Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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

Inks(all Memento Inks unless note) 

  • Daffodilsflowers – Step #4 – Love Letter, Step #3 – Rose Bud, Step #2 – Lulu Lavender, Step #1 – Angel Pink. leaves – Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #3 – Olive Grove.
  • Dragonfly: Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Tiny Dragonflies: London Fog (one full stamping and the other, stamp off 1x).
  • Brush Stoke: (for grass): Step #4 – Cottage Ivy, Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves + Pistachio, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout.
  • Sentiment: Stone Blue (Catherine Pooler).

Embellishments: Pop dots and Gelly Roll Clear Star pen (daffodils’ stamens and sentiment).

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(Bottom Card)

Stamps: Multi-Step Pansy Clear StampsVintage Words Clear Stamps and Mix it Up! Alphabet Clear Stamps (the tiny heart) from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper:

Paper: White Exact. from Wausau. Stardream – Mars. Metallic Rosebud from The Paper Company. Shimmer White and Bravo Burgundy from SU!

Ink: (all SU!)

  • Large Light Pink – Step #1 – Pink Pirouette, Step #2 Pretty in Pink, Step #3 Regal Rose, Step #4 Rose Red, #5 Bravo Burgundy.
  • Large Med. Pink – Step #1 – Pretty in Pink, Step #2 Regal Rose, Step #3 Rose Red, Step #4 Riding Hood Red, Step #5 – Bravo Burgundy.
  • Small Dark Pink – Step #1 – Regal Rose, Step #2 Rose Red, Step #3 Riding Hood Red, Step #4 Bravo Burgundy, Step #5 – Basic Black.
  • Sentiment – Bravo Burgundy.

Embellishments: Classic and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. Pink velvet ribbon from Michael’s. Adhesive Pearl rhinestones from Marcella K. Sakura Clear Star pen for some sparkle.