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 Stamps, Baskets 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

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Ladybugs and Veggies Leftovers

Dual Purpose Color Recipes

Do you stamp your own multi-step color recipes?

When I produce a color recipe guide for one of my multi-step stamp sets, I like to stamp on the same cardstock that I like to I use when creating cards, Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. I love to experiment with color and will be the first to say, not all of my color experiments make the final color recipe that can be found on the KSS Community Forum. The ones that do, I keep the original stamped samples figuring I would eventually use them… eventually, use them and “waste not – want not”.

It has been very handy having a collection of stamped images already done especially if I needed a fast card but didn’t have time to stamp. I would dig through my stack of “color recipe samples”, and either die cut a stamped image or do some quick fussy cutting and I had a card within minutes.

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Over 11 years, I have used at least two full reams of cardstock (250 sheets per ream) just to create color recipes for 107 multi-step stamp sets! You would guess right that the stack of “approved” original color recipes was starting to take on a life of its own!!  LOL

I finally decided to organize the chaotic stack and pre-cut either with die cuts or fussy cut all of it! Then I store the cut stamped images by categories in clear plastic photo boxes. I am about 3/4 finished with the ones needing fussy cutting! Having these stamped images all ready to go sure makes it easy for quick cards.color-recipe-w-cut-outs

Here are two cards that were created with color recipes “leftovers”.  The ladybugs card were cut into squares with metal dies and the veggies & berries card were fussy cut which made it super easy to layout the design before using adhesive and pop dots. Now, I think I can hear you say, “That is a LOT of FUSSY CUTTING!?!” True, but I just take a stack and cut away while watching a movie at night and it is amazing how fast it goes when you are cutting the same thing… PLUS, tools can make ALL the difference! I do all my fussy cutting with a pair of small, EK Precision Scissors. They cut like butter and won’t fussy cut without them. 🙂

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Stamps to make this card: Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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Stamps to make this card: Tomato Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Lettuce Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Berries Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps.

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Ladybug Hugs – Color Recipe

Tomato Hugs – Color Recipe

Lettuce – Color Recipe

Berries – 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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(Square Ladybugs Card)

Stamps: Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Mars and Cappuccino from Neenah. Basic Black from my cardstock stash.

Inks: Memento, Catherine Pooler & GinaK – see Ladybug Hugs Color Recipe

Embellishments: Wink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig, Classic Square Nestabilities from Spellbinders, and Chevron Embossing Folders from Darice.

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(Veggies & Berries Thank You Card)

Stamps: Tomato Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Lettuce Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Berries Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Always Artichoke and River Rock from SU!

Inks: Memento, Catherine Pooler & GinaK – see Tomato Hugs – Color Recipe, Lettuce – Color Recipe, and Berries – Color Recipe.

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

3 New Stamp Sets are available at KSS starting today!

Nature’s Small Joys are Here!

Three new stamp sets are available at Kitchen Sink Stamps. This release shines a spotlight on the beauty in nature that comes in small packages.

Forest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps is a great set for nature scenes for all seasons, including Christmas. California Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps brings a feel that Autumn is in the air and great for masculine cards and projects. Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps is perfect for quick and playful stamping projects. Thanks-so-Mush

Stamps to make this card: Forest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps.

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Stamps to make this card: California Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Big Leaves Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Brush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement.

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Stamps to make this card: Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps.

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

Forest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Forest Toadstool – Color Recipe

California Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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California Quail – Color Recipe

Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Ladybug Hugs – 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 – Thanks so MUSH)

Stamps: Forest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Mars from Stardream.

Inks:

Embellishments: Wink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig

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(CARD #2 – Happy Birthday Quail)

Stamps: California Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Big Leaves Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Brush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement.

Paper: Classic Crest Classic Cream Crest from Neenah. Bronze & Onyx from Stardream. Wood grain paper (from my paper stash).

Inks:  (Memento)

Embellishments: Pop dots & Wink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig (on the quail).

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(CARD #3 – Ladybug Hugs)

Stamps: Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. 

Inks:

  • Ladybug (Memento)  – see Ladybug Hugs Color Recipe
  • Sentiment: Onyx Black (VersaFine) and Rhubarb Stalk (Memento)

Embellishments: Wink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig

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: GinaK & Catherine Pooler inks.

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Stamps to make this card: Bitty Tulip Bouquet Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Carnations Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Giant Sunflowers Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Pansy Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Spring 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)

Stamps: Bitty Tulip Bouquet Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Carnations Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Giant Sunflowers Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Pansy Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Spring 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) 

Embellishments: Wink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig

Got Snowzilla?

I hope everyone on the East coast is staying safe and has a chance to enjoy all the snow that Storm Jonas left behind.

I love looking at the photos people have shared from the storm, especially the overnight time-lapse videos showing the massive amount of snow that was dropped this past weekend! AMAZING!

For right now, this is the closest I am going to get to play in the snow!

Hello Snowman with Snowmen Multi Step Stamps and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps

Stamps to make this card: Snowmen Multi Step Clear Stamps and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Color Recipe: Snowmen

Winter Scene with Snowy Cabin Multi Step Clear Stamps

Stamps to make this card: Snowy Cabin Multi Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Color Recipe: Snowy Cabin

Stay safe and warm!

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

 Lisa • Lynn 

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(CARD #1 – Hello Snowman) 

Stamps: Snowmen Multi-Step Clear Stamps,  and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm and Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.

Inks: (all Memento Inks): 

  • Snowman: Step #2A – Summer Sky, Step #3A – London Fog, did not use step #1. 
  • Arms: Rich Cocoa. 
  • Face: makers – Orange and Black. 
  • Buttons: Tuxedo Black. 
  • Top Hat: Step #2a Tuxedo Black, Step #1a – Gray Flannel, Step #3a – Love Letter. 
  • Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.

Embellishments: Bakers string – Maraschino from The Twinery and pop dots.

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(CARD #2 – Winter Scene) 

Stamps:  Snowy Cabin Multi-Step Clear Stamps,  and Icy Pond Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Chocolate Chip and Blue Bayou from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks): 

  • Cabin: Step #4a – Espresso Truffle, Step #2a – Rich Cocoa, Step #3a – Bamboo Leaves 2x’s, Step #1a – London Fog. Roof: Step #2b – London Fog, Step 1b – Summer Sky so 1x, repeat. 
  • Trees: London Fog, Gray Flannel, and Desert Sand. 
  • Sleigh: London Fog (sponged Summer Sky along ripped paper to create a soft snow road for the sleigh. 
  • Snow Banks: Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #3 – Summer Sky.

Embellishments: Rock Candy Stickles (added with my fingertip to cover the roof and front snow drifts). Silver cord – Su! Clear Star pen (on tree trunks) by Sakura. Snowflake brad and rhinestone from my stash… and pop up dots.