Christmas Ornament Series – week 4

12¬†Weeks ‘Til Christmas – Holiday Ornament Countdown with Kitchen Sink Stamps continues!

A Christmas red festive cardinal is a bound to brighten up any holiday tree … or package. ūüôā

Winter-Cardinal-Wood-Disc-Ornament

Stamps to make this ornament: Winter Cardinals Multi-Step Clear Stamps,¬†Holly & Mistletoe Multi-Step Clear Stamps,¬†and¬†Tiny Norway Pine (sentiment) Multi-Step Clear Stamps ‚Äď both SP Edition from Junkie-Fest¬†from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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.¬†
  • Loosely position the cardinal¬†on the wood disk to determine where the pine branch will look best.
  • Stamp the pine branch¬†(Palette ink) directly on the wood disk.
    • Step # 4c – Burnt Umber
    • Step # 2c – Jardin Moss
    • Step # 1c – Landscape
    • Step # 3c – Burnt Sienna

Next assembling cutout & stamped layers:

  1. Cardinal: Adhere directly to wooden disk, over pine branch. Brush cardinal¬†with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen (Zig). Add Ebony Black¬†Crystal Drops ( from Nuvo) for cardinal’s eye.
  2. Holly & Berries: Adhere directly to wooden disk, over pine branch. Brush holly & berries with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.
  3. Sentiment: Stamp Rocking Red ( from Catherine Pooler). With a toothpick, add small amounts of Christmas Red Stickles.

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Winter Cardinals

Holly & Mistletoe

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Thanks for stopping by for the fourth installment of KSS’¬†Holiday Ornament Countdown to Christmas!

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

Lynn¬†‚ÄĘ Jeanne

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Christmas Ornament Series – week 3

13¬†Weeks ‘Til Christmas – Holiday Ornament Countdown with Kitchen Sink Stamps!

Ready for more HO-HO-HO Ornament fun? This week’s ornament is Santa Teddy Bear full of Christmas Cheer!

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Stamps to make this ornament: Teddy Bear Wishes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Things 4 Ducky & Teddy Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Pine Trees Multi Step Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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.¬†
  • Loosely position the teddy bear¬†on the wood disk to determine where the pine tree will look best.
  • Stamp the pine tree¬†(Palette ink) directly on the wood disk.

Next assembling cutout & stamped layers:

  1. Santa Hat: Adhere directly to teddy bear – over the right ear. Brush white band and end of the cap with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen (Zig).
  2. Candy Cane: Adhere directly to teddy bear’s right hand and overlapping the end of the candy cane over his right leg. Brush candy cane with¬†Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.
  3. Teddy: Add a skinny strip of foam adhesive tape to the back of the candy cane and pop dots to the back of teddy bear and his Santa’s hat. Adhere teddy directly to wood disk over pine tree. [NOTE: Make sure to keep the top of the candy cane fully on the wood disk.] Brush teddy’s eyes and nose¬†with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Teddy Bear Wishes

Things 4 Ducky & Teddy

Pine Trees

  • Step #3 – Icing on the Cake (Catherine Pooler)
  • Step # 2 – Spruce (Catherine Pooler)
  • Step # 1 – Grass Green (Catherine Pooler)

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Thanks for stopping by for the third installment of KSS’¬†Holiday Ornament Countdown to Christmas!

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

Lynn¬†‚ÄĘ Jeanne

Christmas Ornament Series – week 2

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

The Ornament fun continues! This week’s ornament is a Christmas Lake Scene (before the lake freezes) with a holiday Loon & Poinsettia.

I was really happy with how the stamped water from Cabin by the Lake, turned out! The natural wood color added depth to the ripples in the water. Adding Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen as highlights on the water, makes the lake look like it is glistening as light bounces on the water.

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Loon-poinsettia-wood-ornament

Stamps to make this ornament: Snowy Pine Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Poinsettia Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Winter Cardinal Multi-Step Clear Stamps (pine branch), Cabin by the Lake Multi-Step Clear Stamps (water), and MN Loon & Tiny Norway Pine (flying birds) Multi-Step Clear Stamps Рboth SP Edition from Junkie-Fest from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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

  • Cut out:
    • a small poinsettia¬†
    • small pine branch
    • loon (fussy cut after stamping – no SVG cut file)
  • Stamp all cutouts following color recipes from the links below.¬†
  • Loosely position the small pine branch, poinsettia¬†and loon on the wood disk to determine where the snowy pine trees and water horizon line will look best.
  • Stamp the “background” of water and¬†snowy pines (Palette ink) directly on the wood disk. Add glitter in the “snow” areas and “highlights” in the water with a¬†Wink of Stella Clear Pen (from Zig).
  • Stamp flying birds (from Tiny Norway Pine) above snowy pines in the upper right of the wooden disk.

Next assembling cutout & stamped layers:

  1. Small Pine Branch: Use pop dots to adhere to wooden disk in the upper left corner.
  2. Poinsettia: Use pop dots to adhere to raised pine branch. Add Goldenrod Stickles in center of poinsettia flower. Brush poinsettia pedals with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen.
  3. Loon: Use pop dots to adhere to wood disk over stamped water. Add Christmas Red Stickles in center of loon’s eye. Brush green head¬†with a¬†Wink of Stella Clear Pen.

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Poinsettia

Snowy Pine Trees

  • Snowy Pines (small) on wood disk (Palette Inks)
    • Step # 3 – Jardin Moss
    • Step # 2 – Landscape
    • did not use Step #1

Winter Cardinal (pine branch)

MN Loon

(JunkieFest 2018 exclusive)

  • Step #3 – Onyx Black – (Versa Fine)
  • Step # 2 – Spruce – (Catherine Pooler)
  • Step # 1 – London Fog¬† stamp of 1x – (Memento)

Tiny Norway Pine (flying birds)

(JunkieFest 2018 exclusive)

  • Gray Flannel¬†(Memento)

Cabin by the Lake (water)

  • Water on wood disk (Palette Inks)
    • Step # 2 – Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler)
    • Step # 1 – Stone Blue (Catherine Pooler)

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Thanks for stopping by for the second installment of KSS’¬†Holiday Ornament Countdown to Christmas!

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

Lynn¬†‚ÄĘ Jeanne

Christmas Ornament Series for the Tree

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

Today, I am starting a new Christmas series. Every Friday until Christmas,¬†I will have a new Holiday Ornament for your tree. The base medium for each ornament will be the same wooden disks as used in my posts,¬†Make & Take at “Junkie Fest 2018”¬†and¬†Holiday Fishes for the Tree. Wooden disks make a great ornament “canvas”¬† for stamping on directly and for adhering stamped cut-outs. I LOVE stamping with them!

To start this series off … I have 2 ornaments for you!

Figure-Skates-Christmas-Ornament

Stamps to make this ornament: NEW РFigure Skates Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Holly & Mistletoe Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Winter Cardinal Multi-Step Clear Stamps (pine branch) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

For this ornament, I first stamped the ice skates and holly with berries on, Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, after cutting them with the coordinating KSS SVG cut files. The separate pieces make it easy to loosely position the skates and holly on the wood disk to determine where the pine branch would look best.

  1. Stamp the pine branch (using Palette ink) directly onto the wood disk. Coat pine cones with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen (from Zig).
  2. Adhere ice skates with pop dots. Coat the ice skate blades with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen.
  3. Adhere holly berries area directly to the skates and holly leaves to the wood disk with pop dots. Coat the holly berries & leaves with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen.

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Figure Skates

Holly & Mistletoe

Winter Cardinal (pine branch)

  • Pine Branch on wood disk (Palette Inks)
    • Step # 4c – Burnt Umber
    • Step # 2c – Jardin Moss
    • Step # 1c – Landscape
    • Step # 3c – Burnt Sienna

Snowy-Cabin-ornament

Stamps to make this ornament: Snowy Cabin Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Snowy Pine Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Pine Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Snowmen Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Cabin by the Lake Multi-Step Clear Stamps (chimney smoke) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

I used the same “game plan” for this ornament as the figure skates ornament above. Using¬†Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and the coordinating¬†KSS SVG cut files,¬†

  • Cut out:
    • a small snowman with his top hat on¬†
    • small pine tree
    • a snowy cabin
    • snow mounds
    • a puff of smoke (or cloud) from Cabin by the Lake.
  • Stamp all cutouts following color recipes from the links below.¬†
  • Loosely position the cabin and small pine tree on the wood disk to determine where the snowy pine trees will look best behind the cabin.
  • Stamp the “background” snowy pines (Palette ink) directly on the wood disk. Add glitter in the “snow” areas with a¬†Wink of Stella Clear Pen (from Zig).

Next assembling cutout & stamped layers:

  1. Add the snowy cabin with pop dots and covered the roof with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen. [NOTE: I squeezed a bit to hard when using the Wink of Stella pen over the snowy roof and the glitter is thicker than in other places where used on this ornament, therefore making the roof look gray in the photo. :(]
  2. Small Pine Tree: Using pop dots where the small pine overlapped the snowy cabin and double stacked pop dots where the pine tree (left of the cabin) will attach to the pine disk. Add Wink of Stella Clear Pen to tops of branches.
  3. Adhere left side of snow mound directly to the right of the pine tree and a pop dot (right side past pine tree) where snow mound is over the cabin. Coat snow mound with Wink of Stella Clear Pen.
  4. Add the snowman at the bottom directly to snow mound and with a pop dot at the snowman’s middle and head to the cabin behind. Coat snow only of the snowman with¬†Wink of Stella Clear Pen
  5. Lastly, slide the smoke cloud behind the cabin and trim off the bottom if necessary. Add pop dots and side smoke under the chimney.

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:

Snowy Cabin

Snowy Pine Trees

  • Snowy Pines (small) on wood disk (Palette Inks)
    • Step # 3 – Jardin Moss
    • Step # 2 – Landscape
    • did not use Step #1

Pine Trees

Snowmen

Cabin by the Lake

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Thanks for stopping by for the first installment of KSS’¬†Holiday Ornament Countdown to Christmas!

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

Lynn¬†‚ÄĘ Jeanne

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!

Color Recipe for Multi-Step Rolling Hills

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¬†voil√†! 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. ūüôā

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 РPuffy 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.