Christmas Ornament Series – week 9

6 Weeks ‘Til Christmas – Holiday Ornament Countdown with Kitchen Sink Stamps continues!

🎶 … Thumpety thump, thump, thumpity thump, thump, look at Frosty go.
Thumpety thump, thump, thumpity thump, thump, over the hills of snow. 🎶

This week’s ornament is a Frosty SnowmanInvisable-Snowman-Ornament

Stamps to make this ornament: Invisible Snowman Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Holly & Mistletoe Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Owl & Autumn Moon Multi Step  Clear Stamps (for snowman’s face) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.Invisable-Snowman-Ornament-2

Using Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and the coordinating KSS SVG cut files, 

  • Cut out:
  • Stamp all cutouts following color recipes from the links below. 
  • Brush Clear – Wink of Stella to hat band, red stripes in the scarf, carrot nose, and holly and berries.
  • Stamp snowman’s face directly on the wood disk. I use Step #1 of the moon from Owl & Autumn Moon, but any 2″ circle will work. 
    • I first stamped the snowman’s face with Frost White (Color Box).
    • Then added Kaleidoscope clear embossing powder (Stampedous).
    • Then stamp coal mouth with Onyx Black (VersaFine).
  • Adhere top hat, scarf, eyes, nose, pipe, and holly with pop dots.
    • TIP: Once the scarf and top hat were in place, I glued wooden toothpicks to the back of the top hat and scar that extends beyond the wood disk. The toothpicks give these pieces extra support. (see photo below)

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Invisible Snowman

Holly & Mistletoe

Snowman-Wood-Ornament-3

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Thanks for stopping by for the ninth installment of KSS’ Holiday Ornament Countdown to Christmas! Six more before Christmas!

Don’t forget to check in with the KSS Design Team and see what they have cooked up.

Lynn • Jeanne

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Harvest Moon over a Pumpkin Patch

Blending a Spooky Night Sky.

I recently learned about these “Life Changing” Blender Brushes (from Picket Fences) from Chris Dayton (you can see her gorgeous MN Loon at Dusk card – HERE). These brushes are so incredibly soft and make it so easy to blend different ink colors that have an “airbrushed look” when you are finished. The trick when blending is to start off the cardstock and in a circular motion, move the brush onto the cardstock. This helps prevent getting ink splotches where some brush bristles picked up too much ink.

Harvest Moonlit Pumpkin Patch

Stamps to make this card: Owl & Autumn Moon Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Brush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Pumpkins Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

I created this card by first stamping in this order:

  • the ground
  • tree
  • leaves
  • moon

Next came blending the sky. Using the largest brushes in a circular motion, starting around the moon and working out towards the cardstock’s outer edges in “rings” of color. I used the following ink colors (from Catherine Pooler) in this order:

  • Limoncello
  • Tiki Torch
  • Mandarin Spice
  • Sugared Lavender
  • Juniper Mist
  • Royal Treatment
  • Black Jack
  • Midnight

Finishing the card with adding the bats over the moon. Coated the pumpkins with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and add to card with pop dots.

Color Recipes to make this card

Pumpkins

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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you this week using KSS stamps… and have an inky day!

Lynn • Jeanne

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(Moonlit Pumpkin Patch)

Stamps: Owl & Autumn Moon Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Brush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Pumpkins Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest Classic Cream Crest from Neenah. Bronze & Onyx from Stardream.

Inks: (Catherine Pooler – except pumpkins)

  • Ground: Step #4 – Spruce, Step #3 – Eucalyptus, Step #2 – Green Tea, Step #1 – Melon Ice.
  • Tree: Step #2 – Icing on the Cake, Step #1 – Twilight.
  • Moon: Step #3 – Tiki Torch, Step #2 – Shea Butter, Step #1 – Limoncello.
  • Pumpkins: see Pumpkin’s Color Recipe
  • Leaves: (variation 1) Step #2 – Tutti Frutti, Step #1 – Sauna. (variation 2) Step #2 – Mandarin Spice, Step #1 – Shea Butter.
  • Bats: Black Jack.
  • Sky: Limoncello, Tiki Torch, Mandarin Spice, Sugared Lavender, Juniper Mist, Royal Treatment, Black Jack, and Midnight.

Embellishments: pop dots and Wink of Stella clear glitter pen (Zig).