4 New Stamp Sets are available at KSS starting today!

New Sea & Skate clear stamps are in the Kitchen.

Today there are 4 new stamp sets available from Kitchen Sink Stamps and this release has a Summer & Winter theme. Even though it is the middle of Summer and the weather is great for fishing and swimming … it is also a great time to get started on Christmas cards (if you haven’t started already!

Figure Skates Multi-Step Clear Stamps is a great set for Winter cards (that include Birthday & Thank You too). Pair it up with Big & Bold Christmas Greetings Clear Stamps for fabulous Holiday cards.

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Stamps to make this card: NEW – Figure Skates Multi-Step Clear Stamps and Snow Flurry Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

For those looking to add to their masculine stamp library, Deep Sea Marlin Multi-Step Clear Stamps is a FIN-tastic choice! This set comes with a few salty fun sentiments.

You might recognize Ocean Waters Multi-Step Clear Stamps from last week’s Minnesota Lake scene card? This set is a 2 layered background set that is great for filling in bigger blocks of water that stretches out to the horizon. Plus, this set also has a large fishnet background stamp.

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Stamps to make this card: NEW – Deep Sea Marlin Multi-Step Clear Stamps, NEW – Ocean Water (background) Multi-Step Clear StampsMulti-Step Sail Boats and Owl & Autumn Moon Multi-Step Clear Stamps (sun) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

All 4 new sets can all be found under “What’s New”,  but here is a quick look…

Multi-Step Figure Skates Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Figure Skates – Color Recipe

Big & Bold Christmas Greetings Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Multi-Step Deep Sea Marlin Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Deep Sea Marlin – Color Recipe

Multi-Step Ocean Waters Clear Stamps

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Ocean Water – 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 – Pair Figure Skating)

StampsFigure Skates Multi-Step Clear Stamps and Snow Flurry Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Candied Blue Violet from Flavours Gourmet and Baja Breeze from SU!

Inks(all Memento Inks) 

  • White Figure Skates: Step #5 – Onyx Black (VersaFine), Step #4 – London Fog, Step #3 – Tuxedo Black stamp off 1x, Step #2 – Gray Flannel stamp off 2x’s, Step #1 – did not use.

  • Black Figure Skates: Step #5 – Onyx Black (VersaFine), Step #4 -Gray Flannel stamp 2x’s, Step #3 -Gray Flannel, Step #2 -Tuxedo Black stamp off 1x – repeat, Step #1 -Tuxedo Black stamp off 2x’s.

  • Snowflakes Background: Caribbean Sea (Kaleidacolor)

  • Sentiment: Pure White (Avery Elle)

Embellishments: Black and White Baker’s Twine (split apart for skate laces). Starform glitter stickers (7018) Silver/Gold.

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(CARD #2 – Last Catch of the Day)

StampsDeep Sea Marlin Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Ocean Water (background) Multi-Step Clear StampsMulti-Step Sail Boats and Owl & Autumn Moon Multi-Step Clear Stamps (sun) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Candied Blue Violet from Flavours Gourmet and Dark Metalic Green from stash.

Inks(all Memento Inks) 

  • Marlin: Step #4 Daydream (Catherine Pooler), Step #3 Skylight (Catherine Pooler), Step #2 – Seafoam (Catherine Pooler), Step #1 – Pearlescent Beige (Brilliance), Step #5 – Espresso Truffle.

  • Orange Sailboat: Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 Peanut Brittle, Step #1 – Cantaloupe + Summer Sky.

  • DK Blue Sailboat: Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #3 – Nautical Blue, Step #2 – Teal Zeal, Step #1 – Summer Sky.

  • Sun: Cantaloupe + Dandelion. Sponge Tangelo around the edge.

  • Sunset: (using the edge of the ink pad – swipe across the sky) Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Rose Bud. Sponge at the top: Lilac Posies and Paris Dusk.

  • Water: Step #2 – Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler), Step #1 – Caribbean Sea (Kaleidacolor).

  • FishNet: Golden Mist (Opalite).

Embellishments: pop dots and Wink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig.

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New Stamps are in the Kitchen… once again!

3 New Stamp Sets are available at KSS starting today!

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Back in February, I asked KSS followers what stamps they would like to see next? When I saw Dogwood and Daffodils mentioned, I had to agree that we were long overdue for some fresh flowers! The 3rd set is a sentiment set & the companion set to Whole Family Clear Stamps.

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All 3 new sets can all be found under “What’s New”,  but here is a quick look…

Multi-Step Enchanted Dogwood Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Enchanted Dogwood – Color Recipe

Multi-Step Spring Daffodils Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Spring Daffodils – Color Recipe

Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps

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New stamps aren’t the only happy news at KSS … Jeanne Frontz & Tammy Hershberger will be sharing their designs with us for a spell! Welcome ladies!

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using today’s new stamps.

Lynn • JeanneTammy

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(CARD #1)

Stamps: Multi Step Spring Daffodils Clear Stamps and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Yo-Yo Yellow and Always Artichoke from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks) 

  • Daffodils: flowers – Step #4 – Peanut Brittle, Step #3 – Cantaloupe + Dandelion, Step #2 – Dandelion, Step #1 – Dandelion so 1x. leaves – Step #1 – Pistachio, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #3 – Northern Pine.
  • Dragonfly: Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – Summer Sky. Tiny Dragonflies: London Fog.
  • Sentiment: Paris Dusk

Embellishments: none.

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(CARD #2)

Stamps:  Multi Step Enchanted Dogwood Clear Stamps and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Punch and Vista from Stardream

Inks: (all Memento Inks) 

  • Dogwood: BLUE – Step #4 – Pistachio, Step #3 – Summer Sky 2x’s, Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – Summer Sky so 1x, Step #5 – Olive Grove. PINK – Step #4 – Pistachio, Step #3 – Rose Bud, Step #2 – Angel Pink, Step #1 – Angel Pink so1x, Step #5 – Olive Grove.
  • Tree Branch and Leaves: Step #3x – Espresso Truffle, Step #2x – Rich Cocoa, Step #1xy – New Sprout, Step #2y – Olive Grove, Step #3y – Northern Pine. Other Leaves: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – New Sprout.
  • Sentiment: Paris Dusk & Rose Bud. Card edges sponged with Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: none.

 

New Stamps are in the Kitchen… once again!

4 New Stamp Sets are available starting today!

Peaceful Greetings from Kitchen Sink Stamps

 

All 3 new sets can all be found under “What’s New”,  but here is a quick look…

Multi-Step Cabins by the Lake


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Multi-Step Birch Trees


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Multi-Step Carnations

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Greetings from the Woods

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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using today’s new stamps.

Lynn • Lisa

Sailing towards a Happy Father’s Day!

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Wishing all the Dad’s and their families,

a First Rate day!

 

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There are still 2 more days left to play …

KSS is sponsoring a Father’s Day Challenge with the Mod Squad,

with a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate.

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Multi-Step Sail Boats w/digital Die-Cut available & Color Recipe

Multi-Step Brush Strokes w/digital Die-Cut available

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Stamps: Multi-Step Sail Boats and Multi-Step Brush Strokes from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) Paint Stokes “Lake”: Step #4 – Paris Dusk, Step #3 – Danube Blue, Step #2 –  Bahama Blue, Step #1 – Summer Sky.  Sail Boats: several different color recipes that can found HERESENTIMENT: Bahama Blue and Morocco.
Embellishments: none.

Aim for the moon!

Hope everyone’s 4th of July was a wonderful one!

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Today’s color recipe was requested by a couple of our KSS Forum Members,

With the faint images of fireworks still dancing in my head … I pulled out Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon Clear Stamps and Friends of the Moon Clear Stamps and attempted to recreate a moonlit night of fireworks.

In my post, Quick Masking with Embossing Powder/Resist Technique  (dye inks yield the best results – pigment inks can still leave a stain of color), I showed how you can use clear embossing powder as a mask. So it seemed fitting to use the same technique for my moon (with ripped paper to define the mountain silhouette) and fireworks (using an assortment of colored metallic embossing powders along with ink with clear embossing powder on top). After all my fireworks were in place, applying the ink pad directly to the paper (Memento – Pair Dusk and Danube Blue), the sky was filled with cleaning the excess ink on the moon and fireworks with a Q-Tip. Using the other half of torn paper (for the mountains), again – applying the ink pad directly to the paper (Memento – Olive Grove & Gray Flannel), to create the mountain silhouette.

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This card was stamped on white cardstock. It did not have the dramatic punch I was looking for … if only I could stamp my moon onto black cardstock?… which I have not had success with … so far.

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This is an example of Step #1 using Moonlight White  from Brilliance (and I have tried others which I will not name)

Over stamped 3x’s – yuck!

What I wanted was  … this! This bright white was created using white embossing powder for Step #1.

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But, if clear embossing powder can act as a mask, how was I going to get the following layers of ink to stick to white embossing powder?    

[Off Topic Side Note: A few days ago I was reading about using Sharpie Markers for adding decoration/art to a manicure. To keep the Sharpie from smearing when adding the clear top coat fo polish, hairspray was used to create a clear barrier. It dried fast, clear and did not affect the Sharpie or the top coat polish… the hairspray acted as a fixative. A fixative not just for hair.]

This got me thinking! It seems that hairspray is not just a fixative for hair … why not for ink too!  So, I rolled up my sleeves and started to experiment. Here are the end results.

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Step #1 – Stamp with VersaMark and use Detail White Opaque Embossing Powder.

• Allow embossed moon to cool.

• Spray with hairspray. (Don’t worry about wet spots – they will dry relatively quickly. A heat gun will speed up the process.)

OPTIONAL NOTE:  Using an anti-static embossing bag (Embossing Buddy) after the hairspray dried – yield even better results with the ink hold detail.

Step #2 – Niagara Mist by VersaMagic (pigment inks worked much better than dye inks).

Step #3 – Smokey Gray by VersaFine (I thought the ink looked a bit strong in some areas, so I Kimwipe [a lint-free tissue] to blot those areas.)

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There you have it… a white moon on black paper. 🙂

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For this card (Black Cards Stock), I created the moon as stated above and used a piece of ripped paper for the mountains. The mountains remain the black paper.

Before adding the embossed fireworks as in the first card… using Step #1 again (on top of the finished moon) – VersaMark and transparent Kaleidoscope embossing powder.

After stamping the fireworks in an assortment of embossing powders and with the torn paper mask still in place – directly used a dew drop ink pad – Night Sky from VersaMagic, to create the slanted streaks in the sky and define the mountains left of the moon.

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Stamps: Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon Clear Stamps and Friends of the Moon Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: For card stamped on white: Classic Crest – Classic Cream from Neenah. For card stamped on black: Basic Black from SU!

Both cards finished with Metallic Copper from SU! and Metallic Blue Steel from The Paper Co.

Inks: see above in post for inks used. 

Embellishments: Assortment of embossing powders used with VersaMark. From Stampendous: Detail White-Opaque, Detail Clear-Transparent, Star Dust-Transparent, Kaleidoscope-Transparent, Red Dragon-Opaque and Aqua Tinsel-Opaque. From Ranger: Super Fine Detail Silver-Opaque. From Sparkle N Sprinkle: Copper Dreams-Detail Opaque and Irish Spring-Detail Opaque.