Monday, February 1, 2010

Create Your Own Designer Paper

Makiko has planned a fun challenge for the Kitchen Sink Crew today. She asked us to take out our Kitchen Sink Stamps and create our own designer paper! Yipee!! This gives me a chance to use one of my favorite techniques: masking!

On each of my cards, I started with the butterflies first, covered them with a mask and then stamped the flowers. I then masked the flowers and added the leaves. On the rose card I also filled in all the blank spaces with "stars" from Friends of the Moon!

I hope you get the chance to play along! Remember to use your Kitchen Sink Stamps to create your own designer paper and then use it to create a card! Three lucky winners will get a chance to do some free shopping in the Kitchen Sink Store!! Once you have created your card, post it on the Kitchen Sink Weblog using Mr. Linky.

Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies, 3 Step Daisy, 3 Step Love Birds, and Simple Sentiments
Papers: Barely Banana, Kiwi Kiss, and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Inks: Butterflies - Layer 3 - Versafine Onyx Black, Layer 2 - SU Apricot Appeal, Large Daisy - Layer 2- SU Melon Mambo, Layer 1 - SU Pixie Pink, Layer 3 - SU Purely Pomegranate, Small Daisy - Layer 2 - SU Pumpkin Pie, Layer 1 - SU Apricot Appeal, Leaves- Layer 1 - SU Kiwi Kiss
Tools: Circle Punches
Embellishment: Ribbon

Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies, 3 Step Hearts & Roses, Never a Loss 4 Words, and Friends of the Moon
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Inks: Butterflies - Layer 3 - Versafine Vintage Sepia, Layer 2 - SU Pretty in Pink, Roses - Layer 4 - SU Purely Pomegranate, Layer 3 - SU Melon Mambo, Layer 2 - SU Melon Mambo stamped off once, Layer 1 - SU Pretty in Pink, Leaves - Layer 1 - SU Kiwi Kiss, Layer 3 - SU Old Olive
Tools: Punches
Embellishments: Brown Spica Pen, Rhinestones, Ribbon

One tip about masking! I cut my masks from Post-It Labels which are sticky all over the back and I stick them to the front of the acetate cover of my stamp set so that I can reuse them many times without having to cut more!

Don't forget to check out the fun "designer papers" created by all the crew members today!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

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13 comments:

  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS Lynn I LOVE the dp you created...BEAUTIFUL CARD SWEETIE!

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  2. OMG!! Lynn, both cards are absolutely gorgeous!! What fabulous custom DPs!! Beautiful work.

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  3. Lynn these are just beautiful!! I love the colors and how you mixed the butterflies with the flowers! It's a touch of summer and so pretty!! :)

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  4. Oh my Lynn! You have soo rocked this challenge! Love your mix of stamp sets to create your papers! AMAZING masking too! :)

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  5. Just beautiful Lynn! I just luvvvvvvvv your cards! hugz, Gerrie

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  6. So pretty! Great tip about keeping the post its with the set so they can be re-used...Why have I never thought of that!?

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  7. Beautiful Lynn - love your Faux DP, such a beautiful color combination. Love the fluttering butterflies around the other KSS iamges.

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  8. Spring colors, fluttering butterflies, your masking is an art form all its own!!! Thanks for the tips on how to best do that.

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  9. These are beautiful, Lynn! I love the colors and the wonderful images. Lovely cards!

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  10. wow, are you great at masking, lynn. just beautiful work and i love the tip!

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  11. Wow Lynn, your paper is gorgeous. Wonderfully done!

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  12. OMGosh! These look like professionally printed patterned papers. You did an excellent job with the masking and stamping.

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