Monday, February 27, 2012

One Color Card Stock and Ink + White

For Kitchen Sink 10 Minute Card #61 I have used one sheet of colored card stock and the ink pad that matches it along with a little white card stock. Often people will contact me about layered stamping saying they don't have a wide range of ink pads or colors that blend well together. I designed today's challenge to demonstrate that depth and color coordination can be created with only one color. You don't have to have tons of ink to get beautiful results.

Pull out your Kitchen Sink images to give it a try and share your results with us in the Kitchen Sink Stamps Gallery.


Stamps: Multi Step Butterflies, Multi Step Hanukkah, and Multi Step Gift
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: SU Concord Crush and Georgia Pacific White
Inks and Layers: 3 SU Concord Crush, 2 SU Concord Crush stamped off once,
1 SU Concord Crush stamped off once, background and sentiment SU Concord Crush


Stamps: 3 Step Get Well Teddy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Pink Passion and Georgia Pacific White
Ink and Layers: 3 SU Pink Passion, 2 SU Pink Passion stamped off once,
1 SU Pink Passion stamped off twice, 4 SU Pink Passion
sentiment and sponging - SU Pink Passion
Tool: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder


Stamps: 3 Step Gift by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Island Indigo and Georgia Pacific White
Ink and Layers: On Gift - 3 SU Island Indigo stamped off once, 
2 SU Island Indigo stamped off twice,
1 SU Island Indigo stamped off three times
On Ribbon: 3 SU Island Indigo, 2 SU Island Indigo stamped off once
1 SU Island Indigo stamped off twice, 4 SU Island Indigo
sentiment and sponging on Island Indigo mat - SU Island Indigo
Tool: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder


Stamps: 3 Step Baseball by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Soft Suede and Georgia Pacific White
Ink and Layers: On Mitt - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Soft Suede stamped off once,
1 SU Soft Suede stamped off twice, 4 SU Soft Suede
On Bat - layer 2 only stamped in SU Soft Suede
sentiment and sponging - SU Soft Suede
Tools: Nestabilities

Just remember, no matter how small your paper and ink collection may be, you can still produce beautiful creations with your Kitchen Sink Stamps!

Don't miss what the Crew has stamped for you today!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Queen for the Day - Patricia Rose

Today's post honors Patricia Rose, aka kokirose of Splitcoaststampers, who was just crowned Queen for the Day. Patricia and I both share a love for the sweet characters created by House-Mouse Designs, Inc. so I have chosen to case her A Smile 4 You! With spring just around the corner, I have made an Easter version of her sweet card.

Stamps: This Egg's for You by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
sentiment from 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up
Sugar Cookie by Luxe
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, 
Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Copic Markers
Embellishment: Ribbons, Rhinestone, and Dimensionals

Monday, February 20, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Challenge - Torn Paper Design

The task is simple for this week's Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 Minute Card Challenge. Tear a corner off of a panel of designer paper, attach the remaining designer paper to your card front, and stamp your Kitchen Sink image in the empty space. For those sharing your creation in the Kitchen Sink Gallery, the keyword is 10MC60.


Stamps: Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White and lauderdale by BasicGrey
Inks: Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, 
and Old Olive by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch 
and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Ivory and little black dress by BasicGrey
Inks: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up
Memento Tuxedo Black


Stamps: Multi Zinnias and Seed Packet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Stampin' Up Blushing Bride and indie bloom by BasicGrey
Inks: Regal Rose, Cherry Cobbler, Certainly Celery, 
and Old Olive by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Lil' Elephant by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White and little black dress by BasicGrey
Inks: Basic Gray and Going Grey by Stampin' Up
Memento Tuxedo Black

Drop in on the crew to see their latest KSS creations!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko * Maria

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Our Daily Bread Challenge 96

I designed today's card for Our Daily Bread's Challenge 96 - H-E-A-R-T. The three required letters I used were H - hymn, E - ecru, and T - texture.


Stamps: It is Well with My Soul, Grunge Cross, and With Heartfelt Sympathy
by Our Daily Bread
Papers: Ecru Bazzill, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Inks: Soft Suede and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Tools: Grunge Cross Die Cut, Sizzix swirls, Spellbinders' Label
Embellishment: Dimensionals and Brad

Monday, February 13, 2012

Another 10 Minute Monday - KSS Style

Thanks for dropping in on this week's 10 Minute Monday Challenge!  For this week's design, I stamped a straight line of Kitchen Sink images across a 3.75 x 5 inch panel of white card stock. I then trimmed the bottom edge off belowthe stamped images and attached the panel to a matching piece of card stock. After adding a sentiment below, I mounted the panel to a white card. Play along this week and add your card to the Kitchen Sink Gallery using 10MC59 as the keyword.


Stamps: 3 Step Hearts and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and SU Poppy Parade
Inks: Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Memento Tuxedo Black


Stamps: Multi Step Ivy and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and SU Lucky Limeade
Inks: Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, and Handsome Hunter by Stampin' Up
Memento Tuxedo Black


Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and SU Blushing Bride
Inks: Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, 
and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
Memento Tuxedo Black


Stamps: Multi Step Sunflowers and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and SU Daffodil Delight
Inks: Crushed Curry, Marigold Morning, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, 
Lucky Limeade, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up'
Memento Tuxedo Black

The girls in the Crew have something for you!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

SCS Virtual Stamp Night Mini

I was out of town on Friday during Splitcoaststampers' Virtual Stamp Night Mini but got the chance to play a little catch up today and completed two of the challenges.

My first card was for a challenge which required that the design contain flourishes of some sort: stamped, embossed, or die cut.

 Stamps: Happy Birthday from MFP
Papers: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Groovy Guava, 
and Lucky Limeade by Stampin' Up
out of print by BasicGrey
newsprint
Inks: Calypso Coral by SU, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Flourish Die Cut, SU Oval Punches, SU Scalloped Punch
MS Leaf Punch, Sizzix Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Jeweled Brad, Organdy Ribbon

The next challenge I completed, required that participants create their own layered flower. I tried out my new McGill Rose Punch. My rose looks a little "wild" but I am happy with it for my first attempt!

Stamps: Scripture Collection 1 by Our Daily Bread
Papers: Rose Red, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, 
and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
out of print by BasicGrey
Tools: McGill Rose Punch, McGill Leaf Punch, MS Fern Punch,
Oval Nestabilities
Embellishment: Microbeads



Monday, February 6, 2012

10 Minute 1 Layer Reverse Mask

With postage prices on the rise again, one layer cards with no embellishment are beginning to have more and more appeal to me. To create a little additional depth today, I cut a square reverse mask and sponged a little ground and sky in the background for each card. I then stamped the image partially outside the "box" and added a sentiment for Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 Minute Challenge 58.

I would love to see your creations using this quick and simple technique. Should you wish to share your KSS creation for this challenge in the Kitchen Sink Gallery, be sure to add keyword 10MC58.


Stamps: Multi Step Lilies and Never a Loss 4 Words
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, 
Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, 
and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Trees and Never a Loss 4 Words
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, 
Wild Wasabi, Handsome Hunter, Soft Suede, 
and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden and Never a Loss 4 Words
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, 
 Melon Mambo, and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Shamrock and Clover and 3 Step Honey Bunny
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, 
Handsome Hunter, and Gable Green by Stampin' Up
Memento Tuxedo Black

Don't miss out on the Crew's newest creations:

* Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko * Maria