Monday, May 17, 2010
Kitchen Sink Monday by the Sea
I was asked at the Texas Gulf Coast Paper Crafter's Shoebox Swap a few weeks back about ways to successfully stamp the large conch sea in the 3 Step Seashells set by Kitchen Sink Stamps. So today I am going to share my secret (this is for you, Linda!).
I first stamped Layer 5 using SU Regal Rose stamped off once. I stamped Layer 5 again on a Post It note and cut that out to create a mask. I then masked Layer 5 before proceeding to stamp the remaining layers which allowed the pink to stay clean and not get muddied up with the added colors.
So here is how I stamped the shells:
Conch: Layer 5 SU Regal Rose stamped off once and then masked, Layer 4 SU Close to Cocoa, Layer 3 SU Creamy Caramel, Layer 2 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand. I then removed the mask and used my blender pen and a little Desert Sand to blend and fill in any gaps which needed color.
Spiral Shell: Layer 4 Memento Grape Jelly, Layer 3 SU Creamy Caramel, Layer 2 Memento Lulu Lavender, Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once
Sand Dollar: Layer 3 SU Close to Cocoa, Layer 2 SU Creamy Caramel, Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand
Starfish: Layer 3 SU Close to Cocoa, Layer 2 SU So Saffron, Layer 1 SU So Saffron stamped off once
Stamps: 3 Step Seashells, Big and Bold Swashes, Friends of the Moon, and Words of Comfort & Joy
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Suede, and Cool Caribbean by Stampin' Up
Inks: Shells shown above. Waves: SU Cool Caribbean, Sand: Sponged SU Creamy Caramel and speckles SU Close to Cocoa, Sentiment: SU Soft Suede
Tools: Nestabilities Labels 3, Martha Stewart Fern Punch
Embellishments: Pearls and Dimensionals
Be on the lookout next Monday for samples using the new Kitchen Sink sets being released on Tuesday, May 25! Don't forget to drop in on the rest of the crew to see what they have created to share with you today!