Monday, May 4, 2009

KKCC#13 Running with Scissors

Today's Kitchen Sink Monday features a Crew Challenge by one of our newest design team members, Connie McCotter. Connie challenged us to use our scissors and cut out one or more of the images we used in today's design.

I'm still experimenting with one of my newer KSS sets, 3 Step Adornments. I thought it would make a great graduation card so I used it to create this one for a graduate whose school colors are burgundy and gray.

I cut out the knotted cord with two tassels, the lock, and one of the keys. The cording and tassels were stamped with Riding Hood Red, Cranberry Crisp and Purely Pomegranate before cutting them out and attaching them over the gathered tulle. The lock and key were stamped in Going Grey, Basic Gray stamped off once, and Basic Gray. I then stamped the third layer again in Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder. The lock was cut out and attached through the knotted cording and tied with silver cord. The key was attached with dimensionals over the computer generated sentiment.

To create the background, I stamped layer one of the key randomly over the card front with Going Grey stamped off once. I omitted the second layer and stamped the third layer with Versamark which I then embossed with silver embossing powder. I layered on a black mat and the Cranberry card front.

Stamps:  Adornments Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Going Grey, Basic Black, Cranberry Crisp, and US White by Stampin' Up

Inks: Riding Hood Red, Cranberry Crisp, Purely Pomegranate, Going Grey, and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up, Versamark

Embellishments: Tulle, Silver Cording, Silver Embossing Powder

Tools: Nestabilities and Sponge and Scissors

Check in on the rest of the Crew to see what fabulous things they have snipped and clipped for you today!!

Now get out your Kitchen Sink Stamps, sharpen up your scissors, and join us in this challenge!! Remember there are great prizes to be had!!! Check out the rules and details at Kitchen Sink Stamps!!


  1. What a great idea to use the keys for graduation! Brilliant! Great take on the challenge Lynn.

  2. Such a great card Lynn!! It's perfect for a grad card - love your embossed lock!! :)

  3. What a coincidence....I just pulled my toile out of it's secret hiding place over the weekend and thought I should be using it for something! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration with this great grad card!

  4. This set is perfect for graduation - way to think outside the box!

  5. This is just so wonderful, Lynn! Such an amazing graduation card!!!Wow! Love all the cutting!

  6. Wow! The embossed adornments look wonderful, Lynn!! I love the stamped background. Pretty ribbon and tassel, too!

  7. What a fabulous idea for a graduation card! The embossed key looks beautiful.

  8. Fabulous card Lynn... way to go making those scissors run! The embossing is beautiful! :D

  9. Great design, Lynn! I love how the silver embossing really sets off the lock and key!

  10. wonderful card... love the vintage feel and you did a super job wihth the masking.. TFS!
    (i am booted..and am not sure my original comment will post...
    if i am repeating myself...i

  11. Really great graduation card! Beautifully designed and the colors are wonderful.



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