4 Different Ways to Stamp Rolling Hills …

One KSS stamp set for Four Seasons.

Green Knoll, Snowy Slopes, Poppy Fields or Ocean Blue … you be the judge?

Lately, my go-to stamp set for creating a scene card has been, Rolling Hills (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps. You may recall seeing a few weeks ago, the St.Patrick’s card with a green grassy knoll? Then there was my post that showed the 2 contrasting uses for Rolling Hills. One as slopes covered in snow and the other as a field of poppies … but this stamp set doesn’t stop there!

Keep Calm and Shamrock On   Peaceful Greeting from Kitchen Sink Stamps   Red-Poppy-hills

Lighthouse-by-Sea

The other day I came across a video demo by Joyce from Mod Squad/Paper Finesse who was creating a lovely scene card with KSS – HERE and Gina K. Inks (her 40 colors look absolutely lovely which I am going to have to try!) … and Joyce did something that hit me with total inspiration! While stamping Rolling Hills, she used Step #4 at the bottom of the hill instead of the top of the hill. Instantly it looked like waves to me! I LOVE IT when you turn something upside down and see it as something completely different and that gives you an entirely new perspective… and inspiration!

Now it just so happens that I needed to make a Masculine Birthday card, so I immediately pulled out Rolling Hills(Multi-Step) Clear Stamps along with Lighthouse (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Sail Boats (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, and Icy Pond (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps… for the small pine trees AND used the snow drifts for a grassy mound in front of the lighthouse… and got inky!

First stamping the lighthouse and seacliffs. I cut a simple mask for the left side of the lighthouse and the roof to the caretaker’s house and stamped the light pine trees. After stamping the light pine trees, I removed the mask and stamped the darker pine trees and grassy mound… right on top – no masking.

Next the water. Another mask for the cliffs. This mask was loosely cut and a bit larger (beyond the tiny specs of rocks) and placed the mask down lightly so the mask edges were free from the paper (ok… does that make sense?). After stamping each step of Rolling Hills for the water, I would pick up the mask and gently reposition it over the cliffs. This process of repositioning the mask loosely over the cliffs created the white “breaker water” between the cliff and water. As usual, I stamped step #4 a the top, but I also stamped Step #4 a few times at the bottom. Overlapping each time with a different color ink – Teal Zeal, Paris Dusk, and Nautical Blue. This created added waves at the bottom of the card.

Finishing UP. After the water was finished, (using the Sail Boats SVG Cut Files) I cut out two sailboats and then stamped them (colors listed below). The larger one is attached with a pop-up glue dot and the smaller was attached flat directly onto the card stock. I added a little shimmer to the boats’ water wake, with a Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen. Sponge the sky with Summer Sky and a cut cardstock using Lawn Fawn Custom Craft Dies – Puffy Cloud Borders dies. Add the Happy Birthday sentiment from Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps, the seagulls… and voilà! A Masculine Birthday Card!

I was thrilled with how the ocean turned out! (Thanks, Joyce!) What do you think?

So, what else can you see Rolling Hills turn into???

I would love to hear your suggestions … even if it is a challenge. 🙂

Please check out the beautiful Lilac Spring card from Lynn McAuley this week.

Thanks for stopping by and have an inky day!

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Lighthouse Card

Stamps: Lighthouse (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Sail Boats (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Rolling Hills (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Icy Pond (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest Solar White 80 Cover 8.5″x11″ 250/pack from Neenah. Soft Sky & Not Quite Navy from SU! 

Inks(Memento unless noted)  

  • Lighthouse: Step #1 – London Fog – so 1x, Step #2 – London Fog – so 1x – repeat, Step #3 – London Fog, Step #4 – Gray Flannel.
  • Rock: Step #3 – Gray Flannel 2x’s, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 Gray Flannel so 1x + Desert Sand, Step #1 – Desert Sand so 1x – repeat.
  • Pine Trees & Grassy Mound (from Icy Pond): [Variation 1 – lighter] Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. [Variation 2 – darker] Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. [Grassy Mound] Stpe #1 – Pistachio, Step #2 – Olive Grove).
  • Sailboats: [Large Boat] Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – London Fog on boat and Love Letter on the sail, Step #1 – London Fog on the boat and Lady Bug on sail then so 1x, Step #4 -Gray Flannel 2x’s. [Small Boat] Step #3 – London Fog, Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – London Fog so 1x.
  • Ocean: Step #3 – Paris Dusk, Step #2 – Teal Zeal, Step #1 Teal Zeal so 1x, Step #4 – Nautical Blue.
  • Seagulls: Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 London Fog so 1x, Step #3 – Gray Flannel.
  • Sky: Sponge with Summer Sky, using Puffy Cloud Borders (see below for link).
  • Sentiments: Paris Dusk with a drop shadow in Summer Sky.

Embellishments: Lawn Fawn Custom Craft Dies – Puffy Cloud Borders dies, Sakura 37906 2-Piece Pouch Gelly Roll Stardust Pen Set, Clear, & 3L Scrapbook Adhesive Permanent Pre-Cut 3D Foam Squares, Mixed Variety, 217pk, White.

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A Kitchen Sink full of Thanksgiving Inspiration!

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This Thanksgiving Day card was inspired by a vintage looking card that I found while roaming the web. It can be found here. This turkey reminds me of the lovely Currier & Ives brown plates that my Grandmother would use for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Somehow my card version kept growing and before I knew it, I had used 7 different KSS stamp sets! Electronically cutting out the turkey, ivy, basket of apples, pumpkins, corn, and banner made it a lot easier to stamp individually and then assemble. If I had tried to mask everything … I would still be stamping into New Years!!!

After having my stamped cut out images, I needed to determine where the background images should go. To help visualize this, I used removable adhesive on the stamped cut-outs and lightly placed them down on my card. This way I could see where the trees and hay bale should go first.

Using the MISTI, I placed the last step for the large tree (step #4) and the hay bale (Step #3) on my card over the cutouts. Closed the lid to pick up the stamps, removed the lightly tacked down cutouts and then inked up and stamped. This was the foundation. Next, cutting a quick mask for hay bale, I did the same process for the brush stroke ground (under the apple basket and hay bale) and pine trees (first the larger and the smaller – no mask just overlapped the trees). Lastly, added the sentiment. Then it was just a matter of adding permanent adhesive to the stamped cut out images that would go on top and then add up dots to the ivy, turkey and the banner with the sentiment.

Happy-Turkey

KSS Black Friday Sale starts early this year! Sale starts tomorrow, Nov. 22, 2017, and ends midnight Nov. 27, 2017 (PST).

Get 25% OFF on all items IN STOCK, with Promo Code KSSBLACK25 

Quantities are Limited, so if you had a stamp set on your wish list, order sooner rather than later.

Please check out the beautiful Sympathy card from Lynn McAuley.

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Hope you and your families wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Top Card – Stamps:  3 Step Turkey Trot, Multi-Step Ivy, Multi-Step Pumpkins, Multi-Step Trees, Multi-Step Snowy Pine Trees, Multi-Step Icy Pond (smaller pine trees)Multi-Step Brush Strokes (behind turkey & under apple basket), and Multi-Step Harvest from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Classic Cream, and Stardream Bronze from Neenah.Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke (used in cut out banner) from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Ivy Leaves: (Variation 1) Step #4 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 – Morocco, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. (Variation 2) Step #4 – Morroco, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion.
Pine Trees: (From Snowy Pine Tress) Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. (From Icy Pond) Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Tree: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Hay Bale: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 Toffee Crunch, Step #1 –  Toffee Crunch so 1x.
Turkey: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle + Pearlescent Poppy (Brilliance) on waddle only, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa + Lady Bug on waddle only, Step #1 – Desert Sand.
Ground (behind turkey): #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. 
Pumpkins: Step #5 – Potter’s Clay, Step #4 – Potter’s Clay so1x & repeat, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion. Stems: Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Desert Sand. 
Basket of  Apples: (Basket) Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand. (Apples) Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Lady Bug, Step #1 – Lady Bug so1x, Repeat.
Corn: (Variation 1) Step #3 – Toffee Crunch, Step #2 – Desert Sand, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. (Variation 2) Step #3 – Rich Coca so 1x, Step #2 – Desert Sand, Step #1 – Dandelion. Added small dots of darker corn with Spica Pen – Chocolate & Lipstick.
Sentiment: Espresso Truffle and Rich Cocoa.
Embellishments: Banner electronic die cut from Silhouette (ink the edges with Rich Cocoa) and pop up dots.

Got Snowzilla?

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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 from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi-Step Snowmen

Winter Scene from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi-Step 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: Multi Step Snowmen and Make a Big Statement 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 – Marashino from The Twinery and pop dots.

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(CARD #2 – Winter Scene) Stamps:  Multi Step Snowy Cabin,  and Multi-Step Icy Pond  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 SandSleigh: 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.

Changing Seasons

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Turning Summer into Winter.
Cabin amongst the Pines from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Last week, I shared a card using the stamp sets, Multi-Step Cabin by the Lake and Multi-Step Pine Trees paired together to create a cozy, summer scene. Using two of the new sets from yesterday’s release, Multi-Step Snowy Cabin, and Multi-Step Icy Pond, along with Multi-Step Snowy Pine Trees, now that same little cabin can be used to create a frosty winter wonderland.
Multi Step Snowy Cabin stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps

I made a change in the cabin. Besides adding a wreath to the door, I separated the roof from the cabin “walls”. This would make it easier to add snowy “accents” to the roof as shown on my card above. First I stamped the cabin (#b) and then the roof (#a). Stamping Step #2b with London Fog. Then I stamped Step #1b with VersaMark and added embossing powder  – Kaleidoscope for a sparkling, icy looking roof.

Icy Pond from Kitchen Sink Stamps

With my Icy Pond card … no masking was needed. The mini snowy pine trees can overlap each other. Finished most of the tree clusters by using Step #1 to add snow …by stamping with VersaMark and adding embossing powder  – Winter Wonderland.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a happy inky day!

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(CARD #1 – Warmest Wishes) Stamps: Multi Step Snowy Cabin, Multi Step Icy Pond, Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Handsome Hunter from SU! Metallic Ice Blue from Paper Co.

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Cabin: Step #4a – Rich Cocoa, Step #2a – Toffee Crunch, Step #1a – London Fog, Step #3a – Bamboo Leaves 2x’s. Roof: Step #2b – London Fog, Step #1b – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Pond: Step #3 – Summer Sky 2x’s, Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – London Fog so 1x, repeat, Skater: London Fog. Snowy Pine Trees: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy (or Olive Grove), Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves. Snow Drifts: #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Stepping Stones: Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – Gray Flannel so 1x. Distant Trees: London Fog and Desert Sand. Sentiment: Desert Sand and Gray Flannel.

Embellishments: Pop dots.

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(CARD #2 – Icy Pond Scene) Stamps: Multi Step Icy Pond,  from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Trees: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, #1 – VersaMark + EP Winter Wonderland from Stampendous! Pond: Step #3 – Summer Sky 2x’s, Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – London Fog so 1x, repeat. Skaters: London FogSnow Drifts: Step #1 –  London Fog, Step #2 -VersaMark + EP Winter Wonderland.

Embellishments: Silver cord from SU!.

Baby, it’s COLD outside…

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… but we’re cooking in the Kitchen with 6 new stamp sets available to order/pre-order starting today!

After a week of peeks, it is time to unveil what new stamps I have cooked up for you. My first card includes 4 out of the 6 new stamp sets, to create a serene winter scene. 

Snowmen aren’t just for Christmas… right? The snowy pine trees have grown as a cluster, but shrank in their size – LOL … perfect for adding snowy pine trees off on the horizon. The little skier can be found in the stamp set, Multi-Step Snowy Cabin.

Peaceful Greetings from Kitchen Sink Stamps

I always get super excited when I design a stamp set that has multiple purposes … like this set Multi Step Rolling Hills. It can be used to create snowy slopes or a grassy hillside.

But wait…there’s more!

By using step #3 again as an “embellishment” (VersaMark and red glittery embossing powder)… now those rolling green hills have a patch of poppies!  YaHooo!

Rolling Hills with Poppies from Kitchen Sink Stamps

The Color Recipe for Multi-Step Rolling Hills can be found on our forum – HERE.

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Now for what you have been waiting for … the 6 New Stamps Sets can be found in the KSS store under WHAT’s NEW, but here is your first look at them.

Multi-Step Snowmen (pre-order)
with Digital Die Cut available Multi Step Snowmen from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi-Step Snowy Cabin
with Digital Die Cut available Multi Step Snowy Cabin from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi-Step Icy Pond (pre-order)
with Digital Die Cut available 

Multi Step Icy Pond from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi-Step Rolling Hills Multi Step Rolling Hills from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi-Step Love 4 Ducky & Teddy
with Digital Die Cut available 
Multi Step Love 4 Ducky & Teddy from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Make a Big Statement
with Digital Die Cut available
Make Big Statement from Kitchen Sink Stamps
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Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you and

have a real happy inky day!

 Lisa • Lynn 

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(CARD #1 – Peaceful Greetings) Stamps: Multi Step Snowmen, Multi Step Icy Pond, Multi Step Snowy Cabin (snow drifts & skier), Multi Step Rolling Hills, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake (clouds) and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky & Blue Bayou from SU! Citrine Flavors from CutCardStock.com

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Snowy Hills: Step #4 – Teal Zeal so1x, Step #3 – Summer Sky, Step #2 – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Clouds: Step #1 – Frost White (ColorBox), Step #2 – Frost White 2x’s, Step #3 – Frost White 3x’s. Snowmen: Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #3 – London Fog, did not use step #1. Arms: Rich Cocoa & Espresso Truffle. Face: makers – Orange and Black. Pine Trees: (variation 1)  Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, did not use step #1. Pine Trees: (variation 2)  Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, did not use step #1. Snow Drifts (LRG): Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #3 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Snow Drifts (SM): Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous!. Skier: Gray Flannel. Sentiment: Paris Dusk and Silver (ColorBox).

Embellishments: White snowflake brads (from my stash) and pop dots.

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(CARD #2 – Thank you Meadow) Stamps: Multi Step Rolling Hills, Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake (clouds) and Make a Big Statement from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Hills: Step #4 – Olive Grove, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 (bottom half) – VersaMark + EP Dragon Red from Stampendous! Clouds: Step #1 – Frost White (ColorBox), Step #2 – Frost White 2x’s, Step #3 – Frost White 3x’s. Tree: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Birds: London Fog. Sentiment: Love Letter 2x’s.

Embellishments: pop up dots.